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Shula's Steak House - Gainesville, Gainesville, FL
Shula's Steak House - Gainesville, Gainesville, FL
Shula's Steak House - Gainesville, Gainesville, FL
Shula's Steak House - Gainesville, Gainesville, FL

Shula's Steak House - Gainesville

4.5
4.5
565 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
The Shula's Story
Established in 1989, Shula's Steak House started with one goal in mind - to carry on the legacy of Coach Don Shula, one of the greatest coaches in NFL history. 30 years later, we've taken that goal and run with it. We're proud to offer the highest quality steaks, fresh-caught seafood, and tantalizing sides.

Inspired by Coach
Winners are a different breed. Winners work hard, winners value the small details, and winners never cut corners.
When Coach Don Shula opened the first Shula's Steak House in 1989, he took his winning formula to a whole new level. He wanted to provide the highest quality steaks in a warm, inviting setting. There's an ethos to excellence - it doesn't matter if you're coaching an undefeated football team, or grilling up a porterhouse - we make sure we live by it.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Seafood, American
  • Hours of operation
    Lounge Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (352) 384-3460
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Cory England
  • Catering
    Shula’s Steak House Gainesville is the perfect location for your next business meeting, celebration or social event. Our private dining room features audio-visual capabilities, specialty private dining menus and a highly-qualified service team. With Shula’s experience and dedication, your event will be one to remember!
  • Private party facilities
    Shula’s Steak House Gainesville is the perfect location for your next business meeting, celebration or social event. Our private dining room features audio-visual capabilities, specialty private dining menus and a highly-qualified service team. With Shula’s experience and dedication, your event will be one to remember!
  • Neighborhood
    Gainesville
  • Cross street
    Hull Road
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 565 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Service

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Ambiance

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Good for business meals

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Healthy

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Great for fine wines

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Good for special occasions

565 Reviews
  1. TimothyK

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service- cowboy steak was cooked to perfection. Wonderful overall experience.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual everything was perfect! Filet cooked to perfection salad delish and Amber was a sweetheart! Shiukas has never disappointed us!

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  3. PatrickT

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My visit was on a weekday. It was not crowded at all. The establishment had a lovely atmosphere and was quiet. The meals were very tasty. The prices were a little on the high side, but I blame that on the commander with dementia and his son.

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  4. GregoryC

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a must do for us when in Gainesville. Amber has looked after us well for several years, and the meal in true Shula's style never disappoints. As close to Bern's as you will find in north Florida.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The steaks were perfectly prepared and served properly hot. Great experience!

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  6. FrankS

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb dinner. A very special place for a special dinner. Service was excellent, food was delicious, very well presented. The bread is to die for!!! Expensive but worth it. A true calming experience.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was the first time I’d been to Shula’s, at least in Gainesville. This was an early Valentine’s Day meal. Walking in, there was literally no one in the private dining room. Which was concerning but also not a bad thing especially if the food was good. The environment was beautiful and elegant. Fine dining for sure. We were sat right away, given menus, and asked how we would like to start off with to drink. Standard for most restaurants. I ordered lobster bisque for an appetizer and she ordered the calamari. Both dishes were subpar. The table bread was great. Warm sourdough with real butter. We were asked about our entree, which I ordered the dry aged cowboy steak with a side of lobster Mac and cheese and she ordered the ribeye with an order of wild mushrooms. Both steaks were great with the exception that the preferred cooking temp was wrong (rare, medium rare, etc.) The lobster Mac n cheese needed seasoning, the mushrooms were WAY oversalted (had to send that one back). Overall, the service and environment were wonderful but the food stood very dull considering the price. Surely with competition in the area Shula’s could do better.

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  8. JBolt

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and environment. Great date night!
    Shula's Steak House - GainesvilleResponded on February 14, 2024
    JBolt, thank you for dining with us and the wonderful 5 stars! Look forward to serving you again. Ben

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Robyn, our Waitress, was amazing. From once we arrived till we left, she made sure that we had our needs taken care of. The food and the staff were excellent. Definitely try their Sea Bass!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    service was poor and food was mediocre. very disappointed as I have been to Shula's in Miami and had a great experience.

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  11. LarryC

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience and service was very nice. Great place for a couple or if you have a group the dining area is perfect. Our server was very attentive and helpful in making selections.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in a hotel that I could ever imagine

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  13. Queen

    Nashville

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience with our waiter Kirk! Salad, lobster bisque, scallops and Chocolate Lava dessert shared with my husband were all outstanding. If we travel through here we will visit again.

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  14. PAULA

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    . Our server Devin was very thorough. We had a wonderful Anniversary Dinner experience.

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  15. MichaelS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good location..Great service and good food .. thank you

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  16. KristiG

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food. Wonderful service. Seating was private and comfortable.

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  17. Mark

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak not seasoned properly. Lobster Mac no flavor weird combination of different kind of cheeses. Mashed potatoes bland. Salad was fantastic. French fries fantastic

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  18. RachelH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a slow night as we were the only table in the main area of the restaurant. My friends and I were in town for a mini/quick girls trip. Kurt was our server and couldn’t have asked for a better time. Since we’re were alone, we had an absolute blast Kurt was amazing a such a doll. Loved our time there.

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  19. AlexandriaW

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shulas was great. Ambiance was amazing our waiter Kurt was superb 10/10 will recommend

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  20. FrankS

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A special place for special occasions. Even though this restaurant is in a hotel, it is a special place to celebrate special occasions. The wait staff is exceptional, very friendly and caring. The food is excellent, well presented and delicious. It is worth the money.

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  21. LoriK

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went for his birthday dinner. The ambience was wonderful. Our server was excellent and very attentive. When my steak came out it was very undercooked. I ordered it medium well and it was medium rare, so I had to send it back. When I received it back it was cooked better but it was tough because they cooked it too quickly at a high temperature to get it back to me fast. The cost was very expensive, not worth the price. This will be a 1 and done for my husband and I. ☹️

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  22. PattyC

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and our server Devon both excellent. We will be back.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and attentive service, friendliness, and expertise by Maitre D' Kurt and Server Major. Both made the meal more enjoyable and relaxing. Excellent food.
    Shula's Steak House - GainesvilleResponded on December 21, 2023
    Thank you so much for the kind words and dining with us! I will pass along to Kurt and Major. Look forward to serving you again!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They need to close it, Don Shula would not like his name on this location.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had great dinner! The food was delicious and the service was excellent!
    Shula's Steak House - GainesvilleResponded on December 16, 2023
    Thank you so much for dining with us and the AWESOME 5 Stars! Look forward to serving you again. Ben

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  26. SandraA

    Mississippi

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at Shula's and we are local here in Gainesville. The ambiance is lovely and service was terrific. However, in comparison to Ember's or Prime and Pearl here in Gainesville, the food is sub par. It is comparatively priced, however, the quality of the steaks was not as good. My filet was barely hot, and looked like it had been sitting for awhile. The brussel sprouts were good, but the sauteed spinach was undercooked. My husbands seared sea scallops were dead due to overcooking. My daughter had the crab cakes, which she enjoyed and my son had the salmon, which he said would have been better with a glaze on top. Everything here is ala carte, so it gets pricey quickly. But the sides are shareable, which is good. I will stick with Embers or Prime and Pearl from hereon.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Athena was knowledgeable and efficient. She had a warm personality and knew exactly when to show up. Our food was outstanding. Scallops and steak for the win!!
    Shula's Steak House - GainesvilleResponded on November 13, 2023
    Thank you for the awesome 5 stars!

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  28. PaulO

    Orlando

    23 reviews

    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Certainly not what it used to be. Our server greeted us fairly quickly and we ordered drinks. We were told they were out of our first and second spirit choice (Titos/Kettle One vodka) so we would have to have something else. It took 15 minutes for our drinks to arrive, but while we waited, we did order our meals. Our salads arrived not long after our drinks and then we were served some bread. We opened up the breadbasket and there sat two half pieces of bread. After our chuckle we started eating our salads. My wedge salad had turned very brown and the ceaser salad was very bland. We hadn't even got through a quarter of our salad before our entrees arrived. We order the new york strip and the ribeye. The strip was a little over done but the ribeye was cooked correctly. The only problem was neither had any seasoning and we had to use the table salt to give the steak some flavor. The wild mushrooms were just okay and the truffle fries were probably the best thing we ate. For the price Shula's is just not worth it.
    Shula's Steak House - GainesvilleResponded on November 13, 2023
    Paul, our apologies that we did not meet your expectations. We are discussing your feedback with our team to better serve you and other Guests. Thank you for dining with us. Ben

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  29. LBCIII

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Amber was fantastic, and food was spot on. No special request was denied.
    Shula's Steak House - GainesvilleResponded on October 31, 2023
    Thank you so much for dining with us and the awesome 5 Stars. We will pass along your comments to Amber. Ben

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Staffing continues to be an issue. I’ve been to this restaurant many times over the years. There’s never enough servers. One server for 5 tables and the food comes out WAY too late for there only being 5 tables to serve. Our waitress was pleasant and did the best she could, given the circumstances, but I can’t justify spending 100s of dollars for the dinner to take two hours when the dining room is essentially empty.

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  31. Carpersn

    Charlotte

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, slightly surprised to see it so uncrowded on a Friday night. Ambiance and food 5 stars!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overpriced. But good. Service was good. Be nice to have a different type of bread selections or oil with it

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  33. JamesS

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Short on staff - created delays in food service. Steaks were great. Weekday night so few patrons and very quiet ambiance.
    Shula's Steak House - GainesvilleResponded on October 31, 2023
    James, my apologies there was a delay with your service. Thank you for dining with us and providing feedback. Ben

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  34. NSC7800

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service - but certainly overpriced

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  35. GeorgeG

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We sat down to a half filled restaurant. We order drinks and after 30 minutes we got the drinks and ordered apps. The apps never came and the staff told us that we should leave. We got no food and 1 order of drinks. They were not prepared to feed anyone.

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  36. WTK1

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Was visiting schools with my daughter. It was empty, yet the service was slow and inattentive. Maybe we caught them on a bad day. Just average and still pricey

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  37. Teddy

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of Gainesville’s best restaurants! The steak, tuna, salmon, and sea bass are all amazing, and the sides are all shareable. Highly recommend this place for any special occasion.
    Shula's Steak House - GainesvilleResponded on October 3, 2023
    Thank you so much for dining with us and the awesome 5 stars! Ben

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  38. DukeP

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, attentive, courteous staff. Wonderful experience!
    Shula's Steak House - GainesvilleResponded on September 23, 2023
    Thank you for dining with us Duke! We will pass your comments on to our staff. Look forward to serving you again, Ben!

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  39. JoeC

    Miami

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    They must have been understaffed, despite not being full it took an hour to get our entrees. Even the salad took over a half hour. I ordered my NY Strip medium and it came well done with one end of it burnt. They rightfully took the charge off my bill, but very disappointing for Steakhouse with the reputation of Shula's.
    Shula's Steak House - GainesvilleResponded on September 18, 2023
    Thank you for dining with us Joe, we had plenty of staff, just too many orders at once to get everyone's table taken care of at once. We prepare as much as we can for home games to ensure a great guest experience. My apologies we did not meet your expectations. We will discuss at our team meeting what we can improve. Appreciate your business and your feedback. Ben

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  40. SharonM

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a very quiet night at Shulas on Sunday. We ordered a steak and crab cakes for dinner, which we had ordered on previous visits. The steak as usual was outstanding but the crab cakes were not a good as on previous visits. Our waitress Melanie was very attentive so our service was as usual top notch but there was just something missing from the restaurant. Will definitely have dinner there again, maybe just not in a Sunday after the gators play a home game on Saturday.
    Shula's Steak House - GainesvilleResponded on September 13, 2023
    Sharon, thank you for dining with us again and the great 4 stars! We will definitely check on the Crab Cakes. Ben

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FAQs

Shula's Steak House - Gainesville is rated 4.5 stars by 565 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Shula's Steak House - Gainesville

1714 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32607

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Hull Road
  • Neighborhood
    Gainesville
  • Hours of operation
    Lounge Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Cory England
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (352) 384-3460
  • Catering
    Shula’s Steak House Gainesville is the perfect location for your next business meeting, celebration or social event. Our private dining room features audio-visual capabilities, specialty private dining menus and a highly-qualified service team. With Shula’s experience and dedication, your event will be one to remember!
  • Private party facilities
    Shula’s Steak House Gainesville is the perfect location for your next business meeting, celebration or social event. Our private dining room features audio-visual capabilities, specialty private dining menus and a highly-qualified service team. With Shula’s experience and dedication, your event will be one to remember!
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