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It's been several years since I've come through this side of Gainesville (since college) but I was hungry driving through this evening and they had a fresh made guacamole one the menu. It was fantastic! My server, Brooke was also very attentive and a real pleasure, and they had a great guy on the patio outside playing live music on ... read more
Will Dukes via google.com - Aug 2, 2020
Live music creates a great atmosphere
Only stopped in for drinks and to enjoy the live music but service was attentive and friendly. Atmosphere was nice and food looked great, would definitely return and try the food next time.
Angel A via tripadvisor.com - Aug 1, 2020
We always eat at ballyhoos when we come to gville and it’s just as good as always. The fish tacos were wonderful, the sushi rolls were really good and the drinks were on happy hour prices. The only thing I wouldn’t recommend were the New Orleans bbq shrimp which weren’t that good. The service was good and the boys loved the deserts. ... read more
Kris Buck via google.com - Jul 30, 2020
I ordered the firecracker shrimp, buffalo wings, Brussel sprouts and everything was verygood. I would recommend this place for good food, good drinks and nice vibes!
Mesha Calhoun via google.com - Jul 19, 2020
Good food and service fun place ... read more
Barbara Chapman via google.com - Jul 16, 2020
I’m a regular. Never really ordered steak, especially togo. Well tonight I did and it was outstanding. Thanks for great dinner.
Dwight Edgar via google.com - Jul 8, 2020
The food, the atmosphere, the jazz band ....all are awesome A must place ... read more
Tony Lander via google.com - Jul 5, 2020
The best place to eat and drink in all of Gainesville. Highly recommend you go here when in town. You won't be disappointed!
Phillip Christopherson via google.com - Jul 1, 2020
Great food and fun atmosphere. Very key west vibes. Got the shrimp po boy. Was amazing.
Leslie Gaskill via google.com - Jun 28, 2020
The food was delicious. The service ...
The food was delicious. The service was decent. But I really really dislike it when restaurants don't put prices on their items like on a drink menu. Is it unreasonable to want to know how much your fancy pants drink costs? I mean isn't it mostly standard to put the prices on a menu?. Here's an efficiency tip: when seating your guest ... read more
Mari T. via yelp.com - Jun 26, 2020
We just came through Gainesville on our way back to Georgia (I’m a gator girl and love to go by the swamp whenever I can 😁) and we stopped at Ballyhoo because they were one of the only places still open during the pandemic and it was AMAZING!! We had the firecracker shrimp and blackened grouper sandwich, both were delicious! We will ... read more
Kate Wise via google.com - Jun 25, 2020
Food was great, the chicken quesadillas a little dry but the flavor was awesome. I was going off the prices online which weren't correct on the receipt. Online it says the gator bites are 12.95 they rung up 13.95 and the quesadilla said 9.95 rang up 10.95. Bot a big deal but might want to fix that.
Jennifer Collins via google.com - Jun 22, 2020
The service was perfect. The food is just kind of meh.
Amanda Schmidt via google.com - Jun 15, 2020
The food, service, and atmosphere was great!
Nina Penick via google.com - Jun 13, 2020
I love Ballyhoo! We visited on ...
I love Ballyhoo! We visited on a slower day and I'm so glad they had the outside seating open! We used to go here all the time we went to the University. They have fantastic drinks at a great price, good food and certain nights have live music. It gives such a tropical feel!

I had their grouper sandwich at market price ($14.99
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Emma K. via yelp.com - Jun 8, 2020
Oysters Rockefeller, Steamed Oysters ...
Oysters Rockefeller, Steamed Oysters, Shrimp scampi linguini , bourbon with two rocks. See what i've done? Memorized my order to make it faster/better next time. Great food, great drinks, great service, great staff, GREAT PLACE. One of Gainesville's monuments.
Eat Here. And with live music, Rocks.
DrSteve M. via yelp.com - Jun 6, 2020
Oysters and beer!! Great night, clean, and will be back!!
denise rose via google.com - May 31, 2020
Was a pretty decent visit.we both got fish and chips ..both were a little over cooked.very crunchy.but the insides were good..anyways glad to see alot of businesses opening up and allowing dine in experiences..
gregg pap via google.com - May 26, 2020
Food was great our server (Eric) i believe was his name was great made great memories with our kids.
christian fox via google.com - May 25, 2020
My family came 3 hrs and stopped to get the shrimp Rockefeller we had a waiter named Harry who above and beyond made my girls day they made airplanes out of the paper menus and he had a airplane contest with them it's the small things u appreciate ... read more
Erica Smallwood via google.com - May 24, 2020
Fish tacos ... read more
Grant Raudenbush via google.com - May 21, 2020
Eric was AMAZING!
Melissa Hew-Tarradath via google.com - May 13, 2020
Justin is an excellent waiter. The food was so delicious and served fresh and hot. The banana foster dessert was out of this world.
Cynthia Correll via google.com - Mar 19, 2020
Great food love the Rockefeller shrimp and oysters. Cider plank salmon black beans and yellow rice was phenomenal.
KD via google.com - Mar 17, 2020
Stopped in for some oysters. They ...
Stopped in for some oysters. They were fresh and delicious. Cocktails were great. Service was amazing. Enjoyed some live music on a Sunday afternoon. Will definitely come back.
Monica M. via yelp.com - Mar 16, 2020
Great atmosphere and great food ... read more
john kisonas via google.com - Mar 13, 2020
Expensive but, worth every penny. Food is spectacular. Gluten free options too.
Liv Krak via google.com - Mar 13, 2020
Food and service are excellent! I highly recommend the firecracker shrimp tacos😋 ... read more
Angie McFaddin via google.com - Mar 13, 2020
Excellent food, awesome atmosphere, and great staff. Live music on the weekends.
bojo jr via google.com - Mar 13, 2020
So this place was amazing. The gumbo was super. A great selection of sushi, sea food, burgers, and gator. Our waiter was very good. They had a full house and he treated us like we were the only customers in the restaurant ... read more
Sean Szoka via google.com - Mar 8, 2020
Great food and drinks!
Very friendly local restaurant, great food and service and always good drinks. You have to try the Bananas Foster for desert!
Gary S via tripadvisor.com - Mar 6, 2020
Recently had dinner at Ballyhoo ...
Recently had dinner at Ballyhoo Grill and really enjoyed it.  We were greeted and seated on the outside patio right away.  I ordered the Blackened Grouper Tacos with Black Beans & Rice.  The food was served quickly and was delicious!  Our server was friendly and attentive.
Annette P. via yelp.com - Mar 6, 2020
Service always good ...Best and large serving firecracker (bang bang) shrimp.
Mary McElroy via google.com - Mar 5, 2020
Very good lunch ! I had scallops And gumbo. Delish👌 ... read more
Chris Dies via google.com - Mar 3, 2020
Delicious. The grits are fabulous served hot, smooth amd cheesy. Burgers are huuge ! They're well made and when you ask for medium rare you GET medium rare. Love th is place amd the garlic sauteed spinach is very flavorful and not shriveled like sauteed spinach usually is at restaurants. A bit oily but what can u expect from green sa ... read more
Lauryne Love via google.com - Mar 1, 2020
Great music on Fridays ... read more
Logan McRae via google.com - Mar 1, 2020
Great food no atmosphere ... read more
John Petty via google.com - Feb 28, 2020
Good food the meal was perfect we where a party of 8 our waiter was on the ball ! Love this place ... read more
Raun Gaczynski via google.com - Feb 26, 2020
Food was awesome , service awesome ... read more
Carl Hawley via google.com - Feb 23, 2020
Good food. Great service. Nice atmosphere.
Jonathon Smith via google.com - Feb 23, 2020
Never a disappointment ... read more
Scharisma Davila via google.com - Feb 23, 2020
Food was good.
Jim Staffiles via google.com - Feb 22, 2020
Great waiter ... read more
Jim Robertson via google.com - Feb 20, 2020
Ballyhoo Grill never fails to deliver. Great food, friendly and attentive service, large portions, and great value.
DJ Silverberg via google.com - Feb 19, 2020
The menu had many great choices. I was in for lunch so we tried the chips and Avacado dip and it was amazing and prepared fresh at our table. The waiter was very attentive and kept our glasses filled.
Carol Coppinger via google.com - Feb 19, 2020
Great food and prices ... read more
Queen E via google.com - Feb 16, 2020
Great food great service good drinks ... read more
John Roux via google.com - Feb 16, 2020
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