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Get the sweet potato fries; they are amazing! A very friendly local restaurant that has a varied menu! The bartenders are efficient, funny, and thoughful. They have a large sushi menu, that is varied and delicious. The atmosphere is unique, with statues, decorations, and rare items attached to the walls and ceiling.
Timothy Gertrude via google.com - Feb 24, 2021
This places a good old Gainesville standby good food decent price nice outside atmosphere I have not been inside in a long time and always stay on the patio they have music. The steak sticks are yummy 😋 ... read more
Greg's Life Redneck Reviews via google.com - Feb 21, 2021
It’s 5 star to my husband and myself. We’ve been going for years and we absolutely love all the food. Everyone so friendly. The drinks and barkeeps are wonderful and drinks are not expensive. 😃❤️❤️❤️❤️ Can’t say enough of good stuff. Awesome❣️ ... read more
Jo Ann Gee via google.com - Feb 16, 2021
Good food with good atmosphere. Like the outside seating ... read more
adam pritchett via google.com - Feb 13, 2021
Great food!
Cindy Knotts via google.com - Feb 13, 2021
Really great place!
Steph Corvetto via google.com - Feb 13, 2021
Friendly staff awesome scallops ... read more
Josh Klepfer via google.com - Feb 8, 2021
Great place to eat and listen to live music 👍🏻 ... read more
Adam Copenhaver via google.com - Feb 6, 2021
Went here for a friend’s birthday, got the almond mahi-mahi and it was really good.
Nhu Le via google.com - Jan 28, 2021
Totally awesome friendly atmosphere food was great ... read more
Rick Bernier via google.com - Jan 26, 2021
Loved the feel. Tasty food!
Jill Mullins via google.com - Jan 18, 2021
It was a very good experience 👍🏾 ... read more
Joel Decoursey via google.com - Jan 17, 2021
We Come here Everytime we come to Gainesville, fast and friendly service, awesome crab, and options if you don't like seafood ... read more
redfishraider7467 via google.com - Jan 16, 2021
Very nice service great environment and good food I love them ... read more
Leon Wheeler via google.com - Jan 15, 2021
This restaurant has phenomenal, food, service, and atmosphere! Our server was a young blonde woman with blue eyes and she had amazing customer service skills and a wonderful demeanor!!
Shirah H. via google.com - Jan 8, 2021
Great service. "Brooke" the bartender is the best server in Gainesville. She's personable and your glass is never empty. Always very attentive. Makes for a pleasant evening.
jimmy matthew via google.com - Jan 8, 2021
This was a great place for lunch and waitress was so sweet being a food crotic I like what I see and taste ... read more
THEODORE JACKSON via google.com - Jan 7, 2021
Absolutely amazing!!
Sandy Stokes via google.com - Jan 7, 2021
Good place to eat has indoor and outdoor seating.
Gary Pring via google.com - Jan 6, 2021
The grouper was to die for! Very complete menu, something for everyone. The mixed drinks on point and beautifully presented. A little pricey, but worth it.
Amber Duren via google.com - Jan 5, 2021
Nice atmosphere ... read more
BiP Nasty via google.com - Jan 3, 2021
A very laid back place to eat the service was excellent and the food was terrific ... read more
Nekil Simpson via google.com - Dec 31, 2020
Great place to eat during this pandemic. Friendly staff, great food. Thank you for a great experience!!
Dwight via google.com - Dec 31, 2020
Shrimp tacos and fish tacos with gator for an appetizer all of it so tasty and the staff was amazing as always. You have a permanent customer in us, Keep up the great job.
Mark Anderson via google.com - Dec 29, 2020
Such a cute and cozy place!!! The food was outstanding!!! Mahi mahi almondine was amazing!!!
Impulse Turnip13 via google.com - Dec 28, 2020
Very good menu and preparation, even with a Covid19 simplified menu. Excellent fish.
Kitty McCoy via google.com - Dec 28, 2020
Awesome food and friendly (but not pushy) waitstaff...
Mark Keen via google.com - Dec 21, 2020
Wore masks good food ... read more
James Ruffer via google.com - Dec 21, 2020
Nice place! Clean and friendly ... read more
Sabrina Thomas via google.com - Dec 15, 2020
Great food and variety. Friendly staff.
Michael Jacobi via google.com - Dec 6, 2020
Cool vibe and super great bartender.
Josh McGill via google.com - Nov 29, 2020
We love Ballyhoo! I've actually never sat inside!! The steaks are great and the fish tacos are amazing! Staff is friendly and attentive.
Celeste Hankinson via google.com - Nov 29, 2020
Amazing seafood ... read more
eric bratcher via google.com - Nov 29, 2020
Went on my birthday. The lobster was fantastic. Our waiter Jody was great. And The ribeye Duane ordered was perfectly cooked. I love ballyhoo. The salad was fresh and the side veggies were good too. The food never disappoints.
Vicki Tyson via google.com - Nov 29, 2020
This restaurant is A+++. Great service, clean, super yummy food with large portions. Great entertainment outside on the porch!
Debra Fornek via google.com - Nov 28, 2020
Live entertainment and the steak tip where outta this world .
Kenny Johnson via google.com - Nov 27, 2020
Excellent food and service, live music ... read more
Jon Fornek via google.com - Nov 23, 2020
The food was excellent and the service was excellent ... read more
Lee Crews via google.com - Nov 18, 2020
Really enjoyed our waiter , Eric. Top tier service !
Jesse Asner via google.com - Nov 9, 2020
Good food, great beer selection and the service was really good!
Stuart via google.com - Nov 2, 2020
Ballyhoo is amazing! I love the food and the atmosphere. The staff is kind and caring.I go every chance i get!!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ... read more
Becky Benjamin via google.com - Oct 27, 2020
The food is decent here, but the atmosphere and drinks are outstanding! The jalapeño margarita is amazing and the outside sitting area is so nice. It’s covered well with fans and TVs for watching sporting events while keeping you cool. There was live music also! This place is great to meet up with friends/family and visit in a happ ... read more
Cortney Roberts via google.com - Oct 25, 2020
Take out dinner on our last night in FL
Called our 5 meal order in and was told 20 minutes. In truth, it was closer to 45 and my husband had to wait at least 30 minutes while they finished preparing the order. Not a huge deal, just slightly annoying. Food was great though....My husband ordered the ribs and I ordered the Mahi Mahi almondine. Every person in our party thoro ... read more
Ninaangelina0101 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 18, 2020
Love this place! Looking forward to going back!
Jamie Peacock via google.com - Oct 12, 2020
Good selection, large outdoor seating area, and pleasant staff.
chris pinkoson via google.com - Oct 11, 2020
Great food, good portions, awesome service. Come see tommy with the tattoos ... read more
Gilberto Trujillo via google.com - Oct 10, 2020
Nice place - food is what you'd expect from a bar and grill, but staff was nice and all was for a good experience. Will go back when I'm in town.
Stephan Nandelstadt via google.com - Oct 9, 2020
Loved the shrimp po'boy!
Debra Oberlin via google.com - Oct 3, 2020
Ballyhoo is a very nice place to eat. Good food, social distancing, wait staff wear mask & are very friendly & helpful.
Cathy Teoli via google.com - Oct 1, 2020
Awesome filet tips and salads ... read more
Phyllis Anne Carroll via google.com - Sep 28, 2020
Great food. But drinks are weak.
Jason Livingston via google.com - Sep 25, 2020
Hey, it was National Cheeseburger Day! The 'Hoo has a pretty good burger + cheese selection, and we could sit outdoors. No brainer. Eric (sp?) took good care of us. Our expectations were well-met..., my wife's 'rare' was r.a.r.e. Sweet tater fries were hot. Mission Accomplished.
Jeffrey Jones via google.com - Sep 20, 2020
Consistently good. Grouper sandwich. Cocktails and sat outside with good service.
Alec Lauriault via google.com - Sep 20, 2020
love it 😀 ... read more
Rick Meggenberg via google.com - Sep 20, 2020
Very good. Outside seating a plus.
Frances Khey via google.com - Sep 15, 2020
Good food ... read more
andersons channel via google.com - Sep 15, 2020
Great food and great service ... read more
Robert Johnston via google.com - Sep 12, 2020
Very fresh, delicious food and amaze alls staff ... read more
Hallie Parrett via google.com - Sep 10, 2020
Food was great, service was not!
Cynthia Cain via google.com - Sep 10, 2020
Love the outdoor dining area ... read more
Jessenia Nivar via google.com - Sep 6, 2020
Probably one of the safest restaurants in Gainesville in light of these trying times. I’ve never had a bad meal here! Service is always top shelf!!
Abbess Apocalypse via google.com - Sep 5, 2020
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