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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
Awesome experience this evening ...
Awesome experience this evening.  

Erich, our server, top notch!  

Mixed an incredible guacamole table side and had delightful conversation through the evening.  

She had the Salmon and I had crab legs (yes I ate all of the crab legs). Each were great portions and delish!    

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Rick W. via yelp.com - Oct 30, 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
Cool place, bar food. Dirty restrooms but to be expected as its a bar atmosphere.
Todd Bendhout via google.com - Aug 25, 2020
Never had a bad meal here. Staff is friendly. Live music is great ... read more
Sara Rountree via google.com - Aug 22, 2020
Great food and atmosphere.
David Stanley via google.com - Aug 22, 2020
Very good food, decent price, cold beer.
Johnny Bell via google.com - Aug 22, 2020
Great she crab soup and gumbo!!!
Gerald Cox via google.com - Aug 22, 2020
Good food ... read more
Joe Fletcher via google.com - Aug 15, 2020
Best seafood in Gainesville and ...
Best seafood in Gainesville and a great variety of fish. Very appealing visual set up that sets it apart from other restaurants in town. Nice drink menu as well. Tried to take my vegan girlfriend here but even after reviewing the menu via phone, they could only offer a plain salad. It would be great if they got some vegan options so ... read more
Robert C. via yelp.com - Aug 14, 2020
Had a great time here, and the restaurant followed covid restrictions really well. Our server Eric was great!! Definitely a place to come back to!
Aaron Leopold via google.com - Aug 11, 2020
Great service great food ... read more
Adele Reed via google.com - Aug 10, 2020
My husband and I were In town for ...
My husband and I were In town for business, and I was craving seafood! My husband always spoils me. So we searched and we Found Ballyhoo Grill, glad we came in! Our server Melanie was amazing and her recommendations were on point!! Service was fast and food was amazing! Will come again if we are in the area! Definitely Reccomeded thi ... read more
Letty C. via yelp.com - Aug 10, 2020
I love this place!!!! Justin the ...
I love this place!!!! Justin the bartender is the freakn man!!!!  I don't know why I have to keep on posting about how good the places in order to post a review it's ridiculous just go there have a good seafood make sure Justin's bartending and get good ass drinks ... read more
Harold S. via yelp.com - Aug 10, 2020
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
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