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YUMMY! YUMMY!
Jane Willcox via google.com - May 13, 2021
Still going strong! Food was fabulous. My only gripe was that my wife wouldn't let me order bananas foster. Our first dinner was here 17 years ago, we drove in to Gainesville to celebrate 15 years of marriage. Keep up the good work Ballyhoo!
C. Ainsley Davis via google.com - May 12, 2021
delicious every menu item tried ... read more
Ernestine Ellington via google.com - May 10, 2021
Food was good, singers were bad.
Brian Rapp via google.com - May 10, 2021
Great food great service ... read more
Anthony Chavez via google.com - May 10, 2021
They had amazing food!!!! I was wanting some good seafood and I was not disappointed. I would definitely go back next time I get a chance. I would recommend the grouper sandwich.
Chase Whiddon via google.com - May 4, 2021
Great food and service ... read more
jennifer hewitt via google.com - May 3, 2021
Excellent food ... read more
Debi Condon via google.com - Apr 30, 2021
We go here at least two times a month. It's definitely our Friday night go to spot :-) Staff is wonderful, drinks, and food are absolutely delicious.
Kelly Torres via google.com - Apr 29, 2021
Ballyhoo cheese fries were awesome.
Mark Rhodes via google.com - Apr 25, 2021
Live music on the patio! Bartender inside was phenomenal considering every seat was taken. Grilled avacado and calamari great!
Chris St John via google.com - Apr 20, 2021
Loved the food! Definitely going to go back!
Dwayne Young via google.com - Apr 18, 2021
Oysters good flavor a little small but really good. Service was great. Even saw the owner cleaning tables. Leading by example. Thats a sign a an amazingly run business. Will return ... read more
Chris Leese via google.com - Apr 16, 2021
Food, service, and atmosphere was just what we were looking for. I had the shrimp & scallop skewers with garlic mashed potatoes. My husband got the grouper piccata that was equally amazing.
Mindy Broom via google.com - Apr 11, 2021
Food and service was great! Always a good experience here 😊 ... read more
Shanna Adams via google.com - Apr 10, 2021
Great service!good atmosphere. Only reason why i didn't give it 5 was because my chicken piccata was sooooo salty. Ease up on the salt.lol. will be coming back!
Erik Roque via google.com - Apr 10, 2021
Good food, good atmosphere, good timeshare. Still to this day the best bananas foster that my wife and I have had. She still talks about it 8 years later.
Jake Schroeder via google.com - Apr 9, 2021
We traveled allover looking for a place to eat because alot was closed do it being Easter. But we gl
We traveled allover looking for a place to eat because alot was closed do it being Easter. But we glad we found this place. Great service and food and atmosphere.
James M via tripadvisor.com - Apr 5, 2021
Greatly food and atmosphere.
Steve Hussion via google.com - Apr 4, 2021
Great food!
Juanita Johnson via google.com - Apr 1, 2021
ALWAYS delicious 🤤 ... read more
Jessica Gaydos via google.com - Mar 30, 2021
Highly recommend! Outstanding salmon grilled on a cedar plank. Great sides and excellent service. Made for a great night.
Tom Kelly via google.com - Mar 29, 2021
Well, another fan favorite...This is Florida under one roof!! Seafood, steaks, decor, friendly staff..ice cold beer in a real glass!!Awesome place...Gotta Go!!! 🦀🥩🍺 ... read more
Michael Lewis via google.com - Mar 27, 2021
Grest food and great live performance!
Jamie Smith via google.com - Mar 27, 2021
Great food, great service. I'm not a fish person, but there are plenty of options for people like me.
Jessica Reyna via google.com - Mar 26, 2021
Great food ... read more
Mike Wathen via google.com - Mar 24, 2021
We've been going to Ballyhoo for years. A couple years ago they had Prime rib on the menu and that's what I ordered although their "happy hour" ment 2 shots per drink and I ended up being too drunk to even eat my food along with $90 bill to pay for my "happy hour". Went there last weekend for my bday. No prime rib on the menu. Order ... read more
Melissa Massey via google.com - Mar 23, 2021
Food too salty.
Sheila Baldwin via google.com - Mar 21, 2021
Everything we got tonight was fantastic. Ballyhoo fries, wings and chicken princess pasta. Live music was very relaxing. Another Gainesville hidden gem. #supportlocalbusiness ... read more
Kelly Martin via google.com - Mar 19, 2021
Great fresh seafood in the Middle of the state.
Bill Lewis via google.com - Mar 18, 2021
Excellent food. Nice vibe. Great outdoor dining option. I had the tableside guac, fried gator, gumbo, and cajun redfish with sautéed spinach and sweet potatoe fries. Everything was great.
Michelle Desir via google.com - Mar 18, 2021
Blackened shrimp tacos are awesome ... read more
Arturo Fierro via google.com - Mar 17, 2021
It was awesome great food and wonderful service ... read more
Rebekah Coe via google.com - Mar 17, 2021
Love the food here ... read more
Steven Garret via google.com - Mar 17, 2021
Brook was amazing server thank you for helping us celebrate ... read more
Hannah Lynch via google.com - Mar 17, 2021
Service was the best. Tommy is his name, great server!
chandra Brown via google.com - Mar 13, 2021
Service was great and food was very good. Spotless place to eat we will be back nice to sit outside
Service was great and food was very good. Spotless place to eat we will be back nice to sit outside on a good day ... read more
mX5RF via tripadvisor.com - Mar 10, 2021
Good food ... read more
ronnie byrd via google.com - Mar 9, 2021
Food, service and prices were all great.
David Whiting via google.com - Mar 6, 2021
Enjoyed a warm evening on the patio listening to some live music. Started with a Key Lime martini that was very good! Had blackened grouper that was excellent! Side of squash and mushrooms didn't look all that good but was very tasty! I have been here before and had their Boom boom shrimp and it was very good. Close to my home so my ... read more
Felicia Lovett via google.com - Mar 1, 2021
Excellent salmon but that's not real key lime pie.
Norma A Panther via google.com - Feb 28, 2021
Nice laid back atmosphere. The entertainment is really good.not too crowded. Glad we came here for dinner.
Jorge Pujols via google.com - Feb 28, 2021
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
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