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Northwest Grille

5115 NW 39th Ave. (NW 51st St.) Send to Phone
352-376-0500 | Menu
A totally nautical seafood experience.
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4.5 rating over 3 reviews

Northwest Grille Restaurant Review

: It may be Central Florida, but there’s a definite ocean breeze flowing at Northwest Grille. Within the dark wood interior, inlaid shells line the sturdy wooden tables while beach accents such as nets and balls decorate the walls. The friendly staff welcomes diners and settles them at one of the booths that fill the dining room or porch seating area. A frothy drink from the bar offers a respite from those steamy Southern nights. Fresh seafood is the specialty here (though red meat-eaters are also taken care of), especially the beer-battered “drunken grouper” or miso-glazed yellowtail. A sweet seafood smell wafts through the kitchen door as meals are quickly brought to the table. From locals to students and their parents, this Grille is a hometown draw (and far from the crowds that converge at eateries near the University).

User Ratings & Reviews for Northwest Grille
Average rating    3
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Northwest Grille
by phillip jung on Mon May 11, 2009 8:38 am
I have lived in Gainesville for over twenty years. I have never experienced such awful food. The menu lacks any creativity, so we ordered the special for the evening. Grilled tilapia in a basil butter sauce. Bland. It made me think they stole their recipes from the label on a jar of tartar sauce. The portions were extremely small and not worth the classy prices. However i was able to fill up on the free brown bread, of which we practically had to beg for. We will never return, and warn curious minds to steer clear of this place. I should have known to do this upon seeing their tacky dining room, with ultra hard petrified wood dining benches and wharf relics randomly strewn about.
Best seafood in Gainesville
by babybri13 on Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:38 pm
This restaurant has been around for over 10 years. Finally got a new menu- great fresh fish- amazing sauces. Laid back place with lots of regulars. Service is always friendly. Rustic fisherman feel on inside- dark wood, kind of dim for dinner, but goes with feel of the restaurant. Patio dining is ok- can get loud if lots of people out there. Had the best homemade dessert too- a fruit tarte thingy and peanut butter chocolate brownie with ice cream. YUM!
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