After many sleepless nights and thinking long and hard, we have come to the unhappy conclusion that the Civilization we know and love has very little chance of succeeding in the changed future, and so we have decided we must close for good.

     We are sorry we will not be here for you anymore but we are immensely grateful for the opportunity to get to know you over the past 10 years.  Working with and serving our food to such an interesting, intelligent and supportive community has made it all worthwhile.  Taking this experience with us into the uncertain future helps tremendously.  Thank you.

     You never know, in a bit of time and in a different place, you may see us again.  In the meantime take good care of yourselves.  

civ.coop@gmail.com

Our Menu

We support local farmers, serve lots of vegetarian and vegan dishes as well as florida beef and seafood, and house-made desserts. See Our Menu.

Gallery

World Wide Wednesdays, we offer specials from a different country every week. You can see some of these in the Gallery.

Our Hours

We are Closed for Now.
But look forward to re-opening!
Stay Well!

CASH ONLY

On October 1, 2015 we became a CASH ONLY restaurant.
Why CASH ONLY?

Welcome To CIVILIZATION!

Come in, relax, and enjoy!


We are located in the historic Gulf Oil Building on NW 2nd Street. Join us for dinner and you will find Gainesville’s best kept dining secret since 2009. 

Discover for yourself why we love exploring the world through food.

Home to World Wide Wednesdays, we offer specials from a different country every week. We serve food from five continents and offer craft beer suggestions for every dinner entree.

We support local farmers, serve lots of vegetarian and vegan dishes as well as florida beef and seafood, and house-made desserts.

We are a dine-in restaurant and do not do take out, or to go orders.  We don’t take reservations.

“the Best Onion Rings in America”–JS Polshek

What our customers are saying…

“Interesting menu. Best brunch in Gainesville. Some Brunch items on the daily lunch menu!!”

“The best vegan food ever. We were planning our next meal there while we eating dinner. Can’t wait to return!”

“I am one of those people who tends to order the same thing once I find something I like at a restaurant. At Civilization, I always order something different because it’s always fantastic. I can be adventurous without being disappointed. My husband is an incredible cook so the bar for excellence is very high.”

Menu