Civilization is closed for now.  We will reopen as soon as possible. 

We will very much miss serving our wonderful customers.  Please take care and stay well.

Take-Out Menu

Check out our Current Take-Out Menu! We believe strongly in supporting our community, so we make every effort to source as much of our produce as possible from local growers.

Our Hours

Lunch: Tues – Fri, 11 AM – 2 PM
Dinner: Tues – Th, 5:30 PM – 9 PM
Fri & Sat, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Sat & Sun Brunch: 10 AM – 2PM
• We are CLOSED on Monday


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


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


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.”