We took the Yelp, Facebook and Google Ratings of each of these top restaurants in categories from American to Vegan and calculated their average. Introducing the overall highest-rated restaurants, by category, in Dr. Phillips…


The Whiskey

Average Rating: 4.4

Acclaimed for their incredible burgers, live music and, of course, whiskey selection, The Whiskey ranks the highest among all traditional American restaurants on the way. Come rock with The Whiskey and see what all the hype is about.



Rasa Asian Street Food

Average Rating: 4.3

Rasa was a long-awaited opening by some looking for affordable asian fare in Dr. Phillips. It seems they weren’t let down – Rasa’s reviews across all 3 platforms has placed it at the top of the asian food chain. Reviewers boast about varied drink and food offerings, unique dishes, and authenticity. They also have happy hour.



Average Rating: 4.3

We all know the BEST BBQ is the one you make yourself….at Gyu-Kaku. While it’s not American Barbecue, this Japanese Barbecue spot is raved about for their great service, fresh meat offerings and reasonable prices. Even vegetarians gave the thumbs up.


Saffron Indian Cuisine 

Average Rating: 4.4

Saffron has received nearly every restaurant-related compliment possible – from love of the staff to thrill over the authenticity of the Indian traditional cuisine. Saffron boasts a lunch special, dinner menu and even a great Saturday/Sunday brunch spread!

Middle Eastern/Mediterranean

Flame Kabob

Average Rating: 4.1

Don’t let the modest interior of the restaurant dissuade you from trying it. The focus here is on the quality of the food. People seem to love Flame’s vast menu offerings and fresh, authentic dishes. A few even stated it’s the best middle eastern cuisine they’ve had in Central Florida… what a feat. Despite negative reviews from years past, Flame Kabob has risen to the top of the rankings once again.

Seafood/ Steakhouse

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood 

Average Rating: 4.6

We had to combine these two categories since Eddie V’s remarkably takes the cake for both. Ranked highest due to reviews boasting about both surf and turf, and not to mention dessert… Perhaps surprisingly, many reviews note that the prices are reasonable and well worth it. If you’re looking for an all around great meal, Eddie V’s seems to be the prime location…pun intended.


Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi

Average Rating: 4.4

Dragonfly Sushi  is a Gainesville original concept which has recently expanded to Orlando and Doral, FL.  Here, you can expect the freshest ingredients and great service. The specialty rolls are unique and plentiful. Reviews rave about freshness and authenticity.



Average Rating: 4.4

The place is definitely beautiful and I could see why many people like it, feels luxurious without being too pompous. It’s a great place to hang out with friends, coworkers and have a few cocktails and relax. The food is fresh, varied and definitely unique. Reviewers rave about the freshness and atmosphere. Now that’s what we’re taco about.



Average Rating: 4.3

Freshii is praised for exactly what the name suggests: freshness. The customizable and vast menu is praised by vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike.