Mark's Prime Steak House - Ocala
Mark's Prime Steak House - Ocala

Mark's Prime Steak House - Ocala

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.marksprimesteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 3524020097
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday -Saturdays: 5:00pm to 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Mark's Prime Steak House - Ocala
Marks Prime Steakhouse has a goal to create a unique dining experience that will please the palate and soothe the soul. We serve the finest beef, freshest seafood, premium wines and naturally fresh vegetables. We hope to see you soon.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Mark's Prime Steak House - Ocala reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (60)romantic (36)notable wine list (22)fit for foodies (19)neighborhood gem (18)good for groups (15)hot spot (9)vibrant bar scene (8)great for outdoor dining (8)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Impressed with food and service
    out2eat
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Food was excellent in taste and presentation. Service was outstanding, attentive. Wine and desserts were also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early Valentines Dinner
    BgbJep
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    This was our 1st visit to Marks!! We enjoyed fabulous apps, drinks, steaks, and service! 1st time trying a Bone in filet!! Amazing Flavor!!! I had never heard of that before!! Kevin our server was Great, He knew we were there to relax and enjoy our evening. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as Good as Before
    CindyLeeVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Disappointing visit recently... it was a cold night, being seated by the door, there was a continuous cold breeze. Our server seemed over allocated on tables, visits were few and far between. 2 out of 4 filets were undercooked and had to be returned to kitchen, timing in kitchen seemed to be off on everything. Too expensive for the service and the average quality of food. It was nothing special for a Traditional Steak place.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining Experience
    Wsunman
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The interior of the restaurant is designed poorly for sound. The food was good but a little on the pricier side. The steak and salmon were very good other than they came to the table cold. Our waiter was very good and made the evening enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were in town for a night
    Kristy
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    We were in town for a night and I went to Open Table for a nice restaurant and chose this one. We were not disappointed. The food was very good, ambiance was classic steak house sophisticated and service was very good. We would dine there again if in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissappointing
    collieVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Filet was previous I believe frozen, no juice at all, and flavorless, The first one was over cooked. Service was good, but I guess being the only nice place in Ocala, its hit or miss, this is a miss, Ruth chris/captiol grill, they are not, closer to outback.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • skightly disappointed
    dilligent
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    filet magnon was unexpectedly chewy and not particularly favorful. mushrooms were wonderful and the spinach was fine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding experience in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Outstanding experience in everyway. What a great night
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for Serious Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Aged Filet Mignon at its best. Always happy dining at Marcs. Consistent. $$$$
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was only my 3rd time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    This was only my 3rd time here and the food just keeps getting greater, don't change anything
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Steaks Ever
    GlobetrotterVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Our second visit & we will definitely be back.. My friend's pork chop was thick & delicious. Our Filets were fabulous and other two meal choices were perfect, also. Cauliflower side dish was wonderful...One of our two favorite restaurants in Ocala & the area including The Villages.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server didnt care
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We went there for our 5 year anniversary. Had never been but heard good things. Our server didn't explain the menu but luckily we came prepared. Our server didn't come back to check on us, he was more concern about the 8 top that was sitting in front of us. The food was cold and it tasted like old burnt oil. The only good thing we had was the salad. I will say it was delicious. We asked for the dessert menu and it was never brought out, instead they brought out a chocolate cake, that was just to overwhelming. We had the worst experience ever. I will not be going back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The best in Ocala
    lovefla
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Have not been disappointed. Food and wait-staff consistent. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PrimeTime
    Bdaydiner
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    We really enjoyed this place for my birthday dinner. I was a little hesitant and not really in the mood for steak, but I figured since we were at a steak house I had to get a steak. I'm so glad I did. The bread was very yummy. My companion ordered the crab cakes (could have used a little bit of citrus) and crab bisque to start. I ordered Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc by recommendation of our waiter and it was wonderful. I had the steak which the chef kindly split for my date as he is not a big eater. We had grilled asparagus (bit over charged but very tasty) and the lyonnaise potatoes were beyond delicious. This was a well executed meal with great service and worth the price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timers
    James
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    My wife and I were "first timers" at this restaurant. We found the staff very welcoming and our server was very helpful. The food was excellently prepared and the steaks were superb. Our visit was to celebrate my wife's birthday and the meal came with a delightful dessert birthday gift for her (one that I also enjoyed). We had a great evening!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Evening
    Diane
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    The food is just outstanding. Two had salmon and one had grilled scallops. Both were fantastic. Vegetable were fresh and prepared to perfection. Service was very adequate. It is one of our favorite places.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Found the restaurant to be
    Diana
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Found the restaurant to be extremely noisy but the excellent steak and crab bisque made up for the lack of ambience.. Side dishes are too large. One order will easily serve 3 to 4 people. Would not recommend for a romantic dinner but group dining would be ideal. The service was good. When making reservations make sure you specify your seating preference or they will try to put you in the lounge which is even noisier than the restaurant. I would go here for special occasion but find it too expensive for regular dining.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st class
    chowhound
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    A !st class, upscale restaurant in small town Ocala, that has a vibrant downtown.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Energetic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Being my first time there I had an amazing time! My boyfriend and I went to Mark's for our two year anniversary and enjoyed everything about the restaurant. Our server knew everything she was talking about and very helpful with the wine choices. I look forward to coming here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite special occasion place
    pook1142
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Marks makes holidays special. Food and service are terrific and downtown is very festive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joe
    Joe1
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    The delmonico steak was cooked perfect and tasted great---twin lobster tails were good---and our server Stephanie was excellent
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Class Act
    JimO
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    This establishment is the perfect place to experience fine spirits, atmosphere and food that is prepared by the best.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional Anniversary Dinner!!!
    KDJR
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We were greeted at the door with a smile. I had ordered flowers at the website and they were there at the booth I requested. Our waitperson Deborah was very cordial and attentive throughout our dining experience. The food was very good and the complimentary desert was terrific....Thank you Mark's Prime Steak House. We will return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We always enjoy going to Marks.
    RHKFAK
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    We always enjoy going to Marks. The food, staff are great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting first visit
    Tilly2014VIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Although we made reservations, the restaurant did not confirm us with Open Table. That was eventually resolved several days later. We were seated in the bar area. I would request the dining room in the future as the mixing of drinks, along with the TV and patrons conversations made this birthday celebration very loud. The scallops in applewood bacon were our appetizer and they were exceptional! The half chopped salad was plenty as an individual serving. We agreed to have it as a side, however, our steaks still came out too fast. They use butter for flavoring and we ordered our steaks without it. They came out tender but without much flavor. We added salt which helped. The sizzling plates were a nice touch. Everything is served ala carte.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    wayne
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We expected more. Our drinks and bread were adequate. Calamari was well presented and very tasty - rates in our top ten. Wedge salad was a disappointment - lettuce was soggy like it was previously frozen. Tomatoes were very sparse. Twice baked potato and wood salmon were average - in both taste and appearance. Mixed grill seafood - a great menu item for seafood lovers - was not prepared well at all. White fish was dry; scallops (two) were overcooked and gritty tasting. The lobster tail was cooked to perfection, as was the (two) medium size shrimp. Mashed potatoes were soggy and lumpy and tasteless, lacked salt? Our waitress provided good service, but only replenished my ice tea when requested. We were extremely disappointed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great but excessive noise
    RoyW
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    This is the third time we have dined at Mark's Prime. The food and service were outstanding. However, given the level of dining experience they are trying to achieve and price you pay for the exception experience; we were more than a bit disappointed at the level of noise we had to deal with. We have be in sports bars on NFL Sundays that were quieter. We were at Mark's with friends for out anniversary and had great difficulty talking to each other. The management needs to install some better sound proofing to improve the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    We left after 15 minutes without the waiter bothering to take our order. I also didn't appreciate that with a reservation, they chose to seat my family in the bar area. Very loud and not appropriate for a family trying to enjoy a special meal. We went somewhere else and won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and good service
    Dean
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Great food and good service describe this restaurant. It is It is a little loud but the food is worth putting up with the noise. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys good steak and sea food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Light up Ocala!
    Watercolor2
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We visited Mark's Prime on the eve of Light Up Ocala, so lots of people around. We had reservations, were seated promptly, service was impeccable, and the food was wonderful, as always.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Worth It
    Disappointed
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    The entire evening was distracted by a group of eight people that had been seated in the middle of the main dining area. They constantly were so loud that the people at most of the other tables needed to raise their volume just to be heard. That only made the group of eight get louder. Too bad they were not seated in the bar. It would have been more appropriate. My request to the manager to please do something to tone the noise down was unfortunately met with nothing more than a polite 'I understand' reply. The result was a soured taste for what should have been a delightful evening with friends. The $70 p/person price for the evening was simply not a good value. Too bad for us.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable
    dalbert472
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Mark's is the place for fine food. Pricing is on par with a Ruth's Chris but they have more variety on their menu. Service is very good but the food is excellent, always cooked as requested and served hot. Go and enjoy a night with friends or a special occasion, you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Gem!
    Paqi
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    So glad we found this restaurant. We took my mother here to celebrate her birthday. The food was cooked perfectly and delicious, and the service was terrific. They brought her a special dessert, and she loved it. We will definitely be back on our next trip to Ocala!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    My wife and I once decided to eat at Marks "just because" the food and wine is fantastic. However, the Mark's in Gainesville is better because it is quiet. The Marks in Ocala is very noisey and it is hard to hear people at your table sometimes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, subpar service, noisy
    OcalaVisitor
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Found this restaurant on opentable and yelp. Suprised to find a dress code even though we were both dressed in attire we go to capital grill, mortons, etc. Service was very slow to respond and most of the employees were sitting by the bar on their facebook accounts instead of servicing the clients. I know your the only game in town but that does not give you the right to run your company as such.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Celebration
    Denali
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    The booth for two and the wonderful food and service make this a great place to celebrate important dates.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected More
    NCGator
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    I was told about this restaurant by a friend and for me it didn't live up to the recommendation. I do not plan on returning to this restaurant though I just moved to town.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Restaurant
    peachy
    Dined on 10/28/2013
    Simply said, "It is the BEST!" We enjoy going every chance we get.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great small town steak house
    mzfood
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Great small town steak house - will return quite often
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening
    PaddyMac
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Took my parents for their 70th birthday. Food was fantastic, service was great, I would reccommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.