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Braised Onion, Ocala, FL
Braised Onion, Ocala, FL
Braised Onion, Ocala, FL
Braised Onion, Ocala, FL
Braised Onion, Ocala, FL

Braised Onion

4.6
4.6
1612 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
Welcome to Braised Onion where we serve "Comfort Food with Attitude!" Our wonderful entrée & dessert selections are ALL homemade and will tickle your taste buds! We also offer a full-service liquor, wine and beer bar. Try our martini specials! Whether it's a big event or a quaint party, you will enjoy our fantastic food and a fun, colorful and festive atmosphere! There is a private banquet/dining room for your special event or just a quaint dinner out!


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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, American, Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (352) 620-9255
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Full service catering to meet your specific needs!
  • Private party facilities
    Our South Dining Room is an excellent area to bring family and friends together while still providing social distancing and privacy. Reservations for this room is strongly encouraged.
  • Neighborhood
    Ocala
  • Cross street
    NE 8th Place
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Entertainment
    Follow us on facebook for any upcoming events and entertainment!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 2024 Annual Easter Buffet

    $80.00 per person

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    2024 Annual Easter Buffet Todays ONLY offering for Easter Day will be our annual all you can eat buffet. Including a list of all from scratch offerings such as a Carving Station, Hot Entrees, Salads & Desserts from our Pastry Chef. Adults $80++ Children 8-12yo $35 Plus taxes & gratuities** Our Full Selection For Our Easter Buffet Can Be Found On BraisedOnion.com

What 1,612 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Food

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Service

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Value

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Good for business meals

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Innovative

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Good for groups

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Most Booked

1,612 Reviews
  1. TLC516

    Louisville

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eight of us dined here, all for the first time. Menu has great variety, and everything ordered was delicious. Portion sizes were generous. I had the pecan crusted salmon served over a bed of sautéed potatoes, corn, and spinach. I started with the “small” (it was very good sized) poached pear salad, and finished with the creme brûlée. I ate everything I was served with gusto!

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  2. MarcettaD

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alex our server was wonderful . He made the experience great. Highly recommend this restaurant and the bread pudding

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food like always! will be back!

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  4. LeslieC

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience we would highly recommend this restaurant.

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  5. BobS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Matt, did a superb job with fantastic recommendations on the evening specials. The wagyu steak was so favorable,, and the Risotto added a nice compliment.

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  6. Fran

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal and the service was excellent. The cost of the meal was very reasonable. I would recommend this restaurant to all who loves great food and service.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was attentive and friendly, the restaurant was clean and inviting, and the food was absolutely delicious! My wife and I were on a date night, we both agreed that we’re most definitely coming back.

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  8. DebbieG

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time here but definitely will not be my last. The food was incredible. The staff and friendly.

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  9. NancyG

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first trip to braised onion, and we loved it. They gave special attention to someone in our group who had a lactose intolerance. They double checked to make sure everything was as we ordered, and everyone who worked there seemed to share responsibilities. It was great teamworkmy only complaint is that, the Hawaiian salad has virtually no cheese in it or taste. prime rib sandwiches were fabulous

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  10. kriss

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at Braised Onion. Very nice -pleasant environment, good drinks and good food

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  11. CaseyM

    Jackson Hole

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First date night out since we had our son in December. I really wanted the beef Wellington wontons but they had a long wait on them so they asked me to order a different appetizer. I ordered the fried green tomatoes and they were good but I wish they had a little bit more of a sauce on top. My husband and I both had the fillet and it was cooked perfectly and tasted amazing. We loved the service and we both had drinks that were perfect.

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  12. Moradmd

    Tulsa

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent comfort food and great service in Ocala.

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  13. kevinc

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Salmon portion and presentation was one star at best. Management made amends but it spoiled the evening

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  14. DarenV

    Baltimore

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food, especially for Ocala where the food pickings are slim. We had Fried Green Tomatoes, Beef Wellington Egg Rolls, Beef Stroganoff and Shrimp and Grits. All were very good. Service was excellent!

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  15. Maricg

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the Prime Rib. We called and reserve our pieces to make sure we got them. Excellent service and ambiance.

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  16. Nicky67

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience we came in from out of town for a show and chose to eat here from the google reviews. I’m glad we did everything was amazing from service to entrees and dessert.

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  17. DonaldB

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place. Fantastic Valentine's menu. My favorite place.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Location is off the beaten track, large parking lot. Interior is nice but layout has a supper club feel. Very open. Food was great, not sure it was $99 price fixe great. Service was ok, everyone very nice just felt like my glass was empty a little too often…. I am being hyper critical. It was Valentine’s Day so just getting a table at 5:45 was special. First time diner, definitely returning. I felt like there was a real team working to make our dinner special. Can’t wait for my next meal at The Braised Onion!

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  19. HerbertM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding! Service was wonderful, very professional and was able to answer all our questions. Timing was great for a 7-course meal. All items were served at the appropriate temperatures. I thought overall, the price was about what it should be for such a meal, but still a little pricey.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    My soup of the day, steak and street corn soup, had inedible bits of corn cob or bone in every bite. Braised onion soup was only OK. My girlfriend ordered a medium filet mignon, which came out rare and I ordered the shrimp and grits which was fine, but I didn’t like that the tails were served on for such a messy dish. We got served the wrong cocktail, which cocktails took a long time to get to the table. The dessert was probably the best part of the meal, we had the signature cheesecake.

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  21. JosephM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Michael, our server, was excellent. Food was Ocala average.

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  22. LynnL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were outstanding! All food was fresh, homemade there and delicious. Coconut shrimp appetizer was the best ever, the herbed bread with seasoned butter a great addition, my berry margarita very good. My entree was lobster risotto with asparagus, and was accompanied by a 5/6-oz tail in addition to all the claw meat in the risotto. Superb! The service was exemplary, and we will most definitely go back. This is a great example of “you get what you pay for.” It wasn’t cheap, but it was worth it.

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  23. disappointed

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant was very cold & finally had to ask server to turn heat on ! Manager was argumentative with on of my guests about bringing a KING cake in for us to share. He wanted to charge extra service fee ! Food was delicious & table was presented as requested ! Thanks again

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  24. BertW

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal. We were looking for a quiet dinner date so we arrived a little early. It was perfect! Everything we had from the appetizer to the dessert was delicious! Will definitely be returning!

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  25. JeffreyB

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time. Rave reviews from so many people who said it’s a must eat and we absolutely were not disappointed. Already planning our next visit.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This was our first time in so had high hopes. Service was good and server very attentive. For a mid to higher priced restaurant, I was not expecting to see disposable S&P shakers on the table and food coming out in plastic soufflé cups. That was disappointing. Appearance of food when it came out was also disappointing. A glop of mashed potatoes on the plate, etc. no thought to the appearance. Everything tasted ok but plate presentation and use of plastic vessels does not make what we spent on the food worth the visit. Also, the room was very dark and tables on top of each other. When a few more groups arrived, the room got very loud and we could not even have a conversation at our table. We asked for to go boxes and left.

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  27. WayneO

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent, and the service was absolutely outstanding. We are looking to going back in the near future.

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  28. FJandJj

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive and professional service, nice presentation and tasty. I can’t wait to go back to try more of the menu!

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  29. Buffs

    Houston

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice family run place. Food, service excellent. Desserts yummy. Will definitely go back.

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  30. Unimpressed

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife and I came here in December of '23 and had a nice meal. We brought her parents this time for their anniversary and was hugely disappointed. Server kept disappearing. Told us there were no specials only to have the table next to us sit down and have a different server explain all the specials to that table after we ordered. At one point all six of us at the table had our glasses lined up at the edge of the table waiting for a refill. Only after I flagged down the hostess and another server did we get a refill. We had to ask for another round of bread because it was an hour before our entrees came out. Wellington app was bland and mushy. $230 for 6 people and I could not wait to get out of there. Loved having my short-rib served on a dish with a big chip. Its like they are trying to deliver a high end experience with the service of a run down Denny's. I wont go through that again, no thanks.

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  31. BrittanyW

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Definitely recommend.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We all ordered filet and shrimp All 3 steaks were overcooked,took an hour to receive our food. Onion soup was bland. Very disappointed.

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  33. Smartdog

    Tampa

    90 reviews

    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not our first visit to the always reliable Braised Onion. Amazing to see the same staff year after year. Menu had some small changes but food as good as always. Good liver and onions.

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  34. Bettie

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t think of a single negative. Food was fabulous from warm bread all the way through dessert. Wait staff great.

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  35. BeckyR

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Grouper - blackened or seared is excellent! Our server Joanne was amazing.

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  36. KimL

    West Palm Beach

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had the grouper. It was cooked perfectly, very fresh and extremely tasty. The accompaniments were also delicious. The service was a bit slow but the restaurant was very full on Sunday night. Lovely meal. We will go back

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  37. dawns

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family choses this restaurant about 90 % of the time because the food is always delicious and the staff is always on point. Thank you for another delightful family night out!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was fabulous. The food was excellent. Matthew was our waiter, and he was very attentive, and did a very good job. I had the short rib stroganoff at the suggestion of Matthew, the server. It was a fabulous choice.

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  39. KenJ

    West Palm Beach

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal and great service. We will be back - again.

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  40. Savino

    San Antonio

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual we had an amazing meal! Cheri, our server, is always a delight. We were lucky enough to be there while they had their lunch special of a prime rib sandwich on homemade ciabatta with carmelized onions, Swiss cheese and a side of au jous with truffle Parmesan fries. This dish is absolutely delicious! We also love how many amazing appetizers they have. Our usuals are pow pow shrimp, crab cakes with actual real lump crab meat, fried green tomatoes topped with crab meat, coconut shrimp, and the newest is beef Wellington wontons. The food is always fresh and delicious and the service always wonderful. Lunch is not as loud but dinner time can become a bit noisy. Either meal, you will thoroughly enjoy!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Braised Onion offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (352) 620-9255.

Braised Onion is rated 4.6 stars by 1612 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Braised Onion

754 NE 25th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34470

Additional information

  • Cross street
    NE 8th Place
  • Neighborhood
    Ocala
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, American, Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Follow us on facebook for any upcoming events and entertainment!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (352) 620-9255
  • Catering
    Full service catering to meet your specific needs!
  • Private party facilities
    Our South Dining Room is an excellent area to bring family and friends together while still providing social distancing and privacy. Reservations for this room is strongly encouraged.
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