Mark's Prime Steak House - Ocala

4.7
1836 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1836 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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DANIELR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric gave us wonderful service! He made my husbands birthday special. Every single thing we ordered was delicious.

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Tonisue
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the food and service at Mark's. The valet parking helps too.

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GaryS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Mark's and we were delighted with the service and the food. We will be back.

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KINGMO
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WAS A MAGNIFICENT DATE ME AND MY LADY HAD... A1 RESTAURANT

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MichelleO
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best food in Ocala! Great choice for a special night. Husband had filet -excellent. I had Chilean sea bass with saffron sauce that I can’t stop thinking about! Will be back.

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LCarpenter65
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Rayes was very attentive. The food amazing. Service was great.
Highly recommend!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a business deal and everything was great!

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Tiff
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to treat mom for Mother’s Day. Service was awesome and food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was treating friends as a way of saying Thank You. Everyone enjoyed their dinner and we did some sharing so we could enjoy more of the excellent food. Namely the Caesar Salad, two of the veggies, and a dessert sampling. We also enjoyed a bottle of wine.
It was quite noisy when we arrived; but as people began eating their meals, it quieted down some. Everyone was having a good time all around, including one birthday celebration.
The service was right on - no hovering, but right there if needed and she (in our case) checked to make sure everything was to our liking.
For me, it is a very special place to take very special people!

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DanR
Louisville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

I like Marks and we eat there every other month. This was the first place we went when COVID allowed them to open.
Tonight the service was the worst I have ever had there.
The scallops were the most BLAH I had ever had there. MY $50 ribeye steak tasted just like the $25 dollar at outback. Soup was good though. When I go to a HIGH END steakhouse I don't mind paying but I expect excellent service and the food should make me go WOW. Not even close this time.
I am afraid We won't be returning to Marks anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

The negative experience was not the restaurants fault, it was the loud activity by the gazebo in the square and the dogs baking.

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MadelonT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My grouper was not cooked in the middle. It was a large "hunk" of fish, about 3" high.
Our table (4) was in the corner by the wine, etc. and servers kept using that piece of furniture. OUr server seemed pretty abrupt and very busy. Table of 8 right next to us were exceptionally loud and we actually were not able to talk at our table at all. Server kept busy with that table. Had to ask twice on certain requests. When giving us the catch of the day, he said it was salmon and then when I ordered it, he said it was sea bass.
Other 3 at my table said their salmon, steak and lamb chops were delicious and cooked perfectly. We will return but ask for a different table.

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CharlesD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dinner at Mark's on special occasions and never are disappointed in the service or the food. we have never been disappointed. I wish they had a Mark's Steak House in The Villages!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All went well. Food was fine quality. Server was excellent.

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vipLocalVenuesAreBest
Indiana
31 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visiting location. Restaurant was the best part of the trip to the area. Service was very good, but not over the top - which can be the case with places like this. The lobster escargot was phenomenal! Bone in filet was good, but typical. My wife had the sea bass and was absolutely outstanding! Dessert was made special for us and was very good - kudos to the waiter for offering to do something special. Now, for the best part, my Cabernet was at the perfect temperature. No room temp reds here, which was a delightful surprise. If you are in the area, highly recommend!!!!!

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John
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The lobster tails were so small for 64.00 rip off.

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Bonnie
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service couldn’t have been any better! Will definitely go back!!!

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chapelhill
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is excellent, well presented and the waiters are very willing to accommodate small changes to the menu. The prices are somewhat high for the area. Definitely an
"occasion " restaurant.

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LarryS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had planned to go to Mark's in Gainesville for my son's graduation but it was booked. The Ocala location had an opening and I am so glad they did. After a short drive to Ocala, we enjoyed great service and a wonderful meal. Jacques, our waiter, was the best!

After dinner we sat in the town square and listened to some awesome live music by the "Halfway Hippie". A bonus we had not expected.

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bswiss
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and it was a special evening for us. Jaques, our server helped make our 30th anniversary a wonderful event. We’re originally from NY and I have to say this restaurant blows un-named famous steak houses up there away. We loved it and will definitely be back!

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BarbaraB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience at Mark’s Prime. Our go-to place for special occasions!!

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vipASUfan
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Tried to stick us with the worst table in the building

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enos is the BEST!!!!

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Michele124
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding and service is great would definitely return

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CarolB
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio was just wonderful. Ordinary Friday night made special by going to Marks’s.

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vipFRFT
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great time with our usual waiter when they allow him to wait on us; go there maybe 10 times a year and feel sometime the client is not first…..and rushed.

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DaisyDoodle
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a table outdoors, so i cannot complain about the noise. It was loud, but it was our fault for choosing an outdoor table. We thoroughly enjoyed dining alfresco, that Marks Prime cannot control the street noise. It was our fault. Food was fabulous, service was fabulous and Ambiance was fabulous. We never tire of Marks Prime. It’s the finest restaurant in Ocalla. We always choose it for our special occasions. It was our 40th anniversary, and we truly enjoyed the experience.

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TerrellJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment and awesome waitress. I will definitely make another visit to this restaurant.

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peterj
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always superb and the staff is always attentive and friendly. A great place to celebrate any occasion.

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vipFRFT
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

When they want u to have a good time its the best time in Ocala. But a number of time have felt “rushed to order food” and felt pushed out, appears waiters are pushed without consideration to clients; im a season client and its time for them to STOP IT.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Martini not cold
Food room temperature, not hot
Brussels sprouts & calamari appeared to be microwaved
Birthday was not acknowledged as I booked reservation
Baked potato request could not be accommodated because only twice-baked on menu. Not good for a “fine restaurant” not to make an accommodation
Kitchen appeared to be overwhelmed in this one-seating restaurant

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StacyT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is worth every penny. We had a great dining experience.

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Hippyboi
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

First impression. They wouldn't let me in the main dining room without a nice, but collarless sport shirt, until I peeked around the corner asked about the guy in the tee shirt. I didn't see a dress code on their website, but there could have been.
Onion soup and salads were very good.
The recommended fried lobster was eh, because the batter overwhelmed the taste of the lobster. The scallops were fine, but nothing special. Vegetable sides were a good value and ok, but once again nothing special.
Free anniversary dessert was a full portion of their best, which was a treat, since many give you a small off the menu item for free.
It's mainly a steakhouse and we don't eat red meat. We'll try again and do a deeper dive on the menu before we go.

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brianb
Key West
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a memorable evening, this would be a great choice.

Top notch from the moment we walked in till we left. The smile on my wife’s face, I knew they hit it “outta the park “.

You can’t go wrong choosing Marks Steak House!

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JohnG
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We always visit Mark's when in Ocala. Greatest happy hour and bar crowd. Friendly patrons and outstanding bartenders (Kasey, Pedro, Mike, Stephanie, et al). Steaks have always been primo. Unfortunately, this last visit was disappointing from a filet mignon point of view. Not sure if they changed venders, but sent the first one back as dry and nowhere near their previous standards. Replacement wasn't much better. Everyone else was delighted with the quality of their meals (pork, salmon).
Will definitely return as always part of our Ocala experience, enjoy the bar, and hope for a better cut next time.

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stevenmers63
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine for an evening out, or a stop out on the patio. The prices are on the higher side, but if you have been blessed by God enough to afford some of the finer things in life, this is a good place to come.

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CharleneB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Best restaurant around. We live in The Villages and don’t have anything as good. We will be patrons for life.

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navchain
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere staff very friendly and professional. Service was excellent and knowledgeable. Meal was great only exception was French Onion soup, very salty and strong beef broth. Sea bass & Grouper was superb. Recommend and will go again.

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Jimmy
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good vibe to this establishment, steaks prepared to perfection. Our server Jock took care of all our needs and provided recommendations that were spot on.

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BeckyB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was fabulous and our waiter was amazing! I can't remember his name but he was so customer-service oriented and even gave us a special dessert for our "wedding". It was just a bit chilly outside (fans could have been turned off) and a bit pricey. But well worth recommending from a first timer.

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Mark's Prime Steak House - Ocala is rated 4.7 stars by 1836 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.