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Ovation Bistro & Bar - Lakeland PRIORITY SEATING, Lakeland, FL

Ovation Bistro & Bar - Lakeland PRIORITY SEATING

4.0
4
430 Reviews
$30 and under
American
#1 smokehouse in Central Florida: At Ovation Bistro & Bar, we are unashamedly passionate about the food and drinks we create. As a family owned and operated business, we are always ready to serve! Our mouthwatering ribs and in-house smoked meats have earned us serious street cred among locals and visitors alike, and for good reason. Sit back and relax with a refreshing drink in our warm and casual atmosphere. Our wait staff is not only friendly, but inviting as well. Voted the #1 restaurant in Davenport, and the Best Smokehouse in Central Florida, we guarantee Ovation Bistro & Bar will never disappoint you! We look forward to serving you and thank you in advance for giving us the chance.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Barbecue, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (863) 262-3000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Lakeland
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 430 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

430 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Hunter was super attentive and very personable

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  2. FloridaDi

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is my third visit to Ovation Bistro in Lakeland. I especially like the Ovation Chicken dish and the 2 for 1 drinks. The only thing I would rate a little lower is the ambiance. It looks rather sterile...even the bar doesn't look warm and inviting. And the glass doors and windows need a good cleaning.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Ambiance was dark, booths were not solid, you could feel the person behind you when they moved. Staff were friendly enough. I wouldn't call them waiters, more servers. One went round the room 3 times looking for the table with the salads he had on his tray. Landed one of them on our table before we told him that we didn't order that. Service to put our meal in was slow but to get the food was adequate. I opted for 6oz sirloin, medium rare, loaded baked potato and baked beans. The steak was perfectly cooked and seasoned...lots of pepper which I like. Baked potato was hot and fresh beans were super nice. The cooks know what they are doing even if the service staff dont. Restaurant itself need some serious re-modeling. Like all restaurants these days, to manager/matre d' hotel cam to the table to check on food quality and service.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    My appetizer plate was dirty first. Had to ask for silverware after receiving appetizers. When I ordered I ask for my salad dressing be put on side. Which was not. My baked potato was not cooked through and my steak, I couldn’t eat it because it was so tough. Just really disappointed. Then my ticket was not correct.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome! Food and service!!! Looking forward to next visit!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had reservations for 630. We still had to wait for a table about 30 minutes so we set at the bar till a table was ready. We had points from being a Ovation member membership. We got a free bottle of wine which was very nice and they also gave, mom ‘s a $20 gift card. You can use anytime after Mother’s Day. We had my sister-in-law and brother-in-law with us and they had never been there. They really enjoyed it. Our meals were great except my steak was a little overcooked but still was good. ovations is one of my favorite restaurants, thank you Kim Cox

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  7. vkmjv5

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and great food. We would recommend eating here.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate at Ovation 4/27/24, Our waiter, Tyler G, was exceptional. We are new to town and wanted a good place to eat. I am so glad we found Ovation!

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  9. TMV12

    Naples

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here several times. Great food and a wonderful server! I will be back!

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  10. MaryAnn

    Orlando

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lamb chops were so good! Our server was awesome. Loved her makeup. She was kind and attentive so made Easter meal super pleasant.

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FAQs

Ovation Bistro & Bar - Lakeland PRIORITY SEATING does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now.

Ovation Bistro & Bar - Lakeland PRIORITY SEATING is rated 4 stars by 430 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ovation Bistro & Bar - Lakeland PRIORITY SEATING

4715 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Lakeland
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Barbecue, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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