Ovation Bistro & Bar - Davenport - PRIORITY SEATING

4.4
726 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.
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GustafL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience2

They did not know anything about the OpenTable request.
They wanted to squeeze 6 people into a booth that seats 4.
We would up outside on a chilly evening right near the loud live music ( at least he was good).
Once we got them to close the open side it was ok
At least the food was worth it.

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Paula
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit here after being recommended and it didn’t disappoint

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went here for dinner with a group of 6. Food was good. Prices were a tad on the high side but mostly worth it. Noise level was super high. Might recommend eating outside if that is a factor.

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PatB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Dined on the patio. Glad they have a patio so we could enjoy dining out while feeling a bit safer from Covid. Enjoyed the live music! However,the patio lacks any ambience at all. Could use some plants, maybe a few outdoor carpets to make the space nicer and soften the sound.

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vipmickik
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really great food and service. We all tried different dishes and everyone was very happy with their meals. A little more expensive than I expected. All in all a great spot. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ariana was our waitress. She was incredible! Not only was she spot on with her service, she was hilarious and entertaining. The entire table said it was the best dinner they have ever had. Great place with great food.

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LaDonnaS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Will definitely eat here again!

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Jasen
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service, great food and prices. It was my fist time bringing my family and they all loved it. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great neighborhood favorite. Staff is always Friendly.

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vipcasino
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extensive menu, delicious and plentiful food, phenomenal service.

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vipJenF
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped here for dinner on our way back to Bradenton. Food was great. We enjoyed the delivery of the food. Our server, Bryan, was helpful and informative. The cheesecake topped off the dinner nicely. Overall, We recommend for a pleasant casual meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic meal. Company that comes in town this is the first place we come to.

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TeoR
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

When I was browsing for a place for lunch, I found the Ovation Bistro, almost 4K reviews. I went with a very high expectation, although to my surprise was nothing above the average. Kind of disappointed due to a high expectation. The ribs were dry, I mention it before that I would not like dry ribs. The ribeye was well cooked.

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KCsew
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Prime Rib special on Thursdays makes it very crowded. Prime Rib usually runs out by 7pm. Ribs fell off the bone. Steak Wedge Salad delicious.

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vipDawnC
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We arrived just in time for happy hour and ended up sitting at the bar in front of the TV. Two for one drink specials for happy hour from 4:30 to 6:30 was nice we caught that just in time and both enjoyed our meals I had steak, he had ribs and brisket. The bartender I wish I could remember his name, was outstanding and the only guy behind the bar. He was working his butt off and doing a great job. We are just passing through on our travels but if I lived nearby I definitely go back.

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XaviD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great place to dine, we really enjoyed the food, it was superb.

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BrianS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Try their signature Ovation Red Amber beer!

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AmandaJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is tasty and the atmosphere is fun. I would highly recommend.

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vipRobertaT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good BBQ in this area. Brisket was delicious! The only downside was that it was a bit salty especially the chicken and baked potato. Loved the live music on a Friday night!

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vipFriends
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our server Sarah was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks...a real lucky find. Joel the owner and Nick the bartender could not have been more attentive. Their PASSION for service and customer satisfaction was a real breath of fresh air ! Food and drinks were fantastic ! Get there !

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated immediately upon arrival. The service was excellent, food very good and all servers were friendly. We had a visit from the manager to ask how our food and service was, nice touch.

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smwiles
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Ovation. We had a very nice waiter, Nick, who was also the bartender. He didn’t miss a beat. Took care of the bar and made sure we had everything we needed. Dinner was delicious, 4 different meal choices and everyone enjoyed what they picked. We will continue to patronize this wonderful establishment.

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StewartC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We changes to outdoor seating. Great food for all including vegan.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service. Great food.

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Crissy
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ovation Bistro has wonderful food, a great friendly staff and outdoor and indoor seating. The food selection is very varied and guaranteed to please everyone.
It is a local restaurant owned by Veterans and guests are always made to feel very welcome

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vipFriends
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server Sarah was excellent. Beer selection was average. Food was above average.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seated with no napkins or silverware. Appetizers came and I did not have a napkin. Initially were given plasticware. Ribs and brisket were a little burnt and tough on some of the pieces. People were nice.

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JoeG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We eat here at Ovations Bistro in Davenport quite frequently. We find the food and the service consistently excellent. If ever there is an issue with the quality or temperature at which the food is served, they make it right immediately. Servers are attentive and very good at their jobs. Highly recommended!

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PatriciaT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

First time there. Food was very good. Server was excellent. Kitchen was a little slow. BUT everyone who works there was wonderful, friendly and helpful. WE will go back.

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DanL
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was denied my priority seating because I was told, very rudely by the host, that it’s not reserve seating! Looking around the restaurant all tables were taken so Truth be known my table was given away

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vipSharker
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

My fiancés meal was messed up 2 times, after clearly stating what we wanted on the meal, simply the definition of insanity.

Place is nice manager even attempted to help to no avail

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PatS
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took friends who had not been to Ovations before. 3 of us had the prime rib special. Our friends thought the prime rib was nearly the best they'd ever eaten. We told them we have never had a bad meal or bad service at Ovations.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and well prepared. Our server Sarah/Naomi was wonderful and playful. Noise level is a bit loud. Overall a very positive experience, we will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent!!

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vipHardtoplease
Orlando
53 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always reliably good food and service. Plenty of choice on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Ovation!

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JanetteN
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Drove a long way and found out after being seated and ordering drinks that they where out of brisket and Mac& cheese. the two reasons why we went there . We where raving to our out of town guests how good Ovations brisket was. And Ovations food in general. Also one of our guests ordered a steak med rare. When she got it it was burned to a crisp and even past well done . This won’t keep us from returning. I know everything can’t be perfect every time and there are times when things go wrong. But i just wanted to be honest in my review. Service was awesome by the way

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KellyK
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and server (Christene) was excellent. Good selection of gluten free food items.

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Brick
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Consistently a good meal and time - but always noisy.

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