Ovation Bistro & Bar - Davenport - PRIORITY SEATING

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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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Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, we were outside on patio with our puppy and it was excellent! Great food and service. 100% will be back

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RL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Ordered chicken and steak combo,the chicken was dry and the steak was tough,wasn’t happy at all

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AB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff and food were great!! We would go back. We had a big group and they were very accommodating.

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CM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent! Our waiter was friendly and fun. We will definitely come back!

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CW
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Pointless booking a table here. I arrived a little early and after half an hour past my booking time with no sign of being seated soon we left. This place seats you in order of arrival so what’s the point of booking a table. I went to the Davenport Ale House instead and had a good meal there instead

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DB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

There was a long wait so they brought appetizers out for those waiting which was great. We had a reservation so didn’t have to wait which I would recommend. The food was excellent- I had the salmon and a great house salad. The only negatives were our table on the patio was almost in the parking lot and everyone waiting was sitting looking at us.

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TI
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Booked a table for 7pm and still waited over an hour before we were seated. Half of my party left before that. Spoke to the manager, but felt like he just dismissed us.

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BK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST VACATION MEAL IN 3 trips....Hidden gem...went 3 night s out of 7,Kileigh makes great drinks too.Highly recommend

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KM
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We eat at Ovation often. The food is usually quite good. One day when I was disappointed in my steak the owner did not charge me and offered me another steak.

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l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great ribs. Priority seating reservations moves you up in line but doesn’t mean you will have a table waiting. Loud, so ok to take kids

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious. Staff was attentive. Owner spoke with us 3 times. Only disappointment was there system crashed so our "Open Table" seating was lost.

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KK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy dog friendly on patio Good food and service

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are snow birds and Ovation is our 1st and last restaurant upon arrival and before leaving. We always tell Joel and Fernando we just drove 1,000 miles just to eat here.

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CP
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favourite place to go. Great management, staff and food.

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PS
Orlando
89 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Ovation Bistro & Bar is a solid restaurant which I heartily recommend. Consistently very good food, very reasonably priced, served with consistently superb service. We enjoyed great crispy wings (also available smoked) and Fried pickles, and the smoked meats and prime rib were top notch. Very good selection of draft beers and reasonable price list. Casual and pleasant vibe, this is a "go to" neighborhood gem.

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DW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My favorite restaurant in Davenport.

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W
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Definitely one of our new spots.

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CE
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch outside with 12 other ladies. Nick was our waiter and did an excellent job. We have been to Ovations every other week for what we call our "martini lunch". Always pleased with the food, drinks and service. Big thumbs up!

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CT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Highly recommend!

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j
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is quickly becoming our 'go-to' place. We enjoy the ambiance, the location, the servers, and the food.

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NK
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The priority seating was perfect. The service was great and our meal, a variety of the steak options, was outstanding. Although very busy the staff met all of our needs and the noise level was at such a level that we were able to carry on a conversation wwithout difficulty. A great spot that we will return to many times before our return home.

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GH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, service was great. We are over from the UK and it was by far the best dining experience we have had.Fantastic.x

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SB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! The best around.Best value for the money anywhere in Central Florida!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Ovation!! Been going here for 2 years. Owners are wonderful! Wait staff has been great! No complaints thus far. Kids love it also.

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SW
St. Louis
41 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

We are visiting Davenport, Florida from out of town. We visited Ovation Bistro after reading the great reviews. Our server, Alex, was friendly, and seemed to be on top of things, although the restaurant was extremely busy. We had ribs, and the chicken/rib combo. We started with salads which were crisp, fresh, and delicious. Both entrees were served piping hot, and they too were delicious. The ribs definitely lived up to their reputation. The chicken was moist, and cooked to perfection.

It came time for our bill, and our server explained she inadvertently had given our bill to another table. There were three people dining at the other table, and just two of us. She said she adjusted our bill by giving us a $20.00 credit, and would “work it out later”. It wasn’t until later, we realized we were overcharged. We did not receive our $10.00 credit for our bottle of wine as advertised as the special on Wednesday’s. In hindsight, we should have requested a corrected bill before signing someone else’s check, and Alex should have explained it more clearly. That aspect of our visit to Ovation was disappointing.

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AK
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner with friends. The first time for both couples. It was a bit loud and did not count on it being that busy for a Monday night. So glad that we made reservations before hand.
Thank you so much for a wonderful meal.

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BK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my niece and her family to Ovation. We sat outside and enjoyed a great meal. Her young children were treated special; getting something to color why waiting and having their meal served early. When the 7 year old changed his mind about his side dish, our server quickly brought a new one. Great staff, great food, great restaurant!

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JA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal...the addition of the patio is great.

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OT
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Great wait staff. We sat outside.

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RG
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our table was ready when we got there. Service was excellent. Our waiter was very friendly and accommodating. We had an excellent time.

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OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Dinner and service was very good. Priority seating was fairly slow. It took 25 minutes to be seated. The food was hot and tasty. Overall a very good evening.

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F
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was good. Two items were unavailable even though one of them was featured on the special menu we received at seating.

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GG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A great find for dinner on the patio. Our server was excellent and the pace of the meal was perfect. Tried a number of dishes and appetizers and no complaints at the table. I'd come visit here again with no hesitation.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food

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JA
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great place, love it. Great food and a great staff.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, great service!

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GM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, and the waiter was so friendly and helpful. Great value for money, definitely worth a visit!

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KK
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a wonderful time. We loved the Valentine's dinner. Joel or Fernando always stop by the table and the staff is top notch. Beat tilapia I have had.

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BT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Got there a few minutes early for our 4:15 time and didn't need to book ahead. I chose the French Onion Soup and the Margarita Pizza with a Pina Colada. The Pina Colada was great. The soup was a little less sweet that I have had before. The Pizza had a green sauce instead of tomato. It wasn't bad but not what I was expecting. I think I would choose different items the next time. My husband liked his beer and pulled pork sandwich.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a really nice place, services so friendly, and the food is something different, good flavor!

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