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Ovation Bistro & Bar - Davenport - PRIORITY SEATING

4.6
4.6
942 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (863) 354-6967

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Davenport

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 942 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. A

    Allaboutthefood

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Service was attentative and all of our meals were very good, delivered promptly without auctioning off the food (in other words, server knew who order what and placed correct order in front of the appropriate guest). Pricing was good for the amount and quality of food received. We had a very diverse party and there was something on the menu for everyone. Would recommend if you are in the area.
  2. GC

    GillianC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Alex, was efficient and friendly. We sat outside and there was a singer with a guitar. Our party if 4 had a great evening
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food at decent prices, very friendly and helpful staff. Only minor thing was that one of our party had lamb chops which were a bit too dry for our taste, but they did taste good though.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Eat here often but this was worst experience ever! Waiting 30 minutes for appetizer and was cold and then waited 30 more minutes for it to be redone. Then waited a while for dinner. My salmon was beyond dry like it was under the warmer a long time. It took 2 hours to eat there ! Very disappointed!
  5. w

    wribit

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This was our first time eating here. The food for the most part was very good. The nacho were excellent made with thin potatoes as the chips. The brisket was good but dry and the ribs were eatable but over cooked. Chicken fingers great. Pork chop was good. What made up for not excellent food was the excellent server Jason and when we return we will ask for him personally. He was fabulous.
  6. DW

    DavidW

    Tampa

    42 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Flatbread my wife ordered was cold. Lobster Mac n Cheese had no flavor, seemingly no cheese and no taste. They did remove the cost of the flatbread which was good of management.
  7. EF

    ErikF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ribs were a bit dry but overall really good. The wait for the food was minimal.
  8. SP

    SheilaP

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Jason was very attentive and the food was great!
  9. RA

    RobinA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We have been before but last nights visit we felt very rushed, food good , I think server was wanting to be hone early 😤
  10. AW

    AbigailW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I could have not selected a better place to celebrate my mother’s 95 birthday. The restaurant was clean and the are was organized before we arrived. Arriana our server was great! The manager was welcoming and verified if we needed anything. I would surety celebrate other group activities here.
  11. l

    lafm

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ubeat place, menu had a wide variety of entrees to choose from. Ordered a pineapple martini from their drink menu. It was delicious. I would recommend eating there.
  12. JD

    JasonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with great atmosphere. Live music outside (covered seating). Busy and energetic inside with amazing staff and fantastic food. Will be back!
  13. J

    Jani

    Orlando

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great place. Free parkinglot, outside seating, pets accepted, live music. Inside has restrooms, full bar, high chairs, tables and booths available as well. Great yet slow service. Awesome e specials & becoming a member to accumulate points is at no cost. All great.
  14. RA

    RobinA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Its a while since my wife and I have been to the Davenport Ovation due to being out of the area. We booked in advance for 8.30pm arrived early and were seated immediately. Our server was very attentive and the meal was fantastic and excellent value. We will be back. RA
  15. KW

    KimberlyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place . Food was awesome and our waitress was so nice and had great recommendations.
  16. LA

    LinseyA

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am so glad we found this place. Hope we have the chance to visit again before we go home!
  17. R

    Rich

    Orlando

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Prime rib night!
  18. LA

    LinseyA

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an absolute beaut of a find!!!! Service impeccable, food insanely good and just overall amazing. I can’t wait to go back and they 100% deserve the accolade of #1 ribs in central florida. So glad I found this wee hidden gem!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time at Ovation! We were so happy they opened right after the hurricane!
  20. KM

    KathleenM

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love their margarita flatbread!
  21. AB

    AngieB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was great along with the service, but the price point was pretty steep.
  22. RP

    RhiPov

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and food was delicious. Definitely will be going back before we head back home to the UK.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good service. Good food
  24. SU

    SUSANW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly, attentive (but not overly) servers, serving absolutely delicious food at very reasonable prices. Will definitely be going back to try other selections on the menu. I'll go to Ovation Bistro over a chain restaurant any day. The online Priority Seating is a great idea.
  25. c

    chris

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service excellent value
  26. JT

    JaneT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing steak and ribs - cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious. Kids meals were ideal size and they cleared the plates (always a good sign!) Would definitely recommend 👍🏻
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, Food and Music
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Music, Food and Service was awesome. As always
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely jubbly, Steak was so good.
  30. S

    Stephen

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Great service however the food was a little dry. Ribs, Salmon, Chicken all felt pre cooked.
  31. RR

    RicardoR

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service, food, and value
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I went here for my 27th birthday. Service started pretty good. She explained how this location cooked their food and what type of food they serve. Drink too a while to get to our table, but that’s usually how things are now a days. Our appetizer of the pretzel sticks and beer cheese was delicious. Soft and obviously fresh bread! For dinner I had the lamb chops and my boyfriend has Mary’s lamb, mom had salmon crusted. We all enjoyed our meal for the most part. Lamb was cooked perfect. I upgraded to the “lobster Mac and cheese” (my mom had regular Mac and cheese) when I looked at both of our plates the mac & cheese looked identical but then I noticed later on that my mac & cheese did have some chunks of lobster in it. When I finally came ate it, it was veryyyy strong and strange tasting. I eat lobster so I understand it can be fishy, but something was weird. Seemed like it was over cooked in microwave several times, and the mac & cheese itself was OK. As for the cocktails, I enjoyed about 4 throughout dinner and all of them didn’t taste what I expected from the ingredients. Just seemed like they were rushed to be made and either too strong of liquor or too strong of thick syrups. For dessert I enjoyed the salted Carmel cheesecake which was to die for. The located reminded me of sonnys bbq even thought my mom says the location in Lakeland is nicer. Seems like the menu didn’t match the ambience. But I would come back for the cheesecake :P
  33. BK

    BobbyK

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Been here many time. Food has always been great. This visit the service was subpar. Don’t know if waiter was new but we have never had such poor service.
  34. D

    Deedeedelovely

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Our server Olivia was a doll
  35. D

    Doogie

    Pittsburgh

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Prime Rib “special” is a bit over-priced. Server Alex was very attentive.
  36. AO

    AndrewO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and bistro was excellent. Staff were friendly and courteous and our server happily made up a non alcoholic cocktail for my daughter. All had steak and it was fantastic. Cooked absolutely perfectly and Wednesdays you get a free bottle of wine with 2 entrees. What's not to love? Look forward to returning
  37. JH

    JasonH

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was amazing! Thank you very much! Bravo!!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were both excellent.
  39. D

    Drew43

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unfortunately we only found this restaurant and bar the day before we came back to the UK. Had we been earlier we would definitely returned. Excellent service with a smile and the food was first class. In particular the variety and the speciality smoked items. I had the lamb chops which were delicious and not to be found in any other restaurant we visited. What also stood out was the choice of sides and in particular the vegetables which are in short supply in other restaurants. The restaurant owners were both there that night and after reading their story and the journey they’ve taken to today congratulations to both of them. Couldn’t recommend more.
  40. IM

    IainMcC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were recommended to Ovations by friends mainly due to them having a separate gluten free menu. We visited once and were so happy with our meal and server that we returned on our last night for a send visit and Ovations didn't disappoint Staff were knowledgeable in allergens but most of all the food was excellent. It is not on what I would class the tourist map but is most definitely worth seeking out. We will return on future visits to Florida for sure

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Ovation Bistro & Bar - Davenport - PRIORITY SEATING does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats.

Ovation Bistro & Bar - Davenport - PRIORITY SEATING is rated 4.6 stars by 942 OpenTable diners.

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

Request Priority Seating

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for Ovation Bistro & Bar - Davenport - PRIORITY SEATING

42605 Highway 27, Davenport, FL 33837

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Davenport

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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