Ovation Bistro & Bar - Davenport - PRIORITY SEATING

4.5
641 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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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was good and so was the service. We made a reservation and were seated right away.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything amazing!!!

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MinnesotaGranny
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always been pleased with the food and the service here. They have a very good dinner menu and some selected items in a separate lunch menu. My husband really likes their Brisket and Prime Rib. I’m partial to the salads.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were very happy with the awesome flavors and quality of the food. The pretzels and beer cheese were great. The guys said the steaks were some of the best they had ever had and the spicy Alfredo with shrimp had good heat but not too much! Would definitely return!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Out of many of the dishes we tried to order- no food deliveries until Monday - we were there on Sunday at noon.

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ShawndaP
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food was great! The ambiance on the website did not match what was shown on the restaurant's website, which was a little disappointing at first. I was expecting the ambiance to be a little more upscale. We were given a private room without asking for it, which was great. Our server did an amazing job. My only compliant was that the music was blasting so loud, it was hard to hold a conversation at times. Overall, everyone was extremely happy with the food and service, which for my family is a major accomplishment. I would definitely recommend to others without hesitation.

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vipKathleenM
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Server and food were excellent. I would have given all 5's except I would like to see more space between some of the tables. A staff were wearing masks which I appreciate.

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DebbieF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a good meal! Fast, friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Terrible experience with seating, we ended up waiting an hour for a table despite “priority seating” and spent most of that time having the hostess lie to us about when we would be seated. That sucked. The food was absolutely incredible though, so I can’t not recommend it.

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SandyH
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good. The only downfall was that a number of staff walked past our table and no one cleared our empty plates. Even after we stacked a few and set them to the side of the table. At vacated tables staff scraped plates right at the tables. Take it elsewhere please.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved the food

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NikkiH
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is OUTSTANDING from start to finish! Absolutely AMAZING food - ALL OF IT - and the service is EXCELLENT - especially Eric! We've been here a week and tonight will be our third visit! Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bryan was our server and he was on top of the game! He was polite and fun and thoughtful and cared. Thank you!!

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LisaF
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place was recommended by our neighbor and certainly did not disappoint. I would say their BBQ ribs and brisket are almost the best I've ever tasted. The Ribeye steak was not a good cut though so stick to the sirloin as that was super tender.

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

Outstanding as usual! Our server MacKenzie was very attentive!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Alcohol seemed to be watered down.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We were disappointed in the quality of the food and sitting on the patio we were looking at trash in the area around the parking lot. I would not recommend

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AnnieL
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great variety! Food was very good. Server and GM were friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent date 🤗

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SueS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall very good food. Scallops were a little sandy but steaks and ribs were incredible! Very attentive staff! Table was ready when we got there. Everyone was so pleasant. Thank you!

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vipSanta13
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit. Same great food and service. I like to eat healthy and the Ovation Bistro and Bar has healthy food I can enjoy.
Salmon, grilled asparagus and quinoa pilaf.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We arrived at the time the reservation was & was seated right away. Our server was very courteous and we received the food we ordered. My prime rib was done perfect. my son & husband enjoyed their french dip.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good overall. The owner came over and introduced himself before our server came. Very nice gentleman, you could tell that he cared for his business and his employees. Server was very attentive, great attitude and great service. Food portions were good for the value. Lots of customers, their smoked meats were very good, I would have liked the brisket a little more on the rare side, however, it cut with a fork and melted in your mouth. Overall, a great experience, especially if your looking for a non-chain place. We try to visit local places instead of chain places when on vacation, this is a great place to get a drink, a great meal and dessert! My kids got the chocolate cake and we had Key Lime pie, both very good. Definitely would go again!

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vipHubbies
Miami
102 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service by Mackenzie was AMAZING! Food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great value. Staff and management are really exceptional.

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Brad
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Don’t go if you are interested in social distancing. Food and service was good but a little uncomfortable as other restaurants we have visited recently at least have made a effort to space guest

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CGS3
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from start to finish!! Great service and even better food. Best food since we've been here this week. We will definitely visit again next time down.

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vipTraci
Orlando
70 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was just ok. Had a priority seating and we literally got the worst seat in the place. Two of our guests had the sun shinning directly in their eyes the entire meal. Pork sandwich had crazy burnt pieces of course they tried to hide on the bottom. Place is so loud and the floor was so dirty. Watched the bus boy wipe food onto the ground snd didn’t sweep up. I have no idea why this place gets so much hype. Third time I have gone and I won’t be back.

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LauraM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and great ambiance. Highly recommend!

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GeraldG
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Both the food quality and customer service were above average! Very attentive to the needs of our party.

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vipMikeS
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bit of a problem with getting seated despite so called priority reservation but after that, outstanding experience.

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KathleenK
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner with friends. We sat outside and enjoyed a nice evening. Brittany was our waitress and she was great.

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FancyD
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the variety of drinks, appetizers and entrees. Great place to linger.

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KATHLEENR
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great time at Ovation. Never let down with food or service.

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vipTheBucks
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

consistently great food and friendly service plus smoked meats on the premises - what more could you want?

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TonyR
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Easy to get reservation, great waitstaff. A little noisy since we were seated next to entrance. Food was excellent. Thanks.

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DCKC
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good bbq at a reasonable price. Brisket and ribs were tasty and tender

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the experience, the service & food was delightful.

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vipEnglishbelle
St. Louis
30 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out, the service was fabulous & the food excellent

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KenM
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great casual place with super staff and attentive owner. Been there a few times this month. A predictable yummy outcome. Try the Barbeque for sure.

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