Ovation Bistro & Bar - Davenport - PRIORITY SEATING

4.4
712 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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KCsew
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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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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
26 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
6 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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AngelC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, and the price was espectacular for the quality in the food! Everything tasted fresh!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Terrible service and subpar food. Very expensive for the experience.

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JimE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service at a very reasonable price. Excellent selection of food and beer.

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StephanieM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience4

REALLY wanted to love this place... but don't. Got charged for our FREE appetizer. LONG wait for drinks and even longer for food (1 hour)... salads arrived 2 minutes before the main course. Had to ask for cutlery...chicken was dry. Salmon was tasty... lobster mac & cheese had shell bits in it...

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HeatherB
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ovation is outstanding! The food is amazing, everything is cooked to perfection, uses the finest ingredients, and has an excellent presentation. In addition, the service was fantastic. Every need was met, even before asking. We were all thoroughly impressed. We highly recommend Ovation, it truly gives the perfect dining experience. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holy smokes, what a find!!!! This place was amazing. The food, service and overall enjoyment should not be missed! I would return in a heartbeat. Too bad I don’t live in the Orlando area. We found Ovation on the last night of our vacation. It was a perfect way to end the trip. Ovation had the best BBQ I’ve had. Brisket was smoked perfectly and so juicy. Their ribs and sauces had something for everyone. Steaks and apps were top notch too. This place is wonderful!

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KennethB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Chicken dry. Portions small not extremely flavorful

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Enzoace
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Ribs came burned and then replaced with dry ribs
Steak had no flavor
The fettuccine is the beat thing on the menu

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Arrived 5 til, but was told it would be a 15-20 minute wait even with reservations. That was the same estimate given to the lady that just arrived. Visibly upset by it we were rushed into a corner booth for 6 with a chair in the aisle by our original RSVP time (we had 7 on the RSVP).

The server was adequate at service, but did not suggestive or upsell anything. Considering we were first time visitors and from out of the area it left a lot to desire.

We had the wings and pretzel bread with beer cheese as appetizers. Both were excellent. The wings were well cooked and full of flavor. The buffalo sauce was also flavorful.

We all ordered steaks medium to medium well. The either plated the steaks wrong or didn't properly cook them. Mostly they were cooked slightly past what was ordered (medium came out medium well). The fries were great, with the right amount of crisp on the outside and still flavorful and full inside.

For the price I likely would not dine here again.

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vipJrgray
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

First and last visit. Checked in at 6:15 and they had one open table that was squeezed in at the door. We told them we would wait for another table to open. Ten minutes later a manager comes out and tries to seat us at the same table by the door and is rude when we explain we are willing to wait for another table.

Waitress was great but food was just average. Ribs were dry.

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naomip
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience2

Food was amazing. Service was non existent (although there seemed to be a lot of servers stood around). Our table server was also the bar tender at a busy bar area...that may work on non busy times but definitely doesn’t work when it’s busy. He was very friendly and I’m sure woukd have been great if he wasn’t working two busy areas while others stood around. Complimentary bread was forgotten, manager was kind of a jerk to me when another waiter gave me sone to take home.

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JosephA
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was great and the service was a little rushed. Also the music was too loud !! Definitely recommend !!!

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NickL
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good all around. No complaints. Caramel cheesecake was awesome.

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vipFlorida
Orlando
162 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time there. Staff very friendly.

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