Ovation Bistro & Bar - Davenport - PRIORITY SEATING

4.6
662 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
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bomb ! The best hands down! Would recommend it over and over again. I’ve been a manager for restaurants for well
Over 10 years. The best was to a customers heart is great food quality and they by far accomplished that! I’d even work here !

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JayreenB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great for the price. Great portions for the price

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KathleenK
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. So proud of Joel and Fernando and all there success.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Mother’s Day. This is our second visit and it did not disappoint. My husband and I ordered the Shrimp appetizer and chicken wings. Then he had the chicken acclaim and I had a burger on a Gluten free bun. It was cooked to perfection! We had a great time and the waitress Megan was fantastic! The whole staff was working diligently to keep all their guests happy. We are moving closer to Davenport and are looking forward to making this place a regular spot.

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ThashaC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant with great service. I arrived and table was already prepared! Definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone.

JB
JoeB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to this place. Food and drinks are all 5 stars! We will be back again. Thank you for a great Mother's day dinner.

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vipannetten
Orlando
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good local pub. Had 6:30 reservations-was seated quickly-server was attentive and helpful. Will definitely return

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vipBarrydog
Orlando
61 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service are excellent. I enjoyed the pork shank osso bucco which was fork tender. I did have to send back the garlic mash potatoes because they were cold but the server replaced them quickly with a hot replacement.

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thomasr
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the tables outside are in need of repairs also the tables and chairs were not wiped clean between guest

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TimB
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved everything about it. Food was delicious, prices were reasonable, and our waitress matched our group's energy level! Would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

I usually never have any issues here. My husband and I come here a lot and love the food. Last night for some reason they could not get the cook on my NY strip right. Eventually I got tired of sending it back and just took it home to finish cooking it the way it was supposed to be

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vipWILLIAMD
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Good food & service but it's crowded seating, dark, noisy and in need of a deep cleaning & painting. Time for renovation

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Jjlol
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Ovation! Been going there for years. Food is always amazing. Staff are all very friendly, knowledgeable and make for a wonderful dining experience. Never a bad meal at Ovation!

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vipKathleenM
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent.

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RickF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

H in usually long wait for food, even though it was not busy.
The waitress kept apologizing and gave us a free round of drinks

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vipTeriC
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outside on the nice patio. The food and service were excellent!

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MinnesotaGranny
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All was good! One had the brisket dinner. One had the Buffalo Chicken salad and two of us had the Wedge Brisket salad

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vipfoodiegirl
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great

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DessertDivaFL
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Solo dining review. Service was very good but they need to learn how to make Alfredo sauce quick or change the name of the sauce with their pasta dishes. Scallops were perfect and Caesar salad was fantastic! Other people’s food looked delicious. Would try again.

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foodsnob
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

For the price expected better service, the place was not busy enough to justify the following blunders.

1. Had to asked for silverware, which we did after our food was served.
2. Ribs were slightly warmer than room temp, and the cheese for the pretzel was congealed so obviously sat a bit before we received it.
3. Drinks were weak compared to a weeks worth of vacation drinking all over Orlando.

Would I go again, no. Just was not worth the $180 spent on 5 people. Two who were kids and 5 alcoholic beverages.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
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
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything amazing!!!

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MinnesotaGranny
Minneapolis
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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
Orlando
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
9 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
Orlando
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
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved the food

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NikkiH
Pittsburgh
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 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
7 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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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent date 🤗

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AnnieL
Chicago
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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