Ovation Bistro & Bar - Davenport - PRIORITY SEATING

4.5
686 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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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AngelC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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

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JimE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
2 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
14 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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vipAustin
Orlando
155 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time there. Staff very friendly.

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DarrylR
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ovation serves great food and the staff are pleasant and attentive. Happy to highly recommend this restaurant.

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BrianS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food! Try the brisket.

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MarioE
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

All the food was good except the ribs. They were a little burnt and dry. The service was very good and I would recommend the restaurant.

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DonnaB
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got priority seating. Large table for four. Service was excellent Food hit and delicious. Go to Ovations in Davenport Florida!

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vipTheBucks
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As always the food was prepared well and delicious, had the chicken acclaim and my friend had a pasta dish. One point of contention, why do restaurants train their staff to ask about dessert when one has just started eating their dinner? If there is a reason, explain. Because I like to dine, not gulp, and dessert isn't on my mind until AFTER I have finished my meal. Everything else was fine, just wish the world would not rush friends who need to catch up. Especially three bites into our entrees! The smoked prime rib drew me to go tonight and regrettably was sold out by 7:15pm. I guess that will be for next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were in Orlando with our 3 grown boys, their women, and our 3 year old grandson. Overall, we had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. However, we waited forever for our apps. Almost an hour. When the food came, it was very good. Our server was great, and the atmosphere was pleasant. The manager came over and checked on us, and introduced himself. I was kinda disappointed that although I made a note on our online reservation AND spoke to the hostess when we arrived, that our birthday boy and our 32nd anniversary was not acknowledged. Was kinda hoping to surprise my husband with something.

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KathleenK
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for toast an Fernandos choice was given high praise.

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Brewski
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and great music. The place seemed small from the outside, but the food is amazing. Great selection as well. If we have learned about this place early into our vacation-we would have been here multiple times.

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JoshP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was incredible, prices were fair and reasonable. Service was great but the atmosphere was lacking. The menu did not match the environment. That said It is now one of my favorite stops when we are in town and we will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
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
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KathleenK
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
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 on May 9, 2021
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
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JB
JoeB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
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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annetten
Orlando
32 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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
62 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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
Orlando
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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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great! We saw a billboard and thought, “why not”! We walked and were seated immediately. The gentleman who seated us told us they were a little short handed and thanked us for our patience in advance. We never noticed the delay in our service. Our meal took a little longer to come put and I imagine that’s because we were there at opening. I had the steak wedge salad with a steak that was perfectly medium rare. My husband had the acclaimed chicken and said it was delicious. We had the shrimp for an appetizer… delicious. We will go back. It’s a drive for us but the staff was magnificent! Oh, reasonable prices!

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TimB
Orlando
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

TC
vipTeriC
Tampa
24 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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