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Stirrups at World Equestrian Center, Ocala, FL

Stirrups at World Equestrian Center

4.7
4.7
1373 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Prime steaks and chops, sustainable Florida seafood and seasonal specialties are served in a refined dining room with elevated service. Stirrups offers an extensive wine cellar to complement your menu selections.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 6:30 am–1:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (352) 414-7864
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef de cuisine Jonathan Martini
  • Private party facilities
    If interested in private events and reservations (10 guests or greater), please email our Private Event Coordinator at victoria.pearce@wec.net.
  • Neighborhood
    Ocala
  • Parking details
    Parking is located in front of the Equestrian Hotel. Valet and self-parking are complimentary.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,373 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Overall

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Food

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Service

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Ambiance

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Good for business meals

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Healthy

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Great for fine wines

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Romantic

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Good for special occasions

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Most Booked

1,373 Reviews
  1. Blair

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was amazing from start to finish! Tarlton was our server and he was friendly, knowledgeable and provided superior service. We had the shrimp cocktail, creamed onion soup, steaks and sides. Each one was so good! The shrimp are huge with a light sprinkle of seasoning on them and the presentation is on point! Our steaks were cooked perfectly and delicious. This was a first class experience in beautiful surroundings. The manager even came by twice to check on us. Thanks to Stirrups and Tarlton for a wonderful evening!

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  2. Foodie

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Over all great experiences. Alittle experience. 1st course a little under salted. Main course a bit over salted but we enjoyed out time there.

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  3. AlliciaK

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most amazing table service. Our server was so attentive, and so was our busser. It was an amazing experience! We will definitely be going back next year. Highly recommend the Wagyu tartare and the roasted onion soup!

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  4. PeterJ

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I dined at Stirrups for our anniversary. We were treated exceptionally well by all of the staff and our waiter was very attentive. The meal was delicious and made it a very memorable occasion.

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  5. LisaW

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for brunch, breakfast selection was great, service was excellent and we loved the decor. Great place for a fancy meal!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a reservation for 9 pm, but the staff got us seated early. That was much appreciated as we had had a long day and were very tired.

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  7. TimG

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always a joy to walk into the restaurant. Such a great location with welcoming staff. Jersey was excellent as always. She is one of the most attentive servers we have ever encountered. Her positive attitude coupled with her knowledge of the menu and food sensitivities makes her amazing. She goes out of her way to make sure you have a top notch experience. She never disappoints. Thanks for a great evening.

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  8. connib

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu wonderful food friendly staff Super good view if arena

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic meal at stirrups last night! Our waiter tarlton was patient with our three children, had a great sense of humor and made our experience extra special. We also had a wonderful sommelier!! Thank you!

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  10. lrwcma

    Orlando

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten at this restaurant several times. The Steaks were excellent as were the sides of mushrooms and mashed potatoes. The green beans were lacking in taste, though they looked great. The service is quite good and knowledgeable, but seemed slow - like they were down in staff and each had more tables than normal. The restaurant was also very cold. We'll be back, but hope to see some improvement.

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  11. DonnaR

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michelle was great! It’s always a great experience here. Great food, great service, lovely ambience.

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  12. KevinK

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch restaurant in every category! Highly recommend!

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  13. DanielleG

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our servers Brandon and Dominic took wonderful care of us! The food was amazing, the service is top notch. Definitely an experience worth the trip!

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  14. KjaneS

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is beautiful and amazing! The food is wonderful!

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  15. Kera

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my daughter’s birthday and everyone made it so special! Great staff and amazing food!

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  16. johnj

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress named "Jersey", (from New Jersey), was fantastic, attentive, knowledgeable, helpful and a good conversationalist. Jersey helped make our excellent dining experience at Stirrups, all the better.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, superb service. From Michael, the GM, to Hailie and Tiffany our servers extraordinaire, to the kitchen staff who served our meal, it was a 5 star experience. And the dining room is exquisitely done.

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  18. Sglaymon

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    River our server and his support team were outstanding! I wish the sauce for the short ribs came in a bottle! Beautiful wine selection.

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  19. ConnieS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When I made the reservation for Valentine’s Day they never told me it was a set menu. It was still wonderful but would of liked to know before we arrived

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We got sat in a corner and it took about 15 minutes to get noticed by our waiter. We waited 10 min to get seated even though we had a reservation. I noticed certain guest that were waiting got offered complimentary champagne for waiting while we did not get offered. The portion of the food was limited I left hungry.

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  21. TJC15

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful dining experience from start to finish. Our server, Michelle, was excellent, attentive, and very helpful with wine suggestions. The food was delicious, creative, well proportioned, beautifully presented, and a treat for the palate - James Beard Award worthy, IMHO. Thank you for a very special evening!

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  22. HowardG

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Got a call yesterday afternoon 2/15/24 from the General Manager of Stirrups. Kudos to him for the very rapid call and for addressing this situation head on. I truly respect this!!! We had a nice long conversation where he listened to our experience and observations, as well as acknowledged there were some operational challenges that seemed to snowball as the evening went on. I believe it was important to let the restaurant know about our experience so they can do something about it. The GM agreed. While it will take us some time to get over our experience, we plan to return for our anniversary celebration later this summer. A second chance is warranted given the response from management.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always. Great service. Great Food Reservation was at 8. Started at 8

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was truly beautiful. I want to come back when I can order from the regular menu. We went for Valentine’s Day so they had a special menu

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  25. JamesE

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Violinist on Valentine's Day was fabulous. Having a table near one of the patio exits was not so comfortable, since a blast of very cold air hit us every time a server entered or exited via that doorway. The food was matchless, as usual, and we were served competently. The bill at Stirrups has become tricky, however, since there was a "Service Fee" of 20% included. Upon inquiring, I was told that was actually the "tip" line of the invoice, even though there was also a "tip" blank on the bill. I'm glad I asked about it. Otherwise I would have paid that part of the bill twice. Cold air and accounting peculiarities aside, it was a tremendous dining experience once again.

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  26. Rambo

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant boasts a charming ambiance complemented by delightful entertainment, ensuring a memorable dining experience. The flavors of the food were exceptional, each dish leaving a lasting impression. The five-course meal was perfectly portioned, satisfyingly filling without being overwhelming. Highly recommend for those seeking a fine dining experience with a fantastic atmosphere.

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  27. LynnN

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was just ok. I was not impressed with the flavor of the steak. The steak served at the hotel bar has more flavor. The portion size was very small for the cost of the meal. Our reservation mentioned it was our 20th anniversary, not just. Valentine’s Day for us, but no one ever bothered to mentioned it while we were there. Was disappointed. Expected more.

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  28. Maggie

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Having dined at Stirrups previously during the holidays, we were somewhat disappointed with our price fixed meal on Valentines Day. There were few choices to be made other than beef tenderloin or flounder. We are not fond of raw oysters however there was no option. The pea salad and pasta dish arrived on our table together. Our server offered an apology and was willing to bring another pasta dish at proper temperature. Service was a bit slow, we waited for drinks and bread and stood before receiving check. Course portions were much smaller than our previous experience where we actually were able to share sides. Dessert was chocolate cheesecake, nothing special. All in all, I found the diner overpriced for what was served and the service received. If it wasn't for our first experience (which was a 10), we would not return. For now, I suggest avoiding price fixed meals or holidays.

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  29. ThomS

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great to experience new foods with a pre-fix menu, which was superbly matched with excellent wine selections.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and staff! We love this restaurant!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is great, drinks are pretty good, but not offering grey goose is ridiculous at a restaurant of that caliber. The service could use a lot of help. There are better options in town with comparable food and better drinks and prices.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely perfection the ambiance is perfect, the service was amazing and the restaurant is absolutely beautiful.

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  33. JeffB

    Orlando

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Food mediocre and prices were very high. Won’t be returning until food quality is as good as the service.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome event for my wife’s birthday. Everything perfect. Only thing was our wine selection was not available but alternative was perfect. River our waiter was on point and all was great! Highly recommend the restaurant. Perfect setting for a venue to celebrate!

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  35. cory

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. Top notch service and delicious food.

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  36. MikeK

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Simply outstanding service and food!! The staff went above and beyond make us feel welcome and heard.

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  37. ChristyM

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stirrups never disappoints! Their food and customer service is superb. We go often just for that and the ambience.

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  38. BillJ

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    River took care of us and really was knowledgeable about the food and wine. The evening was a complete success. Will be back soon.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice restaurant. Great service. I found the food to be salty. I think it’s a great restaurant, but for such a high price the cut of meat and overall food should be better.

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  40. DanielP

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Up scale pricing and upscale menu and up scale food and upscale, attentive service.

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FAQs

Stirrups at World Equestrian Center is rated 4.7 stars by 1373 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today
Google Map for Stirrups at World Equestrian Center

8510 NW 17th Lane, Ocala, FL 34482

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Ocala
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 6:30 am–1:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Southern
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking is located in front of the Equestrian Hotel. Valet and self-parking are complimentary.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef de cuisine Jonathan Martini
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (352) 414-7864
  • Private party facilities
    If interested in private events and reservations (10 guests or greater), please email our Private Event Coordinator at victoria.pearce@wec.net.
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