Top 10 restaurants in Ocala, United States

April 14, 2018 Terina Blouin

Ocala (/oʊˈkælə/ oh-KAL-ə) is a city located in Northern Florida. As of the 2013 census, its population, estimated by the United States Census Bureau, was 57,468, making it the 45th most populated city in Florida.
Things to do in Ocala

1. Big Lee's - Serious About Barbecue

3925 SE 45th Ct, Ocala, FL 34480-7431 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 352-304-9105
Excellent
95%
Good
2%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 360 reviews

Big Lee's - Serious About Barbecue

My passion for smoking meats developed years ago when I first witnessed our uncle Leon (aka "Big Lee"), and his incredible skills on the smoker in the Mississippi Delta, Greenwood to be exact. The quality of the food he made was unparalleled and I couldn't get it out of my mind. But beyond his sheer talent, Uncle Leon had such a joy for cooking and, moreover, for sharing his amazing food with others. We lost Uncle Leon in October of 2012 and his passing has made me more conscious of not only my deep passion for barbecue, but also how many people I share this gift with. He was an amazing man and he still inspires us today. Thanks, "Big Lee"!

Reviewed By Heather F

Tried Big Lee’s today and everything was so delicious! I tried the “Kathy” which is his Mac & Cheese with shredded brisket and baked Gouda, the baked beans, and the baked potato salad....everything was so good. My fiancé had the ribs and they literally fell off the bone! Both teas were refreshing! Will be back!

2. Latinos Y Mas

2030 S Pine Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-8192 Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 26 +1 352-622-4777
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 704 reviews

Latinos Y Mas

Latinos y Mas is a Latin Fusion Restaurant. We serve authentic dishes from Cuba, Mexico and South America. Come and experience Latin Food at it's best

Reviewed By mas194a - Ocala, Florida

I am always looking for good Spanish and Mexican food here in Florida. Most of the restaurants that offer what they call Spanish or Mexican food actually offer Cuban style meals based on Spanish or Mexican themes. Not here!
GREAT Paeilla for sure. I love my Paeilla and Zarzuela. The offerings here are absolutely first rate. Others in our parties enjoyed the chicken and pork offerings as well. No one was disappointed in the size or taste of their meals.
Pricing seemed fair for the quality and service.
I would suggest you come early here. Once you hit 7:30pm folks are lined up like an amusement park. We always get there between 6 and 6:30 to get a good table.

3. Stella's Modern Pantry

20 SW Broadway St, Ocala, FL 34471-1137 Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Cafe, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner 352-622-3663
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 189 reviews

Stella's Modern Pantry

Reviewed By myhappyplacesbh - Florida

We had just a few hours in Ocala and found the perfect spot for lunch. We each had one of their great salads, a glass of wine and a sweet treat. The place is adorable. We found some of our favorite champagne to bring back home with us. Not only do they sell wine and beer to go they also have a whole store full of the cutest items. Great hostess gifts and kitchen items. This place should definitely be on your list next time you are in the area.

4. Amrit Palace Indian Restaurant

3415 SW College Rd, Ocala, FL 34474-4429 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 352-873-8500
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 516 reviews

Amrit Palace Indian Restaurant

Reviewed By drhines2016 - Roanoke, Virginia

Fabulous Indian and Pakistan food with excellent service. Loved the lechee martini. Cannot recommend the place enough. Will be going back often.

5. La Cuisine French Restaurant

48 SW 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-1102 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Dinner, Lunch SGD 25 - SGD 46 +1 352-433-2570
Excellent
70%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 367 reviews

La Cuisine French Restaurant

Looking for a romantic escape, a quiet spot for a business lunch or dinner, a cozy place for a friend or family reunion? Or simply craving hearty, quality food and dedicated service? Located at the heart of beautiful downtown Ocala, La Cuisine with its unique French bistro atmosphere, award-winning menu alongside world-class food, full liquor bar and extensive selection of wines, is worth a closer look! Our specialties include Escargots in Garlic Butter, Traditional French Onion Soup, Beef Bourguignon, Braised Pork Shank in Honey Sauce, Duck a l' Orange, Free Range Chicken, Ratatouille and our genuinely authentic Creme Brulee, to mention just a few!

Reviewed By Kate H - The Villages, Florida

Four of us had dinner at LaCuisine. Very nice wine list. The fish du jour, striped bass, was excellent. Our friends raved about their lamb chops. Perfect portions so we had room for delicious dessert. The owner introduced himself and asked how our meal was. It’s a 50 minute drive for us but we will eat there again.

6. La Hacienda Restaurant

4185 W Highway 40, Ocala, FL 34482-4095 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 352-512-0746
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 191 reviews

La Hacienda Restaurant

Reviewed By Gypsynhobbes - Ocala, Florida

Ordered two different plates from the combination platter menu. Very good quality, taste and price. Large portions. The atmosphere was ethnic with lots of things to buy in an attached little shop. The decor was impeccably hand-carved wood. It's probably one of the best mexican restaurants we have eaten at in Ocala and we'll definitely go back.

7. Mesa de Notte

2436 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470-6909 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 352-732-4737
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 255 reviews

Mesa de Notte

Reviewed By fuertes123 - Miami, Florida

Excellent food all the time with very good service. Its my #1 restuarant in Ocala. Visited a good number of times and consistency is there.

8. Braised Onion Restaurant

754 NE 25th Ave, Ocala, FL 34470-6318 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 352-620-9255
Excellent
67%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 629 reviews

Braised Onion Restaurant

Reviewed By Alicja C - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Started with hostess opening door and greeted, being seated almost immediately. Coming on Saturday afternoon. Trevor our waiter was attentive, knowing the menu very well. He recommended the entire menu but he narrowed down dishes to my taste for this was my first visit. I decided on Short Ribs with Linguini in a cremini mushroom sauce topped off with hreen onions, also ordered quiche of the day, brie bacon spinach and red onion. OMG, both of these dishes had so much flavor that just danced in your mouth. Very flavorful. Definitely 5 stars!

9. Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille

24 SE 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-2152 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 352-840-0900
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille

Thank you for visiting Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille! A distinctively different menu, the food of Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille captures the essence of a city not only known worldwide as the birthplace of Jazz but also the birthplace of a unique style of cooking. We've taken the best of Cajun, Creole and Southern flavors infused with a current day twist to create some of our most popular dishes like Shrimp and Scallop Orleans, Grilled Chicken Baton Rouge, Crab Crusted Blackened Red Fish, Bourbon Street Salmon and French Quarter Beef Tenderloin to name a few.

Reviewed By Hanabanna23 - Miami, Florida

Went here to dine with friends. We had to wait for around 10 minutes. Seems that this place is popular. Ordered fried green tomatoes, crab appetizer, calamari, baked shrimp, rice jambalaya, two more fish dishes and some drinks. Food was good but not outstanding. Prices were reasonable and service was quick.

10. Blue Highway Pizzeria

2130 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470-6915 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 9 - SGD 24 +1 352-629-5555
Excellent
62%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 233 reviews

Blue Highway Pizzeria

Blue Highway is a a casual, family-friendly neighborhood restaurant specializing in traditional Neapolitan style pizza and calazones. Small plates, salads, paninis, sandwiches, pastas and desserts are served. A good selection of local craft beer and wine is also available. We take great pride in our culinary culture; serving the highest quality fresh, local, organic (when possible), and expertly prepared food, served with love.

Reviewed By HoopFL - Silver Springs, Florida

Blue Highway is a very special place. A very eclectic selection on the menu. Very fresh ingredients and a perfect palate of flavors. I had The Highway panini with salad. It was perfectly prepared. Service was friendly and responsive. A great place to relax and enjoy your meal.

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