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“Another "almost"” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Mark's Prime Steakhouse and Seafood

Mark's Prime Steakhouse and Seafood
30 S Magnolia Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-1151
352-402-0097
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Ranked #12 of 353 Restaurants in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Broadway
Description: A elegant steakhouse with outdoor dining. Tableclothes, candle lite dining,Prime beef and fresh seafood. Over 1000 bottles of wine, and a large premuim bar with a wide selection of bevarages.
Ocala, FL
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Another "almost"”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The restaurant business is a tough one. Requires a good balance between quality of food, pricing and service. And here is another one that 'almost' makes it - food is pretty good, a little pricey and the service was atrocious. Well, that along with refrigerated Cabernet.
We visited on a busy Friday evening, prior to 6 PM for their appetizer and drink happy hour.

It took forever to get menus, like over ten minutes.One order did not make it to the kitchen until after we inquired when it did not come out with the others. Another never made it to the kitchen so we went without. And I had to ask twice for a salt shaker.

This would be bad service at Denny's but at a place that is trying to compete as one of the premier restaurants in Ocala, I find it totally inexcusable. Will probably not return - "almost" is not good enough for us at those prices.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Boca Raton, Florida
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714 reviews
516 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
“Superb Meat, Perfectly Cooked, Nice Ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

As good as it gets anyplace with a steakhouse. In Ocala, the capital city of Florida's horse and cattle ranch country, you would expect an outstanding steakhouse. Although you don't always get what you expect, Mark's Prime Steakhouse and Seafood is truly outstanding. They offer a complete menu, but they do specialize in steak and seafood. They provide a wide choices of steaks and ways they prepare it. All meat is aged and superbly choice. My steak was perfection in the meat and preparation, plus very creative, with a crab meat topping and light bluecheese taste. Although it sounds unusual, it was a pleasant matching with the meat, which complemented, but did not overwhelm the steak. Wine list extensive, but includes good, moderately priced wines. My only quibble of the evening is that the waiter's recommended dessert of chocolate cake turned out to be finished. In a restaurant the quality of Mark's, they should not have run out, and if they did, the waiter should have known that, and not recommended it. Still, an outstanding meal.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis
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127 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A Very Good Steakhouse”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Indoor and outdoor seating. Indoor seating is as I would expect at a steakhouse - tables, booths, wood, leather. The acoustics were a little loud. We started in the bar where the bartender was polite, attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. They are really well-stocked with spirits...about anything you could imagine. Didn't check on their beers. We went into the main dining room for dinner. Prices are in line with other steakhouses I've been to. I had the tenderloin tips with a brandy peppercorn sauce and mashed potatoes. The tenderloin tips had a nice crunch from the sear on the outside and were tender in the middle. The sauce was excellent. I shared an oder of the roasted corn with peppers, onions and bacon. It was AMAZING. My parents ordered a New York Strip and a Petite Filet; I tried some of each. The strip steak was nicely marbled, tender (as strips steaks go), and well-seasoned. It did come out cooked a little beyond the medium-rare that was ordered. The filet was buttery-tender and delicious. Wine prices were also in line with other steakhouses, and they had a good selection of reds by the bottle or glass. Our server was fine - but not memorable. I would go back for another steak!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tallahassee, Florida
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great steak, awesome service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Went in with 6 colleagues. All steaks prepared perfectly. Drinks were a great pour. We sat outside and the weather was perfect. Everyone loved there meal.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Providence, Rhode Island
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298 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Nice steak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This place has ample inside and outside seating. The food was very good, not great but very good, although I thought it was a bit overpriced for the quality of the food. Adam was a great server and did a great job with recommending what to try. Overall, I probably won't go back

Visited September 2013
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