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“Food quality slipping” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bonefish Grill

Bonefish Grill
4701 SW College Rd, Ste 101, Ocala, FL 34474-4739
352-873-3846
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Ranked #31 of 377 Restaurants in Ocala
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Ocala, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Food quality slipping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This was my third visit to Bonefish Grill over the past 12 months. This gives me a good perspective on the consistency of food quality and service. The friendliness and attentiveness of the waitstaff is still consistently excellent. The food quality is slipping a bit. The fish in my fish and chips basket was soggy and not completely fried to crispiness. This to me is an indication of the frenetic pace of the kitchen staff to get the food out quickly, or too quickly in my case. On the opposite end of the spectrum, my partner's grilled scallops and shrimp were overdone on the shrimp. We have never experienced inconsistency in our food preparedness and quality until our last visit. I have always considered Bonefish Grill a slightly elevated version of Red Lobster for snobs. Now that their food quality has slipped to the level of Red Lobster, I'll save a few bucks next time and visit Red Lobster.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ocala, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great dining experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We dine here regularly. Best darn seafood in the area. Great service, pleasant ambiance. Unfortunately the dining room can be noisy when it is full.

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Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Good food, fun atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Had dinner here on a Saturday night without reservations...they seated us anyway. We were meeting people who were a bit late, so wound up occupying the table for about two hours without being harrassed to "move along." The food was good (salmon salad, trout, Bang Bang Shrimp and chicken entrees) and the service was great. Location is back off the main road, so first timers might have difficulty finding it, but it's worth the look.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Merritt Island, Florida
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30 restaurant reviews
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“best seafood in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

always dependable chain; this location is amazing; staff is as friendly as they get and the food is always perfect; I eat here every trip to Ocala

Visited October 2013
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great food!!!!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Was in town for a meeting and we all wanted to eat there. Absolutely love eating there. The bang bang shrimp was excellent, and my ahi tuna was to die for!!! Always very consistent and great food. Service was outstanding!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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