The Beach Ocala
The Beach Ocala
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  • Sas_livn3
    Macon, Georgia64 contributions
    Great Outdoor Dining/Bar
    We stopped in unexpectedly and turned out to be a fun full -flavored outdoor eating/drinking experience! The staff was super friendly, helpful and prompt. There was plenty of outdoor seating styled like a beach front restaurant. We had the Sauvignon Blanc which was light, cool and fresh served in clear disposable cups. We also tried a watermelon crush which was a sweet pink drink iced down with a few pieces of fresh watermelon, fruity and refreshing ! It reminded me of cotton candy.) You can walk up to the window and place your order and sit outside without even entering the building. I ordered the roast beef sandwich and sweet potato fries. Nothing was greasy and the flavors and quality were very good! Lastly, the tables are huge so if you need to social distance even at your table, you probably can.
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 17, 2020
  • Reina G
    Old Town, Florida37 contributions
    Late lunch
    I have driven by this location several times and never stopped. Today was different. Since it was in the afternoon, and noticed a car in the lot, we chose to stop. This restaurant is a beach type atmosphere, right off of US27 just west of Ocala. Besides the restaurant they have a food truck, where they prepare their own beef. Their specialties are their panin sandwiches which are served with your choice of chips, fries or onion rings. They also have daily specials. They have a full bar accessible either from the outside porch or inside. Pool tables are available and they maintain the 'beach' motif throughout. Since my friend is a smoker, we sat outside in the porch area. Even though the restaurant was not crowded, the bartender was attentive and courteous. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
    Written June 14, 2016
  • MMSATX
    115 contributions
    Good food, good service, no frills bar and grill
    They prepare and cook their own meats, so try a french dip or BBQ plate. Their tuna is also very good. Service is prompt with a smile. This is much more of a local place than a trendy tourist location.
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 26, 2016
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brewer
2 contributions
May 2021
I have been coming to this place on and off since in opened many years ago. So very sad to write this review. The manager / owner has no idea what that means. He is more interested in B/S with people then taking care of customers. The final straw was our last visit. The past three times in one of us ordered the same thing and all three times he got it wrong. When confronted about it he first said well this is the special. When I said but this isn't what was ordered. When asked if he could replace he said well is was because the cook read it wrong and they are so busy. And walked off shaking his head and waving his hand above his head. We always enjoyed coming there because it was close to my home and enjoy the girl. And want to support them and a local business. And after the first few encounters with him feel we may never go back. Again I blame none of the girls because they try their best but have no true leader just a young boy that was given this so he uses this place as a play grow not a business. I have been in the service business 50 years 33 of it in same business here in Ocala. So I do understand how a service business is run. I hope by writing this this he opens his eye's and sees he needs to change his thinking. I am sure he is a good young man but just need awake up. I wish him the best in the future.
Written May 21, 2021
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Angela Harris
Ocala, FL3 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
I had lunch Friday it was ok, so I thought I would return with my husband on Saturday I walked in paper and food on the floor and dogs inside the building I knew they were pet friendly but I thought for the outside and the dog owner let his dog come over to the bar where I was sitting the dog was so close I couldfeel his nose. We sat at the bar, we ordered drinks and we were given a menu we sat for 20 minutes ready to order another round of drinks and order food and no asked or offered to take our order so I asked Katie to just give us some nachos and she snapped at me. I'm remembering when we first entered the place I said hello to Katie and I said we're back and she gave me attitude at the door my husband even noticed it. I brushed it off thinking she's having a bad evening. I don't think black people are welcomed at this establishment.
Written April 18, 2021
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Jmo821
46 contributions
Mar 2021
I brought friends to The Beach after seeing ads on Facebook.

It looks nothing like the pictures, it should be called the “watering hole”. It’s a restaurant with a deck that over looks a retention pond. There is outside sitting with room for more tables.

In general the place was dirty and can afford a good pressure washing. They had a window that was full of dead moths.

Service was super slow. We ordered the kids meals first and they were last to receive. Jessie was our server and he was the nicest team member there, can’t say that for his colleagues.

Written March 28, 2021
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Footprints196358
2 contributions
Nov 2020
The food was nearly inedible. Nachos consisted of what appeared to be a half bag of Tostitos dumped on a tin pan, half a jar of Pace Picante Sauce dumped on that, a spoonful of sour cream, a few black olives and jalapenos and some gross cheese that may have been melted at one time but cold by time it got to our table. 2 Panini sandwiches, one a French dip and one a Cuban, that were both cool to cold in the middle , an overcooked dried out burger with fries that were cold and in a pool of grease. Without a doubt, in the top 5 of worst restaurant experiences in my life. Will never return.
Written November 23, 2020
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Sas_livn3
Macon, GA64 contributions
May 2020 • Friends
We stopped in unexpectedly and turned out to be a fun full -flavored outdoor eating/drinking experience! The staff was super friendly, helpful and prompt. There was plenty of outdoor seating styled like a beach front restaurant. We had the Sauvignon Blanc which was light, cool and fresh served in clear disposable cups. We also tried a watermelon crush which was a sweet pink drink iced down with a few pieces of fresh watermelon, fruity and refreshing ! It reminded me of cotton candy.) You can walk up to the window and place your order and sit outside without even entering the building.

I ordered the roast beef sandwich and sweet potato fries. Nothing was greasy and the flavors and quality were very good!

Lastly, the tables are huge so if you need to social distance even at your table, you probably can.
Written May 17, 2020
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865merrym
26 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
I believe they did an excellent job managing a very large crowd. I enjoyed the DJ and his music and the fact they didn’t raise their drink prices for the holiday. They definitely had plenty of security! I felt safe.
Written January 8, 2020
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Janet S
Fruitland Park, FL124 contributions
Feb 2019
By far best hamburger and fires anywhere around this area. Fries are hand cut and the best I have had anywhere. With only one visit I can say a thing wrong, but can't recall other menu items either. It's a 30-mile drive for us and worth every minute of it.
Written May 7, 2019
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amc8388
New York City, NY8 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Very cute beach-themed restaurant/bar with a good-sized menu and friendly staff. The fries are delicious. Great place to sit outside and enjoy the weather (as long as it's not too hot!).
Written April 7, 2019
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Jackin614
108 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Had dinner at the bar, and it was super! The Monster Nachos is ginormous, we hardly made a dent even as good as it is. Great wings and smoked pork sliders were great! We’ll be back and highly recommend, especially for groups.
Written February 12, 2019
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island138
Boston, MA212 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
There isn't too much out this way so we go to The Beach...alot. Everyone always likes it, friends, parents, kids etc. Not fine dining but great apps and sandwiches. The homemade chicken salad on croissant is amazing, especially for the price. They will give you a double or single and use a short or tall glass for your drinks. Service a fast and friendly. Lots of $5 specials. Owner is always making sure everything goes right. Indoor and outdoor seating plus pool tables and fun bar scene at night.
Written January 16, 2019
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