Ovation Bistro and Bar

Ovation Bistro and Bar

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Hours
Sun
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Mon
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Sat
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travelers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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About
Ovation Bistro & Bar serves delicious, home cooked barbecue and more in Davenport, FL. Our restaurant is family owned and operated and is ready to serve your family! Ovation Bistro & Bar is the perfect place for a family outing or a place to bring your friends, kick back and have a good time. We serve mouthwatering ribs, chicken, smoked meats, seasonal drinks, cocktails and more! Join us and relax in a warm, casual environment. Our wait staff is very friendly and will make your dining experience enjoyable from start to finish.
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, 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, Table Service
Top 3 reasons to eat here
Sponsored by: Ovation Bistro and Bar
1. Prime Rib Thursdays!
"We had a great meal here! Food was brilliant & service was even better"
5.0 of 5 bubblesjen1234562015
2. Tuesday's 4 Course meals, $15!
"visited two evenings in a row. Fabulous food and friendly staff."
5.0 of 5 bubblesMary Ann B
3. Wine Wednesday are the best!
"Paired well with wines it was a great meal to end the week on."
5.0 of 5 bubblesJSteven5150
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,571 reviews
Excellent
1,113
Very good
279
Average
101
Poor
42
Terrible
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

vnmystr
Salt Lake City96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Favorite Review
Jul 2023 family
We chose the Ovation Bistro for a large family gathering, due to their excellent reviews and the availability of a private dining room. They required a minimum food/beverage purchase to reserve the room, but this was easily achievable with our group of 22. Cocktails were superb. The menu was large, with numerous options for everyone's varied taste. Food quality was terrific, especially the smoked meats, steaks and seafood. Our service was a little slow, and we felt that more than one server should have been assigned to a group of our size, but the server was a good sport and did the best he could.
Written July 20, 2023
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Mark
Boston104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
Our hopes may have been a bit too high, given the reviews we've seen, but we still really enjoyed this reasonably priced meal, in an area full of undistinguished dining options. Our server wasn't great (served drinks in wrong order, and apparently didn't understand exactly how their mobile credit card processor worked), but he was a nice guy and we liked our steak and flat breads. Would come again.
Written March 15, 2020
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joelr231
Thank you for your visit. We hope to knock it our of the park next time you visit! See you again soon. -Team Ovation
Written April 2, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Suzanne S
Nashville115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 couples
We drove there several times and it was a packed house. Decided to try one more time and go about 4:15. Food was good. I had 1 fish taco and 2 chicken tacos with Brussel sprouts as my side. My husband had a burger and sweet potato fries. The fish taco was very good. I wasn’t as much a fan of the smoked chicken as I thought I would be. The brussel sprouts were crisp and tossed in a wonderful ginger teriyaki type sauce. Very nice flavor combo. The hamburger was ok. The sweet potato fries tasted like they were covered in salt. Not a fan. We had a pina colada. It was just ok. My husband had gentleman jack and coke. He said his was good but when we got the bill his drinks were $10.99 each. We understand it is a premium liquor but you do the math. They buy wholesale. We buy Store price $45. You get approx 25 oz to a bottle. $11 a drink is a bit much. There profit is high! Please try the restaurant for yourself. It is a crowd pleaser. Just not our cup of tea for the price.
Written March 3, 2020
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joelr231
Suzanne, Thanks for your visit. We’re happy to have served you. -Team Ovation
Written April 2, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Fred K
Okawville46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
I tend not to review places that I can't give a 4 or 5 star review. With all the other reviews and the hype around the neighborhood, I was looking forward to trying Ovation. In fact twice I tried to go there and could not find a place to park so I went elsewhere. On my third try, I was able to taste their fare. Hamburgers are 1/2 pound (which is pretty much too large for me to eat alone). The steaks are all seasoned with their spicy seasoning. I am extremely sensitive to pepper therefore the steaks were off the menu. You can see where this is going. I settled on the brisket. Most of the places around here will serve it lean or at least ask first. It was very fatty (what they call moist in central Florida). I do not like eating fat. (Bacon being the exception but there the fat is crispy). The garlic mashed potatoes were almost mashed with some garlic cloves in the potatoes. They were dry and chunky. If you like your potatoes that way you would give them more than 3 stars. If I did not like the food, why the 3 stars? The other patrons seemed to be loving it. The servers were attentive and interacted with the tables well. The Caesar Salad was very good and fresh. (you will need to chop it into bite sized pieces to eat it, but that is why the lettuce is so crisp and good.). I will try again when I can try their Prime Rib. The Spicing of food one way is not something I like in any restaurant. To only serve things the way you want seems to forget the customer's preferences.
Written February 11, 2020
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joelr231
Hi Fred, Thanks for your honest review. We did want to let you know that we can lightly season anything with our seasoning blend or just put salt or nothing on meats and in other dishes. How you like it is how we want to serve it to you. Please let us know on your next visit so we can make it just right! You can of course always ask for lean brisket as well! Again just let us know! -Team Ovation
Written February 29, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

xangotraveler
Lake Alfred203 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
for years we have gone by ones. finally went last night. Arrived before 5 pm. parking is a major issue zero parking in front so we had to go around to back and walk around to entrance this would be scary at night the little room off to the side was nicer and quieter than main one. we wont be back the manager andsever were great the garlic mashed potatoes tasted as it was made with potato flakes zero butter and milk. it tasted like watered down flakes only so i figured this place is not a fit for me. the brisket was dried and it tasted like it has been reheated too many times the ribs came from a small animal and the sauce was good but ribs were hard to taste meat
Written March 7, 2020
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joelr231
Thanks for your visit. We’re happy that the manager and your server was great. Please allow us to reassure you that our mash potatoes are fresh and not powdered. We’re sorry that they weren’t good. We are always happy to fix any issue. Just let us know. We do hope that you’ll give us another chance to wow you! -Team Ovation
Written April 2, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

yowimp
Carleton Place930 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Arrived about 6:30 PM on Presidents' Day. Less than 10 minute wait for table for 2. Very good waiter. Ovation amber draught a good choice for beer. My wife had the blackened talapia and I had Mahi Mahi both with salad and potato. We ordered garlic mashed potatoes but they were making up a new batch and waiter subsituted baked rather than keep us waiting.
Written February 18, 2020
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joelr231
Thanks for coming to Ovation.
Written February 29, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paul C
Fenton16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
A menu that offers hope but under delivers on quality is my first impression. The pasta selections are just okay. The wait staff hyped the seafood pasta with their proprietary "ofredo" sauce. If' supposed to be a blend of their alfredo and marinara...but...it adds nothing to what otherwise was a pretty good seafood pasta with lobster and shrimp. Maybe it's just my taste but it didn't meet my expectations after the "hype." Service was above average and the wait staff assisted each other so that all main entrees were served simultaneously whis is always a nice touch. .
Written February 12, 2020
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joelr231
Paul, Thanks for your visit! We’re so happy that everything was great. We do hope you’ll come back again and see us! -Team Ovation
Written February 29, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Adrianne A
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 none
tried call a order in because I had a special request, phone prompts you to press 3 for call in, then while waiting it says only takes online. OK go online, no kids menu online, OK order 9, 6, 5, 3 year old full orders. Website says 20 minutes, we arrived about 30 minutes from order time, wait about 5 minutes no one comes out 2 cars ahead of us waiting, call in and say hey we are out here they say oh we are backed up in the kitchen, we will check on it, 5 minutes later car in front of us leaves, 1 car still ahead of us, our food comes out STONE cold. If the kitchen was backed up the food we be HOT, 2 items were pulled off because they were out, rest of order not right as far as simple instruction like NO onion etc. Called them to let them know we got bad cold food, manager offered to remake our meal on a different day comped, told him no thank you! if you cannot take online orders do not take them plain and simple,,,WORSE experience ever for a bill close to 300 dollars added a 18% tip for someone to bring to car that was it, no service other then that, RIPOFF do not go!
Written June 12, 2021
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Jessi0709
We apologize about your experience. We would still be happy to fix this issue in the future. We do hope that you’ll give us another try. -Team Ovation
Written July 4, 2021
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DebbieT
Davenport531 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 couples
Very very tasty beef, they really do it right here. Chicken was meh. Dry and not much flavor. Portions were plentiful. Service was excellent even though the place quickly filled. Only point of contention is wonky pricing on the menu. Someone thought they were being cute by putting 14.9 on the menu, then charging you 14.99. Doesn’t seem like a big deal but it was enough to leave a poor taste in our mouths as we left despite the great beef brisket. Just tell me the price-dont be cute about it.
Written March 7, 2020
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joelr231
Hi Debbie, Thanks for your visit, we’re happy that the food was good. Thanks for your tip regarding our pricing, it’s something to consider and we appreciate you pointing it out. -Team Ovation
Written April 2, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Onwednesday W
Orlando5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
I ventured out to visit the original @ovationbistrobar in Davenport FL. I have to say we really enjoyed our visit. The ambience is a very relaxing dark atmosphere with the smell of smoked meat waffling through the dining room your whole stay. This alone makes me give the Ambience rating a 9. The only thing I would update is the chairs. They get a little uncomfortable after a bit. Now our server Carly was out of the world. So personable and caring about our experience. You could tell she has a unbelievable love for what she does. Plus a great product knowledge to top it off. One thing that stood out to me was when we ordered the brussel sprouts ( get these you will thank me later) she noticed the first batch was over cooked. Had them scrapped and a fresh one made. I am giving her a perfect 10 which is something I very rarely do in the service world. The wings themselves were on the med side but that doesn't matter because you get a pound for $10.99. This gives the cost per wing at about 1.35. So i give this a 7.5 category. Now onto the wings themselves. You can get then smoked or crispy. I tried both but myself got crispy. The smoked work well with the medium sauce and hot sauce. Plus it literally feel off the bone. The crispy was more l like a breaded fried chicken style. It absorbs the medium sauce right up. I dipped in hot as well. At first the crispy version i wasn't fond of ,but over time it really grew on me. To at the end I wanted more. Now the sauces are your basic mild, medium, or hot, and that's it. This what lowered this area down a bit for me. You are a smoke house and you have your own bbq sauces. Explore more in this category. The asian sauce from the brussel sprouts will be wonderful on wings. Now the blue was good and you could tell it was made in house, and tasted good. Just was missing the bigger chunks. For this category I would give a 8.5. This brings the overall score for Ovation Bistro & Bar of 8.75.
Written September 4, 2021
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Jessi0709
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy that you had a great time at Ovation. We hope that you’ll return again soon. -Team Ovation
Written September 6, 2021
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Jennifer E
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 family
This restaurant has always been my favorite and after my visit on Tuesday 7/27 to celebrate my birthday, I am sad to say we will not be back again. The medium cooked filet was not a filet..looks like it but no way tasted like one. It was chewy and not flavorful. Others at the table had chicken and steak combo and the chicken was so dry and steak was chewy. My favorite dish which is the lamb shank was not available and server said has not been available for 6 months. The service has always been on point but tonight it was totally OFF. After food was served, he did not check on us after dinner. I wanted to speak with a manager to just let them know how disappointed we all were with our entrees but my husband said it wasn't worth our time. I have been a server for 21 years and I would have wanted to know from my guest. The picture below is of my personal plate. I added shrimp and even that was cold and no flavor.
Written July 29, 2021
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joelr231
That is very unfortunate that this happened to you, we are so sorry, please give us a chance to make it right with you and your family. You wont be disappointed, when you are able, please email us at info@ovationbistro.com, we want to ensure that we continue to earn your business and that you are happy with the Ovation Bistro & Bar, we know we cant do it without and we truly appreciate your business and patronage. -Team Ovation
Written August 21, 2021
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SALLY P
10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Any time tht you are in a large party service is alwways a concern. Not here. The service wa great and mot of the food was very good. The Buffalo Chicken di and fried pickles were good. 3 of us ordered the 10 oz rib eye and were very dissapponted when it arrived. It was as thin as a slab of beef liver. Other had salmon, fish tacos, filet migno and eveyone liked theirs. I just ordered the wrong item.
Written February 17, 2020
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joelr231
Sally, Thanks for your visit. We’re so sorry about the disappointment about your ribeyes. We do hope that we were able to remedy the situation as we always want our guests to leave full and happy. We would love to see you again next time you’re in the area. -Team Ovation
Written February 29, 2020
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TravellerNeilFromUK
Oulton Broad161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
Ate here after reading good reviews. Was not disappointed even with the 30mins wait for a table. Joseph our waiter was excellent, catering for a vegan on our table with no obvious choices from the menu, Pasta and vegetables cooked to order. I had the lamb and the missus had the steak and ribs. Both were really good, but the ribs were... oh, they were brilliant! Definately worth the #1 position for the area and we will come back!
Written February 8, 2020
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joelr231
You’re too kind! Thanks so much. We’re so happy that you found us and decided to give us a try. Please join us again if you can this trip. If not. We look forward to serving you again next time you come to the area. -Team Ovation
Written February 29, 2020
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Mike N
Beaumont282 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
With all the COVID-19 craziness and restaurant closures Ovations remains open for takeout curbside pickup, plus they deliver also. They have some great specials and deals now for pickup & delivery. Owners Joel & Fernando are great and will always stop by out table to say hello and make sure everything is ok. The staff are very attentive and always friendly. We have been coming to Ovations for years since they opened and the food and service have always been excellent. They have grown to add tow additional locations in Winter Haven and Lakeland. I highly recommend Ovations.
Written March 28, 2020
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joelr231
Thanks so much Mike! We’re so happy to be open at this time for our friends in the area. We look forward to serving the community inside again soon.
Written April 2, 2020
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Gary D
Westminster49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 family
We were looking for a new place (for us) that we could find good food at good prices, with a good draft beer selection that we could take the dogs along. We saw that this place was #1 of 88 in Davenport on Trip Advisor so we gave it a try. We were not disappointed in any way. You can normally judge a meal by the sides they provide. If they take care with sides then entrées normally do not disappoint. The garden salad was a good size with lots of fresh produce. The quality of the tomatoes used is always a clue along with an ample amount of onions and cheese along with crisp lettuce. The baked sweet potato with butter and cinnamon was nice. The side selection was extensive as well. The freshly smoked brisket and ribs were juicy and tasty as advertised. The barbecue sauce selection was great. The 23 oz beers was a nice bonus too and the selection, while not huge, contained options of several tastes and styles beyond the old standbys. Our server, Alex, was terrific - attentive but not overly frequent in her visits, it was just the right amount of care and friendliness. And the meal concluded with a very nice visit from the owner Joel, who sincerely shared his appreciation and good conversation. The outside area is great and it gets an A+ from me for being truly pet friendly - and not just dog tolerant, but truly friendly. I highly recommend a visit.
Written May 7, 2021
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Jessi0709
Thank you so much! We’re so happy that you found us! We would love to be your go to spot in Davenport. We hope you’ll come back with your pooch soon! -Team Ovation
Written June 6, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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