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Tavern on the Square

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$10 - $37
Bar, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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meals, features


Grilled Naan
+ spiced Hummus, garlic oil and shaved Parmesan.
House Salad
+ Baby spinach, English cucumber, tomato, strawberries, candied walnuts + Balsamic.
Grilled romaine hearts
with Caramelized shallots, grape tomato + Aged Parmesan crostini.
Lobster bisque
+ crème fresh and Siracha
Seared scallop risotto
+ Saffron
Chicken Strips
Chipotle blood orange
Add smoked Gouda cheese sauce and chopped bacon $2.00
Parmesan truffle fries
+ Roasted garlic ketchup.
Gouda “Chimi” sliders
+ Seasoned fries
Lobster Mac and Cheese
+ with smoked Gouda and truffle.
Pesto Bang Shrimp
with seasoned fries and Thai chili glaze.
Grilled Shrimp
+ Spicy roasted garlic and wasabi cocktail sauce.
Tuna sashimi
with shallot, sundried tomato, fresh avocado, fennel + Thai chili
Arugula Pesto
With​ goat cheese balsamic glazed portabella
Lump Crab cakes
+ Basil pesto and grilled lemon + spicy aioli.
Prosciutto and Buffalo Mozzarella
+ white truffle and Basil
Salmon cakes
+ rock shrimp and garlic Siracha aioli.
Warm Prosciutto + Fig
with caramelized shallots and Gorgonzola
Calamari Frito
+ Basil pesto and Thai chili glaze.
Served with truffle whipped potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetables
Chilean Salmon
+ seared sea scallops, baby spinach and Saffron Tomato broth.
Stuffed Lobster tail
+ Lump Crab and Seared sea scallops + basil wine sauce.
Chilean Sea bass
+ Saffron risotto, Tomato shallot bruschetta, and Blood orange reduction.
Herb Roasted Chicken
+ Black tiger shrimp and Chablis mint sauce
Filet Mignon
+ Roasted shallots, grilled eggplant + Chianti butter sauce.
Gypsy Lamb chops
Char grilled + Citrus apricot and mint glace.
Char grilled Veal Chop
+​ Arugula pesto + herb butter and white truffle demi-glace.
Tiramisu + Kahlua shot
Chocolate mousse tort + Spiked honey
Key Lime Tort with Raspberry Sauce
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

According to the reviews posted and the menu shown, our group of 6 was excited to dine at Tavern on the Square. That was the only excitement we had. When we arrived for our reservation at 7:30 on a Saturday evening only 2 other tables...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Carol S
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

We decided to do a family dinner the day before graduation to avoid the business the day of graduation. What a great selection with great food and excellent service. A nice and comfy area for a family get together.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank DJJJp
TavernontheSquare, Manager at Tavern on the Square, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2018

Thanks so much for the thoughtful review. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed February 21, 2018

This was my first time to this restaurant. It is a unique building and the owner met us at the door. Our server was very pleasant. Drinks came quickly but appetizers took much longer. Our meals while worth the wait, took too long from the...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Patricia G
TavernontheSquare, Manager at Tavern on the Square, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018

Thanks for the thoughtful review. We have been diligent on improving our service and hope to see you again soon. :)

Reviewed January 1, 2018

Unfortunately Tavern on the Square in Ocala is still a poorly run operation. Bad service and very long wait times for food. Then they misplaced my credit card and had to cancel it. Very weird. A hard end for 2017. I wish them good luck...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank korfel
TavernontheSquare, Manager at Tavern on the Square, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018

Thanks for your feedback. We have been working to improve our operations and hope that you would come back to see us soon.

Reviewed December 29, 2017

I made the reservation online, and didn’t get a reply but didn’t think much of it. The atmosphere is very nice, the owner greeted us at the door, introduced the waitress, all warm and inviting. It was 7:00pm, but only a few other tables were...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank stinesinfl
Reviewed December 7, 2017

Downtown charm with modern flair. The I interior is a tasteful blend of uptodate fixtures with historic bones. The atmosphere is inviting. The Brunch selection I ordered was a tasty quesadilla. The service was great, even the Chef came to our table to to make...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank JoanS890
Reviewed November 5, 2017

This is an up and coming new dinning location in Ocala. We tried them for lunch' on a Saturday afternoon. The decor is delightfully classic and comfortable. The menu make for a great read with many excellent chooses. We had the Lobster bisque, and crab...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Mark S
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

We were downtown and decided to drop in for an early dinner at 4:30. Upon entering, the place was empty. It was a nice setting, modern, with booths. I asked for a drinks menu but there was none. I asked for a mixed drink and...More

Date of visit: October 2017
2  Thank Auntieknowsbest
Reviewed August 24, 2017

We dropped in for brunch after church on 8-20-2017. What a great decision! We were greeted warmly and shown to a nice banquette. The server was friendly, courteous and professional. After taking our drink orders(excellent mimosas) he presented menus and gave us plenty of time...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank edandmary2016
Reviewed August 12, 2017

A bit of casual sophistication has come to downtown Ocala! Not only was our meal incredible, the service and ambience of Tavern on the Square was amazing. One of the items highlighted on the windows of Tavern on the Square is martinis. Although I am...More

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank RVing_Bikers2
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