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#2 of 12 Bar in Oviedo


$10 - $20
Barbecue, American, Brew Pub, Bar
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed February 22, 2022

When in Rome....well when at Black Hammock after viewing alligators in the wild it's only fitting to try a taste of Alligator. We ordered a half pound of Gatorlicious bites ~ half cajun and half Florida flavor. The bites came out golden brown and as...tender a you can find alligator. The accompanying honey mustard sauce made it even more flavorful. We also tried the bangin shrimp, catfish nuggets, and the corn fritters ~ all equally delicious as were my Mahi Tacos. To top this meal off we added their 2 for 1 margarita special....several times. The entire experience was made very pleasant by our server Samantha. Definitely a must stop when you're looking for an out of the way place with atmosphere.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed January 27, 2022 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on a Thursday. Pretty quiet, but a very out going waitress who was on it! Beers up quick, recommend some choices she likes. Fish tacos were very good! Bbq pulled pork also very good. Would go back. Looks like a fun...place in season!More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed October 9, 2021 via mobile

We sat in an open dining room and there was one other table in the adjacent dining room. We were a party of 4 adults and 2 children. We ordered dinner and waited for an hour for our food. Half of the food was room...temperature and the other half of the food was hot. One of the children’s meal wasn’t fixed correctly. We asked to have it made correctly. We ate and continued to wait another 45 minutes for the dinner to be fixed correctly. We paid for the ticket. After an hour we left without the meal. No apologies from the manager. We will not return. They were more interested in getting food to the people going on the airboat rides.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed August 8, 2021 via mobile

So we finally decided to try this place after reading the four star reviews. Total disappointment and won’t be back. For starters we purposefully arrive just after 1pm to avoid lunch crowds. The restaurant was at about 35-40 percent capacity (so not even half full)....We were told before being seated that food would take 30-40 minutes. The place was also not clean, tables had not been bussed and it smelled like an old house. After being seated and waiting for 10 minutes our drink order were finally taken. At this point the restaurant was down to about 20 percent capacity (so not busy). We ordered. My wife got catfish and I got fish and chips. It took about 25 minute to get our food. We ordered an appetizer which our waitress forgot to put in. When our food arrived my wife’s was done perfect, my fish was pretty black (almost brunt) and way over done. Neither of us got our salads either. The fish was super salty and so for $41 we got two sodas, French fries and way to salty fish. A pitiful experience and sad as we had heard some good things. With all the choices in good places to eat, we won’t give This another chance. Sadly disappointed.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed April 27, 2021

This is a great place to view alligators, have a beverage, and enjoy the locals. We met friends here, and took lots of pictures of alligators in the lake.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 18, 2021 via mobile

Great afternoon snack and drinks. Enjoyed seeing Ryan at the bar. His mint juleps are amazing! Sat in the deck and enjoyed corn fritters and the view. Palm trees swaying, beautiful lake and gators swimming by. Everyone seemed to be really enjoying themselves. Will be...back.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 28, 2021

The Gator Bites were good. Got the 2-4-1 margaritas, tasty but too much ice. The waitress was friendly and efficient

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 7, 2021 via mobile

My wife and I stopped by for lunch recently and were very disappointed. They advertise their gator bites are the best around but we didn't get any of those; we got a basket of bread crumbs. The pieces of gator were so small and pretty...much all fried batter. We ate some of the fried batter and left. The worst gator bites I ever had.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed February 6, 2021 via mobile

Great time in a different kind of restaurant surrounded by wild nature Blacken Mahi Mahi was delicious

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed February 1, 2021

Lots of confusion with servers. Soup was cold. Hot food ended being good. 20 minutes to get waited in, 30-40 for our food, 20 minutes to get our cc back then the bill was wrong. Another 15 minutes to get the card back again.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed June 22, 2020

On Father's Day, I took both my father's here to have dinner. Our service went right down the hill after our drink order. We ordered four appetizers which three were hot and one was cold shrimp. We waited at least 25 minutes for 3 of...our appetizers. The hot ones came out first. Still no cold shrimp. Then I had to ask for silverware, drinks and napkins. Which she only brought out a set of four when we had five people in our party. We were still waiting another 12 minutes for cold shrimp. And at that point I had to find our waitress for our last appetizer. When I did find her, she was busy putting tips in the register as my cold shrimp was getting hot in the window under warmer. Cecilia then brought it out steaming hot with no ice and Never once came out to ask us how it was. 20 minutes late our main course came. Cecilia brought one dish at a time. First was my stepdads and a side of fries. Then after 7 minutes, she came with my boyfriend's mahi dinner. Meanwhile my father and I still have not received our meals, when my stepdad was already finished with his. After another 6 minutes our meals came out. So I called the manager over(Jason) who then came over to speak to us.Jason was a very poor manager that had no manager skills that couldn't even give an excuse for anything that was going wrong with only five tables being in the restaurant. I would really hate to see this restaurant at 100%, when they had a hard time with 5 tables. He then was like well I'll discuss with your waitress what to do with your bill. My father never ate his food because it was disgusting and cold. I had to box mine to go because everybody else in our party had already finished eating when mine finally came to the table. Both my stepdad and my real father wanted a good seafood meal and I raved about this restaurant to them and it was absolutely the worst service ever. None of the appetizers came out together. They were spread out throughout the course. Food that was supposed to be cold came out hot. Cecilia never asked about refills, never brought utensils had to ask for those. Messed up on making our drinks. We didn't even get to eat Father's Day dinner together because nothing came out together. This was one of my favorite restaurants and we will never be back.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed June 21, 2020

The food is good but the service sucks worst ever. They need a good manger and some help and it may make it. As of right now go somewhere else unless you don’t mines waiting 2 hours for cold food .

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020

We stopped in for lunch and found a really interesting place. An original combination of old Florida and the eclectic. We felt right at home. They have a series of things to occupy your time such as air boat rides, a small zoo and views...of the lake. The bar overlooking the lake was not open yet so we didn’t get a chance to check it out. It does look like a nice place to relax and enjoy the view and all the activity surrounding the location. Yes, it’s busy. We wandered into the restaurant and were immediately greeted by a young and agreeable waitress. Took our drink orders which were quickly delivered. I tried the meatball sandwich, which was on special, and my wife tried the fish tacos. Both were just fine. Price was reasonable. We will be back in the future, but later in the day so we can relax by the lake and watch the air-boats. Enjoy.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 17, 2020

Blackened gator bites and catfish were delicious! Service was excellent and the restaurant was not busy. The tiki bar was also fun with beautiful sunsets over the water.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

A friend were looking for something different to try since we were in a new area. After looking up restaurants nearby we found this one. I ordered gator tacos and my friend ordered mahi tacos with soup and coleslaw. I’m not sure how her mahi...tacos were but the tacos I had with gator were to die for! We will definitely be returning if we’re ever in the area again!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from C R | Reviewed this property |
Your question came to me not sure why. However, their menu is pretty standard actually, Hamburgers, sandwiches, and a variety of fish, shrimp, etc.. I had the fish and chips and it was good. My friend had a burger and... More
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Black Hammock Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4