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Ovation Bistro & Bar

7130 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Behind Burger King on Cypress Gardens Blvd, Near HWY 27, Winter Haven, FL 33884-3216
+1 863-656-1972
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (27 reviews)
“steak” (29 reviews)
“beer cheese” (5 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Bar, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7130 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Behind Burger King on Cypress Gardens Blvd, Near HWY 27, Winter Haven, FL 33884-3216
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Ovation Bistro & Bar
1. Simply Incredible!
"The food is amazing!"
Kayla K
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2. Found our new Restaurant!
"So excited for the opening of this new location!"
Laura K
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3. Made us feel special.
"Ribs, wings, and brisket are amazing."
Alex B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I came here for dinner. It was the first time that we’ve been here and the reviews were spot on. We didn’t have any kids with us but they would have not been out of place. We both had the ribeye 13oz....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Xzacklee
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

Spending a few days in Winter Haven (Legoland), we wanted at least one dinner to be different than your standard theme park/hotel menu. We set our sight on Ovation Bistro based on online review and proximity to our accommodations. We were not disappointed. What I...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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joelr231, Owner at Ovation Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Thanks so much! We’re so happy that you enjoyed yourselves while being in Winter Haven and hope that you had a great time at LegoLand! We want to thank you for coming to see us and hope to see you again next time you’re in...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Would definitely return to Ovation and have recommended Ovation to friends and family who live in Winter Haven. We were in FL last week for a visit and wanted to try something new...and we were very pleasantly surprised. First, the quality of customer service. Our...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JaneWW-CO
Reviewed 5 days ago

Tried searching for something positive to say about this place but couldn't come up with one. Because of all the positive reviews I gave it a second try and got the same results - high prices, small portions and burnt ribs.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jayp3572018
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First time won't be the last. Wonderful brisket. Killer steak done right. Seems some restaurants can't figure out how to cook a rare steak. Ovation can. Great little place that will surprise you. Service was great. Sarah was able to keep a smile on a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 843randyp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We celebrated two birthdays in fine dining style. We enjoyed some amazing service from our waiter Tyler. His recommendations were spot on and once served the food was as expected. Please ask for Tyler the next time you are in there and you won’t be...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Fulleed
Reviewed 1 week ago

When ordering a sandwich with fires you might want to ask for "crispy" if you like your FFs' cooked. Even when not requested the fries are somewhat crispy and not soggy as most restaurants serve them. Sandwich menu and such specials are delicious and you...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tombway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having great time here at the ovation. Our food is perfect and so tasty. To die for scallops and the filet is melt in your mouth good. The manger Fabian came over to check on us but that wasn’t necessary because our server Tyler was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Y1544RUpatrickl
joelr231, Owner at Ovation Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Awesome to hear! We’re happy that you were able to enjoy a great date night with us. We appreciate your business and hope to see you soon! -Team Ovation

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here a number of times and had company in town that likes smoked meets. This time a number of us tried the brisket and chicken combo. Food preparation and service were good. Bar service was also good. Not sure why there two for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jim P
joelr231, Owner at Ovation Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your visit and for your tips, Jim! We will keep them in mind. We are happy that all of your food selections have been good. See you again! -Team Ovation

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was wonderful, the girl that served us, also ran the bar and was awesome..The steak and ribs was great, so soft, cut like butter and meat falls right off the bones.... Would recommend this place to anyone... a great gem...will be back

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Workinprogress517
joelr231, Owner at Ovation Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for coming to see us. We work hard so you don’t have to cook and can enjoy a nice night out! -Team Ovation

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October 19, 2018|
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$8.99 lunch
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $36
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7130 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Behind Burger King on Cypress Gardens Blvd, Near HWY 27, Winter Haven, FL 33884-3216
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Winter Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 863-656-1972
  • E-mail
#1 smokehouse in Central Florida: At Ovation Bistro & Bar, we are unashamedly passionate about the food and drinks we create. As a family owned and operated business, we are always ready to serve! Our mouthwatering ribs and in-house smoked meats have earned us serious street cred among locals and visitors alike, and for good reason. Sit back and relax with a refreshing drink in our warm and casual dinning environment. We offer 2-4-1 wines, spirits and beer all day everyday. We want to make sure that you get this great value anytime you want to come, not when we want you to come. We have fun at the Ovation Bistro & Bar and we really love what we do!
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