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“What a find!!”

The Ocean Drive Restaurant
Ranked #43 of 351 Restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Ocean Drive is just outside the town centre so easy to miss unless someone recommends it. Luckily, someone did. Set across several levels the restaurant creates an intimate ambience that makes even your first visit feel very comfortable. The bar is upstairs and looks down across the dining area. The decor is wonderful. There is a strong Hollywood and musical feel with memorabilia mostly from the 40s and 50s bookended with items from all eras. The menu is very retro - but in a good way - with a selection of steaks such as surf 'n' turf and rossini as well as fish dishes and a surprisingly comprehensive and imaginative choice for vegetarians. The fish is very good too. The staff are a joy. We will be going back. Soon with any luck.

Thank Stephen2505
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

What a weird place ! as soon as me and my wife walked through the door we were pounced upon by a young waitress and shown a table for two in a conservatory overlooking a statue of what I believed to be John Wayne ? next to a hot tub, the waitress kept calling us "darling " all the time. My wife had fillet steak with jacket potato, this arrived with a foil wrapped butter tucked into the split jacket potato which had melted in the foil and the steak was too small for the price which I also had ordered . so 2 main meals with a beer and a lemonade came to over £33 pounds .. no we did not have a sweet and got out of there quickly.. please do not waste your time !!

Thank 605ColeR
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Booked a table, but kept waiting in the bar for half an hour despite plenty of empty tables. Think the kitchen was overwhelmed. Food was fine if we hadn't waited so long

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Thank mifccak
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Fantastic meal that I really enjoyed with my family. The service was excellent and great quality food. A good choice and all the food was home cooked. Much more personal than all the big carvery concerns. Finally it was great value for money. Will be back on a regular basis.

Thank Deborah G
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Ate here once during the day and had a carvery.

The decor inside is lovely and they have a little beer garden. The carvery is only served during the day and in the eveing they have a menu. We did not eat there at night. Friendly Staff

Thank Krazza
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