Ocala Restaurants

Ocala has its fair share of restaurants to suit any taste — whether you are looking for a quick snack or fine dining, our comprehensive list of restaurants in Ocala will provide you with plenty of dining options!

Walters Restaurant Awards

Walter's "Foor Hooves & a Tail" Restaurant Awards go to:

Horse and Hounds

Famous neighborhood restaurant with a lively, fun local bar and consistently good food. Dave the Bartender was able to recognize us by name since our first visit many years ago. Dave is accompanied by a host of long time servers who are equally as wonderful. Walter really enjoyed the lump crab appetizer and hopes they'll bring it back on the menu.

6998 NW Hwy 27
Ocala, FL 34482


In Mycanopy the best Italian home made food ever. Antonio makes his own mozzarella and burrata that is truly the best ever. You can even buy some to take home. The setting is quaint and Antonio himself often comes to greet you and check on everything. If you enjoy a great steak Walter loves the rib-eye. At Antonio's you will never leave hungry!

22050 U.S. 441
Mycanopy, FL 32667

Dragon Fly Sushi and Sake Company

One of the most unique and outstanding sushi type restaurants. It is worth the drive to Gainesville. Believe it or not Walter loves octopus and it’s incredible at Dragon Fly served several different ways. Also try the short ribs. A favorite Walter hopes will be on the menu again is the steamed rice with wild mushrooms.

201 SE 2nd Ave. #104
Gainesville, FL 32601

La Cuisine

Ocala's famous French restaurant with its always perfect French flair which includes a great French wine list. Try their Sunday Brunch for incredible Eggs Benedict and Omelets. Ou la la. tres bon. Only issue is that horses are a little frightened in a French restaurant. Safe, however, here in Ocala.

48 SW 1st Ave.
Ocala, FL 34471

Mark's Prime Steakhouse and Seafood

Long standing steakhouse across the street from the downtown square. Steaks are done to perfection with an array of outstanding side dishes. By far the best creamed spinach ever. Walter loves the entire menu but don't forget your SAXON to throw on cause it's chilly inside, even in the summer. If you don't have a SAXON you can pick one up at The Tack Shack. If you stain it at dinner for $10 Tack Shack will clean it for you.

30 S. Magnolia Ave
Ocala, FL 34471

Darrell's Dog Gone Good Diner

Cheezie eggs best in the world. However, if you want more than two you'll have to cook them yourself at home. Being in Ocala Walter wishes there were some pictures of horses instead of all those dogs.

4409 NW Blitchton Rd
Ocala, FL 34482

La Hacienda

Great down home Mexican food with an unbelievable Mexican market attached. Fresh baked goods and produce. The biggest, most beautiful jalapenos ever. Since there's no grazing inside La Hacienda you can take home the best Cilantro sauce for you or your horse. (Walter loves it but he's only a stick horse.)

4185 W. Highway 40
Ocala, FL 34482

El Toreo

Another fun Mexican family restaurant. Watch out on your birthday you may get a pie in the face. That's the best thing to do on the barn bully's birthday. A secret is to ask the bartender to make you a real home made margarita. Recipe is 2-1-1. Two shots Tequila, one shot fresh squeezed lime juice (no substitutions please) and one shot Triple Sec. They will also make fish tacos if you ask.

3510 SW 36th Ave
Ocala, FL 34474

Taste of Asia

New simple family Vietnamese restaurant with reasonable prices. Best pho ever! Quite a show watching Miss McBarrelburg using chop sticks.

2635 SW College Rd
Ocala, FL 34474

Amrit Palace

Authentic, delicious Indian food. Great servers who are patient explaining the menu. You can get mild, medium and hot for spice. Watch out even the medium is hot. Food is so good Walter's ears turn in like a Marwari whenever he's there.

3415 SW College Rd
Ocala, FL 34474


Your locally produced Wagyu beef market and restaurant. Fun, unique restaurant with delicious fare. Share a pizza. Walter loves the sweet potato fries.

6998 US-27
Ocala, FL 34482

Edie Gourmet Endless Baskets

The only spot for unique cheeses and home made baskets. Edie is a great caterer as well. Walter loves the home made vegetarian pate but you have to ask nicely. Plenty of room for your mini stick horse to tie up out front.

Ocala, FL 34482