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Went with 8 people and 7 dishes were great ... read more
Rosita Royce via - Feb 27, 2021
By far the best food and atmosphere in Citrus and surrounding counties. Make reservations and enjoy.
Kevin Gates via - Feb 18, 2021
First time since changed to Oscar Penn’s and won’t be the last! We went early Friday and requested o
First time since changed to Oscar Penn’s and won’t be the last! We went early Friday and requested outside. Our server, Jaime was excellent and attentive without being overbearing. I will ask for her every time! The feta stuffed bacon wrapped figs were my starter and were sweet and savory heaven. My hubby got the lobster chive devile ... read more
juliepQ6359TM via - Feb 13, 2021
Excellent service. Very ... very ... exquisite food. You will definitely leave this place happy and disappointment here.
Carolyn Clement via - Feb 11, 2021
My husband and I just had lunch the food is amazing ! Crab cakes, she crab soup, steak salad and pork loin with mashed potatoes and mushrooms. The staff is wonderful.
April via - Feb 3, 2021
Staff was very friendly, the chef/owner made it point to explain what he does and why he does it and made himself available throughout the entire meal. Didn’t go out thinking PorkChop but I would literally go back today for another one, great food.
Ryan Lampasona via - Jan 25, 2021
This is THE BEST restaurant I have had the pleasure to dine at in the three years since we moved to
This is THE BEST restaurant I have had the pleasure to dine at in the three years since we moved to Florida. The food was absolutely perfect... The steaks are fabulous! Our son had the seafood risotto which was loaded with big chunks of seafood and he said was delicious. The atmosphere is warm and cozy. Highly recommend this gem in I ... read more
Myra F. via - Jan 23, 2021
Excellent ... read more
Stacey McCarthy via - Jan 20, 2021
UPDATED 1/19/2021 - was 1 Star but now 5 STARS. Finally got to go there for dinner with my sister and family. Ambiance is quiet and calm. Decor is simple yet country elegant. Seating was spaced out with tables 6 ft apart and staff wore masks for COVID compliance. I ordered the nightly special, crab cake stuffed salmon over a bed ... read more
Pamela Oesch via - Jan 19, 2021
Great food and great service!
Mark Atkinson via - Jan 17, 2021
Dined with friends on a Saturday night. Outstanding ambiance and food,steak to die for,seafood risotto wonderful. Great evening, enjoyed conversing with owner as he visited every table. Great place!!
Jackie LeBeau via - Jan 17, 2021
Good food but they allowed a man to sit and eat with his ball cap on all evening.
Bill Spahr via - Jan 14, 2021
Amazing food, service and atmosphere.
Andrew Caudill via - Jan 8, 2021
Amazing food and the ambiance is upscale! Great sushi and honestly, their mac n cheese is to die for!
Tricia Marble via - Jan 8, 2021
Could not have asked for a better Christmas Eve Family dining experience. I wanted to treat my three children to the best Citrus County has to offer and Oscar Penns' is it. Thank you, Jason, for fitting us in for your absolutely delicious dinner, from the Seared Ahi and Caprese apps to the Chicken Picata, Stuffed Salmon, Lobster Ma ... read more
mary rachel dudley via - Jan 4, 2021
I wasn't able to spend Thanksgiving with my father, who lives in Inverness. Jason was so wonderful with getting me details about the meal and ensuring that my father's request for the pieces of Turkey that he likes were met. My father ate that one Thanksgiving meal for 3 dinners! Thank you so much for making the holiday special for h ... read more
Joanne Jastatt via - Jan 4, 2021
Good food ... read more
Dane Humphries via - Dec 29, 2020
I had the seafood risotto and it was delicious!! Staff was very friendly and atmosphere was very cozy. I will be back!!
Dezsa Chapin via - Dec 29, 2020
Once again the best place in citrus.
Dane simms via - Dec 24, 2020
Highs and lows
This is an old house converted to a restaurant which features a large outdoor area, seating on the outdoor deck and some quirky inside dining rooms. The appetizers we ordered were no that great. The bacon wrapped figs were overcooked and dried out. The she-crab...soup was thin and contained very little crab meat. The entrees, on ... read more
cnn73 via - Dec 21, 2020
Great place. Amazing Prime Rib. Owner and staff truly value their customers and care to do their very best.
James Jones via - Dec 16, 2020
One of the best meals I have ever ...
One of the best meals I have ever had! The she crab soup was delicious. The crab cake stuffed salmon was incredible and unique and the Parmesan risotto was the best risotto I have ever had! Don't know how I will ever order anything else! My husband started with a Caesar salad followed by the Delmonico steak - he said it was one of th ... read more
Rita V. via - Dec 14, 2020
Love, love, love OP’s. The she-crab soup is to die for, the stuffed salmon was incredible. The lobster Mac n cheese is creamy, yummy goodness with loads of lobster!! Desserts are divine decadence..key lime pie, brownie lava cake and amaretto tiramisu were all extremely wonderful. The surprise star was the pork chop...perfectly coo ... read more
Melisa Militello via - Dec 9, 2020
Fine high end restaurant.
Jim Davis via - Dec 9, 2020
Our meal was one of the best I ...
Our meal was one of the best I have ever eaten. We had the bacon wrapped fig for appetizer. Excellent. I ordered the seafood risotto and my hubby had the stuffed salmon. Both were excellent. The portions are generous. Service was top notch. Highly recommend.
Jenny B. via - Dec 9, 2020
Hands down..... the BEST steak ...
Hands down..... the BEST steak I've ever had!!
5 stars are not enough, I give them 10
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Deb A. via - Dec 7, 2020
Nestled a couple blocks from downtown ...
Nestled a couple blocks from downtown Inverness, this restaurant is a gem. Chef Jason is very talented. We shared the She Crab soup which was  beyond fabulous! I had the prime rib special and my mom had makers mark salmon- both were flavorful and cooked perfectly. We paired with a nice $8 glass of New Zealand wine and finished perfec ... read more
Laura B. via - Dec 5, 2020
Great food and service. We really enjoyed dinner there.
Dave Compton via - Nov 21, 2020
Love the house and the atmosphere. The staff was very attentive, but not overly so. I had a Duck Confit which was nicely prepared. The overall experience was much more relaxed and upscale than in The Villages tho most of the diners were casually dressed. The owner, Jason, was very nice and took the time to discuss smoking salmon with ... read more
David Watson via - Nov 20, 2020
Everything was marvelous from service to food to experience!
LeeAnn Pepe via - Nov 18, 2020
High quality food is lobster scallops and shrimp or fresh never Frozen Jason is an A.1 chef ... read more
Manny Garcia via - Nov 8, 2020
We have been for two special
We have been for two special occasions in the last three months. Omg amazing food, having moved here from the dreaded New York 26 years ago we had a little experience with good steak, Sparks steakhouse , Smith and wolenskys and the wonderful Peter Lugers....However this place is amazing. The food is totally top notch, and the waits ... read more
Oneunderk via - Nov 8, 2020
Totally amazing! Small town feeling ...
Totally amazing! Small town feeling, yet big city flavor!   This is a special place without a doubt!  The food , the service, the live music, all spectacular!  Can't wait to be back in town so we can come back!!
Maggie V. via - Oct 30, 2020
Undoubtedly the best kept secret in Inverness, probably the most delicious food I've had in years. Everything was very thoughtfully put together and a delight to our palette. Our server went above and beyond, her name was April. Ask for her.
Roxy P. via - Oct 25, 2020
Excellent food and service nice atmosphere ... read more
Dustin Carroll via - Oct 24, 2020
We had a dinner for four at this ...
We had a dinner for four at this restaurant tonight. The staff was amazing, the food was fantastic. We had steak Delmonico cooked medium rare, garlic mashed potatoes. We had the chocolate lava for dessert. The wine was From Washington state, mistral was full body. I would highly recommend this great restaurant in the small town of In ... read more
Marcia S. via - Oct 15, 2020
This place is the place to go! Normally you need/recommend a reservation, however, the owner was fabulous! He got me and my husband in after a very small wait to sit outside with the live 🎶 music.. The food and service is top notch. The live music is a great! If I could give more stars 🌟 they would get it!!10 out of 10. We will bac ... read more
Kathleen Lingrosso via - Oct 9, 2020
I took my wife and little girl for are 15 year anniversary. The food was top notch!! Best steak I've ever had. Thank you Jason for a great experience!!!!
Thomas Gibson via - Oct 8, 2020
My dad said it was the best steak ...
My dad said it was the best steak he's ever had. He cut it with a butter knife! My mouth is watering thinking about the risotto. And it's all in the cutest old house. Highly recommend it!
suzi p. via - Oct 6, 2020
I brought my husband here to try it out again. Jason came by, and I mentioned we were sad to see the
I brought my husband here to try it out again. Jason came by, and I mentioned we were sad to see they had no salmon available on their sushi menu. He came back out with a beautiful plate of exceptional salmon sushi made just for us! What a wonderful place! My husband's venison meatloaf was divine, and my beef tip Marsala was a little ... read more
Whisker P. via - Oct 6, 2020
Great dining experience! Friendly staff, excellent food. The stuffed salmon was delicious and the DelMonico was cooked perfectly.
matthew stanley via - Sep 30, 2020
This place has a rule for excellent food ... read more
Jose A Mejia via - Sep 15, 2020
Wonderful dinner! As we say "goodbye" to an awesome friend!
Carmen De Santiago via - Sep 15, 2020
Amazing dinner, Jamie our waitress was attentive and the owner was engaging recommending dishes that were have created life long consumers! I can't recommend this place enough..
Samantha Wells via - Sep 13, 2020
I had my birthday here and all ...
I had my birthday here and all the food was really good especially the sushi, the owner is really friendly and passionate about his restaurant ... read more
Arianna B. via - Sep 13, 2020
Excellent in every way. Our group ...
Excellent in every way. Our group had prime rib, pork chop, venison meat loaf. All loved their meals. The best quality food prepared perfectly. April was a great server. She and the owner, Jason, tried to do anything to make our visit perfect. It was our second visit and will be back soon. If you haven't been here you are depriving y ... read more
Larry W. via - Sep 12, 2020
Wills Cottrell via - Sep 6, 2020
My husband and I went to Oscar Penn's this evening for out 28th wedding anniversary. This was our first visit and by far one of the best restaurants we have been to. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, the staff was phenomenal, Jason the owner went above and beyond to make sure sure our dinning experience was top notch! Our appetiz ... read more
Sandra Smith via - Sep 5, 2020
By far the best meal ever!
Mary Sue Parent via - Sep 2, 2020
Listen up folks, if you are looking ...
Listen up folks, if you are looking for a more upscale experience with phenomenal food and service at a reasonable price stop looking!  You found the most unique hidden gem in all of Citrus county.  Seafood risotto is loaded with fresh lobster, scallops and shrimp.  The Filet is seared to perfection and definitely one of the best if ... read more
Rory M. via - Aug 29, 2020
Fantastic! Every time, every dish, every seat in the house! But be forewarned, it is a small house! Call ahead. We have enjoyed everything we have tried on the menu. I can't think of enough superlatives!!!!!
Peter Thompson via - Aug 27, 2020
This is our FAVORITE restaurant in the world, and we have really been around the world. The service is AWESOME, the atmosphere is quaint and romantic, and the food is INCREDIBLE every. single. time. Unfortunately for us, word is getting out. It is VERY popular! I would call ahead so you don't miss out. My favorites are the she-crab ... read more
Christie Thompson via - Aug 27, 2020
Best of the Best!
This is the best dining experience you will find in Inverness. First, plan ahead and make a reservation. Upscale casual. Quaint bistro style atmosphere. Excellent selection of wines and ice cold beer. The food is incredible. Try new things and explore the options- you won’t...More ... read more
ima_spartan_girl via - Aug 27, 2020
Always an amazing experience! Food and service is amazing experience.
Chris&April Pursell via - Aug 23, 2020
Amazing and beautiful outside seating!
April Pursell via - Aug 23, 2020
Other than being a little too warm, everything was great. I has She crab soup and seafood parmigiana risotto. It has a whole lobster tail, shrimp and sea scallops ( big). I had Moscato. For dessert, I had Amaretto Tiramisu! It was my bday and they gave it to me free. It was a ton of food. Our bill for 2 was about $80. My friend had ... read more
Marla Popkin via - Aug 21, 2020
Amazing food and service ... read more
Michael Carpenter via - Aug 20, 2020
The food was out of this world. Very refreshing to know that Jason holds a high standard. The pork chop and the risotto were outstanding. Great job Chef ... read more
Joe Russo via - Aug 10, 2020
Came here for my birthday dinner ...
Came here for my birthday dinner, the service was excellent. I had the seafood risotto and one of the sushi rolls for an app. We were a group of 7 and everyone loved their meals, can't wait to go back. The only disappointment was they were out of carrot cake.
Kate C. via - Aug 2, 2020
Because she is a great worker Stephanie Watson.
Ethelyn Van Wormer via - Jul 12, 2020
Last minute stop😊
Not realizing it was the day before father's day, my friends and I stopped in to have some of their delicious food. The owner was swamped and still offered us a seat in their outside area. It ended up being a nice dinner with lots...More ... read more
FridayniteGirls via - Jul 4, 2020
Phenomenal food and the most amazing staff with such an awesome owner. They really care about the customers and they go above and beyond to make sure we had a wonderful experience. We will for sure come back just for the food!
Michelle Arinson via - Jun 19, 2020
Excellent food an service ... read more
Kevin Gombeski via - Jun 11, 2020
Absolutely the best food in Citrus County ... read more
Stephanie Fisher via - Jun 4, 2020
So wonderful ... read more
Teresa Marino via - May 12, 2020
The food is amazing, you will not be disappointed in how marvelously it is spiced, cooked and presented. A true gift to Citrus County, Florida.
Morgan Deptola via - May 9, 2020
We ate here for my birthday. That was my last day of freedom before we began our household hunkering down. Preface: we called to cancel our reservation because the St. Patrick’s Day parade made parking impossible and we had handicapped parking necessities. They said, no no, come down and we will move the barricade for you. So someone ... read more
Shaina Moore via - Apr 2, 2020
Great atmosphere, great food. Everything was very fresh and seasoned well. Staff very professional and polite. Will return!
Nick Palumbo via - Mar 13, 2020
This restaurant is a diamond in the ruff, truly shinning bright at the center of historic downtown Inverness. The service and food compliment each other perfectly in a quaint, but sophisticated fashion. Our server Caelan was on top of every single detail of our meal with promptness and class. The Owner/Chef Jason comes table side for ... read more
Gary Farmer via - Mar 4, 2020
Food was incredible! It's a small and cozy. The servers were fantastic. I have a severe food allergy. They were able to accommodate me. I suggest you call for reservations. We were lucky they were able to fit us in.
Debbie Pando via - Feb 24, 2020
She Crab Soup was very delicious. The owner introduced himself to us, and offered us a free sample of very fresh tender beef brisket. Enjoyed the whole experience. Will go back again, for sure.
Frank Duncan via - Feb 21, 2020
The Best in Inverness
This should be ranked as the best place in Inverness. Wonderful food and ambiance. We were there before when it was the McCleod house and it was hit and miss. Hopefully this place will not be that. We started with the Ceviche, which was shrimp...More ... read more
sprucecreekfly via - Feb 16, 2020
Service and meal exceeded my expectations!!! Thanks for an extraordinary dinning experience 💖 ... read more
Sharon Korstick via - Feb 14, 2020
Could not find the parking lot,so parked in front.
Freedom Forge via - Feb 14, 2020
This was the most amazing restaurant ...
This was the most amazing restaurant meal that I've had in ages!   My husband, a very fussy and critical meat eater, raved at the quality of the beef tenderloin.   I had the seafood risotto and my sister had the salmon stuffed with crabmeat. Both were excellent!   I AM NOT EXAGGERATING!   Oscar Penn's sets the bar high and delivers! ... read more
Linda G. via - Feb 8, 2020
Service was excellent, food was delicious, all round the place was wonderful. Cute little atmosphere. Lobster sushi roll was huge, stuffed salmon and the steak was cooked to perfection. I would highly recommend this place.
K g via - Feb 7, 2020
OMG...I have eaten at 4 and 5 star rated restaurants all over Fl. I never expected to find a place this good in Citrus county, much less a small town like Inverness. The servers we so attentive and accommodating. Jessica, our server was spectacular. The chef Jason (whom I found out later was also the owner) checked on us several tim ... read more
S Griffin via - Feb 6, 2020
Fantastic food, great service and friendly chef!!
Joyce Rudman via - Feb 1, 2020
Thanks for the experience. Food and drink were tasty. Molly was great!
Amanda Hall via - Jan 31, 2020
Great selection on the menu. Sea Bass,, Chicken Piccatta, Seafood Risotto and Fillet were ordered and were all EXCELLENT!!! Oh, and the Lobster Deviled Eggs & Feta Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Figs were off the charts as well. Owner came to check on us and the wait staff were great.
Mary Ellen Bliss via - Jan 30, 2020
Excellent. You will enjoy it ... read more
Thomas Moore via - Jan 29, 2020
First time here it was amazing ...
First time here it was amazing. I had Caesar Salad with shrimp and She Crab Soup for lunch AMAZING. My husband had the Mahi Mahi BLT and was also AMAZING can't believe this is our 1st time here. It definitely will not be our last just delicious.
Bonnie B. via - Jan 28, 2020
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