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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
Could not find the parking lot,so parked in front.
Freedom Forge via - Feb 14, 2020
Service and meal exceeded my expectations!!! Thanks for an extraordinary dinning experience 💖 ... read more
Sharon Korstick 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
Elegant ... read more
Wanda Letson Kenworthy via - Jan 24, 2020
Great experience
I have eaten at Oscar Penn’s three times when I visit from South Florida and each time I have not been disappointed. Their seafood risotto is delicious! They also have an extensive wine list & knowledgeable staff. The owner, Jason is more than accommodating and...More ... read more
APicard0207 via - Jan 3, 2020
Great food ... read more
Susan Langley via - Jan 1, 2020
Food and service was very good . Will go back.
jim alexander via - Dec 30, 2019
Great setting, food and service
First time to visit upon recommendations from friends. Exceeded all of our expectations. Will be visiting again!
Z6138ZVneilc via - Dec 29, 2019
Absolutely wonderful!!!👍👍 ... read more
Marie Resch via - Dec 27, 2019
Exquisite food and wonderful service. Can't go wrong with this place.
Antonio Teixeira via - Dec 22, 2019
Always good and positive service ... read more
Larry Sweeney via - Dec 17, 2019
We just went tonight for our anniversary dinner. Food was good, service was excellent, and we really enjoyed the entire experience. We will definitely be back on the rare occasion we have a babysitter 😊 ... read more
GENEVIEVE HURTADO via - Dec 13, 2019
Had the pleasure of dining at OP’s for a group dinner with Citrus Women’s Network for the annual Christmas Party for which there was a set menu for our party. The food, service and wine were just great! Chicken Marsala over penne was our dinner with the option of soup or salad. I chose the She Crab soup. Do yourself a favor and have ... read more
Pam Dawson via - Dec 7, 2019
I have traveled many places, many countries. This small cozy restaurant is at the top of the list. I was in town for work at the local airport who recommended this place. I had the walleye and my coworker had the seafood risotto. Both were absolutely delicious. Jason the owner came out to greet us, Jessica and Molly served us. Defini ... read more
Samuel Olivio via - Dec 5, 2019
Wow one of the best restaurants I’ve eaten at!!! Perfect little hole in the wall. I rarely give 5 stars. Staff, food and atmosphere was excellent. Was recommended by locals and I was not let down. I live 2 hours away would gladly drive here again with family to enjoy it again. Had the chance to try the seafood risotto and wallie spec ... read more
Dany Peguero via - Dec 5, 2019
The atmosphere and food are great. Staff is very attentive and owner has a true passion for his business. Good is 100% freshly made in-house. Definitely recommend this for a quiet evening of dining.
Jason Metts via - Nov 30, 2019
Jason has the freshest seafood in citrus county and the staff and atmosphere are the best!!!
Gus Breitweg via - Nov 30, 2019
The food was very good and the wait staff were very pleasant.
David Lutz via - Nov 30, 2019
Fantastic! The food was scrumptious, the wine was indeed fine, and the ambience was cozy & classy, and we wound up my birthday celebration with delicious carrot cake. We will be back!
Deb Kallunki-Gotham via - Nov 30, 2019
Had an amazing glazed salmon meal with seafood risotto. Looking forward to my next visit for Lunch!
Dylan Williams via - Nov 20, 2019
The food was fabulous. The she crab soup is a must. Service was excellent. We did not recognize any wines on the list so went on the advice of our server. Again, it was excellent. I would recommend any of their house specialties on the menu. Nice sushi menu also, which we had to ask for. Overall a very nice experience. Although it wa ... read more
Terri Johnson via - Nov 20, 2019
I love to have lunch at Oscar Penn's. The Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad is the best.
Linda Smith via - Nov 16, 2019
From our arrival and right to our departure, awesome service and a true concern for our dining experience. Spectacular cuisine.... the "She crab soup" is a must !!
James Galatro via - Nov 10, 2019
Fine dining in Inverness Fl. Excellent service. Homey atmosphere fantastic food beautifully presented ... read more
Ken Blass via - Nov 9, 2019
Excellent service, delicious food. Nice ambiance. Very personal. I had the she crab soup as and the walleye and the key lime pie with macadamia nut crust. All fantastic.
kblass via - Nov 8, 2019
Stopped in for lunch today with friends. Jessica was knowledgeable of the menu and very pleasant. The She Crab Soup and the Lobster Chive Deviled Eggs were excellent! We all tried a different salads...Thai steak, Asian chicken and Tuna...they were wonderful. All of the greens were so fresh you'd think they just cut them from the ... read more
Judy G via - Nov 7, 2019
Good food, outdoor seating ... read more
Gossett McRae via - Nov 3, 2019
Excellent. Lunch was great. Definitely going to have dinner there shortly ... read more
Sheila Mayola via - Oct 30, 2019
Enjoyed our meal!! Best ever!! Jason and staff the best!!!💕😍 ... read more
Jean Neil via - Oct 30, 2019
Another Excellent Dinner
I had previously eaten at Oscar Pemm's with a colleague and it was excellent I wanted my wife to eat there and hopefully have a repeat experience. We started with the Seared Ahi with Wasabi and the New Zealand Lamb Carpacio. Some wine for her...More ... read more
risitodeplata via - Oct 20, 2019
Fantastic meal, nice cozy rooms, reasonably priced, Delicious!!!!!
Susan Sauer via - Oct 17, 2019
Outstanding food and and excellent service.
Mike B via - Oct 11, 2019
Best food in all of Citrus County. OP’S is the first place I think of when I want my taste buds crying out in pleasure! Fat and super happy!
Christopher Haimbaugh via - Oct 9, 2019
Best food in all of Citrus County. OC’S is the first place I think of when I want my taste buds crying out in pleasure!
Christopher Haimbaugh via - Oct 4, 2019
Could use some improvement
2 couples on a Sat (early) evening. Seated right away. delightful wait staff. Varied menu and delicious. We were all pleased. But, dinner in such a lovely atmosphere, with those prices, should have table cloths. The tables are quite interesting and resin coated, but do...More ... read more
gcbctc via - Oct 2, 2019
Fabulous Evening with Friends
After enjoying several great dining experiences at Oscar Penn’s , we took our neighborhood dinner group of 14 there. From the start, it was an exceptional evening. The service was provided by two extremely efficient servers. Good wine and beer choices started off the evening...More ... read more
daleandterriw via - Oct 2, 2019
We had a one of a kind experience last night at Oscar Penns. We were a group of four and sat in the intimate back room. Our waitress was Stephanie, who was just a pure joy. She cared about our experience, being that it was our first time there. The chef Jason made several appearances to our table. The Sangria, apps, meals and dessert ... read more
Nicole Elliott via - Sep 27, 2019
We had a one of a kind experience ...
We had a one of a kind experience last night at Oscar Penns. We were a group of four and sat in the intimate back room. Our waitress was Stephanie, who was just a pure joy. She cared about our experience, being that it was our first time there. The chef Jason made several appearances to our table. The Sangria, apps, meals and dessert ... read more
Nicole E. via - Sep 26, 2019
Very accommodating.We were a group of 16 golden girls!
Patricia Cooney via - Sep 19, 2019
What an interesting place! The food here is creative and very tasty. I would definitely drive an hour just to have dinner, or lunch here again.
Desiree Williams via - Sep 12, 2019
Amazing food, awesome service ... read more
westah yates via - Sep 8, 2019
Excellent !
Marvene Mckean via - Sep 3, 2019
Went for hubbys bday. Very dark inside, food good but overpriced for the area. We have eaten in 5 star places all over the world and honestly you should get veg with your meal for no extra cost. No bar, jusy wine and beer. I can't drink either so relegated to sparkling water which isnt what I want with a $38 dollar filet. Could use ... read more
Terri Bushnell via - Sep 2, 2019
Walking in the atmosphere is a ...
Walking in the atmosphere is a calming low light setting the kind that makes you wanna whisper when talking. Ordered our drinks and food with apps and got checked on regularly but not over bearing. The salad came out and looked awesome with a dressing I've never seen nor heard of "soy ginger". The taste was awesome along with the bre ... read more
Jared M. via - Aug 28, 2019
What can i say except Fantastic! ...
What can i say except Fantastic! this is the place to treat yourself.
Joe B. via - Aug 27, 2019
Excellent food and excellent service ...
Excellent food and excellent service. We have been back several times. Very friendly staff and beautiful outdoor seating is available when the weather is nice. We've also had lunch there and the sushi is fantastic. I had the Tilefish most recently and it was absolutely delicious. Tastiest fish I've had in a very long time, served on ... read more
N T. via - Aug 27, 2019
This restaurant was a little pricy ...
This restaurant was a little pricy, but I thought it was worth it. We had two appetizers; figs wrapped in bacon and stuffed with feta and the ahi tuna. The appetizers were quite large. The figs were good, what isn't when it's wrapped in bacon! I couldn't really taste the feta. The ahi tuna was plentiful and yummy. It came with a mang ... read more
April M. via - Aug 17, 2019
Dinner was an exceptional experience ...
Dinner was an exceptional experience from warm welcome to attentive service to perfectly prepared food. Sushi was best ever! Thoroughly enjoyed the filet which was well seasoned and cooked to perfection. If you're lucky enough to have the seafood risotto on the special menu, give it a try. Unbelievably flavorful. Dessert is a hard ca ... read more
Betty H. via - Aug 14, 2019
Dinner with Friends
Dinner was an exceptional experience from warm welcome to attentive service to perfectly prepared food. Sushi was best ever! Thoroughly enjoyed the filet which was well seasoned and cooked to perfection. If you're lucky enough to have the seafood risotto on the special menu, give...More ... read more
Betty E via - Aug 14, 2019
Quaint Little Place
We met here for a family gathering. The parking is a little counter-intuitive as the parking is behind the restaurant on the next street over. It is a little bit of a hike for elderly people without a readily available curbside drop-off or pick-up point....More ... read more
jtg1961 via - Aug 8, 2019
The Cream of the Crop for Inverness
We went to Oscar Penn's for our 50th Anniversary and it was FABULOUS!!! It is almost essential to call and make a reservation for this awesome restaurant because they are always busy. What a unique and well done experience that awaits you!!! Each of us...More ... read more
RuthMitchell1949 via - Jul 31, 2019
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