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Great food and service. We really enjoyed dinner there.
Dave Compton via google.com - 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 google.com - Nov 20, 2020
Everything was marvelous from service to food to experience!
LeeAnn Pepe via google.com - 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 google.com - 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 tripadvisor.com - 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 yelp.com - 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 google.com - Oct 25, 2020
Excellent food and service nice atmosphere ... read more
Dustin Carroll via google.com - 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 yelp.com - 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 google.com - 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 google.com - 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 yelp.com - Oct 6, 2020
Great dining experience! Friendly staff, excellent food. The stuffed salmon was delicious and the DelMonico was cooked perfectly.
matthew stanley via google.com - Sep 30, 2020
This place has a rule for excellent food ... read more
Jose A Mejia via google.com - Sep 15, 2020
Wonderful dinner! As we say "goodbye" to an awesome friend!
Carmen De Santiago via google.com - Sep 15, 2020
Amazing dinner, Jamie our waitress was attentive and the owner was engaging recommending dishes that were delicious...you have created life long consumers! I can't recommend this place enough..
Samantha Wells via google.com - 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 yelp.com - 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 yelp.com - Sep 12, 2020
Perfect.
Wills Cottrell via google.com - 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 google.com - Sep 5, 2020
By far the best meal ever!
Mary Sue Parent via google.com - 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 yelp.com - 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 google.com - 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 google.com - 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 tripadvisor.com - Aug 27, 2020
Always an amazing experience! Food and service is amazing experience.
Chris&April Pursell via google.com - Aug 23, 2020
Amazing and beautiful outside seating!
April Pursell via google.com - 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 google.com - Aug 21, 2020
Amazing food and service ... read more
Michael Carpenter via google.com - 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 google.com - 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 yelp.com - Aug 2, 2020
Because she is a great worker Stephanie Watson.
Ethelyn Van Wormer via google.com - 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 tripadvisor.com - 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 google.com - Jun 19, 2020
Excellent food an service ... read more
Kevin Gombeski via google.com - Jun 11, 2020
Absolutely the best food in Citrus County ... read more
Stephanie Fisher via google.com - Jun 4, 2020
So wonderful ... read more
Teresa Marino via google.com - 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 google.com - 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 google.com - Apr 2, 2020
Great atmosphere, great food. Everything was very fresh and seasoned well. Staff very professional and polite. Will return!
Nick Palumbo via google.com - 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 google.com - 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 google.com - 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 google.com - 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 tripadvisor.com - Feb 16, 2020
Service and meal exceeded my expectations!!! Thanks for an extraordinary dinning experience 💖 ... read more
Sharon Korstick via google.com - Feb 14, 2020
Could not find the parking lot,so parked in front.
Freedom Forge via google.com - 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 yelp.com - 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 google.com - 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 google.com - Feb 6, 2020
Fantastic food, great service and friendly chef!!
Joyce Rudman via google.com - Feb 1, 2020
Thanks for the experience. Food and drink were tasty. Molly was great!
Amanda Hall via google.com - 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 google.com - Jan 30, 2020
Excellent. You will enjoy it ... read more
Thomas Moore via google.com - 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 yelp.com - Jan 28, 2020
Elegant ... read more
Wanda Letson Kenworthy via google.com - 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 tripadvisor.com - Jan 3, 2020
Great food ... read more
Susan Langley via google.com - Jan 1, 2020
Food and service was very good . Will go back.
jim alexander via google.com - 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 tripadvisor.com - Dec 29, 2019
Absolutely wonderful!!!👍👍 ... read more
Marie Resch via google.com - Dec 27, 2019
Exquisite food and wonderful service. Can't go wrong with this place.
Antonio Teixeira via google.com - Dec 22, 2019
Always good and positive service ... read more
Larry Sweeney via google.com - 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 google.com - 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 google.com - 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 google.com - 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 google.com - 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 google.com - Nov 30, 2019
Jason has the freshest seafood in citrus county and the staff and atmosphere are the best!!!
Gus Breitweg via google.com - Nov 30, 2019
The food was very good and the wait staff were very pleasant.
David Lutz via google.com - 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 google.com - Nov 30, 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 google.com - Nov 20, 2019
Had an amazing glazed salmon meal with seafood risotto. Looking forward to my next visit for Lunch!
Dylan Williams via google.com - Nov 20, 2019
I love to have lunch at Oscar Penn's. The Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad is the best.
Linda Smith via google.com - 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 google.com - Nov 10, 2019
Fine dining in Inverness Fl. Excellent service. Homey atmosphere fantastic food beautifully presented ... read more
Ken Blass via google.com - Nov 9, 2019
Fantastic.
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 tripadvisor.com - 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 google.com - Nov 7, 2019
Good food, outdoor seating ... read more
Gossett McRae via google.com - Nov 3, 2019
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