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First of the Atmosphere is great the staff is friendly knowledgeable they make you feel at home . Now the food , I have traveled all over the US and this is some of the best Prime Rib I’ve ever had ! They have a smoked Prime Rib special and I thought I was in heaven just melts in your mouth as flavor burst out of every morsel . The p ... read more
JD Mayeu via google.com - May 15, 2021
Food and service was excellent. Wish they had a better wine list by the glass.
Clydie Williams via google.com - May 11, 2021
Amazing atmosphere! Photos cannot describe the ambiance. Must experience for your self. Food was excellent quality and taste and a really good sized portions! Would give 10 stars if I could! new fav spot!
vampire sidekick via google.com - May 10, 2021
Their Prime Rib is Awesome! Just a hint of smokey flavor, and cooked to perfection.
Flying Solo via google.com - May 9, 2021
I decided to take my Mother to Oscar Penns for Mother's Day and I couldn't have picked a better place. Oscar Penns, in my opinion, is by far the best restaurant in Inverness. The food was outstanding, the atmosphere was eclectic, nostalgic and inviting and the service from April was perhaps the best service I've received in a very ... read more
Kenneth Castellano II via google.com - May 9, 2021
First time visiting and the food was spectacular!!! Chilean sea bass and Delmonico steak was so good!! Our server was Jamie and was courteous and friendly. Chef came out as well and checked on us.
James Collette via google.com - May 1, 2021
Do not miss.... Jason is the absolute best.... Cannot wait to return!
Matthew Krug via google.com - Apr 28, 2021
Awesome food and wine! Exceptional service! Thank you The Wilburn Family.
Susan W via google.com - Apr 22, 2021
If you live or travel to Inverness, FL this is a must! The whole dining experience is 5 stars! Not only is the food out of this world delicious but so is the owner and staff! They make you feel welcome from the time you get there till the time you leave. Jason (the owner/chef) will go to every table after the meal to ensure your food ... read more
Gina Brown via google.com - Apr 16, 2021
Awesome food. Great and amazing service.
Joe Gonzalez via google.com - Apr 16, 2021
Great dining experience. Awesome food, great atmosphere and the staff are excellent!!
DeeDee Mullen via google.com - Apr 16, 2021
My fiancé and I got togo. We were highly impressed. We will definitely be back to dine in soon! Such a beautiful restaurant with lovely outdoor seating.
heavenly mettling via google.com - Apr 14, 2021
Best sushi I've ever had ... read more
Nathalie Forget via google.com - Apr 12, 2021
You will not get better food anywhere.
Wayne Budd via google.com - Apr 8, 2021
I ordered a bowl of she crab soup for takeout. The atmosphere seemed pleasant when I went in and the staff was very friendly. The soup was good, I was just very disappointed with the amount I received. My takeout bowl was half filled (and I don't know if that's just how much they would normally serve in the restaurant). I normally ge ... read more
Madison Sierer via google.com - Apr 6, 2021
Fabulous steak and great service. Unfortunately only beer and wine to drink.
James Wernicke via google.com - Apr 6, 2021
Excellent with wonderful service.
Dexter Elsemore via google.com - Apr 2, 2021
The only 5 star restaurant in Citrus County! Amazing food and service! Highly recommend!
The only 5 star restaurant in Citrus County! Amazing food and service! Highly recommend!
Jen J. via yelp.com - Apr 2, 2021
Our dinner was amazing! Best EVERYHING ever. Do not miss having dinner here. You will not be disappointed.
Carolyn Budd via google.com - Mar 28, 2021
Love this restaurant!
Christine Goddin via google.com - Mar 26, 2021
Always an outstanding experience! Chef was a attentive and our waitress outstanding for our group. Meals were delicious as always. Never a complaint when dining here and highly recommend to anyone looking for a high quality meal.
Jen Lofton via google.com - Mar 21, 2021
We were there to celebrate my birthday & had a great experience! We only wished we had the chance to see the owner!
Pat Savino via google.com - Mar 20, 2021
This restaurant is amazing. We had Bryanna as a waitress and the she made the night even more perfect. From the appetizers, the wine selection, main course and dessert. We found our new date night place. The lobster tails were some of the best I have ever had. The owner/ chef came around each table making sure his guest were well t ... read more
Rebekah Potter via google.com - Mar 19, 2021
OMG Food was outrageous. Needs 6 stars ... read more
Bruce Ladewig via google.com - Mar 18, 2021
ALWAYS A GREAT EXPERIENCE! Jason is very professional and friendly! Our server, Caelen was outstanding and of course the food was out of this world. We can’t thank them enough for letting us close the place down after a couple bottles of wine ;)) Looking forward to next time!! Thanks again!!
B Tam via google.com - Mar 18, 2021
Very nice atmosphere, amazing food.. the Wasabi was fresh, so theres that lol. The seared ahi was amazing as well. Everything was fresh and delicious. We didn't have a reservation. Reservations are recommended. Maybe that's why our service was a little slow. 4 blue moon beers. Seared Ahi, spicy tuna roll, Chilean bass, and stuffed sa ... read more
M Cdm via google.com - Mar 17, 2021
So nice to find fine dining food in this small town! Great menu that would look great in a big city!
So nice to find fine dining food in this small town! Great menu that would look great in a big city! The food was excellent. The restaurant is in an old historic house from 1915. Don't let the outside appearance keep you from this gem!
Becky L. via yelp.com - Mar 16, 2021
Excellent sushi! Food was also excellent! Friendly wait staff, very attentive. A little picy, but worth it!
Dennis Nelson via google.com - Mar 13, 2021
My husband and I had dinner on the patio at Oscar Penn’s. The atmosphere was charming. Guitar music
My husband and I had dinner on the patio at Oscar Penn’s. The atmosphere was charming. Guitar music was a nice touch. The service was excellent. The owner came out to check on all the guests. Most important was the food. We had crab cakes, stuffed salmon, sautéed spinach. Everything was delicious. It was a perfect evening.
melindap569 via tripadvisor.com - Mar 13, 2021
The pork chop and Steaks are amazing! Great service, awesome atmosphere.
Jarey Schlabach via google.com - Mar 8, 2021
Best smoked prime rib of all time. The service is excellent and the owner/chef makes you feel like you're at his private dinner party. What a blessing this place is to our community.
Matt Johnson via google.com - Mar 6, 2021
The food and service is AMAZING! It was diffenetly worth the hour and half drive!
Steven Orozco via google.com - Mar 1, 2021
Went with 8 people and 7 dishes were great ... read more
Rosita Royce via google.com - Feb 27, 2021
By far the best food and atmosphere in Citrus and surrounding counties. Make reservations and enjoy.
Kevin Gates via google.com - 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 tripadvisor.com - Feb 13, 2021
Excellent service. Very ... very ... exquisite food. You will definitely leave this place happy and full...no disappointment here.
Carolyn Clement via google.com - 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 google.com - 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 google.com - 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 yelp.com - Jan 23, 2021
Excellent ... read more
Stacey McCarthy via google.com - 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 google.com - Jan 19, 2021
Great food and great service!
Mark Atkinson via google.com - 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 google.com - Jan 17, 2021
Good food but they allowed a man to sit and eat with his ball cap on all evening.
Bill Spahr via google.com - Jan 14, 2021
Amazing food, service and atmosphere.
Andrew Caudill via google.com - 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 google.com - 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 google.com - 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 google.com - Jan 4, 2021
Good food ... read more
Dane Humphries via google.com - 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 google.com - Dec 29, 2020
Once again the best place in citrus.
Dane simms via google.com - 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 tripadvisor.com - 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 google.com - Dec 16, 2020
One of the best meals I have ever had! The she crab soup was delicious. The crab cake stuffed salmon
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 yelp.com - 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 google.com - Dec 9, 2020
Fine high end restaurant.
Jim Davis via google.com - Dec 9, 2020
Our meal was one of the best I have ever eaten. We had the bacon wrapped fig for appetizer. Excellen
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 yelp.com - Dec 9, 2020
Nestled a couple blocks from downtown Inverness, this restaurant is a gem. Chef Jason is very talent
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 perfect ... read more
Laura B. via yelp.com - Dec 5, 2020
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, yet big city flavor! This is a special place without a doubt! T
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 restaurant tonight. The staff was amazing, the food was fantastic.
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 he's ever had. He cut it with a butter knife! My mouth is watering
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
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 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 the food was really good especially the sushi, the owner is really fr
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 had prime rib, pork chop, venison meat loaf. All loved their meals
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 for a more upscale experience with phenomenal food and service a
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 not ... 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
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