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I was here for the first time this past Thursday while visiting family at the Villages. I had the shrimp and grits which was amazing. If I am back in the area it will be my number one place to eat.
This was our first time here. The meal was very, very, very good and our waitress was exceptional, Terri. The drink prices were high and maybe you should consider 2 for 1. I definitely would recommend you to all I know.
We just enjoyed a wonderful anniversary dinner. This was our first unplanned visit to your wonderful establishment and guarantee will not be our last. We have driven by your sign on highway 25 several times and tonight as we were headed elsewhere we decided to follow your signs. What a wonderful surprise. Our meals and waiter, Roman, were amazing! We will be bringing our friends. Thank you Roman for a great anniversary!
Very Good Lunch
Tracy was an Excellent Waitress
The Best place ever! Everything I Give 10 stars!
This was my husband and my first visit, and we were very pleased. The view is beautiful, and the food was very good. I ordered a mixed drink which to my surprise was very strong. I seldom order mixed drinks in restaurants because they are so weak that they seem like a waste of money. I especially would like to thank our server, Nikki and the chef on duty. I had informed Nikki of a food allergy, and after speaking with the chef she notified me that an item I ordered is prepared with a glaze that contains the allergen. The chef was able to prepare my selection without the glaze. In my experience, most restaurant employees are not properly educated on food allergies and do not understand their seriousness. The staff at Eaton’s is on the ball. We will definitely return.
First time but not our last! We’ll be back!! The garlic fries are amazing! My daughter had the Jazz burger (bacon, cheese & peanut butter) it was so good!! I had the Cajun fried chicken and it was excellent!! The service was great and the view of the beach and lake was wonderful! Thanks for making our last night in Florida a memorable one! See you next year!
A group of 12 women arrived 5:00 ish for dinner. I understand no reservations accepted so we came a little early. Everything was delightful. Our table was split between Jo and Michelle. Jo was extremely helpful with explaining terms on the menu since most of us had never eaten here. I know I will definitely return. Several ladies said they want to bring family members and/or grand kids to the beach on their next visit. Our orders were taken efficiently and all food was served piping hot. Two ladies were concerned about the cajun spices so Jo recommended they get it on the side. Good thing because both thought is was very hot. Most of us asked for boxes to take home leftovers because serving sizes were large. That says something…if they didn’t like the food, they wouldn’t ask for a box right? I was pleasantly surprised that draft beers were only $2.00 each when I got my bill. You gotta try this place!
The food in the restaurant is excellent and I come here often and rate it 5. We also loved the downstairs when it was the Sandbar. Since it was changed to the Steam Shack it is very disappointing and I would rate it a 3. The shrimp was very expensive and could not eat it because it is so salty. We use to love bringing our family for the hamburgers.
Today was our first time visiting and Nicole made our lunch experience wonderful. Not only was she on top of her game as a server but she had a great personality as well. Her recommendations were spot on, so therefore our food was excellent. We will definitely be back again.
Outstanding food and service. Multiple visits for the week we were in town. Highly recommended and we WILL BE BACK!
We took our motorcycle club out of Oak Run with 28! Food and service was excellent. Great place for large groups or just for two for a quiet lunch or dinner. Well done Oak Run Motorcycles club shall return!!!
I went here last week after work and was amazed at the service I got. All day that day I was just miserable. Couldn’t hold a smile and just wanted the day to be over with until I decided to come here. My waiter Rob was just fantastic. He changed my whole day around almost instantly. I really have no words to describe how great he was. He was very polite, made sure everything was great and my drink was never empty. Along with everything he did there was one thing he did that really stuck out to me and now has me wanting to ask for him every time I walk in. Instead of interrupting me and asking how everything was while i was busy on my phone he stood there and waited for me to acknowledge he was there before asking how everything was. When I told the manager today how pleased I was with his service last week i really couldn’t put how impressed I was into words. Not many people can do his job as well as he can. Id recommend Eaton’s Beach and Rob to anybody looking to have a good time and a great meal.
We have been in this area (The Villages and Lady Lake) since 05/2016 and have never been here. Great service and great food. Kiki, our server, is great! She patiently explained everything to us and did not rush us through the dinner by bringing everything at one time. The view is outstanding and the service and food is excellent! We can’t wait to come back again!
Attended your chef’s cooking class today. He made the best paella I ever had. Everything was wonderful, all the service was the best, can’t wait to attend another class. Thank you all.
We had a minor incident with a faulty pager which led to not being seated for quite a while. The hostess apologized, which was sufficient for us as we weren’t in a big hurry. She then notified the manager who bought us an appetizer and checked on us several times during our meal. Wow, did they ever make things right. Not only will we return for the fantastic service and atmosphere, but the food was incredible. We will certainly be returning…with friends…often. This place does it RIGHT!!!
Our waiter Peter was awesome. Had the gumbo it was awesome. Ordered the smokehouse burger it was delicious
First time there. Food was superb, especially the prime rib. Would like to see prime rib on menu maybe as a Friday and/or Saturday night special.All the other food was excellent also. The four of us will highly recommend you. Service was excellent also and our server Ross was very attentive. We will definite be back. Also, food for thought—why not do a Fathers Day Buffet
First timers at Eaton’s Beach today and our first impression is WOW! We ate the fried green tomatoes, pulled pork sandwich, fried chicken. and fresh coleslaw.. All get 5 stars. The big lake and sky views are truly spectacular. Our server Roman could not have been more welcoming and he explained the menu in detail. We will go back and take family and friends!
Been hearing good things about Eaton’s Beach since we moved here. Came here today with a group of ladies…and wasn’t disappointed! The food was excellent and with the breeze off the lake…it was a perfect lunch. I WILL return…with my husband….there’s several more dishes we’ve gotta try!
Definitely recommend the shuttle….especially since half our group had the Back Porch Lemonade!
My wife was somewhat disappointed with her lunch, the server Christina and the manager were extremely understanding and responded appropriately. This restaurant has our business forever. Very classy and very responsive. And the way my lunch was excellent.
We went with our friends for the very first time. Everything was amazing, from our delicious mohitos to the wings and beyond. We definitely be back to try downstairs for oysters, crab, and other items atntheir tikki bar !!! Yeah, its good eats there !
We came with my future daughter in laws parents. They are from out of state and this was the first time meeting them. The food and service was awesome as always. The beautiful sunset was an added feature.
Bread Pudding was awesome!!!!
We love this place. My brother is a barefoot water skier and lives close by. Every time we are in the area we stop here for lunch. This is our 4th visit and love it. Atmosphere is awesome, food is great, bathrooms very clean, staff is very friendly, great service and fun things to do. They actually have a beach with a long dock. The furniture around the entry way are so unique. They have this oversized chair that is great to sit in for photos. Rent paddle boats and etc.
We had Travis for our waiter and he was phenomenal with a great personality.
Today was my first visit but it won't be my last. Our server, Courtney, was excellent. She was very committed to making our visit a very positive experience. She explained various menu items and even offered a taste to insure we wouldn't be disappointed with what we ordered. I had never eaten fried green tomatoes…and they were delicious. Everything was perfect…the restaurant, the service and the food. So glad I came!
Great food , love the beautiful view and environment. I had the grilled shrimp and my wife had fried catfish. Both was delicious. Definitely coming back.
Visited with a large group of people in a boat club trip by auto from Leesburg. I had a large bowl of Ybor city gumbo and a side of baked beans. Very satisfied with both. Would not have a problem ordering them again.The view from the table was beautiful,the beach and the lake view was great.We look forward to our next visit this coming saturday. see you soon. Rich
Have been here several times now with friends. Meals have always been well prepared no matter how busy the restaurant can get. Tried the red fish dinner last visit, since I had never eaten red fish. It was absolute perfection! Also, our waiter, James (red hair) was excellent.
Went to lunch with my husband sisters and brother in laws. Food and service was excellent. It was Veterans Day and our two vets were honored with a generous discount on there checks and a gift! Thank you for the beautiful dining experience!!
We are from Tampa, but know Chef DelRio, so we decided to make Eaton Beach one of our one-day weekend trips. Our waiter was James. Very nice young man. Both the food and the service was excellent. We enjoyed visiting with Chef DelRio and it was nice of him to come out to our table. The Sunruse cake was delicious!
Loved the Steam Shack
I've lived in Ocala for two years and just discovered this amazing place for my 50th bday on Saturday. Excellent food, drinks, atmosphere and lively music in the Sandbar added to my awesome experience. Can't wait to go back!
Steve was absolutely amazing at his profession-he was very accommodating to our family and even though it was Christmas he took time away from his family for us to return the pontoon boat we rented for the day.
The food is always great. Celebrated my birthday May 19th met an old bartender, David, who used to work somewhere else it was old home week. Great service as always and what a surprise for the dessert, the bread pudding was super fantastic..
Thank you all,
house hunting, stopped after google searching it…great drinks,fun atmosphere and location on the water. Staff was friendly…
Beautiful Beach Wedding!!! We keep hearing from our guests how wonderful the food and service were that day. Me and my husband would have to agree. Arman and Chef Dave are the best!
Was great! I loved everything. The service was awesome and I'm definitely coming back. Stacy is a great waitress always on top of things. The peel and eat shrimp. The Bayou Pasta. The sunset orange cake to die for, never eaten anything like it.
Three of us had lunch Eaton’s Beach. What a treat, great crab cakes, Bar B Q Shrimp, and Shrimp and grits. Each plate as served perfectly and the food delicious. Wee look to return again soon to try other great looking items from the menu.
We were a party of five and Stacey was our waitress. This was our first time. We had a wonderful time. Food was terrific, service was excellent. Enjoyable, no rush, and great ambiance. Highly recommend it and would definitely go hear again. What an excellent find.
Food was awesome, service was great, called ahead for seating (good thing long wait) waited about 30 min, would have been over an hour and 15 min without calling, very busy tonight but food wait was normal. Order was correct and wife's Fillet was cooked perfect. Amazing what they've done to the place I used to go there and shoot pool over 45 years ago!! Can't wait to go back again
Each and every time my husband and I go to Eaton’s Beach we fall more in love with the restaurant, their menu items, and each other. The shrimp and grits, the catfish, the bayou pasta, and Lordy Lordy That Bread Pudding😍😍!! We bought an entire pan of the Bread Pudding for Thanksgiving!!
Chef 👨🍳 Will, keep up the Good Work!!!
What a great stop. Friends of ours told us about the place and we couldn't wait to go. Can't wait to bring back friends and show them. Food was spot on and the service was fabulous too. Can't wait to go back.
While visiting my in-laws the past couple times, we had dinner on three occasions . Each time was excellent and the pecan pie is truly amazing along with the view. I visited with the owner about the lake and alligator possible encounters when swimming. He said he raised his family there and they enjoyed all lake activities without fear of attack. I decided to spend an afternoon there on the beach to drink and swim. It was so lovely and I did swim out by the buoys for about a half hour. It was wonderful, but I was reprimanded by some Villages residents, saying I had put myself in danger. I was not the least bit concerned and still am not. So don’t forget to enjoy the beach and the bar and if you like to swim like I do, just go for it.
We are from Jacksonville, Florida. I read the reviews & knew I had to eat here. Took my husband & food, service, every thing was superb. We were vacationing with another couple & we took them. They liked it better than any other place they had been. This is one of the BEST Florida has to offer. Will drive from Jax just to enjoy again. Every thing was fresh & wonderful!
Great food, amazing atmosphere, lively music. A favorite place. Brian is a great server, ask for him.
This is a favorite place and meal, have brought many visitors and all have loved it. Keep up the good work!
This is the BEST place! Food is amazing, staff is wonderful and the view is unbelievable! We started in the Sandbar and enjoyed some great live music and then went up to the main dinning room and had the best meal ever!
It was out first time to Eaton Beach. We took a couple from out of town. It was casual and the food was excellent. One person in the party is vegan and they were most willing to accomodate a tasty dish for him as well. Our waitress, Kelly, was so sweet and just absolutely efficient. We will be back again soon. Very good seafood!
Great time on the lake with four other couples from the Villages. Nice, clean boat and easy to operate. Steve, the manager, was very helpful with instructions and docking. Really enjoyed it and will do it again!
My daughter came to visit from North Carolina. They saw the sign on 441 and brought me there for Fathers Day. Best seafood ever, service fantastic, will be back very often.
My friends and I had such a great time last night. Food was superb and lots of fun, Thanks Randy for the hat to cover Dac’s shiny bald head. Sorry I thought you were pulling my leg about the alligator. We are headed back to Ohio but will definitely be back next winter.
The fish poor boy sandwich is such a bargain, and the garlic fries are out of this world! We try to come here at least once a week.
Great service and atmosphere too! Never brought anyone else here that didn't think the same.
Great food great service and you can actually carry on conversation as the music was nice in the back ground. Waitress Amy was fabulous. We will be back for sure.
Absolutely Awesome, I told my two beautiful daughters , I want to go to the beach. They killed 2 birds with one stone. We had lunch at the sandbar downstairs what a amazing view of the lake. The weather & food & staff excellent !!! Thank you Trice & Shannon & Eaton’s Sandbar & Grill for making my 54th Birthday Unforgettable .
My wife and I have eaten there several times and love it each time. Last time my wife told me to try the bread pudding of which I normally don’t like but this one I love. In fact I’ve getting ready to go there with several friends for dinner.
Excellent and tasty food, and the large menu had many interesting dishes to choose from. Stacey was our waitress. Too bad she didn’t deliver the food, as my husband wanted Ketchup for his fries and we had to ask a passing waitress about getting some. Nonetheless, I found Stacey to be a very helpful and intuitive waitress. We sat on the outdoor deck because we wanted a good view of the lake. Once we were seated, we realized there was an obstructive bar just at the wrong height for us to enjoy that view. I propose you consider adding some high tables and comfortable stools/chairs so people of our height can see the lake more easily. Looking forward to our next visit to taste more items from your menu.
Was Surprisingly amazing! Did not expect that every dish my family ordered would be so good!will be back!
We had a rehearsal dinner for my son with about 40 people on Friday night. I can't say enough good things about the service and the food. First I want to mention Arman, who put all this together for my family. He met with us several weeks before the event and helped us in making a decision on what we wanted to serve our guests for dinner. Throughout the entire evening of our rehearsal dinner he was right there to make sure everything went well. Our servers Jo and Kimmie were the absolute best. They were always on top of things whether it was making sure there was always food out for the guests, making sure everyone had drinks or keeping things clean. We had family here from Texas and they just raved about the whole experience at Eaton's Beach. Some of our guests were from Ocala and Gainsville and said they would definitely be back. The food was AMAZING!!!! From Shrimp & grits to the pork, chicken tenders, Mac and cheese and rolls were all to die for. The fish dip is so INCREDIBLE! One of my favorite things. A great fun atmosphere and a beautiful beach. If you are looking for a place to hold a special event like we did, I would most definitely recommend Eaton's Beach. Great job everyone that helped make our dinner the best experience ever!!!!
This is one of the best, if not thee best places for dinning in Florida. I am willing to drive 35 miles just to dine there. I shall return very very soon. One last note, I would like to know the name brand of the coffee you served on 1/20/2018. truly a wonderous cup of coffee.
we were two couples for lunch on oct.27.we all enjoyed our lunch,excellent service,waitress whitney ,excellent service,made meal very enjoyable.can"t beat the water view,even though it was a gloomy day.
We were a party of four; repeat customers. The food was delicious, as usual but Page made our dining experience superb! She was a delight! Fun personality combined with great service and attention to detail. It was a wonderful evening thanks to Page!
We were visiting in Ocala and searched online for a Mother's Day Brunch location when we found Eaton's. We couldn't have been more pleased with our choice!! The Food, Service, Location and Atmosphere were all excellent!!. We are from the Jacksonville area and are jealous that you aren't located in our neck of the woods. But…We will be back!!
Very nice place and location, good food and service. We were served promptly and with a smile. A Little pricey though.
We were seated by the kitchen and door to the patio, so I had the worst seating in the restaurant, that was the only downside. Would go back … and ask for a different table!
My husband and I attended our first Supper Club Dinner on August 29. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was outstanding. We have dined at Eaton Beach before and have always enjoyed it. This was our first Supper Club experience and will not be our last. We look forward to the next one. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.
My mother lived in Leesburg at Pennsbrooke Fairways. We visited twice a year. Each time we always went to Eaton Beach. My son Corey is a traumatic brain injury survivor and is in a large power chair. The staff at Eaton Beach were always so helpful getting us in and seated. A waitress named Stacey was always our waitress. She treated my son with such kindness. The food is the best and he enjoyed watching the people on the beach and in the water. When my two brothers visited my mom Eaton Beach was one of the places they always went to. I also recommend gift cards. LOVE EATON BEACH!!! From West By God Virginia WV
We did a slingshot motorcycle meetup there for lunch. The pastrami was amazing, equally the 3 cheese macaroni sausage! We will be back!
Tony picked us up promptly and was a true professional and funny throughout our shuttle trip. Tim provided excellent service at the outside bar for everyone. There was 14 of us dining and the service and food was excellent. We had such a great time that we've scheduled the shuttle again. Thank you for having this shuttle service
Thanks for the quality food and service!
This was our first visit. The location is beautiful. Excellent service, good food, and a pleasant experience, seems to be the norm here. I asked if my shrimp po boy could be grilled instead of fried shrimp; no problem. I substituted succotash for French fries; no problem. We all enjoyed our food. This is an excellent place to come for lunch.
Excellent meal excellent services. Loved the key lime pie first time I ever had it and it was delicious. Server suggested it and she was spot on.
Loved the food, and the wonderful beach. Had Fried Green Tomatoes, Shrimp Creole, Delicious cheese cake with strawberries. The service was super.
Had the soup of the day "Southern Comfort" it was fantastic.
It’s our go to place for treating out of town visitors. Great menu with something for everyone. We’re always pleased.
Absolutely loved your Glazed Salmon and Green Beans w/garlic butter last night. Yum. Will be back for more again soon, I hope.
We love this place, have visited a few times from out of state, but now that we are Floridians, this is one of our favorites! Love the Steam Shack & all it has to offer, the menu rocks, beach, fun & hip. Love the live music, etc. Upstairs has its own menu & the food is amazing, love the happy hour in the summer, hopefully it’s year round! Want to try the bar happy hour with happy hour appetizers sometime soon!
Every thing was great, our order was perfect and came to us in a timely manner. Besides the food and the atmosphere was our server. Her name is Karla, what a shining star she is quite entertaining. Between the food and Karla we will be back.
I brought a group of 16 women last week. All seemed happy with their choices. The service was good, took a little time, but we were a bigger group. Thanks for the relaxing time!
Every time we are in the area visiting my brother we stop here for lunch. I love the beach atmosphere. the large chair for photo options, the entry atmosphere & the food.
Staff is very friendly. Highly recommend it to anyone.
First time with party of ten! Great service and great food! great server Chelsea! will go back again next time in the area!
Stopped in yesterday for a late lunch with ailing brother. We ordered too much, chowder was excellent, as was muffuletta. Service was great, thank you Sandy. Hope she is there on next trip, will request her service.😎
My husband and I are not into Louisana / cajun seasoning … but he insists that it is a great restaurant and wants to take all of our friends and out of town guests !… He loves shrimp and I've told him to ask for un-seasoned shrimp …. which he finally did. Perfect flavor, he said.
Servers here are terrific . The view is fantastic … If we can't have the ocean, we can have this big beautiful lake ….. THANKS so much for caring about your customers.
The food was great as was the service and view. Shawn was our server and such a polite, friendly guy who was on the ball with everything. He recommended the orange cake for desert and it was a winner!
All you can eat shrimp was excellent as well as our waitress
I attended Veterans Day breakfast with ten of my ROMEO bros from New Smyrna. We were expecting free pancakes. Instead got a full free breakfast in thanks for our service. We all greatly appreciate the food and all the thanks that accompanied it by all involved.
Our lunch/dinner was a bust for my wife. She loves corned beef and cabbage dinner and was looking forward to the meal – it was smoked not boiled and the flavor turned her off and she ate one small piece. I noticed that there were no potatoes on the plate only to be told by the waitress that they ran out. She returned a little bit later with a half of a small red potato in a cup…needless to say her meal jus did not work out.
My meal was the sweet Cajun chicken and it was terrific as usual. We love going to Eaton’s Beach – the food and service is terrific. It is just sad that the special meal was not up to my wife’s liking. I would still recommend it as one of the best restaurants in the area. My 3 star rating is ONLY for the special St. Patrick’s day corned beef and cabbage.