Ocala International Horse Show


Eat to your heart’s content

If you want to stay close to the horses, you’ll want to explore the options at the World Equestrian Center, which offers luxury dining to field concessions. The largest restaurant is located in The Equestrian Hotel, with seven additional restaurants throughout the property, including chops and steaks, a Mexican cantina, a burger and sandwich shop, an Italian kitchen and pizza restaurant, a bakery, and for all your sweet tooths—an ice cream and sweets shop. YUM!

Whether you’re looking for Mexican, Italian, Bar-b-que, check out this list from Trip Advisor, where you can choose by food type, outdoor dining, fine dining and even delivery to your hotel room or RV.

We love Ivy on the Square, located on the square in downtown Ocala, just minutes from WEC. Their amazing shabby chic décor with a modern warehouse vibe complete with brick walls and exposed pipes sets the stage for their delicious appetizers and entrees. Ever tried fried green tomatoes? It’s a southern delicacy. Here’s your chance!

But there’s lots of other delicious eateries on the square. Check them out! And if you are looking to adventure out, Butler Plaza is located in Gainesville, Florida which is about a 30 minute drive. Butler Plaza offers over 2 million square feet of the best dining, shopping, and entertaining experience. Visit www.shopatbutler.com to learn more.