If you are feeling a bit peckish, why not try Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille, Ocala’s most popular restaurant? They even have patio seating on the sidewalk for warm spring nights. If you want to surprise someone special with a different type of dining experience, why not try The Melting Pot, Ocala’s only fondue restaurant. Other amazing eateries include Marks Prime Steakhouse (also with outside dining), and the Sushi Bistro of Ocala.
If you walk one block west of the Downtown square, at the corner of Broadway and 1st ave, you will come to the Ocala Wine Experience, a quaint little shoppe which specializes in fine wines and cheeses. Enjoy tastes from around the world or pick up the perfect housewarming present. If you want to pick up a more decorative gift, then why not visit one of several art galleries on the square or a gourmet Chocolate Confectioners.
If your feet get tired from walking and shopping, you can take in a show or some improv comedy at the Insomniac Theater. You can also take in a film at Carmike Cinema, located on Magnolia just a short trot from the downtown square.
Other businesses located in the downtown are include the Chamber of Commerce & Economic Partnership, the Munroe Regional Medical Center, and the Ocala Regional Medical Center.