Black Sheep on Broadway opens doors, replaces Fox Den Tavern in downtown Ocala

The Black Sheep on Broadway officially opened its doors this past weekend in downtown Ocala, replacing the Fox Den Tavern in a location that changed hands relatively quickly.

The restaurant and bar celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, October 12. After beginning construction earlier this summer, the new addition to downtown opened just a few months later.

The Black Sheep on Broadway officially opened on Saturday, October 12
The Black Sheep on Broadway officially opened on Saturday, October 12

The location has been completely renovated on the inside and out, including a new window that has been added to the front of the building that provides a seating option with a view of Broadway Street.

Peach Beerlini at The Black Sheep on Broadway in Ocala, Florida
Peach Beerlini is one of the many beers available at The Black Sheep on Broadway in Ocala, Florida

The menu includes a variety of finger foods and sandwiches. Appetizers include chicken wings, gator tail, nachos and fried green tomatoes, among others. The restaurant features a wide variety of sliders that can be purchased a la carte, as well as soups, salads, and sandwiches.

Ahi tuna slider at Black Sheep on Broadway
Sliders, including this Ahi tuna slider, is a menu staple at The Black Sheep on Broadway in downtown Ocala, Florida

In addition to the savory options, a “build your own ice cream sandwich” dessert gives diners the chance to build a sandwich with a variety of bases, including donuts and waffles, and top that with ice cream and a flavored drizzle.

Gator bites at The Black Sheep on Broadway
Gator bites, fried green tomatoes, and other appetizers are available at The Black Sheep on Broadway in Ocala

The restaurant joins Bank Street Patio Bar, which opened its doors this weekend in downtown Ocala, as a new option for diners on Sunday and Monday in the city. It will likely draw more visitors to the area on those days, staying open seven days a week until 2 a.m., with the exception of Sunday when it closes at 12 a.m. The Black Sheep on Broadway will open each day at 3 p.m. except on weekends when it will accommodate a lunch crowd starting at 11 a.m.

The Black Sheep on Broadway in Ocala
The dining room at The Black Sheep on Broadway in Ocala, Florida

Find out more information or read about their specials by visiting The Black Sheep on Broadway Facebook page.

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