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Big Man’s Cafe opens in northeast Ocala

Big Man’s Cafe, a restaurant offering “southern food with soul,” recently celebrated its grand opening in northeast Ocala.

The restaurant, which serves a wide variety of breakfast and lunch items, opened its doors last month at 1011 NE 14th Street in Ocala.

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Big Man’s Cafe serves its southern cuisine at 1011 NE 14th Street in Ocala (Photo courtesy of Big Man’s Cafe)

Morning diners have their choice of eggs and numerous meats including bacon, ham steak, sausage patties, spicy smoked sausage, corn beef, NY strip, fried wings, smothered chicken, fried pork chops, salmon patties, fried shrimp, and more.

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The interior of the restaurant (Photo courtesy of Big Man’s Cafe)

Breakfast options also include three-egg omelets (cheese, ham and cheese, country, western, steak and cheese, vegetable), biscuits and gravy, potatoes, grits, toast, and fruit.

For lunch, meals can begin with appetizers that include chicken wings, onion rings, smoked neck bones, Cajun grit and shrimp fritters, and smoked chicken dip.

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The restaurant’s smoked chicken salad (Photo courtesy of Big Man’s Cafe)

The menu includes several soups (black-eyed pea, southern pork), salads (house, smoked chicken, grilled chicken Cobb), and loaded potatoes that range from traditional to potatoes that are stuffed with oxtail, turkey, BBQ, or Cajun shrimp.

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This loaded potato includes Cajun shrimp (Photo courtesy of Big Man’s Cafe)

The restaurant features multiple meat platters (chicken, pork chops, ribs, steak, turkey wing, stewed beef, fish, shrimp) that come with two to three sides, such as seasoned rice, mashed potatoes, candied yams, collard greens, French fries, coleslaw, mac and cheese, fresh fruit, or a side salad.

The menu also offers multiple sandwiches including burgers, fried pork and sliced BBQ pork sandwiches, grilled ham and cheese, fried chicken, and fried fish. All sandwiches are served with lettuce, tomato, onion, and one side item.

Big Man’s Cafe is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information on the restaurant or its menu, visit the Big Man’s Cafe Facebook webpage.