Actual Customer Testimonials

Was visiting Ocala and we decided to stop in here after reading the reviews. Initially they stated a 20 minute wait but we ended up being seated after about 5 minutes. Our server David was great. He was very attentive and personable. Our meals came out quick and the food was insanely good🙏 Definitely going to come back whenever in the area and highly recommend this place.

David Haviland

Our group of 9 enjoyed a dinner here and we were seated right away. The server was excellent – attentive and friendly. All of our food arrived in a timely manner and as ordered. They offer gluten free items which is a plus for me (I ordered a GF pizza and it was wonderful). They have a vast menu with a variety of options. I really liked the atmosphere….not at all what I was expecting with it being in a shopping center. Lesson learned, don’t judge a book by its cover! Give it a try if you are in the Ocala or Silver Springs area.


This small restaurant in a ‘shopping mall’ close to an Ace Hardware, etc…sits quite unobtrusively and wasn’t what we thought it would ‘look like’ being that we were from out of town. A group of 8 friends made a reservation and was seated right on time with a great server who joked around with the group, but gave wonderful service too. The dishes that were ordered: Pull pork sandwich w/mac & cheese, build your own burger, Sally’s Goat burger, chicken wings, rice bowls w/steak, seafood dip w/ pita bread, and pizza flats were cooked just right and the tastes were delicious. Will definitely go there again if we are in the area. Thanks for a great meal.


I think this is an amazing place of business! Both the fiod and the service is awesome! But above all this business/owner has heart and they will have me as a customer for years to come! This business has been feeding all the first responders and linemen for multiple days now asking for nothing in return. As a linewife i can not express how thankful i am to brooklyns for doing this wonderful thing. THANK YOU! Is just not enough to convey my gratitude to you. When others are complaining, you are supporting and showing them that they are loved! You now have a customer for life! 

Jessica Brown

Farging amazing food. Not your Mammas meatloaf is a sure win. Loaf on mashed potatoes under onion petals with a fried egg on top. Sounded odd, was freaking amazing. The philly cheesteak is great as well but better if you ask for it in a roll, otherwise it is an awful lot of bread. But a minor complaint on a wonderful experience. The service was great

Sketch Ball

We have been here several times over the past 6 months since discovering this gem. We have never been disappointed. Staff is friendly and attentive and the food is phenomenal. Even my picky eater child will ask if we can eat here when it is family night out.

Danielle M Williamson

Great service. Our waitress was very attentive and our glasses were never empty. The fish wrap with the mango coleslaw was wonderful. We loved how all of the seats were different. Will definitely be coming here again next time we are in the area.

Cindy Mann Johnson

I have eaten at Brooklyn’s Backyard a few times, and every time their food is truly amazing. I absolutely love their shaved steak sandwich, i can never eat the whole thing. My hubby loves their beer choices, and their build your own burger. The service is always excellent as well! We’ll be back AND spread the word!

Tracy Edworthy Buchwald

Best restaurant in Ocala, hands down. The atmosphere is very welcoming and the decor is so cute. Hoping to see the crab cake BLT stay on the main menu because it was so delicious! Their mac and cheese is awesome as well. My favorites include the angry orchard burger and the salerno flat, while my boyfriend’s is their pepperoni and sausage stromboli! The staff are always kind and offer great suggestions. Cannot say enough great things about this place

Danielle Alyse

Thank you so much for serving such delicious food at my wedding, people were fighting over the leftovers to take home. You’re such an amazing couple, I told everyone they should come and try your food.

Robin Ray

We love Brooklyn’s! We’ve been several times. The last 2 times, our server was Robert, excellent! He makes great suggestions and is very knowledgeable about the different beers. This time we got the meat lovers Pizza which was very good. We like a bit of a sweeter sauce and a little more of it, the crust is awesome and the pie was cooked to perfection! We will be back.

Cynthia Knapp Berry

Had lunch with a friend here for the first time on 8/23/16 -loved the food (lobster roll with Mango slaw)and atmosphere so much that I brought my husband back on 8/25/16 for lunch. He was not disappointed! He just wished you offered some au jus as an option for the steak sandwich. (His favorite lunch is a French dip sandwich.) We can’t wait to try other menu items! Our only regret is that you are not closer to On Top of the World in SW Ocala!

Karen Brown Bennett

Literally the best chicken wings. Burgers. And pizza. Owners are so nice and i absolutely could live there.

Jennifer Adair

I ordered the meatloaf and it was absolutely delicious. Service was great and the staff was very friendly. We have eaten here at least a dozen times and we never leave disappointed.

Douglas Hoop

Food, service, and atmosphere are all great. Fresh baked bread and homemade pizza dough, housemade dressings and sauces…it all adds up to an amazing dining experience. Great craft beers on tap. I always, and I mean ALWAYS go with the Tangerine Wheat and an Italian Sandwich. Best around.

Robert Huff