About Our Restaurant
Charlie Horse Restaurant is a landmark dining place in Ocala, FL that is loved by customers of all ages. Our restaurant has a comfortable atmosphere that makes everyone, both diners and staff members, feel right at home. We have many long-term employees that have been with us for over 10 years!
What We Serve
We have a full liquor bar and an extensive menu.
For the little ones, we have a pony menu!
Our menu features:
- Philly Cheesesteaks
- More Than 2 Dozen Appetizers
- Fresh Salads
- Specialty Sandwiches
- Fish and Pork Tacos
- Steak Dinners
- Chicken Dinners
- Seafood Dinners
We host karaoke nightly!
Live music 7 days a week on our outside deck.
Meet Our Owner
In 1995, Guy Iannone purchased the Charlie Horse, which had already been operating for approximately 12 years. Guy has been in the industry since 1970, serving as a busboy, cook, dishwasher, meat cutter, server, and manager in the private sector and the corporate world.
Our Big Deck serves as a focal point for fundraising for local charities, such as the Hillcrest School for children with special needs, Toys for Tots, St. Jude’s Hospital, and many other worthy charities. We, along with many of our local bands, donate our time and resources to make these fundraisers successful and fun.
July 2015 we had a celebration for Bossman’s 20-year anniversary of owning the Horse. We also have a yearly celebration of our Big Deck, which we hold in October to mark its anniversary.
What Sets Us Apart
We take pride in being the first in the area to have a “real” outside dining deck. This is where you can watch live entertainment every day of the week.
Charlie Horse is locally owned and operated, not a chain.
All of our staff members live in our community.