There’s a special feeling one experiences when you’ve been gone for a long time but then smell familiar cooking or taste your favorite dish, and you realize you are back home. That’s the kind of warm-and-fuzzy feeling you’ll get when you visit Carmichael’s.
One of Ocala’s most beloved restaurants, Carmichael’s Family Restaurant, is returning to its former glory, complete with the same scenic golf course views it was known for.
The highly esteemed restaurant originally captured the attention of locals in 1986 when the first homemade meal was plated and served. From then until 2005, families of all backgrounds lined up to sample flavorful, farm-to-table fixings.
Returning to its rightful home, Carmichael’s plans to open its doors in March to Ocala’s newest generation of families. Upon entrance, you will be greeted by the inviting aroma of Carmichael’s famed homemade orange rolls with orange zest, sugar and a buttery glaze. At the bake shop, watch on cushioned barstools as a pastry chef prepares fresh batches of these sweet, complimentary treats.
In addition, classic breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites will be enjoyed once more, including Carmichael’s Stuffed French Toast, Open-Faced Rueben or the Prime Rib Dinner— ‘Certified Black Angus’ prime rib of beef, fully aged, served ‘au jus’ with an old-world hot popover and creamy horseradish sauce.
Carmichael’s also plans to introduce vegetarian and lighter fare menu options. Roasted Vegetables Paella will be your newest craving, a mixture of herb-roasted broccoli, zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, green beans, eggplant, peppers and onions, served over rice pilaf with a saffron paella broth. Signature recipes are guaranteed farm fresh, the fruits and vegetables gathered here in Ocala’s very own fresh markets.
Happy hour is sure to be popular, with drink specials and free hors d’oeuvres. Treat yourself to one of Carmichael’s signature drinks, such as the “Strawberry Springs Blvd” or special draft beer “Destination Orange.” Dessert will be your choice of warm, deep-dish pies, from apple to strawberry rhubarb and more.
Whether it be a spontaneous outing or a special occasion, Carmichael’s understands the importance of a pleasurable dining experience and promises nothing short of excellence. The news has broken—Carmichael’s is back and better than ever. Welcome home!
Carmichael’s Family Restaurant › 3105 East Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala › (352) 629-3636