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OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort

Ocean Discover a place where fresh flavors and regional ingredients transcend the dining experience. Ocean features locally grown, never frozen, and environmentally sustainable Mediterranean cuisine. As the restaurant’s décor and menu transform from breakfast to dinner, guests will delight in the elegantly rustic ambiance of a restaurant that is as progressive as its customers.
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34 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
(34 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 34 reviews
5 stars
(8)
4 stars
(9)
3 stars
(10)
2 stars
(7)
1 star
(0)
Food 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
Service 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Ambiance 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.3 / 5
(Very Good) 3.3 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • kid-friendly(18)
  • great for outdoor dining(13)
  • good for groups(12)
  • scenic view(9)
  • great for brunch(7)
  • fit for foodies(4)
OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort Reviews List
Review 1 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2013
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Review 2 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/04/2015
 2009
Dined on 4/04/2015
 2009
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 4/04/2015
 2009
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Review 3 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Resort fun

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We have been to Ocean on all of our visits to Hawks Cay. Each time we are as pleased as the time before. It is a casual dining place on normal days for breakfast and dinner. On New Year's Eve, it is turned into a lovely and festive event.
The food and service is very good for a resort setting. For many of our meals, including New Year's Eve, we were lucky to have Ariel for our waitress. She is energetic and engaging as well as extremely efficient and accommodating. A true asset to Ocean.
The dining options on property are limited, but Oceans varying menu makes return trips worthwhile.
A fun place to eat
"
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 4 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Utterly disappointing

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"We have stayed at Hawks Cay for 4 out of the last 5 years and this is the first time we decided to stay at the resort for a dinner and try the Ocean restaurant. We ordered the dinner buffet because it seemed like the best value and more selection for our two teenage boys. The dinner rolls served at the start of our meal were very tasty, but it went downhill from there. The buffet food selection was minimal and poor. The food items were not restocked in a timely fashion. There was food on the floor causing it to be slippery near the food service areas. The food did not taste well and in fact two out of the four of us had stomach issues for the 12-18 hours following the meal. The dessert selection consisted of cake, cake and oh….more cake. For the $35 adult price and I believe the boys were $17 this was the biggest waste of money and time ever. The ONLY saving grace was our delightfully sweet and competent waitress I believe her name was Shelby (from Michigan?). I know the resort is building a new restaurant and for the sake of all staying there I would hope it is a huge improvement over Ocean which I wouldn't recommend to anyone."
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2011
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Review 5 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Nice but noisy

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Lovely restaurant at a fantastic resort. Food was great with a good choice (Christmas day buffet) but outdoor dining was quite noisy due to kids club who seemed to be doing a salvage hunt and then a movie under the stars. Didn't spoil the atmosphere for us but we did hear a few people complaining about it"
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view
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Review 7 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 8/27/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/27/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 8/27/2015
 2015
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 8 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 8/20/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/20/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/20/2015
 2015
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Review 9 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 8/21/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2015
Special Features: special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 10 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/13/2015
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 11 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 7/23/2015
 2010
Dined on 7/23/2015
 2010
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/23/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 12 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Overpriced for what you get.

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We only ate here because we were staying at the resort. The food was fair. My scallops were cold and the rice was dry. The waiter was friendly and tried to help us in every way, but the food was just not great. The noise level was high as well and we had to yell to hear each other across the table. It felt like we were in a college caferteria in some ways. Maybe it was the uncomfortable chairs or the noise, but I just can't recommend this place."
Dined on 7/18/2015
 2009
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Review 13 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Ordered

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Dined on 7/18/2015
 2015
Dined on 7/18/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/18/2015
 2015
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Review 14 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good Dinning Option on Property

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The Ocean restraunt was a good option for us on the day of arrival. We chose to order off of the menu and not the buffet route and we are glad we did. The portions were very generous and the quality was good. The server was very attentive to us and kept the drink glasses full and cleared plates away at the right time. The atmosphere is very open and plenty of space between the tables. The prices are a liitle high given the quality and presentation of the food but, this is a resort."
Dined on 7/07/2015
 2014
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 15 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 7/02/2015
 2015
Dined on 7/02/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/02/2015
 2015
Special Features: kid-friendly
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Review 16 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/28/2015
 2001
Special Features: kid-friendly
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Review 17 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 6/19/2015
 2015
Dined on 6/19/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/19/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 18 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 6/07/2015
 2009
Dined on 6/07/2015
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/07/2015
 2009
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 19 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food.

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Dined on 5/07/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/07/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I had breakfast buffet twice and my wife, a make your own omelet. Both were very yummy. The potatoes....a big hit. We also ate dinner there or first night in. The snapper dinner was fantastic. The ahi tuna app was delicious. Service was great and timely. Look forward to eating there on our next visit."
Dined on 5/07/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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Review 20 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/18/2015
 2012
Special Features: kid-friendly
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Review 21 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

typical resort restaurant

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We only had breakfast at Ocean while at Hawk's Cay. It was your typical buffet breakfast, nothing fancy, but very complete. Perfect breakfast while on vacation."
Dined on 4/11/2015
 2009
Special Features: great for brunch, kid-friendly
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Review 22 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

JimM

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/30/2015
 2011
Dined on 3/30/2015
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Fair, expensive food and poor service. Much better food off the resort."
Dined on 3/30/2015
 2011
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 23 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 2/07/2015
 2011
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2011
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Overpriced buffet only menu. Noisy barn like open space. Food quality disappointing compared to dinner at Alma the night before and all other dining experiences at Hawks Cay"
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2011
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Review 24 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Not service focused

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Not. Good dinner spot for adults. They were out of most wines by the glass, and not interested in opening a butler, instead suggesting we purchase a bottle. Some dishes not served as described on the menu."
Dined on 1/20/2015
 2011
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Review 25 for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

good food

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"If you do not want to leave the resort the Ocean is a good option. We had a group of 10 people and they were able to accommodate is easily. We had a very efficient server and the food was very good. Some of the dishes were better than good. We were pleasantly surprised for a resort restaurant."
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Ratings-Only Reviews for OCEAN - Hawks Cay Resort
Based on the average of (9) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
8 out of 9 recommend this product
Food 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate