Most of the produce is organic and local, and the chicken is organic as well. Nearly everything is house-made including the pizza crust, baked goods, fries, and breads. For the most part, the majority of the menu items are Gluten Free and approximately 95% of all ingredients are organic or organically grown. The beef served at The Blue Wagyu is pasture-raised locally on Marion County pastures, and never given antibiotics or hormones. The cattle feed on grass, hay, and are supplemented with grain that is non-GMO.
The Blue Wagyu boasts an extensive menu. In particular, they serve everything from pizza to steaks, salads, burgers and baked goods. There are only a few seafood dishes on the menu, which, by the way, happens to change frequently. The Blue Wagyu serves beer, even ginger beer, and they also offer a nice wine list.
What I Ordered
We arrived quite hungry and ordered the Itomiche Burger, Corn Chowder, Sweet Potato Fries, a BLT Pizza, and some Baked Treats. The pizza crust was spot on, similar in texture to a Neapolitan style pie and the taste was pretty good, although the topping combination proved to be a tad bitter. Next time, I think I’ll try different toppings. The burger was moist and savory and the house-made bun was excellent, overall a rockin’ good burger. The sweet potato fries were cooked to a perfect crispness and quite tasty. My 11-year old inhaled the corn chowder, nuff said? Oh, and we loved the freshly baked cookies too, so yum!
The newly remodeled main dining area boasts a simple decor with a classic flair. You’ll find many tables with a mixture of comfortable leather and wooden chairs, along with dark wood flooring. In the rear dining area, the vibe is more masculine with rich dark wood furnishings, bar seating and high top tables in a more intimate setting.
Located in the center of horse country, The Blue Wagyu is another amazing restaurant that will make the cut for Clean Foodie’s top 20 Florida list. I am looking forward to another visit indeed, next time I’ll try the ribeye. Besides being a must stop while in Ocala, there are two things to remember; reservations are recommended and their hours change frequently. Enjoy!