929 South Bay Street
Eustis, Florida 32726
By Mike Miller Updated September 15, 2023
Night Owl is in a small yellow building on the right hand side of State Road 19 (Bay Street) as you drive north through Eustis.
The restaurant has small parking lots in front, back, and sides. Most of its business is take out and it has become very popular with locals who know where the good food is.
Night Owl specializes in Jamaican food and has a full menu of appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages.
Some of the entrees include curried chicken, brown stewed chicken, jerk chicken, jerk pork, oxtails, curried goat, and more.
A giant smoker and grill accounts for the delicious flavor of these entrees.
You could also make a full meal from the appetizer menu if you decided to.
That menu includes mac and cheese, collard greens, sweet cornbread, green beans, steamed vegetables, plantains, chicken and beef patties, coco bread and manish water soup.
The dining room is very small at Night Owl: only four tables. I choose to eat in rather than take out, and have never had trouble finding a table during lunch hour.
There is usually a steady flow of take out customers dropping in. Many of them are regulars who call in their orders so they don't have to wait.
The Wright family came to Eustis many years ago from Jamaica.
Richard Wright is the owner of Night Owl, and was well known in the area to Jamaican food lovers when he operated his own food truck.
People who enjoyed what he served from the food truck kept asking him to open a permanent place, and he finally did.
Lovers of Caribbean food are glad he decided to do it.
Night Owl is open every day except Monday.
Its hours are 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM Tuesday through Thursday, and from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM Friday and Saturday.
They are open on Sunday from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM and closed on Monday.