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Sporting News Grill

) #589 of 680 Restaurants in Sarasota $$ - $$$ American, ,
8009 15th St E, Sarasota, FL 34243-2713
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good25%
  • Average22%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible11%
7 Jun 2016
“Nice atmosphere and great service”
19 Mar 2016
“Sr. Technical Support Consultant”
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
8009 15th St E, Sarasota, FL 34243-2713
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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

For being in a hotel in an industrial section of Sarasota, I thought it was better than I anticipated. I'm a healthy eater and sports grills are normally tough because fried food, burgers and fat laden products are the norm. I get tired of having...More

Thank Sunnybuckeye62
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

The Sporting News Grill is by far the most outstanding bar/grill I have eaten at in quite awhile. The staff that impressed me the most was "Freedom" (during my dinner hours). She was professional, enthusiastic, fun to share a conversation with & by far more...More

Thank Lori F
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Trip advisor reviews cautioned me against trying to pasta, but the Burger was very good, with the exception of being a little skimpy on the mushrooms. I really loved the hearty onion rings, breaded and fried. The service was prompt and attentive. No major complaints....More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 21 January 2016

I have eaten here several times and i prefer the lunch menu although the dinner menu is not bad. The wings are pretty good and the bacon wrapped scallops were very tasty. These are big scallops and not the small ones. The burgers are pretty...More

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Got in somewhat late and sat at the bar. Had the restaurant's 'signature' burger, which was large and flavorful and cooked exactly to order. For 9:30 pm, it took a little longer than expected to arrive, but it was worth it. Chose the fries, which...More

Thank JEM196204
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Went there for lunch as there aren't many options on the South East side of the Airport. I ordered the Chicken Cobb Salad and the French Onion Soup. The Soup was very flavorful and had me scooping out every last drop before I let the...More

Thank chrissB9996MD
Reviewed 25 May 2015

The food in general was awful and expensive - te breakfast buffets was overrun by children - leaving very little food for anyone else.

Thank Pegge M
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Pasta was dry and the bread was cold. Service was really good as the waiter was really attentive. Forgot to get his name

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 25 December 2014

18 people from 4 states just trying to have a good family dinner for Christmas. Made a reservation last night. They said they will be doing a buffet and selected items on the menu. Arrived at 5 and hell started then. No buffet. Printed material...More

2  Thank kirkinc2005
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Beer in frozen mugs NICE (and a great value—20 oz Sam Adams Seasonal for $2.75). The Nachoes platter for $10 was excellent and huge. Carla & MaryAnn really good employees… Veranda right off the pool and bar——good idea.

Thank Vacationpatrol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8009 15th St E, Sarasota, FL 34243-2713
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
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Description
Located by the airport. Nothing within walking distance, but a short drive to shopping and beaches. The restaurant is located inside the Holiday Inn. The wait staff was very friendly, along with good food and service. The restaurant is very nice; with a number of flat screen tvs. There is a great outdoor area with a great fire pit, lounging area and tables right off the bar. Would go back again.
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