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The Sports Garden

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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425 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-2307
+1 218-722-4724
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 16:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you are going for drinks, some junky food and to watch some sports this place is an okay spot. The service was good at least which is the reason I'm giving this a 2/5 instead of a 1/5. But the food...it was subpar even for bar food! One friend ordered macaroni and cheese...And it was obviously straight out of... More 

Thank MinnesotaCathy
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Fun restaurant with lots of room. Kind of noisy and crowded when we went due to several games and a hockey tournament going on, but still fun. They have a nice pizza and pasta buffet but there could be some other options, it was pretty basic. But the rest of there menu looked delicious!

Thank TheSheepMan28
Rogers, Minnesota
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129 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for last call drinks! The night we went was kind of dead, but it sounds like it is normally a pretty fun place to go!

Thank Wendy B
North Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had a very good dinner at Grandma's. And they have the best onion rings and Margarita's. We always stop at Grandma's when we go to Duluth.

Thank ppogue
Decorah, Iowa, USA
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This has always been a good place - now it is great! Blue cheese Juicy burger- great! Quality of food is so fantastic - improved menu! Buffet, yes the buffet, made my fussy kid happy! Service much improved and wow - the food was great! So darn happy to eat here!!!

Thank ChristyBouska
Lakeville, Minnesota
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

It is what it is. Loud, open, sports bar. Lots of people, lots of noise, bar food, but lots of it. We took the Grands and they liked it because there was lots to just look at and no one cared if they were a little bit loud.

Thank minicooper452
Duluth, Minnesota
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Stopped in for lunch with my friends- the wait staff were amazing and the chicken wrap was fantastic!

Thank cinbad44
Eagle River, Wisconsin
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Decent craft beer selection with only a few local options. Service was ok and the food wasn't bad but nothing to necessarily write home about. Both my husband and I are from out if town and had juicy lucy type of burgers with beer on a Wednesday which is normally a half off both special according to the menu but... More 

Thank kad292
Garden Prairie, Illinois
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We were seated promptly by the hostess with her tossing the menus on a table and quickly walking away. Which is what we should have done. But we stayed because my son wanted to try it. We finally got service, not sure what the delay/rudeness was for because they place was not busy at all. We did get our food... More 

Thank BeBe2216
Duluth, Minnesota
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The Sports Garden is a fun place to stop for a bite to eat or to just grab a beer. On the weekends there is a buffet and a regular menu. Nice place for groups or just two! Its a great place to watch a football game in the fall. This last trip we stopped in for a beer and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-2307
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: +1 218-722-4724
The family friendly atmosphere at The Sports Garden allows you to enjoy an interactive and entertaining dining room where it's truly OK to bring the kids... and then act like one! It's 20,000 square feet of sports, great food, and fun, accented by multiple flat screen TVs! It's also full of games - arcades, a pool table, darts, air hockey - and the food is just as fun! Specialties include Juicy Lucy's, large chicken wings, and shakes! Don't forget about The Sports Garden's Famous Saturday Buffet! At night, the Sports Garden becomes the perfect place to meet lots of fun people, whether it's on the dance floor, at a concert, or a special event. The Sports Garden: ALWAYS a GREAT time!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?