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Sporting News Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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8009 15th St E, Sarasota, FL 34243-2713
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Fort Myers, Florida
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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 to end up with a salad of some type with chicken, which was the case.... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews
Reviewed 20 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 attentive than any server I have had in the recent months. Kudos to you Freedom.... More 

Thank Lori F
Laconia, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
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. In the morning, I enjoyed the breakfast buffet and found it very satisfactory for a... More 

Thank Michael F
Sarasota, Florida
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 good and the club wrap is my favorite. The wait staff is polite and will... More 

Thank Bob G
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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155 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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 the bartender accurately described as "like McDonald's". Topped it off with a piece of key... More 

Thank JEM196204
Auburn, Indiana
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 server take it away. The salad came out and you could tell the chef took... More 

Thank chrissB9996MD
Colonial Beach, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Winter Springs
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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 said they were having a buffet and server said after we were sat down no... More 

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Great Northwest
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106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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

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