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Sportsman Inn

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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12340 N Upper Lakeshore Dr, Monticello, IN 47960-4749
+1 574-583-5133
11:00 - 22:00
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Monticello, Indiana
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went twice recently, had not been in awhile. The first time, the food was disappointing, to say the least. The next time I ordered something different, and it was better, but nothing spectacular. The service was great both times, and the one night there was a live band in the bar area, very nice, but probably won't do that... More 

Thank Patty S
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here at least 4 times now. Never been disappointed. You have to get the Sportsman's Famous Fish -- it's fantastic, hot, and tasty! Soups are always delicious, burgers are juicy, sandwiches divine. Wait staff is almost always on point. The view is lovely over the river. They have an outdoor area for eating, even closer than the restaurant... More 

Thank Laura P
Johnsburg, Illinois
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We arrived around 8-8:30 pm for dinner. For us it was 7:30 because we just came from ill. We sat at the table for a very long time while a group of workers stood around the potium. Another group sat at a table in the corner. Finally a lady came over and appologized and took our drink and food order.... More 

Thank george6263
george w, General Manager at Sportsman Inn, responded to this review

I am very sorry for the lack of attentiveness that my team showed. I offer no excuses, but will try to find the parties involved and work to correct their behavior. We pride ourselves in being able to provide service later than many other places and this is not how we want to be perceived. I hope that once the... More 

Monticello, Indiana
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We use to frequent Sportsman Inn all the time as one of our Go To's unfortunately the past couple years we would much rather just order carryout. We decided to give it a try for Easter Brunch since original plans fell through and they did not require reservations. Seating was Quick and they had their deck open for anyone who... More 

Thank Jamie H
george w, General Manager at Sportsman Inn, responded to this review

Sorry to hear of your disappointing trip. We try to have items that are different than the everyday meals and a few favorites on the buffets. We have never tried a pancake station, but may think about that. We would need more room to do omelets or waffles. We considered the house vegetable, but many guests expressed interest in other... More 

Monticello, Indiana
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Sportsman was has a long history of good food and amazing atmosphere. The food is good with a full menu from steaks,pork chops, and their Famous Fish. Full bar,and family room in the summer they have outdoor dining on the deck both with views of Lake Freeman. Also an outdoor cabana bar and weekend entertainment. This is truly a must... More 

Thank William G
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It is Monticello's more pricey places. It is definitely a date night favorite for us with great food. Be prepared to have a romantic night with a view of the lake.

Thank Caitlyn B
Delphi, Indiana
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We visited Sportsman Inn for a nice friends dinner out. We both enjoyed our meals; I particularly like their coconut shrimp. This is a place where the vegetables get as much attention in preparation as the main dish. The portions are generous!

Thank oakleaf926
Frankfort, Indiana
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186 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Staff was good. All the fish was very greasy. Onion rings were greasy. We have been here before, and this was the worst food we've had. Food is $$$. And was not worth the money. Not sure if we'll go back.

Thank Steve M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2016

While dining there last night, I asked for romaine lettuce in my salad and was told there would be an up-charge. This isn't the first issue I've had here with management. Beware if you dine here. I've made this request in every restaurant I've ever eaten a salad in, and have never been charged for it. Ridiculous. This manager cares... More 

Thank Lana H
Monticello, Indiana
Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Sportsman is a landmark just across the river on the south side of Monticello. If coming from the south its on the north edge of Carroll County on 421.

Thank Ludmila J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$35
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12340 N Upper Lakeshore Dr, Monticello, IN 47960-4749
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Monticello
  • Phone Number: +1 574-583-5133

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