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Riptides Sports Grill

14 Via de Luna, Holiday Inn Resort, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
(850) 932-5331
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Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located on the sugar white sands of Pensacola Beach in the Holiday Inn Resort. With twenty high definition flat screen TVs (inside and outside) and continuous satellite feeds the game is always on. Local celebrity chef Dan Dunn understands the importance of chowing down while cheering for your team and isn't afraid to pile it on. Quality American comfort food, great sports and good friends - it doesn't get better then this unless you have box seats.
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Food was very good. Added bonus... Kids eat free. Wait staff is friendly. We ate there three times for our visit and every time food was delicious. Definitely will come back.

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Michael K, Manager at Riptides Sports Grill, responded to this review

It was very nice of you to take the time to give us a good review. We do take pride in our food and our staff. I will let them know. You add written Added bonus kids eat free. I say Added bonus that you “Definitely will come back”. We love return guests, looking forward to seeing and taking care... More

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Servers were awesome, I really liked the wraps. Breakfast was very expensive if you did not prepay. They also had seating outside that was great in the evenings.

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Michael K, Manager at Riptides Sports Grill, responded to this review

Yes are servers are awesome, we are very proud of them. And thank-you for pointing that out. I do apologize if you felt that the breakfast was to expensive. Also with our great backdrop it does make for a fantastic view while enjoying the hospitality, food and service. This does make for a complete package that we hope you enjoyed... More

Destin, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Fantastic burgers. Period! Go early for dinner. The place fills up especially when they show a movie at the Dive-In Theater. Breakfast buffet was OK but too expensive.

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Michael K, Manager at Riptides Sports Grill, responded to this review

When you have the best burgers on the beach it is easy to have a Fantastic Burger. Thank-you for saying so. Come early stay late, what could be better than “Dinner and a Movie”? And then come for breakfast. Our goal is to make every guest satisfied and wanting to come back for more. I do apologize for the fact... More

Avon, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Good portion was given when we ordered the food. We ate outside which is nearly poolside to the Holiday Inn Resort pool area. Kids eat free all day when you order adult entrees.

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Michael K, Manager at Riptides Sports Grill, responded to this review

Giving a good side portion is only one of the great things we do for our guests. And the ambience is easy to offer when we have an amazing view and pool in our backyard. And because we love children, we do take care of them. Thank-you for being our guest and allowing us to take care of you. Hope... More

Salina, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Excellent food and fair prices for a restaurant inside a hotel. The pool side service and bar also provided good food for a decent price. The waitresses were great.

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Michael K, Manager at Riptides Sports Grill, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking time out of your day to give us a great review on what we also believe. We do take pride on great consistent food along with our service. Along with a good value. It is a pleasure to take care of guests like yourself who truly did enjoy themselves. Looking forward to serving you again. Best Regards,... More

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very nice atmosphere with a "sports bar" feel. Price was right and the food was delicious! The super friendly staff made the whole experience top notch! I would highly recommend this restaurant if you're in the Pensacola area!

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Michael K, Manager at Riptides Sports Grill, responded to this review

Thank-you for the great review, we take pride in all that we do. And it shows when we read how well much you enjoyed it. And if you enjoyed the “Sports Bar” feel then if you are ever in the area during football season. You cannot go wrong. We have the best “Football Pool” on the Panhandle. Every Saturday for... More

San Angelo, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Well, we got there at 645 pm I can tell it was 5 tables occupied 3 inside 2 outside and it took 50 minutes to get our food, that's not all, I found a hair on my food, I told everything to the waitress and she took it out from the bill, she offer me a cheesecake that came 25... More

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Michael K, Manager at Riptides Sports Grill, responded to this review

Taking care of you for breakfast in my mind was not enough. And I was happy to do it. My goal is to make your stay the best you ever have had. And the only way I can accomplish this is to have you back in to show you just how we take care of our guests. Our food and... More

Pensacola, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We are local and have heard the food here is good. I beg to differ. We are three adult women, and all ordered something different. Unfortunately we were are dissatisfied.... Nothing is fresh, everything starts from a freezer, which is okay, if the cost is not so high. Do NOT order the buffalo tenders..... That was the worst.... The only... More

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Michael K, Manager at Riptides Sports Grill, responded to this review

The way you had ended your review was “Sorry for the not so happy review”. No, I am Sorry that you could not give us a good review. And my intensions are to change your view on us. Any time we are not able to give our guests the best possible service I take this personal and I am embarrassed.... More

Pensacola, Florida
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Expensive, poor service, unfriendly, slow, food of poor quality for the price. Kids meals ordered two days in a row were not given a frozen treat as stated on the menu. Had to send the kids pizza back because it came out with basically no cheese. The crabby patty meal was basically two, tiny, tasteless crab cakes on a bed... More

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Michael K, Manager at Riptides Sports Grill, responded to this review

The first words I can say to you is how sorry I am for the experience you did not receive. Part of my job is to fix any problem that may occur. I would never consider offering you any kind of excuse as that would be trying to talk our way of a problem that did exist. And if you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Excellent food, love the wait staff, and the view is amazing. Every time we have guests in town, we take them to Riptides and they always love it. My kids play ping pong or hang out on the beach while we order and enjoy appetizers. Perfect beach restaurant!

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Michael K, Manager at Riptides Sports Grill, responded to this review

First let me say thank-you for taking the time and sharing your opinion with us and giving a great review. We do take pride in the product, staff and the ambiance we offer to our guests. Also when we hear just how good of a job we did for you makes me very proud of our entire staff. Thank-you again.... More

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