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14 Via de Luna, Holiday Inn Resort, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
(850) 932-5331
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Located on the sugar white sands of Pensacola Beach in the Holiday Inn...
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
great food, service is ok

service was efficient but not friendly. It was a busy night and the server just dropped things at our table. Not very interactive with us.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Nancy M
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ATL
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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ATL
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

service was efficient but not friendly. It was a busy night and the server just dropped things at our table. Not very interactive with us.

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Athens, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great staff,food and drinks,I liked that it was so easy to get our drinks and then go to the beach or pool,and then get something to eat when we came back in,and our room be just a few steps away.

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Maryland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We recently spent a week at the Holiday Inn Resort in Pensacola Beach and ate every breakfast and a couple of dinners in the Riptides Sports Grill. The food was hot and delicious and the manager and wait staff wonderful. The food was hot, served quickly and was delicious. After a week we felt like friends with the wait staff,... More 

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

Thank-you for taking the time out of your busy schedule and letting us know how much you enjoyed breakfast and dinner. After reading how you felt about your experience and now you feel like you are friends that just adds to the compliment. I will be sure to tell Allison and the rest of the staff they have a new... More 

Anna, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We ate breakfast here almost every day of the week on our trip. It is too good to pass up! The service was great and with a casual atmosphere. We loved being able to sit outside and enjoy the gulf breeze. The food is priced fair for the quality and portion size. The only complaint was there were few vegetarian... More 

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

Thank-you for your kind review. I am very pleased you enjoyed our cuisine and service as we take pride in the product we offer our guests. And what is not to love about our atmosphere? It speaks for itself. Just recently was voted the #5 best beach in the country. I will be sure to tell our staff how much... More 

Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We ate breakfast here one morning and were very pleased with the service. The buffet was very good and the muffins were fresh from the oven and some of the best I have had.

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

Thank-you for your excellent review of our breakfast buffet. We do our best to have a great selection of hot and cold items to choose from. The muffins we do make daily and we are very pleased that you enjoyed them enough to comment on them. And our service is something that we work on daily to ensure complete satisfaction.... More 

Palm Springs, CA
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Not only was the service great but the food was as well. Large portions and great taste. Only had a chance to try breakfast but Im sure lunch and diner would rate high as well!

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

Thank-you for taking the time to give us your great review. It means so much to us when after a guest leaves they do not forget us. Great Food and Great Service equals satisfied guests. And we welcome you back the next time you are thinking of a getaway. And I personally thank-you. Best Regards, Michael Krause Food and Beverage... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

We recently stayed there at the holiday inn resort and everything was great! I ordered room service and the food was fast and good and when my fiance got back from business they were about to closed and they still served us with no problem friendly service great food.

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

Every time I read a review like yours it makes me smile and to be thankful for our wonderful staff. Great Food, Friendly Service. From our room service, to the dining room and the bar. Taking care of our guests and treating them like family is truly a reward when we know that they are totally satisfied. We hope you... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I first came here last year and had a burger and fries. I couldn't wait to get back and order them again. There is a large variety of burgers to choose from and other great menu items as well. Someone in my group got the sweet potatoe tots and they were really good too. This restaurant in in the Holiday... More 

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

Our Chef, Brian will be very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your food. I will be sure to tell him. We do take very much pride in the product we offer our guests. And we are looking forward to you joining us again. Best Regards, Michael Krause Food and Beverage Director More 

Austin, TX
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We recently stayed one night at the Holiday Inn in Pensacola and ate on site at their restaurant. We had shrimp appetizers and they were fresh and delicious. My son and I shared the steak while my husband had seafood and we were all very pleased with our selections. Would definitely recommend this to friends.

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

Thank-you very much for your excellent review. We appreciate the fact you took the time to let us know how you felt. I will pass along to Chef Brian and his staff just how you enjoyed your dinner. Wish you could have stayed longer but knowing you will be back and recommending us to your friends is a great compliment.... More 

Claremont, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
374 reviews 374 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The four mornings that we stayed at the Holiday Inn Resort, we had breakfast here. The buffet had a nice mixture of tasty food. The service was prompt. Beautiful views of the Gulf. The only thing we didn't like was the booths had TVs; that made having family time more challenging.

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

Thank-you for commenting on our Breakfast Buffet. We do take very much pride in the product and service we put out. And knowing you and your family enjoyed it is even a bigger plus. And of course who could not enjoy our view? It is breath taking. Hope you will consider us for your next stay. Thank-you again. Best Regards,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Via de Luna, Holiday Inn Resort, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola Beach
  • Phone Number: (850) 932-5331

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?