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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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Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Not only can you walk into the restaurant - for those staying at the hotel - they will serve poolside also. Lots of portions, good Crabby Patties!

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Florida
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116 reviews 116 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Good Variety of foods, and good if you are staying in the Holiday Inn Resort. We only had breakfast there, twice, and the eggs were the standard "hotel" type -- not real eggs. Also, their French Toast was ROUND Cinnamon Buns, dipped in egg mixture (?), then put on grill. Different, but edible, but am used to the classic "french... More

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

I appreciate your honesty and being candid. We do take pride in the product we offer to our guests. And that is one reason why we chose to do our French toast just a little different from the rest. And the not the normal hotel style. What I can also say is I am sorry you did not truly enjoy... More

Sacramento, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Pretty good food, very filling. The best option if you are staying at the hotel here, especially after a long day in the pool. Being able to order and eat outside was really convenient and fun. The breakfast options also looked good but we didn't try it. Overall: Not fine dining, but no complaints!

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

One of biggest attractions is our ambience outside. From the beautiful Gulf of Mexico to our Lazy River Heated Pool/ Tiki Bar. What a perfect backdrop to dine at. And you were right when you indicated how the breakfast options looked good. Trust me when I tell you that they are. Hopefully you will stay with us again and have... More

Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

After riding for over 10.5 hours and 544 miles from Treasure Island, riding the side roads I was pretty much exhausted and reached my potential for that day! Between me and you I could not ride another mile if I had to . I was also very hungry at this point and Dorian suggested the Riptide located in the hotel.... More

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

I personally thank-you for taking time out of your busy life to give us a top notch review. We at Riptides are very proud of our staff and the food we prepare for our guests. Also thank-you for mentioning a few of our staff members. I will be sure to let them know. And when you say if the opportunity... More

Georgetown
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We love the food at Riptides! We usually eat here at least once while we're vacationing in Pensacola Beach, because we always stay at the Holiday Inn Resort. Even though the food is great, they are overpriced in my opinion. They charge $10 for a hotdog and $10 for their dessert cookie dough chimichanga. Just because I'm on vacation doesn't... More

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

First and foremost I would like to thank-you for your very good and honest review on our restaurant/menu. For you to recommend on our food makes our chef smile. He and his team work very hard on our menu to give our guests the best there is. I do apologize if you feel that the prices are too high though.... More

Pinson, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I have to disagree with other reviews I read about Riptides at the Holiday Inn Resort. The food was good, and was delivered in a timely manner. The staff was very friendly and helpful as well.

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

Thank-you for your kind words of encouragement. That means everything to our staff that has and is working very hard to make all of our guests as happy and satisfied as possible. I will pass along your words as they enjoy hearing that their hard work does not go un-noticed. Looking forward to serving you again in the near future.... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

On Wednesday, September 3 and Thursday, September 4, my firm hosted an international delegation for a business strategy conference. We contracted with Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach for rooms, conference support, and meals for our conference attendees. We could not have chosen a better site. Christina Dawson from Sales arranged the conference rooms and support; her efficient, customer-oriented approach made... More

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

When I say thank-you I do mean thank-you from our entire team. And thank-you for taking time out of your busy schedule to give us this great review. After reading about your experience makes me proud of our entire team at Riptides. We take pride in what we do and when it shows like this just puts a smile on... More

San Marcos, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Prices were more reasonable than most of the restaurants surrounding the area. Enjoyed the burger and the appetizer we had.

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

Thank-you for taking the time to let us know how you felt about our cuisine. We feel the exact same way. Looking forward to serving you again. Best Regards, Michael Krause Food and Beverage Director. More

Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

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