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14 Via de Luna, Holiday Inn Resort, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
+1 850-932-5331
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Riptides Sports Grill is located on the sugar white sands of Pensacola...
Riptides Sports Grill is located on the sugar white sands of Pensacola Beach inside the Holiday Inn Resort. With twenty high definition flat screen TVs (inside and outside) and continuous satellite feeds the game is always 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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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 25
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  • 15
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Exceptionally good poolside dining

We weren't expecting much since its inside the Holiday Inn but there 5 of us and we are all impressed. Had the sliders (mahi, crab cake, burger), fried shrimp, crab cake salad, grilled mahi, calamari. All delicious. If you like Malibu you need to try the Bucket O' Love. 4 kinds of Malibu and 4... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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The Woodlands, Texas
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Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great food and fantastic friendly service! We were there for our 35th anniversary. Each meal was delicious!

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

Thank-you so much for giving us your award winning review. These are the two areas we strive for daily. A very big “Happy Anniversary” to the both of you from all of us at Riptides and The Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach. Hope we are able to take care of you each anniversary you have. Best Regards, Michael Krause Food... More 

The Woodlands, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We weren't expecting much since its inside the Holiday Inn but there 5 of us and we are all impressed. Had the sliders (mahi, crab cake, burger), fried shrimp, crab cake salad, grilled mahi, calamari. All delicious. If you like Malibu you need to try the Bucket O' Love. 4 kinds of Malibu and 4 kinds of juice.

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

The fact that we impressed all of you has made our day. As far as our poolside dining that is a huge plus because what is not to love. And we are very pleased you enjoyed our menu items and I will be sure to let our chef know. Hope you come back soon to let us serve you again.... More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The food was good and they had a good verity of food choices on the menu. The service was great and they accomadated my gluten free diet.

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

Thank-you very much for the excellent review you gave us. We take so much pride in the service we give and it is so great to hear it. And the way we feel about our menu that it will fit just about anybody’s pallet. Hope to serve you again in the near future. Best Regards, Michael Krause More 

Chicago
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16 reviews 16 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This poolside/beachside bar is a great spot for a casual meal or a cocktail. The servers are friendly and you are steps from the beach and pool.

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

Thank-you for commenting on how you feel about our ambience and our friendly servers. A smile does go a long way and when you are enjoying your meal and/or a cocktail what a perfect day. Then you can enjoy the rest of the day with a short walk to our pool or the beach. Thank-you again. We hope we have... More 

Fayetteville, Georgia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Eating at a hotel is always 50-50, Riptides blew it out of the park! Great food, good draft beers and friendly help what's not to like. Their black beans are to die for!

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

Thank-you so much for your great review of the way you felt about your experience. Two of the areas we are always striving for to maintain excellence. Friendly service, great food and good draft beers. Thank-you again, we hope that you will join us again so we can take care of you. Best Regards, Michael Krause Food and Beverage Director More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We enjoyed every meal and my son loved the frozen slushies!! We were given free meal tickets as part of my package!! Definitely eat there again when we return!!

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

It makes me very happy to hear we are getting a return guest. Thank-you for that and also for your kind review. We work very hard at putting out a good product for our guests. And it shows when we hear that you are returning. Please feel free to ask for me when you come back, I would love to... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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107 reviews 107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We ate here for breakfast. If you're staying at the Holiday Inn, breakfast is not included. The buffet was good, but not exceptional. The restaurant area was very clean.

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

Thank-you for your honest review. I am happy you thought the breakfast buffet was good. Although I would love to know how we can make it exceptional. Now that would make me happy. And the next time you join us I am sure you also will be very happy. Also thank-you for noticing the cleanliness of our restaurant, that is... More 

Pensacola Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Between games, these three girls had some mermaid fun....Kenady Cooke had time with Mama and Poppy away from the softball field, and we chose our fav Gulfside locals secret, Riptide, at Innisfree's Holiday Inn. Renowned for Riptide's crab cakes, Mermaids & Pirates, this is the perfect spot for a great lunch and a complimentary swim with the two mermaids. Sweet... More 

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

Thank-you so much for your great review. When I read just how much our guests are enjoying themselves it just make me smile. I will pass along to everyone just how much you did enjoy your stay and enjoyed our award winning crab cakes. And yes we also tip our hats to our Pirates and Mermaids, the children just love... More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Didn't have an elaborate meal, but the oj was fresh and the oatmeal delish. They also have a tasty burger with avocado that I loved. The key lime pie was great, as well. Very pleasant decor with a pool view

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

I am so glad you to the time to give us a kind review. I will be sure to let the kitchen staff know that you enjoyed your two meals. And with our ambience it is very easy to enjoy the view. The next time you are with us and I hope you do decide to join us again. Please... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The food at Riptides isn't that great but it's convenient if you just want to lounge around the pool or room all day.

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

Our goal is for your stay is to be great, a perfect “10”. And because it was not, for that I do apologize. Any time I hear that an experience was not what the guest had hoped it would be my job is to make it better. If there is any way I can make this better for you please... 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: +1 850-932-5331

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Riptides Sports Grill is located on the sugar white sands of Pensacola Beach inside the Holiday Inn Resort. With twenty high definition flat screen TVs (inside and outside) and continuous satellite feeds the game is always on. Quality American comfort food, great sports and good friends - it doesn't get better then this, unless you have box seats.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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