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Sportsman Inn

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12340 N Upper Lakeshore Dr, Monticello, IN
574 583-5133
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Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Snowy oasis

This was my second visit to The Sportsman in the last couple of years. Ironically both times were in February and they had significant snow. We called ahead to make sure they were open as it had been snowing all day. We were greeted by a warm friendly environment. The waitress was very friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Dave H
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Maysville, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Maysville, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This was my second visit to The Sportsman in the last couple of years. Ironically both times were in February and they had significant snow. We called ahead to make sure they were open as it had been snowing all day. We were greeted by a warm friendly environment. The waitress was very friendly and very attentive. When we first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Great food and fun people. The outside seating is really fun in the evenings with bands and a fire pit

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Monticello, Indiana
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We have been visiting the Sportsman for over 7 years now and the food is always very good. They have a great lunch menu that is affordable and gives you nice portions. They also have a great dinner menu that offers items from value meals (The Chicken Parm is one of the best deals for your money) to Filet Mignon.... More 

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Frankfort, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We have eaten there several times. You have a choice of inside or patio dining on the lake. The atmosphere is excellent and the food is fantastic.

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Northern Indiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and two friends had an early evening dinner here and were happy with our choice. All of us ordered their "Famous Fish" meal. Two of us had it breaded and two broiled. The broiled fish was topped with mushrooms and shaved almonds, and it was good although the portions were rather small. Our friends had it breaded, and... More 

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Florissant, Missouri, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I've been coming to Lake Shafer my whole life and have never had such a lovely, well prepared and thought out meal! The salmon, steak, pasta, and pork medallions were cooked perfectly with delectable seasonal sides and fantastic service from the hostess, wait staff, and kitchen. The view is scenic, the dining room ambiance quiet and classy, and the attention... More 

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Mendenhall, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely dinner on the deck overlooking Lake Freeman. Tried something I had never had before: Fried Pickles! Everything was delicious - not fancy, but just good quality food prepared well. Band was setting up to play at 7pm - we didn't get to stay for that, but it was a beautiful evening and I'm sure it was... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The restaurant is good whenever we eat there. We have eaten in the bar area, outside and in the main dining room. The food is delicious. I recommend the boneless chicken wings on Monday. Daytona sauce is really very good. I also like the house fish dinner. I actually have never had anything bad here and the service is good... More 

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Chalmers, Indiana
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168 reviews 168 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I would actually rate this place 4.5 stars, but that is splitting hairs. Many memories here of fine dining as a youngster with family. Eating family style walleye dinners was an awesome experience that has stuck with me for many years. Now as an adult I have visited here numerous times. Experienced the beauty of the outdoor dining facilities, the... More 

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Monticello, Indiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Definitely the place to go at least once, when visiting Monticello. Food has been better in the past than now, but they still offer a perfect location, a good bar, entertainment some nights and a classy facility. They have outdoor seating in good weather overlooking the lake and a pleasant fireplace in the winter. Service is sometimes spotty, as they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12340 N Upper Lakeshore Dr, Monticello, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Monticello
  • Phone Number: 574 583-5133

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?