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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: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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    4.5 of 5 stars
Great view on Lake Freeman

Good dinner, good service, nice location, good value. We were there Friday at a busy time so it was pretty noisy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Toby K
Evansville, Indiana
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to the Sportsman make sure to sit by the windows as the view is lovely. We had lunch and got there just after a rush. The waitress admitted to being a bit frazzled but she still gave exceptional service. The food arrived quickly to our table and it was very tasty. The homemade potato chips are out... More 

Thank Jennifer N
Monticello, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live on lake Freeman and often drive our boat to the restaurant. It is so nice to have this wonderful restaurant here. The food is excellent, reasonable. The atmosphere is great. The band on the weekend is fun too. Whenever we have company come to visit, we take them to the Sportsman. Always a good experience.

Thank 50GoldenYears2013
Logansport, Indiana
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We went for a night out with another couple. It was a nice atmosphere with fast and friendly service. I had the smothered pork chop with a sweet potato and salad. The pork chop was one of the best I have tasted. One pork chop was more than enough. There is an option for two chops.

Thank db4r6286
Evansville, Indiana
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Good dinner, good service, nice location, good value. We were there Friday at a busy time so it was pretty noisy.

Thank Toby K
Lafayette, Indiana
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We drove up to the Sportsman for an afternoon lunch.. Food is very good and not over priced.. We would recommend this place.. We even got to watch an eagle flying around and around..

Thank John B
Lafayette, Indiana
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We had a reservation for 23 people for lunch on a Wednesday. When we arrived we learned it was closed for a private party. They didn't offer to help us find someplace else. They couldn't have cared less. Being from out of town and such a large group this was s challenge. I'm surprised at their attitude.

Thank Jeanne N
george w, General Manager at Sportsman Inn, responded to this review

We are extremely sorry that you did not receive word of our closing for the day. I would like to first apologize to you and your group. It has never been and never will be our policy to take reservations. I am not sure if you may have called another establishment or not. We tried to post signs in house,... More 

Springfield, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Beautiful setting outside on the deck on the water. Food was amazing and service was great. Definitely a place to go. Make sure and get there early. Said there was a 40 minute wait, ours was about 20 minutes

Thank PMW91507
Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Food is always good. Prices are reasonable. the wine is very good from local winery. Service has mostly been good but this last time our server seemed like she'd rather be elsewhere. Didn't seem happy to see 2 kids at the table.

Thank StacyEllen63
Valparaiso, Indiana
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It seems to be an area favorite. We went there for dinner. The wait was about 30 minutes to get seated. The were very busy and from the time we were seated to the end of the meal was over 2 hours. We ordered fish, chicken, pizza so nothing was a big deal time-wise to prepare. The haddock was very... More 

Thank laugh431
Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I chose the restaurant because of the water view. I had the brisket sandwich with homemade potato chips. The brisket needed to be smoked just a bit more. Also, the meat was dry. The chips were okay but needed seasoning to make them special. My partner had the fried fish sandwich and we both agreed that next time we will... 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

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 35
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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