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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: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nicest place in the area for dinner.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
StacyEllen63
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Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
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  • Large groups
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Lafayette, Indiana
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 reviews
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

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Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Atmosphere is tremendous. If you are seated in the dining room you have a great view of the lake. Food is excellent and the prices are very reasonable. Good kids menu at a good price. Service was excellent. Went here twice during a 3 day stay in Monticello and I only wish I lived closer to the restaurant because I... More 

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Monticello, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great view of Lake Freeman! There are public docks at which you may park your boat while you come in & eat! It is family oriented, yet has a full bar for cocktails. Recently renovated. They offer seasonal al-fresco dining on the deck along the lake, and on certain nights, live entertainment.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Good service, food and atmosphere! I have always liked the food! Nice dining room with a view of the river!

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London, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We ate there for lunch on Thursday and it was so good we went back for dinner on Friday. Will definitely eat there again if in the area.

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New Lenox, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went here for quick dinner on a Thursday night wound up staying for three hours due to a 70,s-80,s acoustical band(name??) they were good right on the river nice night . We had the Reuben and fish sandwich they were good for bar food so We can't comment on the dinners. Service was good also. Would go back again we... More 

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Thanks! Keep up with the latest bands and other activities on Facebook and at our website: sportsmaninn.com More 

West Lafayette, Indiana
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We went at kind of an off peak time. Staff was very friendly but preparing for dinner service. The outdoor eating was excellent. Food was good with generous portions. We will definitely return!

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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

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