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Sportsman Inn

12340 N Upper Lakeshore Dr, Monticello, IN
574 583-5133
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Ranked #1 of 39 restaurants in Monticello
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
IN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our weekend luncheon party of 7 people joined a full dining room this Sunday. Adjacent dining rooms and the outdoor deck were all busy. Food service was on the slow side, which I would have attributed to the crowd, until I read other Trip Advisor reviews and realized this is a trouble spot. With a little one in our party,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Waited 40 min to be seated. No one else waiting and 4-6 tables open? Idk. Ordered potato skins. Dry, tasteless. Bacon was undercooked on skins. Ordered cordon bleu. It was a Piece of ham with cheese on it, sitting on top a piece of chicken breast. It was over cooked, dry and breading was so hard I couldn't chew it.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

I live in Indianapolis and we drive up for dinner the last time we were in it took 45 minutes to get a drink from the bar. I would like to have had a manager at least stop by and apologize for the slow service the restaurant was not that busy. Luckily the food was delicious like always.

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Monticello, IN
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We live in Monticello and have few options in dining out. We go to The Sportsman once or twice a month. Lunches are normally good with decent service, but dinners are a coin toss. You may order the same dish at separate visits and have two totally different results. We stick to the same one or two menu items that... More

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Portage, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Had a great family gathering for Mothers Day food was great, atmosphere at dockside wonderful would highly recommend to anyone

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Monticello, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The wait was entirely too long. The service was below average, again with the waiting to refill our drinks and for our app to come. The food is average as well, about the same thing you would get anywhere else. The only thing they have going for them is the view, which is nice but I would much rather prefer... More

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Hoover, Alabama
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I've already been 3 times and really enjoy this place. Have had the fish, pork chops and wings. You can't beat their fish or the pork chops. Both are excellent. Wings were a disappointment. Service has been very good. Nice location on the river and only a few miles out of town. Try coming on a Thursday night after 7:00PM... More

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Monticello, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I have been coming here since I was a little girl. The place closed down and a few owners later, we are back to the great quality food I grew up with. The fish and house chips are my favorite. . Please not the chips are actual homemade chips not fries like in Europe. They are especially good dipped in... More

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Monticello, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

As local residents this is where we go for a nice dinner out. Great views of the lake, good food with several specialties, some value menu meals under $10 that won't disappoint you, and good service.

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Chalmers, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I remember this place as a kid. In my memory this was a five star rating. Yet I have been here multiple times as an adult and feel it is very good. We love sitting outside on the deck during the warm weather. But in the cooler temps it is nice to sit next to the window and overlook the... More

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