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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, 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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  • 33
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  • 5
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  • 3
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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
Nice place to eat with a really nice view of the lake

This restaurant has been here as long as i can remember, The food is really good with good service. If you get a Rubin of a steak I've found it to be very tasty. Not as busy as the summer when the lake is busy. There is a boat dock. Give them a try. It does have a bar you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Steve M
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Frankfort, in
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Frankfort, in
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123 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has been here as long as i can remember, The food is really good with good service. If you get a Rubin of a steak I've found it to be very tasty. Not as busy as the summer when the lake is busy. There is a boat dock. Give them a try. It does have a bar you... More 

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Thank Steve M
Burnettsville, Indiana, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Our department decided to dine out together last Thusday. Sportsman. Inn was decorated beautifully for Christmas, our dinner was delicious and everyone was great to us. Live music in the bar was a nice added touch.

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Thank Jan B
george w, General Manager at Sportsman Inn, responded to this review

Jan Thanks for letting us help your team celebrate the holiday. I am glad that my team was able to make your evening special. Merry Christmas. More 

Monticello, Indiana
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Sportsman is one of my favorite places to eat in town. My husband and I order carryout at least once every 2 weeks. We usually get wings (best in town), sandwiches or nachos. I've had several entrees here (pork chops are my favorite), but don't indulge in them often because they are so expensive. They recently switched to Market prices... More 

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Thank Nikki W
Westfield
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank Jennifer N
Monticello, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

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.

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Thank 50GoldenYears2013
Logansport, Indiana
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank db4r6286
Evansville, Indiana
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26 reviews
18 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.

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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..

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

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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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

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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: Large groups, Families with children

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