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The Sports Garden

American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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425 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-2307
+1 218-722-4724
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: The family friendly atmosphere at Grandma’s Sports Garden allows you to...
The family friendly atmosphere at Grandma’s Sports Garden allows you to enjoy an interactive and entertaining dining room where it’s truly OK to bring the kids… and then act like one! It’s 20,000 square feet of sports, great food, and fun, accented by multiple flat screen TVs! It’s also full of games – arcades, a pool table, darts, air hockey – and the food is just as fun! Specialties include Bonottas (our version of the calzone), specialty burgers, hearth-baked sandwiches, chicken wings by the dozen and a seasonal features menu! Don't forget about the Sports Garden's Famous Saturday Buffet! At night, the Sports Garden becomes the perfect place to meet lots of fun people, whether it’s on the dance floor, at a concert, or a special event. Grandma's Sports Garden: ALWAYS a GREAT time!
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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food, Good deals

We went there on a Wednesday and got half price burgers and half price beers-even Corona! The food was really good and the service was great too. They paid for our parking too when we parked in the lot behind them. I was there around 4:00pm so it wasn't crowded. Looks like it is probably a fun bar.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
shophappy36
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St. Paul, MN
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English first
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Came in at 9:00 for drinks. Sat for ten minutes while 4 servers walked by us. There were less than 20 people in the place. Never had anyone stop at the table.

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Champlin, Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Ordered nachos, got chips with barley melted cheese, raw tomatoes and a slab of sour cream. We had to ask to get the green onions (that were advertised). At first glance it is a nice place with a lot of room. After eating the food and listening to two waitresses fight over a table (in the open) we decided to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I used to LOVE this place, they had the best food - the calzones were to die for! I used to come here everytime I visited Duluth. Now I recently visisted and the menu is cut in half and the quality of the food is not good. Had a philly sandwich and the cheese tasted like cheez whiz. There was... More 

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Grand Portage, Minnesota
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Love their food, big menu. lots of great items. the also their specials are wonderful tasty short term items. One of those is the meat loaf, which after much demand they added to the regular menu. Yeah. it is the best ever.

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Negril, Jamaica
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Our " Must have " whenever we are in town ! I love everything I've eaten there ( this is NOT a good thing ) , AND the happy hr is nice also!!!! Ther is a lot of history that goes along with this place, and then the marathon....

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St. Paul, MN
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42 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We went there on a Wednesday and got half price burgers and half price beers-even Corona! The food was really good and the service was great too. They paid for our parking too when we parked in the lot behind them. I was there around 4:00pm so it wasn't crowded. Looks like it is probably a fun bar.

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Duluth
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This restaurant was splendid in my opinion. Lots of entertainment, a few games for the kids to play, plenty of tv's to keep up on your favorite sports, and overall, many food options, and the food is great. My only downsides with this restaurant is it's a little old, so it can often be a little dirty, and here and... More 

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Cotton MN
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The sports garden is a very old warehouse building renovated nicely. I did enjoy looking at the architecture. The food however was a disappointment. I would rate it poor to average. My wife and daughter thought the same. If your going for the sports garden enjoy. But if you are looking for good food look elsewhere.

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GrandmasSportsGarden, General Manager at The Sports Garden, responded to this review

Hi, my name is Matt Baumgartner; I am the General Manager of Grandma’s Sports Garden and Event Center. First of all, I want to thank you for taking the time to share comments about your visit. Can I ask what you had to eat? What would have made the menu more exciting? It is feedback like this that will allow... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

...but almost every time we are in Duluth, it's closed for events. Whether its concerts, shows, MMA, they literally lock the doors. We always try it though. I know its poor planning on our part, but seeing as though we are only in Duluth 2-3 times a year we don't really make plans. I'm never disappointed because it means we... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

quick friendly cooked well, too. People were friendly. Great view also.Large crowds but great service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 425 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-2307
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: +1 218-722-4724

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Description

The family friendly atmosphere at Grandma’s Sports Garden allows you to enjoy an interactive and entertaining dining room where it’s truly OK to bring the kids… and then act like one! It’s 20,000 square feet of sports, great food, and fun, accented by multiple flat screen TVs! It’s also full of games – arcades, a pool table, darts, air hockey – and the food is just as fun! Specialties include Bonottas (our version of the calzone), specialty burgers, hearth-baked sandwiches, chicken wings by the dozen and a seasonal features menu! Don't forget about the Sports Garden's Famous Saturday Buffet! At night, the Sports Garden becomes the perfect place to meet lots of fun people, whether it’s on the dance floor, at a concert, or a special event. Grandma's Sports Garden: ALWAYS a GREAT time!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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