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Sportsman Inn

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar
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12340 N Upper Lakeshore Dr, Monticello, IN
574 583-5133
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Goodfield, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The staff was very attentive and the food was wonderful! We are out on the patio and enjoyed watching the boats on the lake. They don't take reservations, so go well before 6pm on a weekend especially if you have a large group!

Thank Janet A
New York City, New York
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The restaurant tries well, it means well, it has heart, but it just falls flat in several areas. The design is atrocious and traffics clientele and waitstaff all in and out of the same track which severely slows down service to its outdoor seating area. The tables outside could be served a lot faster and easier if the owners would... More 

Thank TravelGavin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Husband and I went here for dinner after driving to Monticello looking for a vacation home on the lake on a Friday night around 8pm. Love the windows across the lake. Had a great dinner, the fried Haddock fish and chips. My blue cheese salad dressing was homemade and fantastic. A band played outside on the deck overlooking the water... More 

Thank Trumannewman
Delaware, Ohio
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time I've reviewed this restaurant and my last review from 2 or 3 years ago didn't change anything. It's a shame, because the restaurant is lovely with white tablecloths, a wonderful water view and good food. I was there at about 5 pm before the restaurant was busy. There were probably 20 staff people with only... More 

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george w, Manager at Sportsman Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your concerns and will try to keep our staff quieter. We try to bring in our complete staff prior to the dinner rush to discuss our plans and to be prepared for business as it arrives. We would rather have them here ready to go than come in 20 minutes after our business... More 

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view was awesome! Located on a lake, with picture windows so any table is a good view! Wait staff was efficient and friendly! Great food! Recommend the pickles!

Thank Ashygrl06
Plainfield, Indiana
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211 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Great place right on the water, great views of activities on the lake. Food is great, generous portions and excellent service. Can't go wrong.......

Thank Charley C
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We decided to try the number one rated restaurant on the list and were not disappointed by the food but the servers they had when we went were kids working summer jobs. our waitress seemed a little lost with our requests which were pretty simple. she did apologize due to a couple of tables that had filled with larger groups... More 

Thank eliseo g
Lafayette, Indiana
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133 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Whether you drive here in your car or on your boat, you're in for a treat. Just a great lakeside restaurant with great food and a better view. Not too expensive, but delicious food that will definitely satisfy. The wings are terrific. All the locals know this place, so if you're in the area, you should stop in. You won't... More 

Thank djkudrak
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We had a wonderful early supper and enjoyed the pleasant view of the lake from our table. The fish was prepared perfectly. My husband had the brisket which very good. The staff was wonderful! We will be back.

Thank Sara W
Monticello, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We got our wedding rehearsal dinner and our wedding party, they helped with all details , decoration, table cloths , open bar etc. Is our family tradition to enjoy their Easter buffet, is unbelievable, people comes from different cities, no reservation allowed.

Thank Sara M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $35
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12340 N Upper Lakeshore Dr, Monticello, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Monticello
  • Phone Number: 574 583-5133

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?