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Rookie's Sports Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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117 2nd St, Henderson, KY 42420-3135
+1 270-826-1106
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Arabian Salad is so unique and delicious, served with a warm tortilla; they serve bread with strawberry butter. Mmmmm. My dinner time favorites are teriyaki chicken and also seafood tortellini, but dinner typically ends up coming home in a to-go box because I'm full from salad and bread! (Great as left-overs. )

Thank Courtney G
Henderson, Kentucky
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

Rookies is a sports-theme bar, dinner spot and events space all rolled into one. Locals gravitate to Rookies after work to have a drink and catch up on the news (or watch a sporting event.) The staff is experienced and friendly. The food is very good. Personal favorites include Beef Tenderloin Medallions, Baked Tilapia, Stuffed Mushrooms and Arabian Salad. The... More 

Thank DStin0731
Citrus Heights, California
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

We went here with family as my cousin work's there. The food was excellent and so was the service. It is a restaurant and bar, but the food is far above bar food. Very nice staff and enjoyed a wonderful meal.

1 Thank dbwbear
Muskegon, Michigan
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60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Stopped in here for dinner and a beer. Friendly waitstaff, cold beer, and great steak! Seems like a great local gathering place for watching sports events.

1 Thank grasmuss3
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were "first timers" to Henderson and visited Rookie's on a recommendation. The menu choices and service was very good...we were quite satisfied. I gave it 4 stars because 4 1/2 was not an option...come-on man, it's a sports bar. I'll say this: one of the best martinis I've had anywhere.

1 Thank emcq1
Casa Grande, Arizona
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Food is pub grub. Nothing exciting but good and cheerfully served. Music on the weekends in the bar. Dining area is away from the bar so you can converse.

Thank mary D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

This is basically a sports bar that has expanded into probably the most popular eating establishment in Henderson. The stuffed mushrooms are a must! Great salad and burgers, wide variety of food...not just pub grub and the beer is cold. Good service and even though it's a sports bar, you can still hear your dinner mates talking to you.

Thank Jillsjourneys
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607 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Good food every time I've gone, fair prices and good friendly service. Huge place with 3 main areas although we always tend to eat/drink in the bar area. Gets crowded on weekends but not terrible. No problem getting parking on the street in the surrounding area. Like also how it's so close to the river so you can walk down... More 

Thank Banny9949
Evansville, Indiana
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43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

My wife and I went to Rookies with another couple and all 4 of us enjoyed the experience. 3 of us had the portloin and it was very good. My wife had the salmon and said it was outstanding. The highlight of the meal was the appetizer. I don't remember the name of it, but they have a mushroom appetizer... More 

Thank Steve M
Fulton, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

We went here with friends and enjoyed the atmosphere. Great variety on menu. Fish, chicken, steaks, beef medallions were excellent. Beef medallions were my favorite. Great place to gather with friends and have an excellent meal.

Thank Deborah F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 2nd St, Henderson, KY 42420-3135
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Henderson
  • Phone Number: +1 270-826-1106

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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