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“Don't go” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sporting News Grill

Sporting News Grill
Ranked #43 of 59 Restaurants in Frisco
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Google Maps: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=sporting+news+grill&hl=en&ll=39.593437,-106.093898&spn=0.008416,0.021136&view=map&cid=15467912045784001749&t=h&z=16&vpsrc=0&iwloc=A
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Don't go”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Slow service, not friendly, small portions, high prices. Very disappointing. Our waitress was not happy when I asked for ice in my water.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank dkelsey
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kd0089, Public Relations Manager at Sporting News Grill, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Thank you for your feedback regarding your visit to our restaurant. We work hard to maintain positive attitudes around the hotel. We have brought your comments to our team's attention so they are aware. Thank you again for your feedback.
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English first
Kenilworth, Warks
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182 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“OMG ! service is sooooo slllooooowwwwwwwwww !”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

Ive eaten here many many times now as our company uses the hotel next door which is excellent and we get a good deal at the sporting news grill. To be fair this is a review of the restaurant at breakfast time. The bar staff are prompt and good.

Ive reviewed this place before and im really sorry to say that the service hasnt improved, if anythings its got worse !!!. They are soooooooooooooooo slow ! its painfull. i waited 1.5 hrs for a blueberry parfait at breakfast, my colleague did the same only to get a frozen strawberry one..... they never remember cutlery, they get orders mixed up even when not busy, they forget orders, they dont bring coffee. OMG the list goes on....................its just painfull especially when you are working and just want a prompt and quality breakfast. It seems like theres one guy cooking everything which is why it comes out so slowly, often cold.

A couple behind me one morning waited so long (almost two hrs) and then when theirs came out it was the wrong order ! they asked for take out boxes straight away, if it wasnt so frustrating it would be funny !!

The bad thing is that all the staff are really pleasant but just on another planet. I honestly wanted this place to be better but its like the faulty towers of Colorado. For example the "low carb omlette" turned up with a load of potatoes and toast ! lol . They ran out of orange juice half way through the week and then ran out of apple juice lol ! why dont they go to the shops !

I know pot smoking is legal in this state but they seriously need to wait untill after breakfast .......

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AALowndes
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kd0089, Public Relations Manager at Sporting News Grill, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Thank you for your time in writing this review of the restaurant. Thank you for the compliment of the bar staff. We have a re-defined menu that better reflects our standard menu options and our healthy-choice options. Our restaurant staff is working closely with their manager to maintain best practices on a daily-basis and work in a fast paced environment. Thanks again for your comments.
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Littleton, Colorado
2 reviews
“Terrible Service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Do not eat at the Sporting News Grill. The wait staff was horrible. You can drive to Denver and eat and Drive back to Frisco by the time you would be done there. A friend of mine we were eating with asked for something that was on the menu. The waitress said "We don't do that". We had to show her the menu. She then said "Oh that is a new menu. I have not read it yet". Every time we needed something like a refill on water we had to get their attention. The table next to us had to take their coffee pot back to the kitchen to get filled. Very poor service.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DSwanny12
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kd0089, Public Relations Manager at Sporting News Grill, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Thank you for your response regarding your recent visit to the Sporting News Grill in Frisco. We appreciate your feedback and have discussed with the team the new menu and all of the options. They are well-versed on the offers we have and 100% trained. Thank you again for sharing your feedback.
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic service and great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

I ate here last night and had a surprisingly good value and tasty meal. It was nice to be greeted immediately upon entering, even though the waitress was over the other side of the restaurant serving. I really appreciate excellent customer service, which can be hard to come by these days. Sandra was attentive without being 'in your face like some can be. Anyway lovely meal and that was goodbye.
Except I decided to stay another night in Frisco and called in again tonight for another meal. Sandra greeted me immediately by name (formally) she'd remembered my name from my credit card! A small touch but lovely for me. How was she to know I'd ever walk in again? Another great meal with first class service. I only wish all mid price restaurants were as good as this one.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ian W
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kd0089, Public Relations Manager at Sporting News Grill, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Ian,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Sporting News Grill! Sandra was so excited to read your comments and we are all pleased to know our hard work in the customer service field is noticed by our guests. We do hope you will be able to visit again and I am sure Sandra would be very happy to have a special request from a great guest!!
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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Breakfast!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

Had a great meal after getting up late since they serve breakfast late. Service was great, it was like we were the only ones in the place. Food was good and decently priced for the area.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank Justin P
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kd0089, Public Relations Manager at Sporting News Grill, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Thank you for getting our breakfast in the Sporting News Grill restaurant! We enjoyed having you! Next time, check out the room service option and you don't even have to get up until you really want to!
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