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“RIBS” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Damon's Sports Bar & Grill

Damon's Sports Bar & Grill
Ranked #2 of 94 Restaurants in Hazleton
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: If you're looking for high quality and personal service, you've come to the right place. At Damon's Sports Bar & Grill we will give you the attention and personal service you'll come to expect and enjoy. Damon's Sports Bar & Grill is family-owned and operated right here in Hazleton, PA. Since our company opened its doors in 2000, we’ve treated every customer like they were a part of our family. Other restaurants may offer similar food & entertainment, but our staff, food, entertainment and atmosphere are the best, and come with a personal touch. Damon's Catering We at Damon's are looking forward to catering your special occasion. When you hire us to prepare and coordinate the details of your event it gives you the chance to sit back, relax and be a guest at your own occasion without any worries.We cater every type of party and event to meet your needs with several menu options to fit any theme, insuring the best possible eating experience to compliment your special occasion. Please call us to specialize your menu . We offer on site catering, off site catering, full service catering and pick up packages available.
Dexter, New York
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“RIBS”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

Overnight stay at the Candlewood Suites. They recommended Damon's and happy they did. The ribs were outstanding and the service was great.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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“Just What We Needed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed at the Fairfield Inn that is just a few steps away from Damon's. The restaurant offered a reduced rate for Fairfield Inn guests. Reduced rate and location were why we tried this restaurant. The food and service were excellent and the price was right. Exactly what we needed after a long day of driving.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jean W
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Chambersburg, PA
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61 reviews
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“Fun for our big group -- so handy to the Fairfield Inn”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014

We were staying at the Fairfield Inn, mere steps away from Damon's. Never been to a Damon's before, but it was the kind of food we like -- casual, lot of choices. With huge screens everywhere and a wide open main dining room, I was concerned that it might be crazy noisy, but it wasn't. Now, we were at a table at the edge of the room, so I'm not sure if people in the middle might have found it noisy.
Hostess and crew at the front door were a bit frazzled as they had to manage a number of large groups, but once seated, we could forget their tension.

I enjoyed the reuben, their homemade chips, and especially the salted caramel vanilla cake.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anonymous2_10
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New York City, New York
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36 reviews
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“Awful.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Poorly managed. Mediocre food. Bad attitude. Glacial service. And so on. I would like to say something nice, but I can't think of a single thing. How's this? It's a sports bar and the TV worked. So, let's invent some excuses: It was a busy Saturday night? They were short staffed? The chef was out sick? I don't know what the problem was...but nothing went right. The bartender, a woman, was harassed behind belief. She was barely polite when cornered, but she tried hard...and successfully...to avoid eye contact with anyone at the bar who might distract her from her one mission...and I must say, I can't blame her. She worked alone behind the bar, trying to serve 40 people by herself while the manager did NOTHING for a very long time except fiddle with the remote for the televisions, which appeared to work fine, but he somehow ate up a half an hour gazing up at the screens while the increasingly impatient bartender was out flat with requests for drinks. Not good management. If he looked down instead of up, he would have seen that she was sprinting past him, badly needing another set of hands. And way too few people on the floor, until suddenly a conga line of wait staff marched out to beat the drums for someone's birthday. Where did all these people come from, and why were they not helping the floor/ bar staff??? And the food. Don't get me started. A half rack of baby back ribs consisted of four spare ribs hacked off the full rack..small, overdone and too expensive for $16. Greasy onion straws...gross. Not good. The hotel, the Fairfield Inn and Suites, recommended this place, and I have to say that while we might stay again at that hotel, we will most definitely NOT go back to Damon's.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Lucinda00
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Danbury, Connecticut
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101 reviews
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“Best Ever Club Sandwich & Chocolate Cake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

I know that does not sound thrilling, but trust me, it is! Standard club (hold tomatoes except july-oct.)(and always onions) on toasted rye. The bread was toasted PERFECT! If you a rye toast eater, you know how hard this to find. Toasted too much, it's hard. Too little, it can be gummy. This was perfect! Meats, cheese, lettuce and mayo were great. Very large place with numerous tv's. Not too "cavey" sound. Exceedingly bright (nothing to hide here!). Bacon Cheeseburger was cook as requested. As good as a burger gets. The fries were outstanding. But as good as everything was (did I mention the BEST EVER Club Sandwich {on toasted rye} the chocolate cake was more than enough for 2. Multi layered, with just a twinge of bitterness to 1 or 2 parts of frosting, with whipped cream and chocolate sauce drizzled on it. Light, fluffy, intense but not overdone (how do you say that with a piece of cake at least 5" high X 4" across), chocolatey, sweet, very moist. The atmosphere was light and friendly. The waitstaff was great (especially our waiter) and we were within 20 feet of people celebrating birthdays (as the drum and singing of said waitstaff led us to believe). When we arrived, it was very busy, but not noisy. Not quiet by any means, but not the "noise" of a "bar" you would expect. We were 25 feet from the actual bar. While if your intent was to eat, have a few, & watch a game, you would not be disappointed. If you went there to grab a late bite (9 pm when we arrived), you could gladly bring the family. No "bar" atmosphere in the dining room. I must say, it was a wonderful experience. The next time, we will be trying entrees, etc. (and maybe a club to go?). Very value priced, very clean, attentive waitstaff. Open to 2 am!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Levi S
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