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“Good sports bar”

Yakima Sports Center
Ranked #32 of 244 Restaurants in Yakima
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, International
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wenatchee, Washington
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Good sports bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

Nice sports bar in the back, with a nice selection of beers on tap. Food is standard pub food selection, done well.

Visited March 2013
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English first
Mount Royal, New Jersey
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159 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Dont judge this place by its cover”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

So I'll admit I was walking around town looking for a traditional 'nice' restaurant where I could get a decently healthy meal with fresh ingredients. Being Sunday, everything was closed and The Sports Center was my last resort. I couldn't have been more wrong about the place. I was expecting some deep fried standards and maybe some burgers. The menu was diverse and there were lots of fresh / healthy options.

I ordered the tuna poke, which was excellent and a steak salad. The greens were fresh, and steak tender and flavorful. They also went the extra mile to dress the salad with a balsamic rediction. So your standard salad dressing. The service was freindly and prices were shockingly low for the high quality and decent portion sizes. Last but not least they had an excellent selection of local and national beers on tap.

This place should be in the top 10 for Yakima. Without a doubt. Dollar for dollar it could be number 1.

  • Visited March 2013
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Yakima, Washington
1 review
“An old broad with new tricks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

Back in the day, only certain ladies and their John's went to the Sports Center. Happily, the place has done a turnaround. While maybe not an entire 180, it is a safe place to bring the kids, serves outstanding food with a bit of a twist, and has just enough character to make you feel like a bit of a felon. Don't come here if you are expecting to witness a bar fight. Do come here if you want a taste of old Yakima. The Happy Hour menu is very reasonable (best bet - the chicken quesadilla). From the regular menu - the CLAMS ... just ask for them to go easy on the salt. For drinks ... well, I'm a wine guy and they serve BIG pours of the house Chard. Good place. Take a chance. (A Yakima Native)

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Stephen C
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Oliver, Canada
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414 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Pretty good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

We stopped here for drinks and a bite to eat on the recommendation of a barmaid in another establishment. We had walked by this place earlier in the evening and did not realize it was a restaurant / bar - we thought it was a sporting goods store. We had some drinks and "fast" food at the bar. The drinks were cheap and plentiful, the food likewise. The service from the bartender was friendly and prompt.

If we're back in Yakima we will probably visit here again.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Ed S
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Central Wa
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“New Owners; New Look; Love IT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

This place is really turning around with the new owners! Fresh ideas, refreshed happy hour menu and fresh paint…The staff is friendly and the food is fantastic. Travis knows food and how a restaurant should be ‘done’. Monday they will be serving up specials for Monday night football and there are a dozen televisions to watch the game on. Happy hour is mon-sat 4pm-7pm it has $4 and $3 appetizers (I would get the wings and 50/50 fries) plus discounts on beer. Sunday they serve breakfast (I recommend the chicken fried steak), the breakfast burrito is good but the tortilla can be chewy. This is a family friendly place and there is ample parking in the rear.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Candy J
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