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The Sports Garden

) #122 of 197 Restaurants in Duluth $$ - $$$ American, Bar
425 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-2307
+1 218-722-4724
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good30%
  • Average22%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
425 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-2307
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of 15. While tables were open, it took a long time for them to figure out how to seat us. Once they did we ordered fairly quickly but our order took a long time. We had chicken strips, the wild rice...More

Thank ND1438
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I stopped for a beer and app, and won't be back. Saw a man with a long beard in the kitchen preparing food without a beard net. Really wish we would have noticed that before we ate because we never would have ordered...More

1  Thank AngieRG12
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We were in Duluth celebrating my birthday. We stopped in on Saturday afternoon. The service was great. The food was good and priced very well. I would definitely come back next time I am in Duluth.

Thank cjr367
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I've been there a few times and it's always delivered standard bar food that stands up to anywhere else. The inside is really cool to take in however, so many random things and old neon to enjoy. We went for lunch and sat outside since...More

Thank Loren K
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

My friends and I went out to this bar hoping to find somewhere to have a little fun on a Saturday night, standing by the front entrance I asked a man if he had the time being tripped slightly by another person, I caught my...More

Thank John1864
799rosab, General Manager at The Sports Garden, responded to this review

Hi John, My name is Matt Baumgartner; I am the General Manager of The Sports Garden and Event Center. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. I am very sorry to hear that your experience did not meet expectations. Could you...More

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

If you are going for drinks, some junky food and to watch some sports this place is an okay spot. The service was good at least which is the reason I'm giving this a 2/5 instead of a 1/5. But the food...it was subpar even...More

Thank MinnesotaCathy
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Fun restaurant with lots of room. Kind of noisy and crowded when we went due to several games and a hockey tournament going on, but still fun. They have a nice pizza and pasta buffet but there could be some other options, it was pretty...More

Thank TheSheepMan28
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for last call drinks! The night we went was kind of dead, but it sounds like it is normally a pretty fun place to go!

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a very good dinner at Grandma's. And they have the best onion rings and Margarita's. We always stop at Grandma's when we go to Duluth.

Thank ppogue
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This has always been a good place - now it is great! Blue cheese Juicy burger- great! Quality of food is so fantastic - improved menu! Buffet, yes the buffet, made my fussy kid happy! Service much improved and wow - the food was great!...More

Thank ChristyBouska
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-2307
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: +1 218-722-4724
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The family friendly atmosphere at The Sports Garden allows you to enjoy an interactive and entertaining dining room where it's truly OK to bring the kids... and then act like one! It's 20,000 square feet of sports, great food, and fun, accented by multiple flat screen TVs! It's also full of games - arcades, a pool table, darts, air hockey - and the food is just as fun! Specialties include Juicy Lucy's, large chicken wings, and shakes! Don't forget about The Sports Garden's Famous Saturday Buffet! At night, the Sports Garden becomes the perfect place to meet lots of fun people, whether it's on the dance floor, at a concert, or a special event. The Sports Garden: ALWAYS a GREAT time!