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“Good wings” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Characters Sports Bar & Grill - CLOSED

Characters Sports Bar & Grill
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Located in on the corner of Calle Principal and Franklin Street in Downtown Monterey. Characters features (10) 40-inch Flat Screen HDTV's, (1) 4x8-foot HD Projection Screen, Free Wireless Internet Access, and a Wii Game system. We carry all major Sports Packages including NFL Ticket, ESPN Game Plan, ESPN Full Court, NBA League Pass, NHL Center Ice, MLB Extra Innings, as well as most Satellite Sports Channels like the Big Ten Network. Characters serves a full menu daily, including Appetizers, Fresh Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, Entrees, Desserts, and a full Kids Menu. We also pour from a full bar, including 7 tap beers and a premium wine list. Come and enjoy our great food, friendly staff, and casual atmosphere, whether you are visiting from out-of-town or a Central Coast Local!Our Specialties include Award Winning Clam Chowder (Best Clam Chowder; West Coast Chowder Festival 2011), Grilled Chicken Nachos, Boneless Short Ribs, and great Burgers and Sandwiches! Happy Hour 4-7 M-F...
Santa Rosa, California
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Good wings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

This is a nice place to watch a game. Plenty of TVs.

The Happy Hour was just average and the beer price difference was not that much.

I ordered the wings and they were very good. I order wings "dry" and then dip them in sauce. Characters' wings are fried crisp (not battered) and are juicy on the inside. Their Buffalo sauce was good.

I choose Characters because for some reason two other places I tried to watch a game were closed.

I would have given Characters a 3 if the wings were not so good. I find it difficult to find wings cooked this well.

Worth the stop for the wings.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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184 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Staff is very friendly and the food is decent too”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

The staff here is always very friendly and helpful with suggestions on food choices and places to see in town. I eat the bar and interact with the staff and other customers.

Visited December 2013
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Boise, Idaho
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312 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Always good service!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

We have stopped here several times in the past when we were in the area and have good service and decent selection of adult beverages, this year was no different! We again had prompt, friendly service. We have not tried their food, but it looked good being served to others around us! We will go there again at least for drinks.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Pamela P
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brnj
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“clam chowder”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

My mom wanted clam chowder she said it was fabulous. I am not a seafood fan so I had a bacon cheeseburger and sweet potato fries they were good. Very friendly atmosphere.

Visited July 2013
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New York City, New York
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good option”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

We had a pretty good meal here. Too tired to go out with kids so it worked out perfect. Food was good and great service.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Laurel78
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