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“Keep driving”

Sportsman's Grille and Lodge
Ranked #16 of 144 Restaurants in Brentwood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Jim and Jerry Chandler opened the first Sportsman's Grille restaurant in 1985 with ten items on the menu. They wanted to recreate a northern hunting lodge atmosphere with fresh, hand-packed burgers, chili, catfish and cold beer. The business and menu have since expanded with the purchase of the Gerst Haus (German-American restaurant) in 1988, opening of Sportsman's Grille in the Village in 1991 and opening of Sportsman's Lodge in 2000. Jim and Jerry's wives, children and sons-in law are now involved in the businesses, which also include Melrose Billiards (opened in 1969) and three restaurants in Evansville, Indiana. The family's passion for good food, comfortable atmosphere and family gatherings inspire them to provide a great all-around experience. The service is friendly and all food is prepared with the freshest, natural ingredients from family recipes.
Arlington, Tennessee
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40 reviews
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“Keep driving”
Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

The outside looks promising, but that was about it. We feel like all of the wait staff and bar staff must have been new or just plain horrible. Orders mixed up, bottled beer came out to women without frosted mugs. Waitress couldn't tell the difference between a steak and pork chop. Salads came after the main course. Had to ask for fries that came with the meal. Main point....just keep driving! There has to be better places around!

  • Visited July 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Loved the NY strip”
Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

I enjoy a good NY strip, rear and tender. I've ordered the NY strip multiple times and every tome the cuts have been superb. Do ask them to hold the butter on the steak, in my opinion it detracts from the taste of the steak.

The salads have gotten smaller over the years but other than that I'll keep on coming back.

  • Visited June 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Probably 3.5 Stars, has great potential but often underperforms”
Reviewed 7 July 2013

I have eaten here 60+ times since the restaurant was built in about 2000....I have also eaten at the Sportsman's by Vandy over 100 times. Here's the deal: they have never had strong management or customer service at this location. On a normal day, the food here is pretty good but the service is lame; but alas, the place is very inconsistent. One time eveything is great.....the next time you wonder why you just spent $65 on lunch for 4 people.

If you go.....you will be impressed by the inside of the restaurant. The construction is unique and has a very authentic lodge feel. Furniture could be more comfortable but it's workable. The salads are great, chicken trenders are great, catfish is very good. I also like the burgers (order then well done), the french dip and the blackened chicken sandwich.

Go check it out....maybe you will catch it on a good day.

  • Visited July 2013
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“Mothers Day at Sportsmans Grill in Cool Springs TN”
Reviewed 12 May 2013 via mobile

Great place Sportmans Grill in Cool Sprjngs TN. the food and atmosphere is awesome. The service by our waiter Ben was fantastic. Will be back soon! Loved it.

  • Visited May 2013
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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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“Coffee-Rubbed FIlet Mignon is the Best”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

The coffee-rubbed filet mignon is the best steak I have had anywhere; man, it is really good. And I always get the mushrooms on the side with this steak. Their au gratin potatoes are some of the best that I have had, as well. And, their service is exquisite; top drawer. Very nice place for a romantic date, and I have had a couple of very nice business lunches here as well. One of the best meal destinations in Nashville or Brentwood.

  • Visited December 2012
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