Florence, AL – Sam’s Sports Grill has been open in Florence for a little over two years and have built a steady devoted following of customers. During this time, they have tried various and sundry specials to build their business and for other reviews I’ve read people have gotten angry when the specials change. What those nay-sayers don’t understand is that a business needs to continue to change menu items to stay fresh and that includes changing specials.
Currently, they have a couple of specials going, on Monday’s (all day) they have a BO-GO (buy one – get one free) entree. And, during the lunch hours (11am – 3pm) they have a $5.99 special on select menu items. Both specials are attracting a good crowd, especially the BO-GO on Mondays. We’ve been a couple of times on Monday’s and what we’re seeing is the 60 and up crowd really likes this special and it increases business on what is traditionally a slow night in the restaurant business. (Click this link to view menu specials Sam’s Sports Grill Promos & Specials)
We’ve also been during lunch and each time we’ve been seated promptly and the wait staff has been johnny on the spot to get our order. The wait times for our orders have been with-in reason and varies according to the crowd.
Sam’s Sports Grill is actually two venues in one when you go in the front door if you go left you enter a traditionally styled sports bar with high def big screen TV’s on the wall. Seating is either at a nicely appointed bar or high tables and with all the TV’s there isn’t a bad seat in the house.
If you turn right coming in the front door, there is a traditional style dining room also with a generous placing of large high def TV’s near ceiling height. The TV’s are muted and the noise level is within reason for a conversation with your dining mates. Both booths and tables are available with the majority of the tables being able to seat six without squashing anyone.
There is two things on Sam’s Sports Grill menu that I really love, the lunch time chicken tender plate (4 chicken tenders served with honey mustard, or BBQ sauce and choice of side item) and the Angus burger (served with lettuce, tomatoes, and onion on a toasted sesame seed bun). Debra loves the Nachos Grande (tortilla chips piled high with chili, melted queso, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos and sour cream,) and the Philly Cheesesteak (sauteed onions and peppers over sliced Angus beef topped with provolone on a toasted hoagie roll,) and from trying both myself I agree they are delicious.
The Angus burger is one of the best burgers in Florence, it is a thick patty that I would estimate to be 6 to 8 oz and is charbroiled to perfection. In my opinion, it tastes like a premium burger patty should, and the simplicity of the toppings further enhances the overall burger experience.
The Chicken tenders is also a great choice, they are hand battered and deep fried to a golden brown. It has been rumored that Sam’s Sports Grill is using the recipe from the old Princeton’s Restaurant that used to be on the corner where Grogan’s Jewelry by Lon is now located. Having eaten both at Princeton’s and Sam’s Sports Grill I can attest that it is the same recipe or a very close knock off of it. I was told by one of the wait staff that they are one of the most popular items on Sam’s Sports Grill’s menu.
So, if you’re looking for a way to brighten up your Monday’s, go to Sam’s Sports Grill and opt for their BOGO entree deal or their lunch $5.99 special served from 11am-3pm.