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Phoenix Sports Restaurant

Do you like huge helpings of fantastic food? How about horses? What about betting on those horses? If this sounds like something you’d like or would even like to try I can’t urge you enough to head over to the Phoenix Sports Restaurant. The Phoenix Sports Restaurant is conveniently located at 228 Huntley Rd. in Phoenix, right off of 481. They are open seven days a week starting at 11:30 am and they are open until at least 9 pm. For more information be sure to check them out on Facebook (where you can also find daily specials!) or on their website at www.phoenixsportsrestaurant.com.

You don’t need to know anything about horses or gambling to have a good time.  There are races every 20 minutes from all over the country all year long. If you want to place a bet the friendly staff will gladly walk you through the simple process. Placing a bet (even a tiny one) will give you something to do as you enjoy your meal and you just might leave a little richer! You and your family will have a great time even if you don’t place a bet. Phoenix Sports Restaurant is family-owned and operated and they strive to ensure they have a family-friendly restaurant with fantastic food!

Did you know that the phrase “starting from scratch” meaning to do something from the very beginning, comes from the way horse races were started before the introduction of stalls or flip starts. This is more than a cool piece of trivia at Phoenix Sports Restaurant, in fact, it’s exactly how they run their kitchen! You will always find that every dish is cooked to order and everything is homemade. They never cut corners at Phoenix Sports Restaurant where they use only the best fresh ingredients; even the fish has been hand-selected by a seafood expert and is delivered fresh, never frozen! At Phoenix Sports Restaurant they take pride in knowing that every customer leaves happy and full! Have you ever uttered the phrase “Man, I’m so hungry I could eat a horse!” Although horse isn’t on the menu at Phoenix Sports Restaurant they have taken this sentiment to heart; every dish is piled high with culinary goodness! Thanks to the super generous portions it is impossible to leave the Phoenix Sports Restaurant with anything other than a full belly!

Kyle and I took the babies out for a scrumptious meal at Phoenix Sports Restaurant on a mild March evening. As we walked in we were immediately greeted by friendly faces as we chose a table. We knew we were in for a treat and couldn’t wait to take a peek at the great menu and specials. We began our meal with one of Magnolia’s favorites – garlic pizza strips. They were warm, garlicky, and cheesy – basically everything you’d want in a garlic pizza! We also couldn’t pass up an interesting menu item, the deep-fried banana peppers! These are breaded banana pepper rings that have been deep-fried to golden perfection with just the right amount of heat – don’t pass these up! For our entrees, Kyle and I always have a tough time choosing because everything is so delicious! We are always big fans of the chicken parm and the scallops.

This evening we both decided to order off of the specials menu. Kyle decided on the prime rib which was cooked to perfection and served with au jus along with three huge portions of sides. He said that the prime rib was the best he’d had in a while and even the sides (green beans, apple sauce, and French fries) were amazing! For my entrée, I decided on the bacon-wrapped scallops special served with what I can only describe as a mountain of onion rings! The scallops are always my favorite (seriously if you like scallops these are amazing!) and even baby Johnny enjoyed a couple of nibbles. Although dessert was part of the special we decided that we had quite enough food for the evening and we left with another delicious meal in the books!

Phoenix Sports Restaurant…all bets are in and the winner is…your taste buds! Phoenix Sports Restaurant at the Phoenix OTB is anything but a typical gaming parlor; instead it is a family-friendly restaurant with great food and insanely low prices where you can also bet on horses! The fun and family-friendly atmosphere makes every trip to the Phoenix Sports Restaurant enjoyable. For information on catering or to place to-go orders call 315-695-2245 or 315-278-6170. Bet on a sure thing and stop by Phoenix Sports Restaurant today!

Kerilyn Micale
Kerilyn E. Micale is a Cicero native.