The Perfect Game Day Spot
by Dave Nevill Jr. of OrlandoFoodScene.com
Celebrating its 30th year in business, the Florida-grown restaurant chain Duffy’s Sports Grill has taken over the sports bar scene with its mix of upscale design and traditional southern hospitality. You’ll find three convenient locations in Central Florida – Millennia Mall (the location we checked out), Altamonte Springs, Waterford Lakes and Melbourne. Featuring two-for-one drinks every day, an insane amount of TVs, and freshly prepared food, Duffy’s wants to be your new game day hangout.
Duffy’s has more than 100 flat screen TVs covering every conceivable viewing angle. With seating in and around the bar, on the patio, or anywhere throughout the restaurant, you’re sure to catch all the action. The large dining area is great for groups and events, and the covered outdoor patio is perfect when the Florida weather cooperates.
We started our meal with a handful of appetizers, and two were definitely standouts. The Prince Edward Island Mussels were a fantastic starter option, and the perfect size to share. They are served covered with a lid until delivered tableside to preserve the aroma, and finished in a scampi-style sauce. Second were the hand-cut mozzarella sticks, which were beer battered and accompanied with a side of marinara. The beer batter is light, crispy, and really changes your whole perspective of what a mozzarella stick should be.
Duffy’s Sports Grill