Restaurant Name: The End Zone Sports Bar & Grill
Location: 2408 E. 350 South, Lafayette IN (map it)
Cuisine: Bar & Grill
Review: Today I ate at a restaurant that I’ve always wanted to try, but just never had the chance. And I’m sorry to say, it was a huge disappointment. I remember when the End Zone was being built and I thought it might be a neat place.
When we got there, we went into the family dining area because we had the kids with us. It was a big room with lots of big screen TVs and tables. We picked a table in the center, because every single table was empty. We were the only people in the family section. When we sat down, I looked around and realized that every TV was on sports, but not a single TV was tuned into the Olympics. Yup, a sports bar with a bunch of TVs on sports, and not a single TV with Olympics on it on the first real day of sporting events. Sad.
We got our menus and perused them. Normal pub fare. Mostly sandwiches. We ordered milk for the kids, but they were out. The kids’ menu was pretty standard, chicken nuggets and grilled cheese, etc. We all ordered sandwiches, except for one order of chicken nuggets.
The service was pretty bad. The waiter wasn’t unfriendly, but I got the feeling that he hated his job. He didn’t spend much time around our table aside from delivering food and drinks. He didn’t seem to care whether we were happy with our food or not.
Then the food came, and I was shocked to see that every sandwich was served on white bread. Now, I’m not opposed to white bread – it’s got it’s purposes (peanut butter and jelly, of course) but when I order a sandwich with roast beef and grilled onions, I do not expect it to be served on white bread. At the very least, I expected sour dough or kaiser. I couldn’t remember what the menu had said about it at the time, but when I downloaded it, it said sourdough. So okay, I gave it a try anyway, The bread was getting soggy before it even got to me, and by the time I got to the second half, it was falling apart. There was just no eating it. Also, they forgot the Swiss cheese that was supposed to be on it
All in all, a pretty bad experience. I wouldn’t go there again.
Kid friendly: Sort of. It has a family dining area with a kids’ menu and high chairs, but it is just a divider away from the bar, if that sort of thing bothers you.