If you want to go out to eat and catch a game at the same time, Trophies Sports Bar & Grill is the place to do it in Centerville.
On a recent trip to the sports bar, I had the smothered chicken — a five-ounce breast of chicken grilled then smothered with bacon, Swiss cheese and American cheese and served on a bed of rice. It came with a garden salad, bread and a side of mashed potatoes and gravy, all for $7.75. My dining partner had a turkey club with some pretty yummy beer fries I got to sample as well. It was a Saturday, so we took in some college football on the new flat-screen televisions mounted to the walls.
Trophies has one of the most extensive menus around, with everything from steaks to pasta to sandwiches to a rather large seafood selection (including shrimp, crab legs, catfish, walleye, tuna, halibut and mahi-mahi). Next time I will definitely have to try the seafood. And if there is a cocktail you have been thinking about trying, chances are you can order it at the fully-stocked bar along the restaurant’s back wall.
Diners looking for a less casual experience can visit Manhattan Steakhouse, on the other side of the building. Manhattan is really popular at lunchtime for its buffet, and it’s a great place for large groups to eat together. The buffet is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 5 p.m. to close. Sunday brunch is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
But the dining options are only a small portion of what is available at the venue, opened by the Kauzlarich family in 1997. I’m not much of a golfer, but I have heard great things about the golf course, which is open to the public.
Central Park, the banquet hall, is great for anything from class reunions to high school proms, award ceremonies, anniversary celebrations, wedding receptions and family reunions. There are probably not that many people around who have not celebrated a life event of their own or celebrated the life event of a loved one at this venue. Here’s hoping there will be many more years’ worth of memories to come.Trophies Sports Bar and Grill
24256 Highway 5
Hours: Tues. – Sat.: 5 p.m. to close