I’ve learned not to expect something in particular when it comes to sports bars. Certainly they range from gritty dive bars to upscale pubs with a good line of food to go with that or the other end of that food spectrum, no food offered at all.
I was directed to a spot that I’d never have considered for a sports bar… Located within the confines of the Coronado Golf Course you’ll find Grumpy Dan’s Grill. For the record its location is 2000 Visalia Row inCoronado. Back in 1960, Grumpy Dan’s was the ‘clubhouse’ and I’m sure served the purpose well, but beginning this year (2011), two local boys decided to grow an eatery with locally produced foods fresh from the vine to the table and so it is.
This spot is like being at a resort, with beautiful views of the bay, greens serving up soothing vibes of life wrapping around all who choose to play here. Grumpy Dan’s Grill opens at 5:30 a.m. with a nice breakfast menu at better than fair prices and offers great lunches, complete with burgers for all even vegans, a great many choices of sandwiches, I could go on and on here but suggest you click on the link and see for yourself (http://www.grumpydansgrill.com/pages/lunch-dinner.html), and once there you’ll see the dinner menu is a nice one too.
The sports are viewed on HD TVs with no body twisting your arm to neither drink up nor order more anything, but at the prices here, why not? There is plenty of off street parking. The servers are friendly and attentive. The food was good for me; I had the Señor Angus, which was an Angus wrap with a nice tangy green chili mayo, delivered in a flour tortilla. At $8.95, I was a happy camper.
Proprietors Dan Parker and Doug Andersen are locals born and raised inCoronado. Grumpy Dan’s offers a nice view from every table. They have the best happy hour around – seven days a week. They do great Prime Rib, Ribeye and Seafood selections every Thursday and Sunday evenings. Overall I have to say, I suspect this place is to good to be true. Check it out!