Players Sports Bar and Cafe thrills visiting taste buds with classic pub-style dishes, fills ears with musical notes performed live, and keeps eyes busy watching the sporting competitions on televisions throughout the establishment. Show fellow dining companions how much you care by lick-testing every morsel of a shared appetizer such as filet mignon egg rolls alongside plum barbecue sauce ($9.95), or tackle one of 17 wing flavors such as american jerk, thai, or chipotle ($7.95 for 10 piece appetizer or $12.95 for 20 piece entree). A sophisticated patty melt appears swirling a cape of swiss cheese and juggling grilled onion accessories as it stands on debonair rye bread ($9.95 value). Soups or salads and sides accompany primary proteins such as a 10-ounce Angus beef rib eye ($11.95 value) or crab-stuffed shrimp ($12.95 value). Friday night visitors can sweet-talk aloof pool balls into corner pockets while tapping cues to live rock on Fridays and rotating live-music styles on Wednesdays.
Pizza Bar is home to sumptuous, specialty slices and creative cocktails served in a modern, eclectic atmosphere. Satisfy cravings for sliced comestibles with Pizza Bar's expansive menu of pizzas available by the slice ($2.25–$4.75) or by the pie ($12.50–$22). Vegetarians can sink their meat-free munchers into the herbivore pizza—a mélange of tomato sauce, white onion, green pepper, mushrooms, olives, and garlic—while omnivores flaunt their Tex-Mex side with the southwestern pie, loaded with sauce, grilled chicken, roma tomatoes, jalapeños, and onion. The fusion lounge also serves a variety of specialty cocktails for parched palates, including the platinum margaritas ($11) and electric blue lemonades ($9) made with Ketel One, blue curacao, lemonade, pineapple, and Smurf tears.
A reflective, honey-colored bar beckons groups into this upscale tavern, where bartenders administer epic pours of more than 15 domestic and imported brews to accompany four solidly stacked gourmet burgers. Newly sharpened incisors can slice through the classic Creekside burger or guide heat-seeking tonsils toward the Lonestar Peach burger, which totes around grilled green chili and zesty barbecue sauce. Straps of smoked bacon and flecks of blue cheese secure juicy beef burgers to their buns, ensuring patties don't fly off to join local skeet-shooting teams. For the Holy Moly burger, the eatery's grillmaster pairs cool guacamole with grilled tomato and fiery pepper jack cheese for a palate-boggling beef experience. Beer, such as Sweetwater IPA, Peroni, or Blue Moon, flows like water off a buttered decoy's back, as groups of two or four split their attention between rousing conversation, parlor games, and the incandescent glow of flat-screen televisions.
In spirit with the olden days of romantic turkey-leg gnawing by firelight, Olde Towne serves up an extensive menu of protein-packed fare, including grilled meats, seafood, burgers, sandwiches, hand-tossed pizzas, gourmet salads, soups, and more. Pique your palate with an order of Chesapeake crab fritters served with roasted red-pepper aioli and wasabi slaw ($9.99); or Cajun chicken nachos, topped with wood-fired chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, jalapeños, and a mix of cheeses ($7.99). Jumbo fresh fried chicken wings come doused in your choice of sauce (house specialties include lemon pepper, ranch, and lemon-yaki), served with celery and blue cheese or ranch dressing ($8.99 for 10). Treat your mouth to some wood-fired protein, such as prime rib served au jus with horseradish ($12.99 for 8 oz.), chicken Florentine stuffed with spinach and artichoke dip and topped with sun-dried tomatoes and a demi glaze ($13.99), or seared tuna served with veggies, wasabi slaw, and one additional side ($13.99). To satisfy the mini taste sensors on your fingertips, try a handheld creation such as the Black and Blue Burger (bacon and blue, jack, and cheddar cheeses, $8.50) or patty melt (Swiss and American cheeses and sautéed onions on rye, $8.99), and satisfy creative impulses with a build-your-own pizza topped with your choices from Olde Towne's bevy of meats, veggies, and cheeses (starting at $9.99 for 14").
With its chair-lined bar, cozy wooden booths, and flat-screen televisions playing every big game, Ralph's Tavern exudes all the charm of a neighborhood pub and grill. Lingering is hardly a problem since the eatery remains open until as late as 2 a.m. on weekend nights and starless weekday evenings. To help keep hunger pangs at bay late into the night, the cooks prepare an eclectic variety of hearty comfort foods that are still classics nonetheless. Sandwiches made with Boar's Head deli meats appear alongside shrimp fajitas and linguine with meatballs and homemade marinara sauce. Additionally, the cooks make their signature burgers by grilling patties of 100% Angus beef and topping the finished creations with everything from smoked gouda and caramelized onions to fried green tomatoes and spicy mayo.