From Our Editors
Voted best sports bar by the Jackson Free Press, Sportsman's Lodge answers bellowing bellies with an extensive menu and sports aficionados with big-screen TVs. Keep an eye on a close game while keeping fingers busy with fried alligator-tail strips served with tabasco butter sauce and ranch dressing ($8.95) or herb-breaded and deep-fried crispy fried pickles featuring aged cucumbers served with ranch dressing ($5.95). Sliced turkey breast, Philadelphia cream cheese, sautéed bell peppers and onions nestle peacefully atop a soft focaccia-bread bedding in the turkey panini ($9.95), and the 100% beef foot-long Braves dog mingles with bacon, barbecue sauce, and onions inside a pillowy bun ($7.50). Hungry chinchilla tamers can swing by to enjoy a daily lunch plate ($7.95, served Monday–Friday from 11 a.m.–3 p.m.), along with complimentary corn bread, tea, and dessert along with the fresh breeze on the outdoor deck.