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Sports Page — Denver’s Hometown Restaurant

Sports Page, a locally owned restaurant, was established in 1987 as “a place where friends could get together and watch their favorite sports and enjoy great food.” When I moved to the area in 2010, my family ate there occasionally and were always impressed with the quality of food, the variety of the menu, the friendliness of the waitstaff, and the fact that it was obviously a place for locals to gather and catch up. We loved the small-town feel.

A beautiful new space

Within the last year, Sports Page moved from its location in the Harris Teeter shopping center to a beautiful, free-standing building across the street at Waterside Crossing. All of the things I loved about Sports Page are still there, but now there is the bonus of an updated, expanded space with open air, fire pits, even more TVs, and local live music with very talented musicians.

Friendly and welcoming staff

When you walk in the door, you’ll be greeted by always smiling hostesses, and you’ll be served by some of the friendliest waitstaff around. And much of the waitstaff have been with Sports Page for years — some have been there since the very beginning. The almost non-existent turnover says a lot (of good!) about a restaurant.

A wide variety of delicious food and drinks

The food never disappoints. The menu is varied; there is a big selection of appetizers, salads, burgers, wings, sandwiches, seafood, pasta, and some excellent entrees. In addition, they have a full bar with a fantastic selection of beer, including local craft beer, a large selection of wines, and there are food and drink specials every day. While I almost always order a salad when dining out, I love the hand-breaded chicken tenders and the fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs at Sports Page.

My family is grateful to have this terrific local restaurant right down the road. If you haven’t been, give it a try the next time you want to watch a game on TV or listen to some fantastic local music while you eat with friends and family!

Photos taken by Hanna Schoenrock
Cover photo taken from the Sports Page website.

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