Whether you’re looking for a cozy corner in which to settle down and watch the game with a beer in hand, or are in search of a lively hub to gather with friends, look no further than The Lodge Sports Grille. Serving patrons throughout the greater Seattle area since 2010, its five locations offer unique experiences to each local community, while also offering commonalities from the grub and the brew to the comfortable ambiance.
A true family business, husband and wife, Shawn Roten and Elizabeth Stewart, along with brother, David Louthain, own and manage the growing handful of restaurants. Over the last five years, the Lodge Sports Grille has become known as a hub where comfort and quality come together.
The Lodge Sports Grille of Mill Creek is no exception. The unique architecture will surely catch your eye, from the timber back bar and rusted metal chandeliers dangling from the ceiling, to the metal antler door pulls and decorative whiskey casks perched on rustic timber frames above the bar. Nearly a dozen flat screen TVs placed strategically around the room make it easy to catch the game from any seat in the house. And Seattleites will feel right at home with the framed jerseys of Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Canó and the Seahawks’ Russell Wilson.
Although weekend evenings at The Lodge Sports Grille pulls in a large crowd, if you arrive early enough, you’ll most likely get your choice of seating, whether that’s at a high or low table or at the bar. And once seated, the quick and diligent wait staff won’t leave you waiting.
Beckoning to the beer enthusiast, the Mill Creek locale sports an impressive 48 beers on tap, complete with digital brew menus which showcase the various drinks available. Whether you’re hoping to catch a football game with a full-bodied Georgetown Porter in hand, or sip on a light Belgium Hoegaarden brew next to a spacious, open window, this friendly scene promises something for everyone. Don’t worry if you don’t have a favorite brew, or if you’re not sure
which to choose. The knowledgeable wait staff can help you select the best beer for you based on your preferences.
If you’re looking for an early dinner or afternoon snack, hit up the Happy Hour, with its menu available daily from 3-6 p.m. The Loaded Lodge Potato Chips, served hot as crisp, golden chips that deliver a crunchy, flavorful combo of bacon, green onion, sour cream, and melted cheese, make for a small yet tasty starter. Or, if your taste buds are looking for a little heat, try the Chipotle Popcorn Shrimp. With a little lemon juice squeezed over these sweet and succulent bite-sized pieces with a fried outer shell, dipped in tangy chipotle sauce, this appetizer is a must-have for seafood lovers.
Those with a larger appetite can look forward to gourmet salads, sandwiches, burgers, and specialty dishes. One of the Lodge’s specials, the Grilled Fish Tacos, are served with moist and flavorful grilled cod, mouthwatering spicy slaw, pico de gallo, zesty chipotle mayo, and a sprinkling of cilantro. Don’t forget to spritz the tacos with the lime wedges for a fresh and tangy boost!
For those ambitious enough to stomach a half-pound of prime ground chuck (grilled to your liking), pick among the Pac12-themed burgers. These include options such as the Husky Big Dawg, WAZZU Burger, Wildcat Spicy Chicken, and Colorado Buffalo Burger, just to name a few. We recommend the Bleu Cheese Bruin. With its distinctive, tangy Bleu Cheese, thick and crispy applewood bacon, and nearly perfect bun to patty ratio, this Bruin burger is in for the win.
If tasty bar food, A wide variety of beer on tap, and an energetic environment is what you’re looking for, then stop in at The Lodge Sports Grill the next time you’re in Mill Creek, where they’ll surely have something to heat up your taste buds and quench your thirst.
The Lodge Sports Grille
15117 Main St. Suite B101, Mill Creek
Daily, 11 a.m.–late
"Over the last five years, the Lodge Sports Grille has become known as a hub where comfort and quality come together."