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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Restaurant Review: Sam Snead's Tavern in Port St. Lucie

sam sneads in hilton garden innRecently I was in Port St. Lucie to check out the PGA Village, and while we were there we decided to eat in the hotel restaurant. Of course, it was Sam Snead's Oak Grill & Tavern - the chain named after a golfing legend. (For more on my PGA Village review, please click here.)

The restaurant not only offers lunch and dinner, but an breakfast buffet that is available from 6:30AM to 10:30AM. Diners can choose from a cheaper continental option or go for the all-out buffet that includes cook-to-order items (like omelets) and all the tasty usuals (homefries, bacon, pancakes, etc.) for a few dollars more.

sam sneads in port st lucieWe went for dinner and I was thrilled to find that there was an offer available on restaurant.com that allowed us to get a great discount. Luckily the hotel had a fantastic business center available, and I was able to hop on the computer and print out my discount in a matter of minutes! (For my review of the Hilton Garden Inn in Port St. Lucie, please click here.)

kids love sam sneads tavernDinner was great, from the quick seating at our arrival to the service and food. The restaurant had a great decor, and the golf memorabilia on the wall was interesting to look at. After our long day out and about (we'd had a golf lesson just earlier, you can read more about it here) my husband and I were both worried that we didn't look quite 'fancy' enough for such a spectacular-looking establishment. We found within minutes that most of the other diners there were people who had also come in from hitting the links!

One of my bigger concerns was that my toddler, who has a strong love of chicken nuggets, wouldn't want to eat the chicken strips that they had there. The problem? Real chicken, along with real breading, and sauce that didn't come in a little plastic cup. Lucky for us, he devoured it in between making our waitress laugh with his silly faces.

Sam Snead's Tavern on UrbanspoonMy husband and I decided not to splurge on one of their aged Angus steaks (we like to save that sort of thing for romantic dinners when we're alone!) and opted for sandwiches instead. I had a sliced ribeye sandwich that was tender and beautifully seasoned. My husband opted for his favorite - a patty melt - and was pleased to find that the bread was deliciously crispy despite the juicy burger sitting within.

We had an all-in-all fantastic night that completed a fantastic day.

Want to know more about Sam Snead's Tavern and the player behind it? You can check out their website at www.samsneadstavern.com.

To find out more about the PGA Village, their properties, and all the fun they have to offer, check out their website at www.pgavillage.com. Or, you can connect with them through social media on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

Sam Sneads Tavern Port St Lucie on Foodio54Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post, and as always, my opinions are purely my own.


  1. Can't believe some of the low ratings. Excellent atmosphere, great food, efficient & friendly service and I would stay at the adjoining hotel. We had dinner and lunch and had zero problems. I would eat here again ~ great job!

    1. Thanks! I thought it was odd they had a few low ratings too... Maybe it's the competition, haha!

  2. It was nice to know that you get a discount on the very nice restaurant in port st lucie.. I want to try their tasty foods so this will be on my list when I am in the city. Thanks for the nice review man!