SCOUTING for a place to dine Saturday night brought me and my out-to-eat buddies to this building in Garapan whose sign advertises that it has been there since 1978.
I always thought that the place, an old building with a mix of adobe bricks and bamboo décor and a few tables and chairs outside, is a bar where customers are more interested in playing billiards and drinking beer than eating. I was wrong.
Sure, Round Two Sport Bar & Grill has billiard tables, dart boards, computer games, and huge TV screens dominating the walls and where you may feel like ducking every time a basketball player throws a ball, but they sure serve sumptuous dishes.
It was hard to choose from the two-page laminated menu as everything sounded delicious but my buddies finally settled for awhich is an 8-ounce seasoned beef with grilled onion, gravy and mushrooms for $8.75, and stir fried garlic shrimp for $9.
I made the right choice with the yellow fin fillet. It was perfect — charbroiled and dripping with its natural sauce. It came with toasted bread, a serving of buttered corn, and mashed potatoes with gravy poured over it.
We were not that hungry but we made short work of our dinner, cleaning up our plates pretty fast and not leaving anything edible.
I haven’t had the chance to ask how the bar got its name but for me, it would not definitely apply to the food servings. Round one already left me very full.
Round Two Sport Bar & Grill’s menu boasts of having the best charbroiled burgers on Saipan, although I still have to make another trip to try it. Burgers are from $7 to $9.50.
Try the ¼ pounder or giant ½ pounder charbroiled steer burger, cheese burger, bacon and cheese burger, egg burger, monster burger which is ½ pounder steer burger with bacon, egg and cheese, chicken burger, fish burger and fish burger with cheese.
Other must-try platters are the $14 New York Angus half pounder charbroiled steak, fried chicken, breaded and deep fried mahi-mahi with tartar sauce, deep fried shrimp, and shrimp sinigang. Price ranges from $8.50 to $14 for a tummy-filling platter. Each order comes with vegetables and a toasted roll, your choice of fries, steamed rice or mashed potatoes. Add $1.75 and you can have baked potatoes with butter and sour cream.
And don’t forget the ever-popular pizza — topped with sausage, pepperoni, cheese, black olives, mushrooms and bell peppers and onions on top. You can order deluxe or premium pizzas in small, medium or large sizes. Sandwiches are also available from $6 to $7 — grilled ham & cheese, tuna sandwich and B.L.T. or bacon, lettuce & tomatoes with fries.
Chasers range from $4.25 to $11 and include super nachos, fries, lumpia, barbeque and more. Freshly cut Yellow fin sashimi is also available, as well as fish & chips, soup and salads.
Round Two Sport Bar & Grill opens at 10:30 a.m. until 12 midnight, or even beyond when the need arises. It is a perfect place to hang out, drink, eat, play, unwind or just catch up with the latest events with friends.
For reservations/inquiries, visit Round Two Bar & Grill in Garapan or call 234-6930 or 233-5706.
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