Largo's Sports Shack Sporting New Hours, Specials
The Missouri Avenue eatery boasts enough food and drink deals to make any fan, or family, happy.
The Sports Shack has undergone a number of changes since Gregg Petrakis originally opened it as the Red Room in 2008.
Following a brief separation, the co-owner of the popular Largo Subs regained control of the restaurant from his business partners and reopened it as the Sports Shack nearly two years ago.
Today Petrakis’ place has undergone another, albeit minor, change as he decided to shorten the hours and eliminate lunches during the week. But a couple staples remain: excellent food and exceptional service.
“We make our own pizza dough, make our own sauce, make our own salsa, make our own chicken tenders, using all top-quality ingredients,” Petrakis said. “It’s not your typical sports bar food.
“And all the girls we have working here are second-to-none. They really care about the customers.”
While the hours might have been reduced, the menu has increased to include more food and drink specials every day.
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Double tall drink specials and a $3 appetizer menu after 9 p.m., one-topping pizzas deals and $9 buckets of beer are just some of the deals Sports Shack offers on a regular basis.
And with 14 flat screens, a large outdoor patio bar and close proximity to Largo High School, the Shack is a perfect place to watch a game or hang out before or after one.
“We’re big supporters of Largo High athletics — we’ve fed the football team for many years,” Petrakis said. “But a lot of people don’t realize how close we are to the campus. It’s literally right down the street.”
“I took the place back almost two years ago. Business is progressing and people are finding out about the great food we have,” he added. “We just want to get the word out as to what we’re all about.”
Address: 999 Missouri Ave., Largo
*Hours: Mon – Thu, 3 p.m. – midnight; F, S, noon – midnight; Sun, noon – 10 p.m.
*Open later as needed for crowds and on NFL game nights