About Benchwarmer's Grille

Benchwarmer's Grille is a family owned, family friendly full service restaurant.

Offering great food and spirits in a friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy watching some of your favorite sporting events.

Conveniently located at 6028 Central Ave, Portage IN 46368 inside the Meadows Shopping Center.


Benchwarmer's Grille is a Small Business

Customer Reviews

Excellent food and presentation! The fried mozzarella cheese sticks keep me coming back!

Hoosier Daddy Detailing

My husband and I were blown away with the fresh and tasty food . We enjoyed the best pretzel and cheese sticks we’ve ever had . The burgers were so good , that we ordered wings to go . Loved !

Danielle Barrett

Our entire family was so impressed by this restaurant. I got the fried green tomato BLT. Let me tell you, it tasted just like how my mom used to make it. A lot of nostalgia. I will be eating here again!

Cassandra Kormendy

We had a really great waitress and the food was terrific! A little pricey for some things but COVID has drawn up the price of ingredients so understandable.

The quality of everything was great and when you ask for extra toppings they actually give you extra.

We will definitely be back again!

We had pizza , fried pickles , spinach dip, fried shrimp, and pizza.

Tiffany Castilleja

I’ve been here a few times and their staff is great and the place is super clean. Also they have the best grilled cheese and mozzarella sticks ever. Highly recommend everyone try them out. Best grilled cheese I ever had hands down.

Gabrielle Howell

This was our first visit to Benchwarmers and OMG!! Our appetizer was their fried green tomatoes and mozzarella sticks both was large portions and SO GOOD! We was very impressed that their mozzarella sticks and fried green tomatoes was homemade so that made them that much better! I never had a burger with an egg so I decided to try their grand slam burger and it was amazing! My husband had their Stromboli and that was delicious (I had to have a bite because it looked so good lol) We had so much left we are able to have another meal later if we still aren’t to full. We will definitely be back!!

Tanya Farley

I was on the fence because of the negative reviews but the wife and I gave it a shot anyway. Glad we did ! Food and service was great. Had mozzarella sticks and fried green tomatoes. Both are homemade and really good. The portions a large. We also ordered the Grandslam Burger and a Stromboli. Those both very good and more the enough to fill your tummy. Looking forward to going back and trying some other options.

Steve farley

Food was amazing, wings where very good and bbq burgers where really good. Would recommend 10 out of 10

Max Neyhart

Benchwarmers was recommended to my family from a friend… Service was Awesome… Appetizers were homemade( you could tell)and tasted awesome… wings, burgers, and fries were very good as well! Definitely will be back!’


Super great food! Very fresh food, i enjoyed the burgers a lot, along with the deep fried vegetables! Somethings I have never thought of to try, was so delicious!

Sancheezy Vlogs

I love the food. Great service.

Quincy Montgomery

Just had there pizza here. Omg!!!!! Definitely the best in the area. I’m from chicago so I definitely know my pizza and here is definitely in my top 5 for sure. If your looking for a place for some delicious food and awsome atmosphere with all the friendly staff this is definitely the place to check out. Thanks y’all!! I will definitely will be back!

Forrest Mathis

I have ate at Benchwarmers a number of times. The service has been great. The food has been excellent. I hope someday to try everything. My husband loves there hamburgers. I tried there pickle burger and it was delicious. Will definitely have that again. 👍🏻

Connie Vogt

Great service! Great Food! Even better drinks! I LOVE the mac & cheese. The fried mushrooms are literally the BEST mushrooms I have ever had!

Gwyneth Troupe

This place was awesome! Love the people and the food. I’ll be back!!! Get the Ribs!

Diesel Pride

Love this family run business! Great atmosphere, family dining & love their fresh wings, appetizers & sandwiches. Burger was 1/2 pound & way too much for one person!

Diane Walford

Very neat restaurant everything we had was perfect our waitress was so nice and made sure everything was jus how we wanted. I appreciate the service and ill be going back :))

cassandra mcallister

The service was great! We loved the food, will definitely be going back!!🖤🖤

Kristin Lively

Amazing service and amazing food! Love this place ❤️

Ivy Torres

Absolutely love this place! Will definitely be going back. 😍

Samantha Fleck

Love the fried green tomato BLT sandwich. My dad is very picky about his pizza…He loved the pizza from here!!! Fries are different and definitely delicious!!! (BEST in town) Service was wonderful!!! Definitely will be coming back and highly recommend this family owned new restaurant!!!!

Jeanette Unland

Great portions literally can never finish my meals and that says a lot for me. Friendly staff and food tastes great. I have seen some negative reviews but people need to understand how tough it is to find quality employees. The owners are great people and listen to their customers and are making some adjustments.

Kevin Burton

Always great service and food!

Christopher Thompson

Great food, big portions, and reasonable prices! The staff was super friendly. Our server Ashley was on the ball and never let our drinks run dry.

Jeff Fair

My first experience and it was a pleasant one!

Food and service was great! I like the setup of the place as well!

I had the “Loaded Tots” as my appetizer and it was really good!

That “Benchwarmer’s Burger” was phenomenal!

I’ll definitely be back!

Vince Rosaod

Italian beef was great, sides were good, prices were fair, and the staff was very polite

Justin Hopkins
Justin Hopkins

The art on the wall is stunning. Great food better beer.


Amazing new bar and grill! Service, food and decor are excellent. My new go to spot.

Brian Alexander

Good food good beer good vibe

John Harriman

Great food great atmosphere will definitely be coming back

Seth Jones

Great pizza wings and burgers beer is perfect temp

Trevor Alexander

Awesome new place! Pizza was great, Wings were great, fries were great…

Bosco Sticks are from another planet that only serves amazing food.

I’m traveling through for work but if I’m ever back in the area I will absolutely come back.

Ashley is amazing as well. TRY IT!

Jake Anderson

Tried this place on a whim, everything was amazing! Worth going to even if it’s just for the Bosco Sticks, but the wings and burgers are also 🔥.

Ashley was one of the best bartenders / waitresses I’ve ever had! This place is a must try.

Matt Sutton

Great new place! Lots of screens and good beer selection for all of your sports watching!

The traditional wings are lightly breaded and properly cooked.

Do not skip the mozzarella stick appetizer as they are incredible.

I am looking forward to coming back to take pictures of all the sports related art work for my next post.

Greg Koszut

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Benchwarmer's Grille
Happy Tuesday! We have our delicious Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich served with French Fries on special today! Our homemade soups are Chicken Rice or Chili! The $2 Drink of the Week is the Tequila Smash! Finish it off with a piece of Cheesecake! Have a great day! ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Monday!!! No better way to start the First Day of Spring than with our Buy any 16” Pizza get a 12” Cheese Pizza Free!! (Add toppings for additional cost). Our homemade soups of the day are Stuffed Pepper or Chili! $2 Tequila Smash and delicious Cheesecake for dessert! Have a great day! ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Saturday! Stay warm and satisfied while you watch March Madness with us! $1 Traditional Wings are the perfect addition to any game day. Come in and enjoy the action with delicious food and great company! Homemade Soups are Chicken Dumpling or Chili and delicious Cheesecake for dessert! #MarchMadness #gamedayeats. ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you everyone for your support… we cooked 200 lbs of Corned Beef and we are all SOLD OUT!!! We still have all of our fish Specials! Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We have our Corned Beef and Cabbage served with Red Potatoes, Carrots, and Bread and Butter! We also have our weekly Friday Fish Fry with your choice of Lake Perch, Walleye, Catfish, or Pollock! Green Beer is ready to be served as well as other Drink Specials! March Madness will be on the TV’s! We start serving at 11am! See you soon! Dine in, Carry Out, or Delivery! ... See MoreSee Less
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