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Cheerleaders Sports Bar & Grill
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3541 N. Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83642 208-939-9209


Cheryl - Idahoeats contributing writer

If televised professional sports and pub-like food are your hearts desire stop in to Cheerleaders Sports Bar & Grill in Meridian on Eagle Road (across the street from Lowe’s near the Ustick intersection). There’s a large area for patio dining that unfortunately faces traffic along one of the busiest roads in Idaho so stick with indoors and opt for a booth with your own personal television. From the sports memorabilia to the muscle car in the entry to the waitresses uniforms this décor may not be suited for everyone.

Cheerleaders Sports Bar & Grill has a diverse and appealing menu including appetizers such as Steamed Clams, Fried Calamari and Asian Chicken Skewers. There are several varieties of Wraps; Burgers; and Salads along with entrees including Grilled Salmon; Boneless Pork, Barbecued Chicken and Steak. All of us in our large party commented about several items that were so reasonably priced, especially the entrees. Symbols on the menu point out the more popular items; a nice helpful hint of what is tried and true. The waitress was also very knowledgeable about the menu and spoke from experience.

 

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We ordered two appetizers, one off the regular menu (Asian Skewers) and the other was one of the specials (Irish Nachos). The Asian Skewers were four small pieces of chicken on wooden skewers that were nicely cooked and had a terrific spicy sauce to dip into. At $7.99 this was on the expensive side for such a small portion of chicken. The Irish Nachos ($5.99) consisted of a decent portion of lace cut potatoes with melted cheese, scallions and chunks of smoked bacon. Like a tasty cross between potato skins and nachos! The waitress declared “Not healthy for the body but good for the soul”.

Our entrees included Teriyaki Salmon, Steak and Gorgonzola Pasta, Cheerleaders Burger and Buffalo Chicken Sandwich (both $8.99), Fish Tacos ($12.99) and two of the dinner specials: a Filet Wrapped in Bacon and Garlicky Shrimp, and Alaskan Cod and Chips ($7.99). All the entrees were prepared to order and met expectations with the exception of the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich being nothing special. The Fish Tacos were topped with pico de galo and a lime aioli and coleslaw spread which really made this dish! Both fish entrees were crispy on the outside, moist on the inside. An added bonus was the waitress was happy to substitute onion rings for thin cut fries, and those were plentiful and crisp!

Service was decent and since it was an extremely crowded we appreciated the waitress keeping us informed “it’s such a busy night we are a bit backed up in the kitchen but your meals should be coming out in a while”. We didn’t get offered water refills as often as we’d have liked but the service was consistent and the waitress checked back with us as often as needed.

The dessert menu consists of a half dozen items priced at $3.99 or $4.99. There’s Deep Fried Snickers; Milkshakes; Chocolate Cake, Sundaes; Cheerleaders Brownie; and White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake. We shared several desserts, Fried Snickers, a Brownie Sundae, Chocolate Cake and White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake. None of the desserts really excited us though. The Snickers was too sweet; the Brownie Sundae tasted commercial and the chocolate cake lacked a deep rich chocolate flavor and freshness.

We were curious why this restaurant moved to Meridian from the Shore Drive Eagle location which now houses Cool Hand Lukes but none of the wait staff knew the answer. (Many old web pointers incorrectly indicate this restaurant is still in Eagle and the 939 prefix is an Eagle phone number as well!)

You can view a very small portion of Cheerleaders menu on this outdated, typo-ridden web site:
http://www.cheerleaderssbg.com/

 

 

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