I went here for the golf theme. I love golf. However, this is one of those “been there done it” spots. The food was nothing better than a typical TGI Fridays type fare. And actually, at least TGI Fridays stays up with the time and has some inventive items. The menu at Caddyshack was….boring and overpriced.
We skipped the appetizers (typical fare of onion rings and chicken wings) and went straight for a salad and pizza. The house salad was ordinary- lettuce, tomato, cheese and dressing. Nothing special but it was only after all, just a house salad. As ordinary as it was, it was probably the best thing we had here.
The menu is a meat-lovers dream- hot dogs, bratwurst and pulled pork. We opted for Palmero flatbread- a pizza with spinach, goat cheese and caramelized onions. We like flatbread dough to hold up to its toppings- to be thin but crispy. This flatbread was disappointing. The crust was so soggy it had to be eaten with a fork and knife. Nothing pizza-ish about it. The toppings were scarce, the cheese was an oily mess. <sigh>
We did also order the Fish of the Day- blackened red fish. A few bites into it I thought there may be hope for this place yet- then I pulled a fishbone out of my mouth. Ew. While this happens sometimes even at the best of places, it just wasn’t surprising. Once you find a fishbone, it is hard to enjoy the rest of the dish without chewing very carefully, concentrating on finding bones rather than enjoying the flavor. Luckily, there were no other bones. Again, it happens, but it was just the topper of an already really disappointing meal.
If you are a golf fan, you will enjoy walking around and seeing the 15,000 caddy bibs hanging on the wall. If you love the Caddyshack film, you will enjoy the life-sized cardboard cutout of Bill Murray hanging out in the restaurant. That may be about it though.
While the adjacent World Golf Hall of Fame is well worth the visit, the Murray Bros. Caddyshack restaurant is not. Visit it though, take a walk around the place and enjoy the golf memorabilia on the walls, take a picture with Bill, but then eat at any of the other restaurants located in World Golf Village for a decent meal. 2 sprouts out of 5 sprouts.