Monday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM Thursday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM Friday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM Saturday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM Sunday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
I have worked two exits down from Rookies for the past 3 years and never knew it existed until yesterday. It has plenty of parking and an outdoor patio that makes me wish I had known about it in June. The lunch buffet is perfect for office workers that need a quick lunch. It includes a well appointed salad bar and two pizza buffet bars, one for vegetarians and one for meat eaters.
EVERYONE in our group commented on the quality and excellent taste of the thin pizza crusts. There was at least a dozen pizzas on each bar which included every combination of all of your favorites.
Each of the two owners stopped by our table and thanked us for coming in. They said they only leave the pizzas on the buffet for 20 minutes to keep them fresh. A surprise at the end was several dessert pizzas that were thoroughly enjoyed by our group.
Rookies definitely impressed on many levels with a nice interior, caring and attentive owners and a quality fresh lunch buffet. I can not wait to return for weekend football watching and dining to explore more of the menu.
Oct 9, 2019
Good food, great beer and better service! The manager Patrick is a champ and super welcoming. Any time I'm in Durham, I come here at least once a week.
Aug 31, 2019
I work around the corner from here and frequent this bar about once a week. I have never had food I don't like from here, even the pizza bar is great! I only gave it 3 stars because I have never had a great experience with the staff. No matter when I have come it never seems like they have enough servers to give good customer service. Glasses are always empty, and when you order a drink from the bar it takes at least 20 minutes. I have had to stop ordering from my server a few times and just order drinks from the bar. It is disappointing as they have great food.
Oct 2, 2019
Good food. Slow service. The fries are too thick. The waitress was not very personable. Owner was really nice. Convenient to my hotel.
Sep 30, 2019
Had dinner here tonight and the food was wonderful and the service was great. Thanks for an enjoyable experience. Definitely will be back.
Nov 13, 2019
I was here a couple of weeks ago because I had an appointment at the building next door, I hadn't had nothing for breakfast, so I was really hungry and had to wait for my husband to pick me up, I hesitated a little because of the bar thing on the name but it was early, so went in and the girl who meet me was super nice, took my order that was to go, gave my drink and told me if you need a refill let me know before you leave. The manager came out and handed me my food very polite, WOW!! Great experience and food was delicious!!
Nov 18, 2019
The wings are great especially the honey barbecue wings. Great service will go again. Great place for people traveling
Dec 18, 2019
Food = Dope.
Drinks = Dope.
Waiters = Dope.
Great place. Great service. Amazing food. Would love to see more on the draft selection for the local breweries (sour beers!). Will be back on the next visit to NC!
Dec 8, 2019
Lots of televisions and decent daily drink specials. A great place to hang out for football Sundays.
Jan 12, 2020
Excellant!!! Traveling from Chicago and wanted something quick to eat. Rookies was recommended by the hotel staff and loved the food. The atmosphere was great with the football playoffs on and everybody was having a great time. Definitely will return when in Durham, NC.
Jan 15, 2020
This is a mom-and-pop restaurant and I really want to like it. The food is pretty good and the beers are ice cold. The place is a little dated and needs a major overhaul of cleaning and painting. The staff is friendly and it's in a great location.
Apr 21, 2019
An OK bar. Several TVs to watch a game or whatever else you might be in a mood for. Food - could be better. The appetizer we ordered was good - hot so we knew was just made. The meatballs on our meatball sandwich were simply cold. It seems as if they were pulled out of a freezer, tossed onto the bun and toasted. The bun warmed up and cheese melted but meat was simply defrosted. I ordered side salad and fries, lettuce was old (yellow) but fries fresh, hot and crispy. Beer selection decent. A manager on duty was very professional, nice, and attentive. Cannot say the same about the wait staff. The two bartenders simply seemed indifferent to our presence.
May 17, 2019
Great little bar and grill! Love the atmosphere and the staff is super friendly. They make a killer margarita and the food was fantastic. Salad and pasta were hot and fresh and the shrimp was cooked perfectly. Would happily recommend this place. The even have Cornhole games set up outside. Loved it!
Jun 12, 2019
The chicken quesadillas we're nice! And a also the Philly Roll was a delicious surprise with the dipping sauce. Service was very friendly and pleasant. Can't wait to try other things on the menu.
Apr 9, 2019
I frequent the RTP area for business and swung by this spot for dinner. The staff were attentive and I ordered the nachos, which turned out to be a massive amount of nachos. The atmosphere was lively, but not unpleasant, and they had a pretty good beer selection. The bar chair I sat in was extremely unstable, but it added character. I'll find a more stable chair next time.
Mar 20, 2019
We went here for lunch. They had Pizza buffet available and all of the pizzas were super delicious and freshly baked. They even customized the pizzas as per your taste. Great place and excellent service staff. Will definitely visit again. 5star rating from me.