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Tobacco Road Sports Cafe


280 S Mangum St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 804-0764
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Photo of Doug Belt Doug Belt
Jan 10, 2024 4

Pretty good sports bar. Lots of TVs for sports. Some outside seating available overlooking the Durham Bulls stadium. Pretty big menu to choose from. Food and service were both great. Full bar and draft options available.

Photo of Brian C Newman Brian C Newman
Dec 23, 2023 3

Exceptionally slow service for food that wasn't that great. Servers need more training and faster attentiveness to customers. Kitchen very slow. Lots of TVs for sports though. Expect to be here a while for dinner. I would recommend the pepper jack grits. Chicken sandwich was overcooked.

Photo of Robert Gaddy Robert Gaddy
Dec 4, 2023 5

Great restaurant!! I would definitely say that it is one of the best restaurants in the downtown area with a spectacular view of the Durham Bull's ballpark and its festivities year round!! I always look forward to going!!

Photo of Savannah Jones Savannah Jones
Sep 26, 2023 3

I want to start off by saying the food is always great and we normally have pretty good service! But when we came to eat tonight, instead of leaving full and happy, we left frustrated and upset. Read below for details…. 🙂 First, we waited a good 15 minutes for our server, Josie, to greet us. She took our drinks, delivered them and then finally took our food order. Everything’s going fine until we get our food about 20-30 mins later. Mine came out perfect and tasted pretty good (bbq chicken). My boyfriend ordered the eagle pride burger which comes with lettuce onions fried jalapeños and melted cheese but asked for NO onions. When his arrived it looked like just a regular burger with pickles and onions on it. Told waitress this isn’t the correct burger and she immediately put in the correct burger- or so we thought. Another 15-20 minutes go by and we are STILL waiting on his correct burger… waitress the whole time is just cleaning up from a party that had just left (probably left good $$$ and so our table wasn’t worth the time) and when she’s finally done, she walks and grabs his burger from the back. Well, it comes out cold with a bunch of onions and no fried jalapeños… we are pretty disappointed. But guess what the best part is??? SHE NEVER CAME BACK TO THE TABLE AFTER THAT. We had the check on the table for the last 20 minutes and she clocked out and left without checking on us or cashing us out. My boyfriend & I are both servers and understand that mistakes happen. We understand that we have to be patient as customers- but the service that we received tonight was unacceptable. Josie was very ready to go it seemed like, or she assumed that she wasn’t going to receive a good tip because of her mistake. But the one person that I do truly feel for, was the nice blonde lady that came to our table once Josie had left to see if we needed anything else… she had to clean up our whole table. Not a single item was pre-bussed- not even the first incorrect burger that was served. But hey, at least she left off our drinks, right? The company will be happy about that!

Photo of Noelia Bautista Noelia Bautista
Sep 5, 2023 5

When we arrived there was a wait list of 30 minutes meanwhile waited on the bar and decided to eat there, the weather was good, the view gorgeous bc we had the lucky that day there was a game. Despite there were a lot of people the service was quickly and kind. We ordered Down east Nachos, Shrimp tacos and Tobacco Road cheesesteak. It was a lot food but all was delicious.

Photo of Tracy Kerley Tracy Kerley
Sep 4, 2023 5

We had tickets to a play at DPAC and decided to eat somewhere close so we could park once. What a great experience. Even the waiting for a table was pleasant as we watched people and different food items come out. The Ultimate Nachos were amazing!!!! Tons of cheese and lots of flavor in the meat and beans. My friend got a big yummy salad. Great place. We'll be back.

Photo of The Simple Travels The Simple Travels
Aug 1, 2023 4

Overall not bad. This review is base more on lack of staff than it is of the staff on hand. Although common in Europe to order from the bar, it’s not the case here in the U.S. there should be more wait staff on hand. Some people were confused and sat around for a bit before they realized that they had to go to the bar to order drinks and food. Regardless of where that sat in the establishment. In any case, the flight of Tobacco Road beer was very tasty and the Durham Bull burger was great. The tater tots were also cooked to perfection. Overall would rate Tobacco Road Sports Cafe higher if only patrons didn’t have to go to the bar to order food and drinks.

Photo of 2Up4LifeNC Chip&Davonna 2Up4LifeNC Chip&Davonna
Jul 30, 2023 5

The BBQ nachos were amazing! The hot chicken sandwich was good as well. Customer service was top notch! Our server was Kendra and they did a fantastic job!

Photo of CatCo CatCo
Jul 28, 2023 5

Excellent food and wonderful waitstaff. We sat inside in the beginning due to excessive heat and the music was a bit loud. As the evening progressed and it became cooler, they let us move to the patio and it was perfect. Highly recommend.

Photo of Ekta Aggarwal Ekta Aggarwal
May 18, 2023 4

Went there with my team and it was a great place to enjoy the game at the patio. Patio seating is amazing. Food was great but could be better. I tried the Wolfpack hot chicken sandwich. It was good but not spicy. Their ultimate nachos were really good. But other food items like sliders , hummus etc were average.