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Tobacco Road Sports Cafe


280 S Mangum St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 937-9909
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Photo of Julie Hagerman Julie Hagerman
Jun 8, 2019 3

I ordered frizzled and drizzled fried chicken with honey and pepper gravy, galic mashed potatoes and seasoned green beans. So disappointed. Very little honey taste and zero pepper gravy, garlic potatoes zero garlic, seasoned green beans zero seasoning and they were cold. I wanted a strawberry daiquiri but go figure they didn't have a blender to make that. So i ordered a white zinfandel and only got a quarter glass way overpriced We asked our sever to clean our table 3 times because the first time it was wiped down with a stinky stale rag. Never happened. I had to ask 3 time for to go box. So 28.00 for this. Won't go back

Photo of Charles Craichy Charles Craichy
Jun 6, 2019 5

I had the lamb pita. It was extremely flavorful, although a bit heavy. Our server was great! Great place to sit down for lunch if you're in town.

Photo of michael mathews michael mathews
Jun 11, 2019 5

Add usual, the service and food were outstanding! highly recommend trying if you haven't. You won't be disappointed!

Photo of JustSomeGuy JustSomeGuy
Jul 6, 2019 5

More than just a sports bar! Yes, of course the have all the sceens like you would expect in any sports bar, but they go so much farther than what you would consider standard "sport bar" grub. They have an incredible chef, and virtually everything is prepared from scratch. Charlene our server was great, when we were talking about the food, you could tell she loved the food there as well.

Photo of Andre Adderley Andre Adderley
Oct 15, 2019 5

Happy Hour + Tuesday = Dreams Do Come True! Was off work early and decided to pop in the place just before 5pm to grab a nice Local Draft Beer in a place with some ambience. As Serendipity would have it, Beers are $2 of on Tuesdays! ... PLUS I arrived during Happy Hour, so Appetizers were 1/2 off! I ordered a sampling of Sliders first and then ordered wings to go. Everything meet and exceeded expectations. Will definitely be going back! FUN FACT: Smoking is generally NOT allowed in the American Tobacco District (where this place is located).

Photo of Reggie Strange Reggie Strange
Sep 21, 2019 5

Chicken wings and cheese dip to start and at least three rounds of beers as the Charlotte Knights beat the Durham Bulls this evening. The game was fun to watch even though we couldn't hear any of the announcements. Then another friend arrived and we had an order of the Memphis nachos. A massive portion of chips that was more stuff than anything else. Delicious and a lot of it.

Photo of josh M josh M
Sep 28, 2019 3

The food was awesome, the view of Bull Durham stadium was excellent as well! Unfortunately, on this evening we did not get the best service. My two companions had to go to the bar for drinks as the waitress didn't show up for 15 mins after we were sat. It didn't get much better from there. I always leave a good tip regardless, but I thought this should be known.

Photo of John Singeltary John Singeltary
Aug 23, 2019 5

Visited tobacco road for the first time to see our daughter from Philadelphia today. The place was packed which was understandable due to a baseball game and show in town which our daughter explained may be the case. Nonetheless the service was exceptional and the food was above anything we expected (huge portions). Our server Ryan was very attentive and the busers who cleaned our table were also very friendly. Will definitely be back.

Photo of Trey Sanders Trey Sanders
Nov 16, 2019 4

Layout is very nice! 25 TVs along 1 wall! Recliners, rounded booths, tables & bar areas. Atmosphere is awesome! Seating is extremely slow considering we saw 2 empty 4seat tables & 6 empty seats along the bar top. Entree options looks good. Tasted even better. Got the BBQ ribs with rice & black beans, and sweet potato mash. Wife got the Greek Lemon chicken with sweet potato mash. Both entrees were delicious! Definitely will be returning! Aside the slow seating, I'd have given 5 STARS!

Photo of Norra Church Norra Church
Dec 5, 2019 5

CB Howard Perry & Walston's Durham office had our 2019 Christmas party here. We were out on the patio, it was very comfortable, we had a whole wing to ourselves and it was grand! Nice selection of food and the space was perfect. Lots of tables set out to sit and eat and plenty of room to mingle. Our server Lisa visited regularly -which we appreciated, Thank you Lisa! I noticed several other groups were taking advantage of Tobacco Road's setting as well.... we know a good place when we find it! After all, it is one of the places where Major Bull hangs out!

Photo of Mary Escobar Mary Escobar
Dec 1, 2019 3

Stopped by dinner prior to a show. While we understand we aren't the only ones doing so, the food was taking a significant amount of time to arrive, especially considering we all ordered sandwiches and salads. The manager at the time, a man named John, was incredibly rude considering all we wanted was to know how much longer it would be. He said it was "incredibly busy" as we sat by multiple empty tables and then acted like a teenager by angrily wallong away when we pointed out it had been 40+ minutes and the restaurant wasn't full. For what it's worth the food was fine. We can't complain about our meals. We were just blown a way that someone is a position of leadership would behave in such a manner.

Photo of Miss workingitout Miss workingitout
Dec 6, 2019 5

The food was good. The restrooms were clean and the service was exceptional. The menus was nice and quite inexpensive as well.

Photo of Stephen Daniel Stephen Daniel
Jan 4, 2020 3

Food is pretty good -- tasty but high in calories. Lots of TVs. Service is very spotty. Feels like too few servers for the number of tables. Gluten free menu is a QR code there points to a site that doesn't work

Photo of Alex Williams Alex Williams
Jan 2, 2020 4

Went here a couple of times. Only had one server/bartender that was high quality. Everyone was alright. Food is alright. Great place to watch a game, however.

Photo of Alaina Barnes Alaina Barnes
Feb 27, 2020 5

The food was good. I got the Cashmere IPA and it was one of my beer favorite beers I've had in awhile. Service was slow, but they might have been short staffed. I'd definitely come back in the future and I'd like to try the Raleigh location because it's closer to me.

Photo of Michael Haag Michael Haag
Mar 7, 2019 4

Great views of the ballpark with solid food. We visited early on a Saturday night and sat outside. The service was just OK, had to flag down our server a few times for various things. The food was quite tasty, really good fries. This is also a brewery with their own set of beers that were good.

Photo of Mike Finn Mike Finn
Mar 11, 2020 5

Great place to get a drink after a DPAC show while waiting for the Uber prices to go down. 😉

Photo of Will Sutton Will Sutton
May 6, 2020 5

Take out during Covid... Let me tell you..this burger was the bomb. I was quite surprised so after Covid is over, I will have to hit this restaurant up again and again. It had the right touch of heat on it.

Photo of Karen Lamach Karen Lamach
May 3, 2020 5

This is a great place for a game watch! We go here to watch NFL games. The service is always fantastic and tasty food. Great sports atmosphere with very friendly, attentive staff.