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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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Photo of Warren Smith Warren Smith
Jul 6, 2020 4

Large indoor and outdoor seating area. Good food and good service

Photo of Chris Mulvey Chris Mulvey
Jul 17, 2020 5

I ate the frizzle drizzle chicken entree. It was delish. Good crunchy fried boneless chicken breast with scrumptious mashed potatoes. The accompanying sauce was a little too sweet, so next time I'll ask for it on the side. Great bar and service. Excellent restaurant.

Photo of jeremy windham jeremy windham
Jul 31, 2020 4

We ate here couple weeks ago and it was great. There server was very polite and friendly, food was good, no complaints!!

Photo of charlie jamieson charlie jamieson
Aug 28, 2020 5

Here for wedding rehearsal dinner. Food choices excellent, portions just right even for folks with big appetites. Dessert was also awesome. REALLY glad we went.

Photo of Melissa Guzman Melissa Guzman
Aug 24, 2020 4

Nice atmosphere. We liked the covered outside seating area and were able to take our dogs. Food was good.

Photo of Patrick Gargano Patrick Gargano
Sep 10, 2020 3

Service was sub par, but the food was delicious. Ordered crab cakes for the appetizer. Wish I could tell you how they were! Never got them.

Photo of Loyal Customer Loyal Customer
Sep 7, 2020 3

Ate at the Durham location tonight. If you want Buffalo Chicken Egg rolls or Beef Ribs, call before you go. They were out of both.

Photo of Ciro Mcalpine Ciro Mcalpine
Sep 4, 2020 5

Nice little sports bar overlooking the Durham Bulls stadium. Hot chicken sandwich on point! Spicy Cole slaw wasn’t really spicy and slightly lacking in sauce. Kind of dry. Make their own beer, IPA was solid. Hazy as hell, but not too hoppy. I highly recommended this place.

Photo of Lucas Madsen Lucas Madsen
Sep 17, 2020 5

Omg food was so amazing!!! And drinks were lit. Can't wait to go again!

Photo of Kordel Schaper Kordel Schaper
Sep 19, 2020 4

Good environment and friendly staff. Food was decent and good beer selection. Plenty of games on the tv

Photo of Jonathan Wali Jonathan Wali
Oct 4, 2020 5

The food was impeccable , the service could need a little up grade. I worked in food service for years , and you should not leave your table more then 10 minutes with out dealing with your guest. You should know who the food belongs to off a number system. I asked for a drink in a ton collins glass , they brought me a on the rocks glass . If you want to keep a good rate in your establishment you must have the service all round 100%.

Photo of Renee Page Renee Page
Sep 4, 2020 5

Plenty of outdoor dining options, broad menu, good service

Photo of Harold Cooper Harold Cooper
Dec 29, 2020 4

Great place to watch a game. Food average but not.the reason to go. Enjoyed it

Photo of Jennifer Walker Jennifer Walker
Jan 16, 2021 5

You can enjoy a game and an amazing dinner... without COVID of course. Delicious! A+ dining and customer service Thank you!