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Tobacco Road Sports Cafe

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American Tobacco Complex, 280 S Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701
+1 919-937-9909
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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American Tobacco Complex, 280 S Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great location right near DPAC and the Durham Bulls stadium Love the recliners in front of a whole WALL of Flat Screen TVs

Thank nancypM3048KD
Reviewed 6 days ago

Matinee for Hamilton had just ended, so they quoted us a 15min wait; it only took about 8min. Amber ale on draft was refreshing. Jamablaya had just enough spice and plenty of proteins (shrimp, sausage, chicken) to fill you up. BBQ wings were mouth watering...More

Thank DisneyPhotoMan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the turkey burger with sweet potato chips fantastic. My husband got the philly they put mushrooms on it he hates them. Took to kitchen made a new one manager came to table three times to apologize and took off bill. My son had...More

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our usual choice for dinner before going to DPAC. The food is good and service is good. We park the car, walk to Tobacco Road and walk to DPAC- its near enough even in bad weather. It gets busy, so make reservations or...More

Thank Mariaapex
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well the was across the way from Aloft Hotel it was raining like crazy so we ran for it. We were pleasantly surprised at the service, the food and the fun atmosphere. We found the food to be good and will go back again if...More

Thank katbob101
Reviewed 1 week ago

While we were staying at the Aloft for the weekend, a 2 minute walk and ate there twice. Fantastic food! Burgers and chicken club are phenomenal!

Thank trips50rus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bartender was gone for 15 minutes at a time. Had we not learned his name - "Tom", then we would have never had service. We had to yell across the bar to disturb him while he stayed on his phone all night. Food was blah...More

Thank Jimmy J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was great! I had the Eagle burger which featured pimento cheese, fries green tomato, and pickled onions and okra. The burger was delicious and cooked perfectly! I has cheese grits as my side dish (they have a good variety of sides with no...More

Thank bigkey66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great burgers, pizza, apps, sides and a good selection of beer offerings. This is a great place to go before or after a Bulls game!

1  Thank Gerald G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is not about dining here but about our experience with the outdoor patio area as an event space. My company had a function here for about 30 people on a Tuesday night. We were seated outdoors in an open area with a roof....More

Thank TarHeel
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11 January 2017|
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Response from phyllisc532 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. That’s exactly what I did.
15 January 2015|
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Response from phyllisc532 | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations but do have “call ahead” that puts you on list before you arrive. This does get you table faster.
15 January 2015|
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Response from jas9411 | Reviewed this property |
you would have to call the restaurant directly. I attended prior to a DPAC show when there was no huge demand for seating. the food was great!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: American Tobacco Complex, 280 S Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-937-9909
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Tobacco Road is not a sports bar. Brothers Brian, Alex and Rommie Amra share a passion for both sports and good food. Unfortunately, they found that their favorite places to watch the game were never the same as their favorite places to eat, and decided to remedy this for the people of the Triangle.

As a result, the Amras are unwavering in their insistence that as much emphasis be placed on the menu as what’s on the 40+ HDTVs that surround guests in the Tobacco Road bar. For a quieter and more formal dining experience, guests can enjoy their meal in the main dining room or reserve Tobacco Road's private dining room for special events.

Tobacco Road strives to provide its guests with:
1. Fresh, delicious food.
2. Exceptional service.
3. All that the sports fan could ask for.
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