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Roll-n-roaster

#511 of 4,557 Restaurants in Brooklyn
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2901 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235-2211
(718) 769-6000
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11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A landmark! Amazing!

The not so fast food at roll n roaster is delicious and nostalgic for me all at the same time. I've been visiting this location since I was a kid living in NY and I stop by every time I'm back in town. At first glance you'd think really?! But then you since your teeth into a fresh roast beef... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Jeff G
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The not so fast food at roll n roaster is delicious and nostalgic for me all at the same time. I've been visiting this location since I was a kid living in NY and I stop by every time I'm back in town. At first glance you'd think really?! But then you since your teeth into a fresh roast beef... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is one of my favorite fast food restaurants in NY (definitely different than the normal fare offered in the City). The roast beef sandwich with extra gravy on their fresh baked roll is amazing! My family also enjoys the corn fritters, lemonade, orangeade, apple pie and milkshakes. Free thin crust pizza when you spend $35 - which can happen... More 

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College Point, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've heard about Roll-n-roaster for YEARS. Don't come here to order a healthy alternative. Seriously, turn around. It's too tempting and too good to pass up on the real stuff. I ordered a western burger and the cheese fries. It was great, exactly what I expected. Here's the only reason I didn't give this place 5 stars... As nice as... More 

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56 reviews 56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

corn fritters are awesome so is the CHEEZ on everything!! But make sure your food is fully cooked because our burgers and chicken were raw. My friend and I went to tell the cashier and he said they cook it medium. The burgers were bleeding and the manger on duty heard our conversation so they cooked it more. it was... More 

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Brooklyn, Ny
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you've read my reviews before you may have noticed my attention to detail. If the locale is worth writing about (by my standards), its worth reading (should you seriously be looking for new places to visit). If your a New Yorker living here since The early 80s (or longer), who could forget their commercial jingle. If you don't remember,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I used to go to Roll-n-roaster with my brothers when I was a teenager ager. Recently after a sad occasion we decided to stop by the Restaurant for a bite. This time my grown-up nieces were with us. We had the usual roast beef sandwich with malted cheese and the fries with melted cheese. It brought back memories. A staple... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a great Brooklyn icon that has cheap but good food. Their cheesey fries are delicious and their burgers are classic. They also have Roast Beef and other good menu choices. If you stop by on your birthday you get to spin the wheel. It is a simple restaurant, along the lines of fast food. You can buy a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Over $30 for 3 sandwiches, 2 fries with cheese, and 2 drinks. They got 1 of the sandwiches wrong. When I asked them to correct it they still got it wrong. The second time I asked them to correct it, they said they are not making medium roast beef sandwiches right now. I then said I would wait and spoke... More 

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Howell, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This place is a landmark. I've been eating this sandwich since I had teeth. Everyone should try this place at least once in their life to make up there own mind. The roast beef is always tasty and guaranteed fresh. Can you find better.....probably. but I bet if you go once you'll go back again. A little pricey but what... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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47 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Roll-n-Roaster has been a popular spot on Emmons Avenue across from the Sheepshead Bay waterfront for decades; unfortunately we have found it has gone seriously downhill in recent years. We visited often, and enjoyed many meals there. On a number of recent visits they have run out of menu items. One day, chowder, one of their staples; another day coleslaw,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2901 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235-2211
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: (718) 769-6000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?