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Roll-n-roaster

2901 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235-2211
(718) 769-6000
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Ranked #403 of 4,427 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night
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- Aug 10, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Brooklyn, NY
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96 reviews 96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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New York
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96 reviews 96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I remember hearing about roll n roaster during grade school but my family never ventured to this part of brooklyn as well as many others simply due to racisim at that time. So as an adult I was able to eventually come to this spot on my own and try it out. For the most part its just fast food... More

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Staten Island, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I've been going to RNR since I was a little girl and its never changed. Everyone I know that grew up in Brooklyn loves this place. The food is great (burgers, CHEEEEZ fries, mozzy stix, shakes, etc) and its open really late on weekends for after partying snacks. 2 thumbs up in my book.

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Brooklyn NY
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It boggles my mind the great reviews of this place, either they have lost their taste buds or their standards have sunk so low that this is their idea of cuisine. I live across the street and wouldn't waste my money, I try it once a year, just to see if it's improved, and it hasn't, when someone else buys... More

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New York, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been going to Roll 'n Roaster for over 40 years and it's consistently delicious. I know people rave about the roast beef sandwiches but I personally don't like roast beef. I get the yummy cheeseburger and cheese fries every time. I say that I will try other things on the menu every time but I always order the... More

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New York
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22 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

For a fast food restaurant they deserve the 5 stars. I could not find one fault with this place. We came to eat here before having a full day at Luna Park in Coney Island. It is only about a 10 minute drive away from Coney Island so not so far a detour. We both enjoyed the roast beef. One... More

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New York
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26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I make it a point to stop off here if I am passing within any reasonble distance from this place. The roast beef is delicious, real and freshly made. A roast beef sandwich fits right in with my lunchtime calorie limits

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I have eaten at this place a few times and we are totally satisfied every time. The food is delicious, the lemonade is the best I've ever tasted and the atmosphere is retro, but homey. The Western burger is one of my favorites.

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new york
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Sheepshead Bay would not be the same withoutthis bastion of Brooklyn Roast Beef. The smart efficient service is typical of the "Brooklyn State of Mind." As a native, I can appreciate an icon that still functions unlike Gage and Tollner or Lundy Brothers or Cookies!

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South Jersey
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88 reviews 88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I ate here many years ago and loved the Roast Beef. While driving back to NJ from Long Island, my husband and I decided to stop, and I'm glad we did. I've only ever eaten the Roast Beef and French Fries, so that's all I can comment on. They are both great. They have a decent variety of sandwiches and... More

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