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Tobacco Road Sports Cafe

$$ - $$$American, ,
American Tobacco Complex, 280 S Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701
+1 919-937-9909
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
American Tobacco Complex, 280 S Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Just had an excellent, well organized, delicious party here. Had a crowd of about 30 people gathered here for a going away party. The room size was perfect, they set the tables up per my request, advised me on how best to decorate, provided personalized...More

Thank Fortunes_Formula
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently attended a performance at the Durham Performing Arts Center and prior to the start of the performance, we decided to have a quick dinner. As this was our first time in Durham, and after reading some of the reviews on...More

Thank Frank P
Reviewed December 13, 2017

This is a very busy place. A reservation is highly recommended. The food is good and it is very plentiful. I have been on several occasions. This last visit was before going to the DPAC to a show. We sat at the bar because it...More

Thank shirljennings
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

If in or near downtown Durham this place is a must! Plenty of seating options and they even have a bank of recliners in front of TVs if you’d rather do that. Spring/Summer are great times to go because the patio overlooks the baseball stadium...More

Thank charliethepirate
Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

This was a great place to visit. It is located right on a baseball diamond! Would love to attend a game at this bar. It has excellent seating and a lot of TV’s they are eager to please. They serve great food from a large...More

Thank Hardday
Reviewed October 27, 2017

First off, I have to confess that I did carry out, so I can't really speak to the atmosphere except for the couple minutes I was there picking up food. It had a nice decor, and the outdoor seating and bar seemed to be the...More

Thank jmnhunt
Reviewed October 26, 2017

Had dinner here before attending a concert at DPAC. There were about 8 of us, so we took up a lot of table space. We each enjoyed our food. Please keep in mind, this is a sports café, so be prepared for the noise! There...More

Thank Slick5276
Reviewed October 24, 2017

In town for college football, a group of old college friends found our way to Tobacco Road and an evening of good food and fun watching a former roommates MLB team lose while eating wonderful "casual" food (a hefty Bison Burger for me) and downing...More

Thank deburkins
Reviewed October 11, 2017

I usually hate sports bars and was concerned when an event I was to attend was located here. MUCH to my surprise, the owners have taken a wonderful approach to everything I love about food in the form of a sports bar. SCRATCH KITCHEN, excellent...More

Thank Zan L
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

The food here was good, not exceptional, but definitely very good! We had a few appetizers to share and they were very tasty. If you want to watch sports, you’ve got plenty of options to find the game you’re looking for.

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January 11, 2017|
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Response from macdebi | Reviewed this property |
Yes very convenient
January 14, 2015|
Response from rman971 | Reviewed this property |
I just visited the place.
January 14, 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
$10 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
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
  • E-mail
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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