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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
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No reservations accepted, may call ahead to help with seating on busy nights. Food is usually very good and if planning to go to a 7:30 show in the area and arrive by 5:45 you can dine and go. They try hard to meet your time line. Bar is always busy,

Thank M1328
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here twice before going to a show. The food is fair. Stick with the burgers and salads because the seafood is not very good :/ Service is SLOW. Make sure you allow at least an hour+ if you're going to DPAC.

Thank Pam O
dayton, ohio
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is tops!! Great atmosphere and plenty of TV to watch the game. The wings were good. (Ask for the hottest they have) The nachos were a little less tasty than other places but overall ok.

Thank Terry L
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114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Stopped by before a DPAC concert. A real sports bar atmosphere with a killer view of the Durham Bulls baseball stadium. Ordered the 5 slider sampler platter and onion rings (fried and thin cut). The rings were good although the portion on the small side. The sliders were enough for two people and the cheese burger and turkey burger were... More 

Thank NoName007
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

TRSC is a great place to catch a game, but it actually has good food too. I love their nachos....they are delicious...lots of melted cheese and toppings with perfectly baked chips. If you are looking for something a little healthy, their cobb salad is great. Good portions and prices.

Thank synder
Hillsborough, NC
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

$10 buys a GREAT lunch! Dinner is about the same unless you run up a bar tab. The cheese-steaks are GREAT, but not to be eaten if you need to count calories. Chunks of tender beef, sautéed mushrooms, melted cheese, and deep-fried onions on a hoagie roll. What's not to love? Wings are good for the South with sauce poured... More 

Thank RonCooley
Durham, North Carolina
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Tobacco Road is a great spot for a snack and sports event to take advantage of their huge number of televisions. The food is okay, and a good value.

Thank Nina C
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

Well, for starters, both of us were served warm beer. The waitress never checked on us. The Caesar salad with salmon was ok. But they were really stingy with the Salmon. I think we'll go somewhere else next visit.

Thank Linda M
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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479 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

Met my husband and son there after I saw a play at DPAC to watch the Super Bowl. Great venue with multiple easy to see TV monitors in all directions! Great food, snacks and beer. The portion sizes are very large and great servers.

Thank LPLoveToTravel
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

We love to come here as the food is good and the wait staff attentive. The restaurant is a "sports bar" with seating inside and out. Can get quit noisy when full. Food is locally sourced and menu may change. If you have a favorite you may want to check the website to make sure they still have it. Restaurant... More 

Thank Dori F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?