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Roger Brown's Restaurant & Sport Bar

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bourbon street shrimp
hot skillet filled w/ blackened shrimp, cajun sauce, & steamed rice.
fried oysters
poblano slaw, tartar & chili sauces.
trio 316
panko-breaded shrimp,‏‏ firecracker calamari & southern catfish bits served w/ a trio of sauce
spinach dip
served w/ home fried tortilla chips, warmed tortilla wraps & salsa
sweet potato fries
with honey‏‏ mustard
olde towne tavern chicken nachos
home fried tortilla chips layered w/ melted shredded cheese, queso cheese, fresh salsa, lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, jalapeno's, green onions, seasoned shredded chicken, guacamole & sour cream.
roger brown's she crab soup
soup of the day
chesapeake bay crab dip
fresh lump crabmeat served w/ grilled garlic bread points
southern fried chicken livers
hot skillet filled w/ seasoned chicken livers, caramelized onions, mashed potatoes & bourbon gravy
grilled chicken quesadilla
grilled flour tortilla, monterey jack & cheddar, bacon, green onion & roasted peppers. topped w/ sour cream & homemade pico de gallo
sandwiches & burgers served w/ homemade fries, potato chips or cole slaw grilled chicken breast may be substituted for any burger award winning burgers
homemade fries
potato chips
cole slaw grilled chicken breast
fearsome foursome club
grilled chicken, honey ham, crisp bacon, monterey jack & cheddar, layered w/ lettuce, tomato & pickle relish mayonnaise
homemade fries
potato chips
cole slaw grilled chicken breast
oyster po-boy
crispy oyster, poblano pepper slaw, lettuce, tomato & bistro sauce.
homemade fries
potato chips
cole slaw grilled chicken breast
baja fish tacos
blackened tilapia served w/ fresh cabbage, tomatoes, cilantro aioli sauce, mandarin salsa & served w/ warm flour tortillas.
homemade fries
potato chips
cole slaw grilled chicken breast
cabo fish tacos
golden fried flounder, poblano pepper slaw, cilantro-lime aioli, & pico de gallo served w/ warm flour tortillas.
homemade fries
potato chips
cole slaw grilled chicken breast
portsmouth pit-cooked pulled bbq
secret ingredients, topped w/ bbq sauce & coleslaw.
homemade fries
potato chips
cole slaw grilled chicken breast
choice of cheddar, mozzarella, swiss or pepper jack w/ applewood smoked bacon
homemade fries
potato chips
cole slaw grilled chicken breast
"hot & spicy" burger
blackened w/ jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, & jalapenos cornbread
homemade fries
potato chips
cole slaw grilled chicken breast
homemade veggie burger
made in-house w/ our own blend of beans, nutririous vegetables, & served w/ avocado & ranch dressing.
homemade fries
potato chips
cole slaw grilled chicken breast
southern brisket sandwich
lightly charred brisket pilled high on a potato bun served w/ fried onion strings & house made bbq sauce.
crab & avocado louis
a tower of jumbo lump crab, avocado, sweet shrimp, tomatoes, field greens finished w/ caper louis dressing & red pepper coulis.
crispy california salad
lightly fried chicken breast w/ organic lettuce, grilled corn, tomato, craisins, egg, bacon, avocado & goat cheese. choice of dressing
roger brown's favorite wedge salad
a wedge of iceberg lettuce topped w/ blue cheese dressing, crumbled blue cheese, crispy bacon, tomatoes & slivered onions
southern harvest salad
fresh baby greens, craisins, eggs, tomatoes, candied pecans, monterey jack & cheddar, granny smith apples & chardonnay vinaigrette, served w/ a warm home-baked muffin.
roger brown's cobb salad
cheddar, monterey jack, blue cheese, diced tomatoes, chopped egg, black olives, bacon, grilled chicken & diced surry ham
caesar salad
creamy dressing,‏‏ parmesan cheese, & garlic croutons.
aunt kay's southern pecan chicken salad
fresh grilled chicken breast, chopped pecans, onions, celery & mayonnaise. served w/ seasonal fruit, fresh baked muffin, & choice of dressing.
mexican chicken salad
crispy tortilla shell filled w/ seasoned chicken, shredded lettuce, black olives, black beans, green onion, pico de gallo, mixed cheese, roasted corn, queso & avocado ranch dressing
half rack $13.99
full rack $21.99
"down home bones"
slow roasted ribs finished on the grill served w/ mashed potatoes & greens.
roger brown's home style fried chicken
crispy fried chicken breasts w/ mashed potatoes, bourbon gravy & greens.
backyard bbq chicken
BBQ sauce, monterey jack & cheddar, crispy bacon, diced tomatoe & scallions. served w/ coleslaw & French fries
sticks & bones
Half rack of st. louis ribs & four wings served w/ French fries & coleslaw
burrito grande
chicken stuffed cheddar-jalapenos tortilla served w/ lettuce, chipotle aioli, rice, beans, salsa, monterey jack & cheddar, sour cream & smothered w/ colorado sauce
fried chicken finger platter
Fried chicken fingers served w/ French fries & coleslaw. spicy Thai, buffalo or caribbean.
new york strip
14 oz steak served w/ loaded mashed potatoes & sauteed vegetables.
marinated flank steak
marinated in garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce, pineapple & ginger, cooked to perfection, served w/ mashed potatoes & collard greens
slow roasted beef brisket
rubbed w/ roger brown's dry rub, then roasted slowly for 10 hours. glazed w/ bbq mop sauce & served w/ mashed potatoes & greens. marbled or lean.
buttermilk fried pork chops
center-cut buttermilk marinated chops served w/ brown gravy, caramelized onions, mashed potatoes & greens
low country shrimp & grits
jumbo shrimp‏ sauteed w/ garlic, country ham, fresh herbs & arugula over smoked stone ground cheese grits, served w/ toasted bread points
seafood combination
Shrimp, tilapia,‏ & lump crab cake served w/ French fries & coleslaw
southern fried catfish
Marinated &‏ lightly breaded, served w/ French fries & homemade coleslaw
rockfish & chips
house beer-battered rockfish served w/ homemade fried potato chips & coleslaw
jumbo lump crab cakes
Broiled or fried fresh jumbo lump crabmeat served w/ French fries & coleslaw
caribbean rubbed salmon
caramelized on the grill to perfection & served w/ jamaican jerk relish, mashed potatoes & sauteed vegetables
tilapia crab stack
broiled tilapia & jumbo lump crab cake topped w/ a sherry cream sauce. served w/ mashed potatoes & green beans
red beans & rice
homemade macaroni & cheese
sauteed green beans broccoli & cheese sauce
mashed potatoes
collard greens
seasoned vegetables
brown butter yams
Welcome to our Roger Brown's Restaurant and Sports Bar. We invite you to dine and enjoy our authentic Olde Towne decor...inviting...relaxing...and all yours to enjoy!!! Feel free to cozy up to our ninety-foot bar and partake of a classic cocktail, or savor your choice of 24 draughts, domestic or international beer or wine from our distintive list of today's top picks. Your dining experience here is like no other. We recommend our Angus Steaks, aged 28 days and prepared in our classic style to your taste. Or choose from our menu of freshly prepared dishes. Our seafood is always top quality and carefully selected and prepared to your complete satisfaction. You're sure to be attracted to our unique
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
American, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and i usually visit Roger Brown's on weekends untill one day a roach walked across the table! That's right a roach a unwanted guest with our meal. I ask the waiter to get the manager to discuss this matter. Some guy walks over...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank va-sarge
Roger B, Owner at Roger Brown's Restaurant & Sport Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

This is unacceptable. I'm so sorry this happened to you and your family. It is an old building but that was not the right answer. Please email me at info@rogerbrowns.com so that we can try to make things right. I apologize for how it was...More

Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

There's four of us and there was something wrong with every single one of our dishes. Fried catfish was undercooked and slimey with no taste. The 316 food all had to go back and it was not cooked correctly. Also the fish tacos were tasteless....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank JociSullivan
Roger B, Owner at Roger Brown's Restaurant & Sport Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are very sorry to hear your party was not satisfied with their meals. Serving unsatisfactory food at a restaurant is not a good business plan. We have a new kitchen manager now so we hope you give us another try to show you the...More

Reviewed January 23, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite and stumbled in to an awesome deal. Happy hour special 5 - 6 pm is 1/2 price beer and appetizers! We dined on a loaded chicken nacho, asian nacho (chicken and korean peanut sauce on wonton shells), fried green...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DarrenB439
Roger B, Owner at Roger Brown's Restaurant & Sport Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

The place is very sportly. The food is delicious. Very big plate they give to you. In the other side they have a pub.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KimAlfau
Roger B, Owner at Roger Brown's Restaurant & Sport Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Glad you enjoyed! Thanks for the review.

Reviewed December 25, 2018

Service, food and overall atmosphere was really nice ! Our Red Hat group goes here probably once a year and I have eaten there a few other times with friends, being that I eat very little, its 1 of the places that do not have...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 733carrollm
Roger B, Owner at Roger Brown's Restaurant & Sport Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review!

Reviewed October 2, 2018

This was the 1st time I had been there and I was impressed with the food and the service. It is not your usual Sports Bar. I had a Philly Cheese steak Quesadilla and it was delicious! My lunch guests, who had been there before,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dianelA1825SZ
Roger B, Owner at Roger Brown's Restaurant & Sport Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review. Glad you enjoyed our options and we look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed October 1, 2018

Well this might be a first for me, also note I had been there several times in the past couple years. So wanting to take my girlfriend out to diner we went to Roger Browns as I knew the food was pretty good, she had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Skip S
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Visited the restaurant 3 hours ago only to be highly disappointed. Great atmosphere for family setting. We informed the waitress that we were there to watch Jacksonville Jaguars game. We arrived at 1pm. We were moved 3 times from our table. We were served 1...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We visited RB’s while spending a few hours across the street at the Children’s Museum. Having been to this restaurant years ago and remembering it for the best She Crab soup, we decided to revisit. Upon entering we noticed that the place was pretty much...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

I have eaten here before and had nothing but praises for this place; however, today was a challenge to say the least. There were 14 in our party. Reservations had been made well in advance, including orders for each person, and all bases were covered....More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Sherrill J
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As far as I know, they are still open. I have not stopped in since my last visit as there are many other places of better value for my dollar and time.
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