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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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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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American Tobacco Complex, 280 S Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

Interesting and delicious menu (go for the shrimp mac & cheese); have a drink in left field of the Bulls stadium; excellent bartenders.

Thank SueLovesDuke
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

How you’re treated when you walk thru the door of an establishment sets the tone for your experience. Located between DPAC & Durham Bulls Athletics Park, they have perfected handling large amounts of people in a short time frame. Kudos to Camaya and Senae on...More

Thank Phyllis C
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

A friend and I were on a quick business trip and looking for a good, relaxing, casual atmosphere - good food and service. We found it! This place is spacious with lots of room at the bar. The outside seating overlooks the Durham Bulls ball...More

Thank Brad N
Reviewed 3 July 2018

The food and service were excellent! Lisa and Jasmine were great to work with! Definitely recommend!

Thank weavers203
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We visited on father’s day with another family, pre-baseball game. The restaurant wasn’t busy and we were first met with an extremely rude hostess. She treated our party of 9 as an inconvenience. Upon being seated, we had the slowest, most unattentive waiter. At one...More

Thank Kilbi B
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Food was okay but we encountered the rudest evening manager with no customer service at all. The waiter (who was wonderful) took our credit card to pay our bill. He returned a minute later very confused because our credit card was no longer in the...More

Thank Surviv0r04
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Went to watch a baseball game - never seen one before and I won’t again. It’s not an exciting sport! The restaurant is very modern - TFI Fridays type deal. Friendly staff and decent tasty food

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This is located very close to the Durham Bulls baseball park. In fact, you can get a table outside and see the game. The staff was very accommodating for our group of ten. The food was good and they had a good selection of craft...More

1  Thank Alan27605
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Ordered fried artichoke hearts as an appetizer, and they were pretty bad - soggy, greasy, and too much mayo. It took a while to place our order, our food arrived after our friends were done eating, and we had to hound down the check. Would...More

Thank auswes11
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Hubby , myself and my daughter stopped in for an early dinner. Seated right away and had an awesome server. Ultimate nachos were great. They had half price appetizers so we ordered a bunch for dinner. My favorite were bbq chicken eggrolls, but all were...More

Thank lauradrops
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11 January 2017|
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Response from Phyllis C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. That’s exactly what I did.
15 January 2015|
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Response from Phyllis C | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations but do have “call ahead” that puts you on list before you arrive. This does get you table faster.
15 January 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
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene
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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