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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%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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American Tobacco Complex, 280 S Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had the opportunity to visit for a work team meal and would definitely come back again(perhaps when the baseball is on!) The welcome and option to sit outside overlooking the pitch was fabulous, friendly staff and huge portions of food, bear this in mind when...More

Thank Nick T
Reviewed 3 days ago

A large group of us had dinner here a couple weeks ago. It was generally quite good, Some great fried peppers (like fried pickles but better). We had huge and juicy burgers, yummy onion rings and some excellent service which is often not the case...More

Thank NorthCarolinaSandie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an amazing time at a business event. The location is amazing, overlooking the Durham Bulls ballfield. The beer selection was extensive. The only thing a bit weird was that the glasses were warm, but the poured beer was cold. Had a few appetizers and...More

Thank E P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here to catch a NBA playoff game, have a beer, and some food. The beer prices are low, the beer is cold, and the food is surprisingly good. I ate at the bar and had SUPER service, including getting the game I came...More

Thank authored
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of Canadians desperate to watch game 4 of the Jets/Wild series was met with very helpful staff at tobacco. Beer was awesome. Jets won!

Thank Michael Z
Reviewed 7 April 2018

I have been coming to Durham for the last 6 months and I have been to Tobacco Road probably 50 times. Always great. Great pub food, but they have some interesting and tasty entrees also. Great selection of beer. Friendly bartenders and staff. Enough big...More

Thank Walter11_22
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

In Durham on business, ate there 3 times.... the food is okay. The honey drizzled fried chicken was excellent! Crab cakes were Horrible! Wings, below average.... won’t go through each menu it I had because everyone has their own opinion of good food and service....More

1  Thank C_All_Evil
Reviewed 27 March 2018

TRC hosted my son's rehearsal dinner. My whole experience with Tobacco Road Sports Cafe was positive, from planning the rehearsal dinner to the event itself! Lisa was very good to work with in preparation. She was quick to respond to questions and was very knowledgeable....More

Thank Beth Ann T
Reviewed 23 March 2018

This location is perfectly positioned to benefit from its walking distance to DPAC. On a recent repeat visit we sat in the enclosed outside patio to avoid the NCAA TV-watching crowd and to get a seat with no waiting. Our waiter was pretty flustered but...More

Thank NCLoggerheads
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

A hip sports bar with more than just a great bar. Really tasty food prepared with care. I don’t care much for sports, but I genuinely enjoy Tobacco Road.

Thank EdRockster
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11 January 2017|
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Response from macdebi | Reviewed this property |
Yes very convenient
15 January 2015|
Response from rman971 | Reviewed this property |
I just visited the place.
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, 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, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
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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