An old-time favorite, Tobacco Road was established in 1912 and has a somewhat shady history of run-ins with local law enforcement authorities. That said, it’s the absolute best place in town to find a huge greasy hamburger and you’re liable to hear some of the best live blues music in the country while you’re dining.
The menu includes typical bar fare, including a great greasy cheeseburger. If you’re looking for a healthy meal, The Road is definitely not the place togo. However, if you’re looking for a great burger and a beer at a decent price, you’ll love this joint. They run several weekly specials that draw regular crowds:
* Tuesday is Lobster Night – Get a 1 1/4 pound Maine lobster with mashed potatoes and slaw for $12.49
* Wednesday is Ribs Night – All you can eat ribs with fries, potato or salad for $10.99
* Thursday is Steak Night – Get a 16 oz T-bone with salad and fries or potato for $10.99
Note that all of the weekly specials come with a two-drink minimum.
If you’re a Miami resident and you haven’t been to Tobacco Road at least once, you’re missing an important part of your Miami cultural experience! If you’re visiting town, make a stop at The Road for a great filling meal and a few drinks.
* Greasy hamburgers that are good for the soul
* Lobster night rocks
* Great live entertainment
* Service problems occasionally
* Don’t even think about using the restrooms
* Miami’s oldest bar, operated continuously since 1912
* Colorful history, including time as a speakeasy, gambling den, gay bar, strip joint and blues bar
* Great dive bar food at reasonable prices
The Bottom Line
Great food and live entertainment in typical no-frills dive bar style.