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Tobacco Road is an Old-Time Favorite

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.


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