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Roll-N-Roaster

Restaurants, Sandwich shops Sheepshead Bay
3 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
ROLL N ROASTER assorted dishes
Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

Time Out says

This Sheepshead Bay roast-beef icon was founded in 1970, and not much has changed since then. Balloons, banners, and a palette of mustard yellows and browns adorn the cozy interior. Locals snag booths to hunch over the enormous slow-roasted sandwiches—one of the city's finest specimens of the form. Other menu standard-bearers include the turkey sandwich, the hamburger and corn fritters. A sign by the register announces: "You can have cheez on anything you pleez."

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Address: 2901 Emmons Ave
Brooklyn
11235
Cross street: between Nostrand Ave and 29th St
Transport: Subway: B, Q to Sheepshead Bay
Price: Average sandwich: $5. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 11am-1am; Fri, Sat 11am–3am
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3 out of 5 stars

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Roll N Roaster...so magically Sheepshead Bay, the restaurant was spared by flooding during Super Storm Sandy. So, the owners really don't blow a lot of money updating the interior, or the R n R experience.  It's the Place that Time Forgot...lots of orange and red Formica....you spin a prize wheel on your birthday...lots of yelling and laughter.  People like their kitsch served the same way.  The lines on a nice day prove that it is a winning combination of value and nostalgia.  It's an Eastern Brooklyn Rite of Passage


The fare is made to order, it's a great value, relatively speaking.  Nothing cold or soggy.  Order, grab a table and wait around in amazement.  The beef is moist, the rolls are unique, the onion rings and fries are crisp, the fried fish sandwiches are fresh and crunchy. The "cheez" is kind of polarizing...either you love the coronary-inducing cheez...or not.  The lemonade is a stand-out.


I been here couple times to grab lunch and I guess it is so famous that it could be deemed as a mini landmark in sheepshead bay. This place has been here for 45 years years and the inside decor really does show that. It's a bit outdated but eh it's not a big deal. The place is full of cheesy lines such as you can have anything you pleez or cheez burgers. Yes they do have an obsession with anything ending in eez.

Their food is quite simple . nothing fancy so if you expect a 4 or 5 star meal go someplace else. I got a fish filet , ribeye steak roll, onion rings, lemonade and fries. They were pretty decent for it's value. I spent a little over 20 for it. 

The line itself is a little crazy. There is a wait to order your food and to receive your food. The best way is to grab a table while someone orders since tables do get filled easily.

On your birthday you get a spin on this wheel they have and you can win some money for your meal. I haven't tried it but will probably do when I remember to go on birthday.