Roll-N-Roaster

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70 Totally Fine

Wet Hot American Sandwiches, living the legend since 1970.

2901 Emmons Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11235

718-769-6000

http://rollnroaster.com

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The lowdown

Imagine that Gray’s Papaya decided to go after Arby’s and hired the team behind Coming to America’s McDowell’s. That’s Roll-N-Roaster. This Sheepshead Bay legend, founded in 1970 by Buddy Lamonica, is an exemplary example of fast food done right. The staff, bedecked seemingly in the joint’s original brown ‘70s-era uniforms, serves up burgers and gravy-soaked turkey and roast-beef sandwiches on freshly baked Kaiser rolls. Lines of patrons grab tables in the cafeteria-like space or take the food to go. Thin-crust pizzas are the sleeper hit, and sandwiches taste best with specialty sides of sweet corn fritters, or fries topped with hot Cheez Whiz. After all, as a sign reminds customers, “You can have cheez on anything you pleez.”

What you need to know

Recommended DishesRoast beef sandwich; turkey sandwich; fries-n-cheez; corn fritters; lemonade.

DrinksBeer and Wine

Noise LevelCivilized