FOR 20 YEARS
THE GATHERING PLACE OF
For almost twenty years, Roger Brown’s has been serving up top quality seafood, steaks and freshly prepared dishes in a relaxing, inviting environment. Our ninety-foot bar offers a wide selection of wine, craft beer and classic cocktails. We offer a unique stadium selection with four 8 x 6 foot screens and 23 televisions so you know your game is always on.
Seafood for our jumbo lump Maryland style crab cakes and Low Country shrimp and grits are carefully selected and prepared to your satisfaction. Our steaks are hand cut in house and our hamburgers are award winning. We invite you to enjoy an authentic Olde Towne dining experience with a side of southern hospitality.
AWARD WINNING SOUTHERN COMFORT
Located in Historic Olde Towne Portsmouth, Roger Brown's Restaurant and Sports Bar is a restaurant, bar, patio, banquet venue and dance hall that caters to a diverse community. We offer a fresh take on Southern favorites, signature cocktails, beer on tap and live entertainment to create the ultimate dining and drinking experience.
Roger and Kay Brown
Roger Brown is from the small town of Surry, Virginia, about 40 miles north of the restaurant in Portsmouth. After his career in the NFL, Roger went on to own a couple convenience stores in Detroit before moving back home to and opening his own McDonalds on the corner of Effingham and London in Portsmouth, VA. Roger passed away September 17, 2021, and he is truly missed.
ROGER BROWN'S PRO CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
• Detroit Lions, 1960-1966; LA Rams, 1967-1969
• Member of the "Fearsome Foursome" defensive lines for the Lions and Rams
• Voted to 6 Pro Bowls
• First team All-Pro in 1962 and 1963 (Associated Press)
• First team All-Pro in 1964, 1965 and 1966 (Sporting News)
• First or second team All-Pro six straight years
• Los Angeles Times NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1962
• Set an NFL record for safeties in a season in 1962
• Sacked Bart Starr seven times in the famous 1962 "Thanksgiving Day Massacre"
• Pro Football Reference All-Decade Team – 1960s
• 2018 inductee into the Detroit Lions "Pride of the Lions" display honoring the greatest players in franchise history