Home to the famous Garbage Plate, Rochester has a food scene that's long been awesome, and Chowhounds know all about it. Get recommendations for must-try local spots and more.

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Rochester Restaurant Recommendations

by JCorrea 15 years ago

I will be in Rochester, NY for a couple days next week and I am looking for some good recommendations for breakfast and dinner. For breakfast I am looking for someplace good, hearty and reasonably...


by Jules 16 years ago

As a proud Rochesterian, I think we have a lot of great restaurants here. However, I really don't know too many places to go to where I can pick up a really delicious sandwich (either to eat in or...

Help in Rochester, NY

by Mitch H 16 years ago

My wife and I are heading up to Rochester, NY in a couple of weeks and I didn't think that I would need any help until I read that our favorite restaurant in the area, Empire Brewing Company, close...

Dinosaur BBQ - Rochester

by hodge 16 years ago

I'm going out to dinner this weekend with friends from Rochester, NY, who suggested the Dinosaur BBQ for our meal. Any comments on the place in general or recommendations on particular dishes?

Rochester on 10/22 and 10/23

by Marci 16 years ago

My husband and I are going to be in Rochester for a wedding in a couple of weeks and we're looking for ideas for dinner on 10/22 and breakfast on 10/23 and 10/24. We're fairly adventurous, but ...

What's good in Rochester??

by Scribbler 16 years ago

A friend is leaving for a conference in Rochester tomorrow - any place good to tell him to look for?

Rochester, NY Dining

by BrianVB 16 years ago

Good Morning: Just read about Chowhound in my local paper - The Hartford Courant (in CT). This is my first check of the site and posting. I am going to be in Rochester NY - Courtyard Marriott ...

Dinosaur BBQ - Rochester

by DeeDee 16 years ago

I've heard of this place but have never been able to try it. What would people recommend from the Dinosaur BBQ menu? I grew up in Alabama so I'm a bit skeptical that there is good BBQ in Rochester,...

Rochester, NY recs

by Frank 16 years ago

I'll be in Rochester for the weekend, and need some good food while I'm there. Thoughts? thanks in advance

Rochester- is there anywhere to eat?

by steakandeggs 17 years ago

I just moved to Honeoye Falls (outside of Rochester) from Boston and I think I'm in a culinary hell... there is no good food anywhere. please please please help. a good place for buffalo wings? I g...

restaurant recs in Rochester NY and Niagara Falls?

by Wanda 16 years ago

Not sure if this is the place to post but what are your favorites in Rochester & Niagara Falls? We esp like ethnic food, Asian, Latin American, mideastern, etc.--is any of that good in either of th...

dinosaur bbq in rochester

by steakandeggs 16 years ago

um... is this place suppose to be good? we went there last night and aside from the black and tans, it was awful. the ribs were greasy, fatty, tough and had very little flavor. the pulled pork...

Bad dinner at Bru's in Rochester

by weenie57 16 years ago

I'm so disappointed! When Empire Brewery closed down I felt bad because we liked it in there...granted the menu needed updating, but overall, it was a good place. So we tried Bru's hoping it would ...

mexican in rochester

by steakandeggs 17 years ago

any suggestions for authentic mexican food in Rochester, NY? some tasty tamales? tacos with meat and potatoes? fresh homemade salsa? mole sauce deep, rich, spicy with just a hint of sweetness?

Dinosaur BBQ in Rochester

by Sharon Lynn 17 years ago

Just spent a weekend visiting a friend in Rochester. I had read about the Dino and wanted to check it out. Overall, it exceeded my expectations in some areas and fell short in others. The wings...

Feedback requested on two Rochester restaurants

by Brooklyn Boy 17 years ago

My wife and I will be visiting my parents up in Rochester in a few weeks and have scoped out two restaurants that appear worth trying. If anyone can offer feedback on either or both of them, I'd c...

Rochester --- Empire Brewing Company

by DeeDee 17 years ago

Any opinions on the food and beer at Empire Brewing Company in Rochester? I was thinking of going their with some family members when I visit them next month.

Rochester/Finger Lakes report (very long)

by Scooter Pie 17 years ago

Hi folks. I'm Los Angeles Chowhound who made the pilgrimage to my "ancestral home" (to steal a phrase from current events) in Rochester in July. I haven't been going to Rochester every year (though...

Rochester NY

by Mike W 17 years ago

Any good suggestions for breakfast, lunch or dinner in Rochester?

Rochester Eats

by mike worthington 17 years ago

Howdy, looking for suggestions for bfast, lunch or dinner in Rochester - local fun spot, classic great joint, maybe fish for dinner. Any suggestions?

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