IHOP is just about the same whereever you are when you enter one.
Good food, reasonable price and prompt service (with a smile generally).
This particular restaurant is no different. It is normally no waiting for a booth (except on holidays when the line is out the door). The menu is pretty standard for breakfast fare.
They do have a lunch/dinner menu but I have only had breakfast there. (my parents say that the chicken breast dinner is good).
Recently they have begun offering less-fat, healthy-food choices like fruit salads and lite-pancakes. I prefer those but my wife sticks with the tried and true buckwheat pancakes (stack of three please).
The prices are average for the area but the local papers are always running coupons for buy-one-get-one-free which cuts the costs considerably (for us fixed-income people).
The place is basically one large room, with mostly booths (and some tables). There are little screens between adjacent booths so you gain some privacy and it reduces the noise level.
It is always clean and cosy (warm in winter, cool in summer).
Favorite Dish: wife loves the buckwheat pancakes
Quick service at stand-up counter. Hot freshly cooked food with your choice of condiments.
Friendly servers. And they don't expect you to dress up.
Hamburgers, hots, shaved beef, italian sausage, french fries, onion rings: all to go or eat in their booths. Schallers is a local favorite for people at the Medley Mall or from General Hospital (Rochester General, that is) or from one of the nearby businesses. Never crowded. Fresh and fast is what they serve.
I personally like the feel of the Schallers down at Lake Ontario better than the Ridge Road location but the food is great at either place.
Got a few bucks, get one of their burger-on-a-hard-roll.
Favorite Dish: burger and fries, pickle and ketchup
(this is my niece's place so my opinion is definitely biased)
DiBella's submarine sandwiches are unique. The buns are a patented (or is it copyrighted) recipe and have been franchised out to places like Wegman's Supermarkets and Wendy's.
The bun flavor is mouth-watering; they are firm and chewy; the special sauces (another secret recipe) are great. They serve up maybe a dozen different meat combinations and a philly-steak sandwich that is as good as ones you get in Philadelphia.
If you are in the Rochester area (or other northeast city that has a DiBella's Sub Restaurant) and you don't stop in and get one of these subs, then you will die an unhappy person (just kidding.... but they are great sandwiches)
Favorite Dish: philly-steak; hot meat and cheese and special sauce please.....
This Bill Gray's is one of the more sedate franchises in the chain of restaurants.
All Bill Gray's stores are aimed at pleasing the kids, getting adults to bring their kids to eat here and enticing familes to spend some time and money at the restaurant.
The interior is bright and cheery and nicely divided into several dining areas so that the inherent noise levels of many families dining out is reduced considerably. The unit is very clean and the floor and tables look like new even after several years of hard use by many kids.
The establishment is counter-service like many of the fast food stores and the menu is printed on a sign-board behind the cashier. The difference that puts this restaurant ahead of the fast food places is the quality of the meats used and the larger portion sizes without an increase in meal cost. You can get a chicken fingers platter for a child to include drink and fries for about $4.50. A larger platter for adults costs about $10. So a family of 4 can eat here and get good food for under $30. Add in another $2 each for an ice cream dessert and it is still a good deal.
The management entices families by offering many two-for-one coupons and providing late afternoon entertainment (balloon man, clowns, magicians, sing-alongs).
All in all, you can have a nice family meal without getting all dressed up.
These guys make the second best pizza in the area (Pontillos is best).
This shop has been open for decades and hasn't changed much over the years.
The pizza is still a bit too thin for me and a little bit oily but my kids like the sauce and the choice of toppings.
To grab more business they have added a lot of non-pizza items to the menu.
When you call up for somethting to pick-up or have delivered, you can now choose from calzones and salads, sub sandwiches and chicken or fish dinners. They always seem to have a good flow of customers so I guess being second best isn't so bad.
So, use the number below and a copy of the coupon and order a meal to be delivered now.
Cordello's first opened as a sandwich shop and expanded quickly to include pizzas and then expanded into 5 other locations in the Rochester area.
The shop itself is a typical American pizza shop; counter service, very small sit-down area, primarily pick-up and delivery operations. They have some of the better tasting chicken wings in the area. Their pizza is okay and their sub sandwiches are better than Subway's. They are convenient to much of the Irondequoit and Charlotte areas because of their location in the Stutzon Plaza.
They guarantee delivery in under 30 minutes anywhere in their delivery area.
$20 and a coupon will get you a large pizza and large box of wings delivered to your motel lobby.
This is an Italian delicatessant with more types of Italian food than I have seen in most restaurants.
Antipasto, prosciutto, provolone, several tpes of sausage, olive salad, fontinella, pepperoni, bocconcini, capicola, lasagna, ricatoni, spaghettini, veal parmigiana, artichokes, gniocchis, more and more.
You can buy individual items or ready made platters, pizzas, box dinners, soups and salads, breads, cookies, and italian pastries.
They carry cans of olives and tins of sardines; dried peppers and Italian spices; tomato sauces and purees so you can make your own meals.
If it is Italian food, they have it here.
You can order to take out or have delivered (within limited radius) or stay and eat it in their very small table area.
This "Irish pub" was made from, ironically, an old Victorian home. The place has three connected dining areas, each with a distinctive decor. The place is family owned and operated by a very nice local family.
We stopped in there with my brother-in-law for lunch after a drive down to see the bay.
The lunch menu was a bit brief but that made it easy to select the Hot Turkey Sandwich with a side order of fries and a beer. The service was very friendly and quite quick, even though there were many lunch-hour customers. The meal was good and the beer was great on a hot day.
They have a full dinner menu, but I have not had dinner there so cannot comment on that.
They have live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. And there is a regular local crowd that frequents the bar part of the restaurant on the weekends.
Nice little restaurant with good Italian-American food. The dining area is adjacent to the bar and separated by a small wall. It is fairly subdued lighting inside with dark wood furnishings and nautical decor on the wall.
Dress and atmosphere is casual; friendly local clientel. It is open for lunch at 11am and dinner at 4pm; it stays open until 10pm for meals and much later for the bar section. It is closed on Sundays.
The waitress is talkative and quick to respond to your order.
The food is served hot and to order with medium-well-done steaks being lightly charred on the edges. Steaks and pasta are the house specialties. They have fish fries on Friday but we have not had one here (we have another place in Greece, NY where we go for fish dinners).
A steak dinner with salad and dessert will cost you $20 per person which is quite reasonable given the size of the portions.