Restaurants in Rochester

50% Off at Ludwig's Center Stage Cafe

Central Business District

$10 $5

Sandwiches such as the Gibbs Street Grill with roast beef and sautéed onions, with sides that include housemade pickles and gingered carrots

Half Off American Food at Legends Sports Bar & Grille

Central Business District

$30 $15

(10)

Watch the Sabres and Bills while feasting on pizzas, deviled eggs, and other sports-bar staples

Up to 43% Off Pan-Asian Cuisine at Papaya Restaurant

Henrietta

$35 $20

Menu includes a range of Asian cuisines with dishes such as pad thai, Vietnamese-style fried rice, wok-seared duck, and spicy crab rolls

50% Off Family Dining at Ridgeview Family Restaurant

Irondequoit

$40 $20

Huge menu of American fare includes breakfast options like omelets and eggs benedict, a variety of melts, steaks, and Greek-inspired dinners

$6 for Comfort Food at Abbott's Downtown

Central Business District

$12 $6

Spaghetti with meatballs, turkey club sandwiches, blue-cheese burgers, and more

50% Off Italian Food at Golden Ponds

Greece

$20 $10

Guests can choose from a menu of Italian specialties, including veal parmigiana and baked lasagna

50% Off Indian Food at Raj Mahal

Henrietta

$30 $15

(9)

Owner and executive chef crafts authentic Indian cuisine, including vindaloo, biryani, curry, and masala dishes

Half Off Pan-Asian Cuisine at Wok With You

Rochester

$30 $15

(24)

Local restaurateur Wayne Luong combines the dishes of China, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan at this casual eatery close to the RIT campus

50% Off Bagels, Deli Food, and More at Bruegger's

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

More than 20 bagel varieties baked fresh alongside regionally influenced sandwiches and arabica coffees

50% Off Casual American Food at Greece/Penfield Hots

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

All-American dishes such as cheeseburgers, pulled pork, fried fish dinners, and hot dogs topped with the house hot sauce

Half Off American Food at The Garden Grille & Bar

Pittsford

$30 $15

Smorgasbord of classic American grill food, including new york strip steaks and burgers

Half Off at Pub Food at The Landing Bar and Grille

Fairport

$20 $10

(7)

Giant wings in one of five kinds of sauces, a dozen specialty sandwiches, wraps, and burgers served at casual bar with NFL Sunday Ticket

Up to 47% Off at Olive's Greek Taverna

Pittsford

$15 $8

(27)

Stewed lamb with kasseri cheese, seasoned beef and eggplant, and a dozen kinds of gyros served amid murals of Mediterranean waves

45% Off Seafood and Steaks at Castaways

Webster

$30 $16.50

(65)

Huge variety of fresh seafood and cuts of steak served indoors or outdoors on a heated, two-tier patio along Lake Ontario

50% Off American Cuisine at Bad Apples Bistro

Spencerport

$30 $15

(186)

Steaks, chicken, burgers, and seafood mingle on the menu of this American bistro that utilizes seasonal ingredients

Up to 52% Off Barbecue at Center Street Smokehouse

Batavia

$25 $12

(138)

Chefs slow cook barbecue ribs with hickory and oak wood and bake baskets of cheese biscuits, complimentary with each order

Half Off Italian-American Food at Avanti Grill

Avanti Grill

$25 $12.50

(11)

Steak, burgers, pizza, and pasta in Italian-centric grill with full bar and wine list

Up to 52% Off at Carson’s Deli & Bakery

Lockport

$7 $3.33

Custom-made subs, beef-on-weck, chicken fingers, fish fry, homemade mac-n-cheese, and soups

45% Off at Belliveau's Family Restaurant

Lockport

$20 $11

Family-friendly restaurant serves up classic Italian cuisine such as barbecue pulled-pork sandwiches and broiled haddock

Half Off Fresh Cuisine at Medici House

East Aurora

$30 $15

Large menu offers hand-tossed pizzas, sandwiches, pastas, salads, and steaks served alongside international wines and craft beers

50% Off Steak-House Cuisine at Old Orchard Inn

Old Orchard Inn

$30 $15

(88)

Inn built in 1901 on 25 verdant acres houses chef that crafts homemade steak-house dishes such as free-range lamb and chicken pot pie

50% Off Contemporary Italian Cuisine at Amaretto Bistro

Amherst

$30 $15

(92)

Italian bistro cuisine, including linguine and clams, almond-crusted chicken, and seared scallops

Up to 53% Off at Tandoori's Royal Indian Cuisine

Williamsville

$20 $10

(21)

Lobster tandoori, murg tandoori chicken, lamb curry & more than 20 vegetarian dishes delight diners seated inside or on the patio

Up to 54% Off Burger Lunch at Bailey's Casual Dining

Picton

C$26 C$12

(8)

Burgers and appetizers such as poutine and chicken wings made with local ingredients

52% Off Pub Food and Drinks at Jack's Place

Amherst

$25 $12

Sandwiches, Cajun blue-cheese burgers, and entrees that include baby back ribs, haddock, and steak

40% Off Italian Continental at The Dove Restaurant

Hamburg

$30 $18

The Dove features cuisine such as fettuccine alfredo, veal gorgonzola, and escargot fromage; homemade breads and desserts

Up to 50% Off Steak and Seafood at Boston Hotel

Boston Hotel

$25 $14

Traditional steakhouse eats include prime rib, surf 'n' turf, fresh clams, dainties, and Friday fish-frys

50% Off at Two Sisters Cafe

Two Sisters Cafe

$20 $10

Enjoy fluffy pancakes, stuffed french toast, eggs, creamy lobster bisque, crunchy salads, and other breakfast and lunch fare at cozy café

38% Off Italian Cuisine at Prospero Restaurant

Front Park

$40 $25

(3)

Eggplant parmesan, steak, chicken, and veal dishes made with local ingredients inside cozy eatery with linen-topped tables

Half Off Pub Food at Duke's Bohemian Grove Bar

Buffalo

$35 $17.50

As live music plays in a low-lit room until 4 a.m., diners pair chef's specials with a selection of 100 bottled and 17 tap brews

(50% Off) New American Dinner at Epic Restaurant and Lounge

Bryant

$40 $20

(15)

Upscale dinner cuisine such as grilled rock lobster tail, New Zealand baby lamb rack, and shrimp and scallop primavera

50% Off at Francesca's Ristorante Italiano

Cazenovia Park

$30 $15

(317)

2012 Best Comfort Food award-winning chefs prepare eggplant fra diablo, ravioli osso buco, and pizzas slathered with red-wine sauce

Up to 44% Off at Bruno's Pizzeria

Eggertsville

$26.76 $15.49

(12)

Eatery offers subs such as salami and baked roast beef with mozzarella and sides like onion rings; pizza toppings include spinach and ham

Up to 50% Off American Food at Mike's Subs

Kenmore

$15 $7.50

(16)

Pizza meal includes standard cheese pizzas with red sauce; menu also includes hot and cold subs

50% Off Italian Cuisine at Carmine’s Italiano

Harris Hill

$30 $15

(54)

Family-friendly Sicilian cuisine including hearty pastas in red sauce, handmade meatballs, and pizzas from a wood-burning brick oven

Up to 50% Off at Kawa Japanese Cuisine

Liverpool

$30 $15

(18)

Traditionally prepared sushi and cooked entrees showcase fresh fish and creative ingredients such as jalapeño, mango, and fried banana

Half Off Italian Food at Carnegie Cafe & Catering at Maplewood Inn

Liverpool

$40 $20

Housemade pasta dishes, pan-seared jumbo scallops, and 18 oz. cowboy steak with garlic butter served amid regular live-music performances

"Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show" – Up to 56% Off)

Niagara Falls

C$144.41 C$64

Singing mounties, hockey players, and fur traders perform after serving a feast of roast beef, chicken, fish, and chocolate-maple cake

Half Off at Pizza Bistro

East Side

$20 $10

Arancini, gnocchi, and panini sandwiches; pizzas with toppings such as wild mushrooms and fennel sausage, baked in a 500-degree brick oven

Central-European Dinner or Breakfast at Savoury and Sweet Restaurant

Niagara Falls

C$23.25 C$14.99

(297)

Dinner with soup, choice of pork entree, chicken roulade, or vegan/vegetarian quiche, & plum dumplings; mixed breakfast platters on weekends

Up to 50% Off at Mick & Angelo's Eatery and Bar

Mick & Angelo's

C$40 C$20

(327)

Eatery featured on Man v. Food boasts a menu of Italian dishes and steak-house fare; Candlelight Inn motel located on same property

43% Off at Dinner Mama Mia's Italian Eatery

Niagara Falls

C$30 C$17

Hearty, housemade sauces and pastas provide the foundations for housemade Italian specialties served in generous portion sizes

Up to 47% Off Steaks and Seafood at Stone Road Grille

Niagara On The Lake

C$30 C$18

Seasonal cuisine that often incorporates house-made breads, charcuterie, craft artisinal cheeses and local produce

C$10 for Italian Food at East Side Mario's

Niagara Falls

C$20 C$10

(64)

Italian eatery near Niagara Falls serves up flame-kissed salmon and steak, imported Italian pastas with pesto alfredo, and spicy arrabbiata

IHOP Restaurant– C$10 for Diner Food

Niagara Falls

C$20 C$10

(37)

Breakfast—such as pancakes, omelettes, and cinnamon-apple french toast—served all day as well as diner favourites for lunch and dinner

Hooters – Half Off Food and Drinks

Niagara Falls

C$10 C$5

Burgers, buffalo wings, and cheesy appetizers served in a recently revamped Hooters with hardwood floors, an outdoor patio, and an 80-in. TV

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery – 45% Off Diner Food

Niagara Falls

C$20 C$11

(108)

Casual dining eatery dishes out fluffy buttermilk pancakes, juicy burgers, steaks, and golden-crusted pies

Macaroni Grill – Up to 50% Off

Niagara Falls

C$25 C$13

(308)

Culinary team top custom-grilled filet mignon with blue cheese, crust sole fillets in parmesan, and drizzle lobster ravioli in cream sauce

Half Off at Jack Tanner's Grillhouse

Americana Resort

C$40 C$20

Chicken wings by the pound and six types of burgers; booth-side TVs

Half Off Casual American Food at TGI Friday's

Niagara Falls

C$30 C$15

(22)

Sizzling fire-grilled fajitas, charbroiled burgers made of 100% beef, and steaks and ribs glazed in Jack Daniel's sauce round out the menu

Johnny Rockets - Half Off Classic Diner Food

Multiple Locations

C$12 C$6

(34)

Servers in traditional white paper hats plate hamburgers and pour hand-dipped milkshakes that evoke the flavors of bygone roadside diners

Up to 48% Off Three-Course Steak-House Meals at Beef Baron

Niagara Falls

C$110 C$59

Award-winning steakhouse serves a prix fixe meal highlighted by goat-cheese sirloin, New Zealand lamb, and fresh seafood

Up to 53% Off at Kool Katts Caribbean Restaurant

Niagara Falls

C$40 C$19

Finely seasoned jerk chicken, pork, and shrimp served alongside Jamaican specialties such as home-cooked oxtail and curry goat

52% Off Barbecue at Big Texas Bar and Grill

Niagara Falls

C$25 C$12

Texas-style feasts of smoked ribs, sauce-slathered pulled pork, and chicken, paired with live country music and rides on a mechanical bull

Up to 50% Off at Tonini's Pizzeria

Cicero, North Syracuse

$20 $11

(6)

Chefs use family recipes to make from-scratch sauce, dough, and mozzarella used in gourmet pizzas, pastas, and sandwiches

50% Off American Food at Kellie's No Name Diner

Lyncourt

$15 $7.50

Triple-decker roast-beef clubs with lettuce and tomato, chicken-finger and blue-cheese wraps, and stacks of fluffy pancakes

50% Off American Food at Sophistications by Mahogani Hills

Downtown

$30 $15

Diners' meals are punctuated by live jazz performances in a contemporary candlelit restaurant

Up to 52% Off at Arby's

Westside

$10.48 $5

BLTs and corned beef and swiss sandwiches match with sides such as cookies and chips

50% Off Japanese Cuisine at Mitsuba

Multiple Locations

$22 $11

(10)

Delectable sushi such as Crazy Eel rolls and Sunshine rolls, with spicy crabmeat and avocado, as well as hibachi salmon, shrimp, and steak

45% Off Homestyle Food at Golden Griddle Family Restaurants

Multiple Locations

C$20 C$11

Comforting favourites, such as steak and eggs with buckwheat pancakes, English-style fish and chips, and homestyle meat loaf in beef gravy

45% Off Burgers, Wings, and Poutine at Chop House Burger Bar

St. Catharine's

C$20 C$11

Angus beef, lamb, and other meats sit on fresh-baked buns and are topped with peameal bacon, mango slaw, and other creative ingredients

45% Off Comfort Food at The Blue Star

Welland

C$20 C$11

(110)

Homestyle comfort foods such as chicken wings, pot pies, burgers, and charbroiled steaks

Up to 58% Off Poutine at Mixture Poutine

Inside Pacific Mall 2nd Floor Unit M15

C$11.98 C$5.99

A base of fresh cut fries is covered in homemade gravy and cheese curds with extra toppings such as bacon, beef, and kimchi

51% Off Prix Fixe Dinner at Day & Night Firewood Steakhouse

Milliken

C$140 C$69

5-course meal includes soup, salad, house-made dessert, appetizers such as US white shrimp, & entree options that include N.Z. rack of lamb

50% Off at ORA Tapas & Lounge

Markham

C$40 C$20

The menu is built around tapas, small plates, and special offerings, such as raw oysters

Up to 49% Off Italian Dinner at Sotto Voce Wine & Pasta Bar

Little Italy

C$127 C$65

Meals kick off with crostini, followed by salads or appetizers such as Sicilian meatball and entrees such as pasta, steak, lamb, or fish

57% Off Lunch or Dinner for 6, 9, or 12 from Treeline Catering

Toronto

C$150 C$75

(29)

Homemade pulled pork or beef or chicken served in gourmet lunch boxes or dinner plates

50% Off Sweet and Savory Crepes at Spin Dessert Cafe & Bistro

Islington - City Centre West

C$20 C$10

(29)

Signature sweet and savoury crepes join breakfast staples and a dozen flavors of ice cream made in-house daily

Up to 52% Off an Upscale Italian Dinner at Il Mulino Restaurant

Toronto

C$175.70 C$85

(235)

Refined Italian cuisine such as gnocchi in tomato-basil sauce and Mediterranean sea bass in lemon-basil dressing

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament — Up to 47% Off 

Medieval Times

C$52.53 C$30

In a two-hour show, knights on horseback vie for the royal court’s favor by jousting and sword-fighting; dinner with chicken and spare rib

50% Off at Wanda's Belgian Waffles

Downtown Toronto

C$23.98 C$12

(52)

Traditional Belgian waffles downsized into miniature portions and paired with chocolate or caramel

50% Off at Pearl Bayview Chinese Cuisine

Bayview Village Shopping Centre

C$30 C$15

(13)

Steamed dumplings nested in baskets, deep-fried crab claws, and beef short ribs in a black-pepper-honey glaze

50% Off Mediterranean Food at Richlee Ristorante

Nortown

C$60 C$30

(9)

Italian, French, and Greek cooking influence dishes such as seafood risotto, veal scallopini, and black Angus steak

Up to 50% Off at Chef of India

Chef of India

C$40 C$22

Tandoor clay oven cooks marinated fish, tiger prawns, and chicken tikka; other Indian options include veggie pakora and lamb masala

Kama Classical Indian Cuisine – Up to 52% Off Meals

Downtown Toronto

C$35 C$17

(102)

Gourmet Indian cuisine such as madras chicken curry, tandoori chicken, and kashmiri naan

47% Off Tea Time for Two at Ruelo Patisserie

Multiple Locations

C$51.98 C$27.50

Pairs eat petite sandwiches and classic tea time delights with tea or coffee, followed by French-style desserts

Up to 51% Off a Four-Course Dinner for Two at Mirto Italian Restaurant

Downtown Toronto

C$134 C$65

(141)

Seasonal produce and imported Italian ingredients appear throughout a menu of classic Old World dishes

50% Off Mediterranean Food at Baba Ganoush Shawarma

Toronto

C$30 C$15

(5)

Mediterranean restaurant serves baba ganoush alongside chicken shawarma, lamb chops, and 20 different salads

Up to 52% Off Cafe Drinks at lil' bean n' green

Leslieville

C$25 C$12.50

(14)

Fresh brewed coffee, creamy cappucinos and double shot lattes with option of added flavor

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At Juan & Maria's Empanada Stop, a bell chimes regularly throughout the day, ringing along with the festive Latin music in the background. Its sound does not indicate the time, however—it greets every 50th customer to the empanada hot spot and rewards him or her with $5 worth of complimentary Spanish cuisine. When Chilean couple Juan and Maria Contreras opened their stand in 2000, they rarely had the opportunity to use the bell, as they were serving between 10 and 20 empanadas on any given Saturday. Today they dish out a minimum of 1,000 empanadas each day, vying to beat their current record of 1,504 empanadas sold in eight hours.

Their popularity stems in part from a commitment to traditional, healthy cooking methods. Each of their empanadas is handmade and stuffed with one of 12 types of filling, including 90% lean beef and pork as well as vegetarian options. The deep fryers are filled with light salad oil, and none of the menu items include chemicals or preservatives. Juan and Maria extend the same homemade treatment to their fruit juices, which can be frozen and sold as "Juan-sicles," and their four hot sauces: green gold, red gold, spanish mayo and spanish ketchup.

Attitude accounts for a second element of the pair's success. Their mix of hospitality and cultural pride draws diners to the turquoise shop, where Juan exuberantly lists the specials to newcomers. They have hosted the Juan & Maria's International Spanish Festival for the past four years, showcasing customs from 20 Spanish-speaking countries alongside their empanadas.

280 Union St N
Rochester,
NY
US

Lovin’ Cup’s owners had a dream of creating a place that celebrates life’s pleasures and offers the unique and personal experience each of their customers seeks. And to achieve that dream, it took the combined efforts of all five owners to truly fill Lovin' Cup to the brim, each one specializing in a different area of the culinary arts or entertainment. The crew started with a simple, delicious menu of familiar eats made right, such as Angus beef burgers, gourmet pizzas, and hearty sandwiches. They paired these, with an array of craft beers on tap – plus more than 50 varieties in bottles – and a carefully curated list of international wines.

To entertain the brain's higher functions, they host game nights every Monday, open mic performances every Tuesday, and live music of every genre on Thursdays. Performances rotate between jazz, alt-country, indie, and rock groups as often as they change out their drafts on tap and, presumably, their socks. And finally, the owners paid similarly close attention to the artistic décor of their space, from the polished wood of their wine racks and tables to the mutable collection of art that peppers the walls.

300 Park Point Dr
Rochester,
NY
US

A portmanteau of “mozzarella” and “pepperoni” gave Marvin Mozzeroni’s its playful name, but the origins of the restaurant itself are rooted in New York. The pizzeria was founded by two Rochester natives in 2004 as Starving Marvin's Pizza before they changed the name in 2007 when they turned their single eatery into a franchise. To this day native New Yorkers own and operate the five locations found throughout the state, including their two new locations in Henrietta and Greece.

The emphasis here is on their numerous specialty pizzas, baked in a brick oven and made fresh daily with hand-tossed dough. They come with a thick or thin crust and homemade red or white sauce, and can be ordered whole or by the slice. The menu also features other Italian food, including calzones and chicken parmigiana, as well as a mix of American-style classics such as hoagies, cheeseburgers, wings with homemade sauce and bleu cheese, and hot dogs. Those with food allergies can opt for gluten-free pizza.

360 Park Ave
Rochester,
NY
US

Riley Greider is the mind, hands, and sweet teeth behind Sugar Mountain Bake Shoppe, a gourmet bakery specializing in cupcakes. More than 128 flavors rotate across the shop’s menu in groups of 13 to 20 each day, baked daily in small batches from fresh ingredients.

With such an enormous repertoire of recipes, the cupcake case has room for classics such as carrot cake alongside fancier flavors such as cinnamon french toast and cherry crème brûlée—not to mention the decidedly outlandish, such as loaded baked potato and Game Day Chili. While retaining a home-baked look, many of the cakelets wear elaborate toppers of sprinkles, frosting swirls, or fruit. All this creativity won the shop the title of Best Cupcakes in City Newspaper’s 2011 Readers’ Choice poll.

258 Alexander St
Rochester,
NY
US

Without a month or so of vacation, it'd be almost impossible to sample authentic noodle dishes from four different countries. However, aja noodle co. can help you accomplish this feat over the course of a single lunch hour. Its pan-Asian menu incorporates regional dishes from Japan, China, Vietnam, and Thailand.

Though the food has its roots in tradition, it's all fully customizable. Guests choose which protein—including veggies, tofu, chicken, beef, or shrimp—they want mixed in with their pad thai or rice bowls. They can also swap out one type of noodles for another, perhaps exchanging lo mein for soba or rice noodles for shoelaces they brought from home. Sauces infused with spicy black beans or sweet coconut milk give the bowls a flavorful base, and vegetarian and vegan options are available for folks with dietary restrictions.

2602 Elmwood Ave
Rochester,
NY
US

Perkins began as a single humble Ohio pancake house in 1958. More than 50 years––and 440 national locations––later, each Perkins restaurant stays true to its roots by keeping those signature buttermilk pancakes the focal point of a 90-plus-item menu. Cooks layer the popular flapjacks in stacks of two, three, or even five and make the fluffy towers all the more tempting with toppings such as glazed strawberries, whipped cream, or flavored syrups. Breakfast favorites—including hearty omelets and country benedicts—are served all day, meaning kids and adults can order short stacks to accompany their jumbo-shrimp or steak dinner, instead of smuggling them in under a stovepipe hat. Unlike most other chain restaurants, Perkins also features in-store bakeries that churn out the shop's real fruit and cream pies, muffins, and chocolate-chip cookies.

1500 W Ridge Rd
Rochester,
NY
US