Welcome to MetroGuide.Network's Rochester, New York DiningGuide,
a directory of restaurants and related restaurant information for Metropolitan Rochester, New York. Use MetroGuide's DiningGuide service to find Rochester, New York restaurants by location or cuisine.
Not every city has a single dish that attracts food aficionados from afar, so it comes as something quite special that Rochester boasts multiple claims for ranking as a standout on the food front. Abbott's Custard, a frozen treat available at Ontario Beach Park and other Abbott's locations throughout Greater Rochester, is enough to draw steady crowds from miles around. White Hots, invented in Rochester nearly a century ago, are now shipped nationwide for aficionados who can't bear staging a barbecue without. Then there's the legacy of the late restaurateur Nick Tahou, for more than half a century operating Rochester's premier hot dog stand with a signature dish best known as the Garbage Plate, a remarkably messy combo of dog, burger, or steak (with or without cheese), heaped high with baked beans, home fries, macaroni salad, spicy chili sauce, mustard, and a handful of raw onions. For more traditional tastes in family dining, ethnic options, steakhouses, and finer fare, Rochester has a line-up of restaurants to please. Rochester also is home to super-caffeinated Jolt Cola, Genny Beer (now produced by High Falls Brewing Company) and a host of wines from the Finger Lakes wine trails to accompany meals.