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The Old Toad

277 Alexander St, Ste 112, Rochester, NY 14607-1943
585-232-2626
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Ranked #46 of 1,097 restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: British, Pub
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
virginia, usa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I've never been to England, so I can't really judge its authenticity, but we got a genuine English server, from Devon, with a charming accent. And the food was fresh, varied, and original. There were three of us, and we had fish and chips, "arrogant bangers" (vegetarian sausages), and a risotto. All very tasty. Beers for two, glass of wine... More

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Rochester, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have had a lot of fish fries. Rochester has many places that have fish fries, although one usually has to wait til Friday to get one. Not here, no sir-eeee. Thank you, Lord. Phenomenal. Just awesome. Cream of the crop. The fries were double fried and homemade. The fish was hand battered and made in house. Amazing. I can't... More

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Rochester, New York
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I have been to the Old Toad a couple of times and each time has been very good. I really like the atmosphere here as it feels authentically British. Every time I've eaten here the food has been good. My most recent trip was after a business meeting in the area so I had to eat by myself. I was... More

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South Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Quick stop for a celebratory pint recently. Great beer selection! Good pub menu. Went with a quick scotch egg...the real deal, great! Cool English atmosphere like you have really stepped into a pub in a London town square. Would certainly visit again!

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ROCHESTER NY
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131 reviews 131 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

Great and varied beer list choices. Dinner options good, and favorably reminiscent of London pub food. I had shepherds pie. Very good. Atmosphere is of a well worn, comfortable local pub.

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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Going during lunch time is great because it's usually quiet and service is fast. Food is good too, get the Shepard's Pie.

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Rochester, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The startoff was just okay: garlic mushrooms. The Stonehenge salad made up for it. But the vegetarian entrée, Arrogant Beer Bangers, was one of the best vegetarian meals I've ever had. We've eaten at the Old Toad off and on for years, and the quality of the menu items changed with the rotation of chefs. This meal was by far... More

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ROCHESTER NY
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102 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Quick visit the other evening w a friend, we needed a cozy place to talk w a few good pints. Very familiar feel and setting to British Pubs I have visited years ago. Good solid beer and ale list, attentive staff. Will be going back for food soon

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Hong Kong, China
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162 reviews 162 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I lived in England for a while and this place has got the spirit of england down. The selection of beers is amazing, especially for a somewhat remote part of the state, the food is good, and the staff are all English students and very friendly

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Rochester, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The Old Toad is one of kind in Rochester. Most of the people who work there are from Ireland or England and it is fund to hear that wonderful accent. Service is great too. Many different beers to choose from. Prices are reasonable and food is food. One great plus, you get a free meal on your birthday!

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