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The Old Toad

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277 Alexander St, Ste 112, Rochester, NY 14607-1943
585-232-2626
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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Always a great place for a few beers & some good grub in a super laid-back, friendly atmosphere. I have never been disappointed with the food & have been quite surprised by the quality of a few of the vegetarian options I've tried (veggie bangers & mash included.) The drink list is endless & the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Shannon V
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Rochester, New York
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rochester, New York
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Always a great place for a few beers & some good grub in a super laid-back, friendly atmosphere. I have never been disappointed with the food & have been quite surprised by the quality of a few of the vegetarian options I've tried (veggie bangers & mash included.) The drink list is endless & the staff is always helpful &... More 

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Rochester, New York
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It's a nice idea. Bring the UK to Rochester. The staff are all working on college credit in the service industry and very willing to talk about home. Even the bar itself was imported from England. The food is authentic with Shepard's pie and Yorkshire Pudding. They even have several vegetarian options. Their beer menu is a book and ranges... More 

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Old Warden, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A great idea for a British themed pub. The beer however was not kept in good condition, I had Fullers London Pride and it was fairly flat. The meals showed promise, a nice range of starters and mains. Again on delivery they were Ok but not really more. I was disappointed.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Traditional English style pub with authentic frontage and fixtures and fittings shipped in from a pub in England. Great pub for fans of real ale with tons of choice.

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Ovid, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great atmosphere and Englsh food and beers. The Yorkshire Pudding dinner was real comfort food. You would not have known you were in Rochester, NY.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great atmosphere! 10/10 on decor and atmosphere. Excellent drink and bar list; the food was underwhelming. Out of five at our table, nobody enjoyed their food. Overcooked beef and puddings, soggy salad, and fish was not crispy; fries cold. That said, trivia night is fantastic, drinks are second to none, service was great, and as stated earlier, the restaurant oozes... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We did not eat here but thoroughly enjoyed a very pleasant evening with both good staff and a good crowd of people - the main difference between this and an English/London pub was the number of other customers we chatted with in the Old Toad! The food looked nice but we had already ate but the lengthy list of beers... More 

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San Antonio
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you are in the mood for beer and a cozy pub atmosphere this is a good place to check out. I heard from a local that the food is really good as well. It seemed to be a 20-30-something crowd, though exclusively so. There are lots of places to sit close so you can actually hear one another.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

When we went, there were notices on each of the tables indicating that summer students from the UK were on internship to learn about how a small business is run and to be aware that the service may be a little rough as a result. But, actually, we were pleased with our service, give a take a few glitches, and... More 

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virginia, usa
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 277 Alexander St, Ste 112, Rochester, NY 14607-1943
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 585-232-2626

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?