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The Old Toad

277 Alexander St, Ste 112, Rochester, NY 14607-1943
585-232-2626
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Ranked #50 of 1,091 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
San Antonio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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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
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14 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
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
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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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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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109 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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