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“Feels like home” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of American Hotel Restaurant

American Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 12 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Rochester, New York
1 review
“Feels like home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

If you want a change from the corporate world and want a delicious home cooked meal, this is a great place to go. The service is great and the food is yummy. Awesome selection of soups, I had the cheeseburger chowder, holy moly! The stuffed cabbage was outstanding. Relaxing atmosphere and great people. I will totally go again as well as bring my friends and family !

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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4 reviews
“Amazing soups!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

Quaint, relaxing place to eat with the most delicious soups on the planet. Owners always on site with great stories to share.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lima, New York
1 review
“Nice quiet place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Great choice of soup, nice selection of draft beer. Comfortable and convivial. Tasty American cuisine. I had a white hot and some cheeseburger chowder and got to watch the baseball game I wanted to see.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RetLiman
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1 review
“This place has a comfortable, historic, nostalgic atmosphere and the food is clearly homemade, of high quality, and unique.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

I had mexican-rice soup and a chicken-wing wrap (which was instead served on a roll b/c they had just run out of wraps). The soup... thick and hearty with rice, incredibly tender cuts of beef (a big plus, typically it's ground beef elsewhere), tomatoes, maybe some other stuff. It was not real spicy but loaded with flavor and with a noticable hint of cilantro (another big plus, most mexican restaurants fail to use cilantro) which made the soup very bright and perfectly suited for summer. After I scarfed down that soup, I wanted another gallon.

The chicken-wing sandwhich... almost everyone makes these identically but this one was much different. There was no lettuce, no shredded cheese, no fried chicken nuggets bathed in Frank's red hot sauce. Instead there was chicken, loads of it, in grilled chunks, bathed in a light hot sauce mixed in with some bleu cheese dressing and some other spices. A couple chunks were a little overcooked but most were perfectly tender.

Because the food was so unique and made with a lot of thought and care, I'll definitely be back, especially to try more of their soups.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rbarrettini
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Rochester, NY
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Travel back in time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Great place tucked in the Lima NY. You won't find a larger menu of soups, we counted 60! Great speedies and my BLT wrap was delicious. Very interesting history and The American still operates as a hotel. Staff was very friendly and service was great.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jh_ra
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