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“Cook At Home - You'll Be Happier”
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Buffalo Zach's Cafe
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New York City
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Cook At Home - You'll Be Happier”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

If your on the road and it's an emergency, okay. Otherwise stay home or go to The Riverside in Cooks Falls, Lazy Beagle in Livingston Manor or even Raymondo's across the street (but that's close).

To start with the kitschy faux cowboy premises aren't clean, not health department citation dirty, but pretty bad. Clearly the vast majority of the food comes out the freezer and into the fryer or the microwave. The veggies have that bird's eye consistency, the fried meat and potatoes are greasy and the barbecue sauce is cloyingly sweet and without any flavor. If your palette is totally dead and you eat to fill up not have good tastes, this is your place.

The pastries actually are decent, the staff makes an effort to be pleasant and in fairness I haven't had breakfast there

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank BeeJay45
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  • English first
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English first
Ellsworth, Maine
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“House-made BBQ Sauce!”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

The pricing is fair, the food is really quite good-- I got chicken fingers which came with a BBQ sauce they make there. It was absolutely delicious. Very different from most prefab sauces. The french fries were also super crispy and appealingly textured. The quality far exceeds the more popular Roscoe Diner, and I will be stopping for lunch here every time I travel downstate. The only thing that counts against is it's a bit cramped and warm, space-wise, and the floor moves when people walk by, which is unsettling.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Jess I
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albany ny
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“nice breakfast”
Reviewed June 7, 2012

great coffe and french toast.enjoyed the pictures and artfacts nice lounge area to sit and visit.

Visited May 2012
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Thank maryfemia
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Callicoon Center, New York
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cozy”
Reviewed April 19, 2012

Really neat little place. Lots of interesting decorations around. Food is excellent as well. Outside eating available when the weather permits. reasonably priced.

Visited March 2012
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Thank Carolyn C
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Rochester, New York
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great food... Great atmosphere”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

We've stopped here maybe 20 times on ouy to/from NYC... always have a great meal. Unique, beautiful decor, great food & coffee, nice music (CD's playing).

Visited December 2011
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Thank likes2watch
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