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Merchants Grill

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, American, Pizza
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881 Merchants Rd, Rochester, NY 14609-5346
+1 585-482-2010
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11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Rochester, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a great tavern to go to. Very layed back. They grind their own meat for burgers. NO frozen patties.

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Thank Ken G
Rochester, New York
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the wings here. It is a good local pub bar centrally located for city and suburbs. Parking on sides of restaurant. Has bar in front with booths and party room in back. Had wings, which were awesome and a Rueben with fries. Everything was delicious. Would definitely come back, casual atmosphere.

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Thank DstmNY
Rochester
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly neighborhood atmosphere in this bar and restaurant daily specials chicken wings are very good one of the best places in Rochester to go to meet friends

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Thank Patricia M
Rochester, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I love to eat at the local places and this bar/ grill has a decent menu. I ordered a pizza and made it to my own taste. They cooked it perfectly. My boyfriend and I have just ordered food to go sometimes depending on the crowd in the bar. I do like that it is diversified, just sometimes people are... More 

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Thank AmandaSue315
Henrietta, New York
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I hope to be moving full-time to East Irondeqoit in the next couple of months and so far, this has been the best bar in that area. This is a big regulars bar, so we got cold shoulders early on, but now I feel comfortable going in there. There are great beer specials and the food is really good. The... More 

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Thank _mike_fortuna
Rochester,New York
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Limited menu with some interesting selections. Try the muscles they are fabulous. The inside seating can be a little loud when they are busy. The outdoor patio is fun.The service is great and the staff is very friendly and accomodating.

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Thank MJLRochester_NewYork
Rochester, New York
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Located on culver road stopped last night 9:30. Group of 4: boneless chicken wings, French onion soup, buffalo chicken wrap and philly sandwhich, beer, iced tea, and merlot, sandwiches came with side of macaroni salad and was filling. Soup good but not piping hot. Wings were taken home there were so many. Would go again. T is a local pub... More 

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Thank Joyce J
North Lawrence
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

this is our "go to" place. my husband and i usually make a stop once a week. just a neighborhood place you can always count on getting good food. the menu has something for everyone, and now even a brunch on sundays! during the summer there is a lovely patio that we meet friends for a great fish fry on... More 

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Thank Visiting_Kitty
Rochester, New York
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214 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

I used to hang out when it was Cal's many, many years ago. Went there with my wife and four friends for a fish fry last night. Plenty of parking and we got there early (5:00 PM) to avoid a crowd and waiting time. Got right in for 6 people. Service was good, but a little slow. Friendly and talkative... More 

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Thank Mike S
Buffalo, New York
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015

They may not be "Politically Correct" as they have something called "White Trash Wednesdays" with $1 Pint draft specials , Cheap (but delicious) appetizers and entrees. But as this is a neighborhood bar reflecting a diverse clientele, nobody Black or White complains! Their wings and pizza are as good as they can be, and they also do a brisk takeout... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, American, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 881 Merchants Rd, Rochester, NY 14609-5346
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-482-2010

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