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The Old Toad

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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277 Alexander St, Ste 112, Rochester, NY 14607-1920
+1 585-232-2626
11:30 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beer cheddar soup was excellent. The Portabella mushroom was the best I've had in a while. Very quaint authentic bar. A little pricey for a beer, but I would go back there and recommend for lunch.

Thank Looorie
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I went in on a Thursday afternoon and I was initially worried as no one was in there. The small bald bloke from behind the bar was stood laughing with other bar staff when he could see that I was waiting. I had a pint of beer and you could tell the lines are rarely cleaned and glass was warm.... More 

Thank BEN T
Greenwich, Connecticut
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380 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is an authentic pub. Was told the staff is brought in annually to work here and saw group staff pictures on the wall going back for years. Beer selection was huge. We did not eat here but everything smelled great that came out of the kitchen. Loved sitting at the bar.

1 Thank Ron T
Rochester, New York
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We go to the Old Toad regularly. They have impressive beer and cider selections. The food is British fare but with vegetarian options. The Drunken Cheese soup is very good as well as the Shepherd's pie and others. The service is good but a bit slow at times depending on how busy the pub is. If you go and are... More 

Thank Mary53C
Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in at The Old Toad as part of a long weekend getaway to Rochester and the Finger Lakes region, looking for something quaint and local. The Old Toad didn't disappoint in that regard, the decor and tables/chairs are authentic British pub style. The service wasn't horrible but it certainly wasn't speedy (we waited over 15 minutes for our... More 

Thank Sarah A
Euclid OH
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This place was the bomb! It was like being back in England in a Pub for dinner. The food was spot on. The atmosphere was right as was the décor. One great thing is the wait staff are students from England so you get the accent too. I loved this place!

Thank Brackenburye
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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218 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

After the good reviews we sought out the Old Toad for a nice English-style dinner. Wait staff service was good even though they were busy. The food was terrible. Two of us had the fish and chips. The fish was bland and overcooked, and the chips were burnt and dried out. The Shepard's Pie was tasteless as well. The special... More 

Thank Bloodman33
Rochester, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Been going there for over 20 years. Great atmosphere. I have had English friends that work there. A nice, relaxed pub.

Thank B-RAD585
Wiggins, Colorado
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Very fun place to eat or drink. Only place I know of that has Scotch Eggs on the menu. And they tasted good, too. Everyone else had fish and chips and were satisfied with their choices. Just watch out for the parking. It's all parallel park and strange no parking times.

Thank Trackerhun
Rochester, New York
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The wait staff is British.They will love you or ignore you depending on their mood.The huge choice of beers, ales and ciders makes food almost irrelevant. When you get to it it will be ok.

Thank Stuart L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 277 Alexander St, Ste 112, Rochester, NY 14607-1920
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-232-2626

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