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Rookie's Sports Bar & Grill

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2351 Buffalo Rd, Rochester, NY 14624-1305
+1 585-429-4665
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Rochester, New York
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Rookie's has become our weekly (and sometimes more-than-weekly) hangout. The waitresses are excellent, as are the bartenders, and the atmosphere is welcoming and fun -especially for a sports bar. The food is really good. Yes, it's bar food, but it's GOOD bar food, and they have a varied menu that includes paninis, salads, pizzas, delicious appetizers, and even vegetarian items.... More 

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Rochester, New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

As someone who works in the hospitality field, I consider myself to be pretty tolerant. It took us 15-20 minutes to be greeted by a server whom only asked us "are you guys getting drinks?" She never introduced herself. I only found out by my check her name. Two guys who came in after us got served the same time... More 

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Thank Halee W
Syracuse, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014

love the atmosphere and all the dart boards and flat screens. the bartenders are fast and they don't skimp you on your drinks

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Thank Breanna M
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Greeted by bouncer. That was it. Sat at table for 10 minutes, never greeted by waitress, no one made eye contact, left. Will not go back, ever.

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Thank 3Traveler33
Rochester, New York
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2013

Went there before seeing a movie at Tinseltown. Had never been here before. Went during the day. Sat at the bar. It felt like being at Cheers! The guy to the left of me was a construction worker. Guy to the right of me was a businessman. Bartender was very friendly and service was good. Customers at the bar all... More 

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Thank RochesterJames
Rochester, New York
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225 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

They have blackened out their windows to put in TV's all around the place. But this has given the bar a dark and dingy look and feel. Mostly a younger crowd (20's) with patrons who like to be loud. Okay to grab a beer, but not much else.

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Thank Mike S
Syracuse, New York
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Sports Bars are difficult, as they pretty much deliver what you'd expect from a Sports Bar......casual atmosphere, average food based on casual dining and so-so service....you're not expecting 4 or 5 star anything and Rookie's delivers pretty much that......it's a sports bar, period. If you're hungry and want to grab a bite and watch some sports on the big screen,... More 

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Thank brooklynwiz
Oakton, Virginia
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2012

This is my kind of sports bar. Comfortable for adults and family. Lots of BIG TV screens. Good size menu and good choice of beers Good service. And the food is very good. Two Dads with two 15 year-old boys stopped here while in town for a sports tournament after taking in a movie at Tinsletown Cinemas (highly recommended too)... More 

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Thank BJKNoVA
Victor, New York
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230 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2009

Very good- love their dirty martini and wings. They offer a lot of bar food and some salads. The staff is very friendly. It is a sports bar though-- TV screens are all over the place. The walls are all black so it's dark inside.

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Restaurant Details

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US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Pizza, International
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2351 Buffalo Rd, Rochester, NY 14624-1305
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-429-4665

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?