Highest-rated cheap eats in Rochester, according to Tripadvisor

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July 22, 2022
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Highest-rated cheap eats in Rochester, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food—particularly easy, cheap eats—Americans have very specific opinions. Dining brands in U.S. have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, American restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in Rochester that are listed as "cheap eats" on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Easy, inexpensive options here run the gamut of cuisine, service options, and styles. The restaurants on this list are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of deliciousness.

Anyone reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if any of your favorite cheap eateries made the list.

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#30. Tony Pepperoni

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (42 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza, Italian
- Address: 4164 W Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14623-5224
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#29. Don's Original

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (50 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: 4900 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14622-1314
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#28. Bob's Diner

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 2199 E Henrietta Rd Ste 12, Rochester, NY 14623-4505
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#27. Hart's Local Grocers

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (53 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Specialty Food Market, American
- Address: 10 Winthrop St, Rochester, NY 14607-1325
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#26. White Swans Asia Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (42 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Asian
- Address: 798 Clinton Ave S, Rochester, NY 14620-1402
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#25. Balsam Bagels

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (46 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 288 N Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14610-1238
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#24. James Brown's Place

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (120 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 1356 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14609-5338
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#23. SEA Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (83 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
- Address: 741 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-3215
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#22. Schaller's Drive-In

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (83 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 965 Edgemere Dr, Rochester, NY 14612-1727
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#21. Starry Nites Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (61 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 696 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1233
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#20. Abbott's Frozen Custard

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Address: 1340 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-3911
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#19. Abbott's Frozen Custard

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (46 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Address: 72 Saint Paul St, Rochester, NY 14604-1311
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#18. Spot Coffee

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (110 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 200 East Ave Ste 2, Rochester, NY 14604-2698
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#17. Naan-Tastic

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (47 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Indian, Fast Food
- Address: 100 Marketplace Drive Suite 550, Rochester, NY 14623
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#16. Harry G's NY Deli & Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (53 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 678 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-1344
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#15. Cedar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Lebanese
- Address: 746 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-3218
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#14. Java's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (90 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 16 Gibbs St, Rochester, NY 14604-2505
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#13. Sultan

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (65 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean
- Address: 1659 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-4547
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#12. The Pizza Stop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (94 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza, Fast Food
- Address: 131 State St., Rochester, NY 14614
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#11. Original Steve's Diner

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (145 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 1694 Penfield Rd, Rochester, NY 14625-2500
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#10. John's Tex-Mex Eatery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (107 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Address: 489 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-1020
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#9. DiBella's Subs

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (86 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 1876 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610
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#8. Jim's On Main

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (71 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 785 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14605-2721
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#7. Char Broil Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (114 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 2450 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618-3121
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#6. Ridge Donut Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (66 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 1600 Portland Ave near E. Ridge Rd., Rochester, NY 14621-3007
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#5. Highland Park Diner

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (222 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 960 Clinton Ave S, Rochester, NY 14620-2023
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#4. Rubino's Imported Italian Food

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (92 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Specialty Food Market, Italian
- Address: 1304 E Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY 14621-2005
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#3. DiBella's Italian Market

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (285 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Deli
- Address: 620 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623-3260
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#2. Dogtown Incorporated

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (200 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 691 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-3148
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#1. Martusciello Bakery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (268 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, Italian
- Address: 2280 Lyell Ave, Rochester, NY 14606-5726
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