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151 Small Family Restaurants, Diners, Cafes, Pubs, and Ice Cream Parlors Around Rochester

I am a huge fan of small family restaurants, and we have so many to chose from! So while you’re out exploring, check out one of these fan favorites. Better yet, pick a restaurant first, then plan your trip around it!

Small Family Restaurants around Rochester, NY: Country Club Family Restaurant Medina
Country Club Family Restaurant in Medina
  1. Country Club Family Restaurant (Medina)
  2. Canal View Cafe (Sylvan Beach)
  3. Orbakers Drive In (Williamson)
  4. Meggie Moo’s Ice Cream Parlor (Medina)
  5. Sunny’s Family Restaurant (Lockport)
  6. Jines Restaurant (Rochester)
  7. Super Freeze Drive In (Derby)
  8. Old World Cafe & Ice Cream (Corning)
  9. Village Coal Tower Restaurant (Pittsford)
  10. The Frog Pond (Rochester)
  11. Lock 34 Bar & Grill (Lockport)
  12. Nick Charlap’s Ice Cream (Boston)
  13. Mac’s Drive-in (Waterloo)
  14. Canal Walk Cafe (Baldwinsville)
  15. Jim’s on Main (Rochester)

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Small Family Restaurants Scottsville Diner
Scottsville Diner
  1. Scottsville Diner
  2. Connie’s Diner (Waterloo)
  3. D & R Depot Restaurant (LeRoy)
  4. South Wedge Diner (Rochester)
  5. Cozy Kitchen (Caledonia)
  6. Jay’s Diner (Rochester)
  7. Lincoln Street Diner (Ithaca)
  8. Penn Yan Diner
  9. North Chili Family Restaurant
  10. Mt Hope Family Diner (Rochester)
  11. Abbott’s Frozen Custard (Charlotte, the Original)
  12. New Yorker’s Pancake & Grill (East Rochester)
  13. Yellow Mills Diner (Palmyra)
  14. Mark’s Texas Hots (Rochester)
  15. Mom and Pop’s Soda Shop (Oswego)

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Small Family Restaurants around Rochester, NY: Highland Park Diner
Highland Park Diner in Rochester
  1. Highland Park Diner (Rochester)
  2. Union Street Eatery (Spencerport)
  3. Mama Lor’s Cafe (Webster)
  4. Durf’s Family Restaurant (Fairport)
  5. Mr Beenz Diner (Gates)
  6. Bee Tee’s Drive-In (Newark)
  7. DB’s Drive In (Weedsport)
  8. B’Ville Diner (Baldwinsville)
  9. Stella’s Diner (Syracuse)
  10. Dahls Diner (Oswego)
  11. Amy’s Place (Buffalo)
  12. Bertha’s Diner (Buffalo)
  13. Hunter’s Dinerant (Auburn)
  14. Macri’s Deli & Cafe (Canandaigua)
  15. Black Eyed Susan Acoustic Cafe (Angelica)

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Felicia's Atomic Brewhouse and Bakery
Felicia’s Atomic Brewhouse and Bakery in Trumansburg
  1. Felicia’s Atomic Brewhouse and Bakery (Trumansburg)
  2. Leaf & Bean Coffee Co (Chili)
  3. Lovin’ Cup (Henrietta)
  4. Magnolia’s Deli & Cafe (Rochester)
  5. Starry Nites Cafe LLC (Rochester)
  6. Java’s Cafe (Rochester)
  7. The Old Toad (Rochester)
  8. The Coffee Connection (Oswego)
  9. 3 Legged Pig BBQ (Lakeville)
  10. Log Cabin Family Restaurant (Macedon)
  11. The Dockside Bar & Grill (Tonawanda)
  12. Bob’s Diner (Henrietta)
  13. Lima Diner
  14. Emilys Family Diner (Clarence)
  15. Abigail’s Restaurant (Waterloo)

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Small Family Restaurants around Rochester, NY: Whiskey River Pub and Grill
Whiskey River Pub and Grill in Charlotte
  1. Whiskey River Pub & Grill (Rochester)
  2. Acropolis Family Restaurant (Chili)
  3. Lake Effect Diner (Buffalo)
  4. James Brown’s Place (Rochester)
  5. The Original Steve’s Diner (Penfield)
  6. State Street Cafe (Phoenix)
  7. Big Dipper Ice Cream (Dunkirk)
  8. Lakeville Family Restaurant
  9. Great Escape (Watkins Glen)
  10. Smokin’ Little Diner (Depew)
  11. T’s Family Restaurant (Webster)
  12. Tina’s Place (Sanborn)
  13. Kenmore Village Restaurant (Buffalo)
  14. Mill Creek Cafe (Honeoye)
  15. Park Place Restaurant (Farmington)

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Small Family Restaurants around Rochester, NY: Reminisce Soda Fountain Caledonia
Reminisce Soda Fountain in Caledonia
  1. Reminisce Soda Fountain (Caledonia)
  2. Tom Wahl’s (Avon)
  3. Chat-A-Whyle Restaurant (Bath)
  4. Heid’s of Liverpool
  5. The Gem Diner (Syracuse)
  6. Peppermints (Avon)
  7. Johnny Bear’s Restaurant (Darien Center)
  8. Hots Point (Sodus)
  9. Water Street Cafe (Geneva)
  10. Schaller’s Drive-In (Greece)
  11. Texas Hot (Wellsville)
  12. The Texas Cafe (Hornell)
  13. The Waffle Factory (Webster)
  14. Skyline Trading Post (Penn Yan)
  15. Andy’s BBQ Shack (Penn Yan)

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Small Family Restaurants around Rochester, NY: Bill Grays Skyliner Strong Museum
Bill Gray’s Skyliner inside Rochester’s Strong Museum
  1. Bill Gray’s (Multiple Locations, Rochester)
  2. Dogtown (Rochester)
  3. El Jimador (Farmington)
  4. Doug’s Fish Fry (Skaneateles)
  5. The Silo (Lewiston)
  6. Jo’s Diner (Hilton)
  7. Youngstown Village Diner
  8. Mt Hope Family Diner (Rochester)
  9. Daisies Cafe (Buffalo)
  10. Super Freeze Drive In (Derby)
  11. Cafe Sasso (Rochester)
  12. Salvatore’s Saloon (Scottsville)
  13. Vic’s Place (Irondequoit)
  14. Jelly Beans Restaurant (Painted Post)
  15. Donna’s Restaurant (Corning)

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Small Family Restaurants: Country Kitchen and Pizzeria Perry
Country Kitchen and Pizzeria in Perry
  1. Country Kitchen & Pizzeria (Perry)
  2. Maa’s Diner (Webster)
  3. Silverlake Family Restaurant (Warsaw)
  4. Ace’s Country Cupboard (Belfast)
  5. Johnny’s Lunch (Jamestown)
  6. Classic Chef’s (Montour Falls)
  7. Sprague’s Maple Farms Inc (Portville)
  8. Tom’s Diner (Lockport)
  9. Brockport Diner
  10. Sam’s Diner (Holley)
  11. Mike’s Ice Cream (Ontario)
  12. Heintzelman’s BBQ Pit (Ontario)
  13. Pultneyville Deli (Williamson)
  14. Beef’n’Barrel (Olean)
  15. Chuck Wagon (Olean)

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Small Family Restaurants Roots Cafe Naples
Roots Cafe in Naples
  1. Roots Cafe (Naples)
  2. Bob & Ruth’s Vineyard Restaurant (Naples)
  3. Shark’s Ice Cream (Bloomfield)
  4. Railway Station Diner (Rochester)
  5. Chit Chat Cafe (Victor)
  6. Char Broil (Brighton)
  7. Patti’s Pantry (Greece)
  8. Sullivan’s Charbroil (Spencerport)
  9. Mise en Place (Rochester)
  10. Harry G’s Deli (Rochester)
  11. Star Diner (Waterloo)
  12. Mother’s Cupboard (Syracuse)
  13. Moonwinks (Cuba)
  14. Mr. Theo’s Restaurant & Lounge (Rochester)
  15. Sprague’s Maple Farms (Portville)

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Family Restaurants Towpath Grille Fairport NY
Towpath Grille in Fairport
  1. Towpath Grill (Fairport)
  2. BC’s Chicken Coop (Webster)
  3. George’s Family Restaurant (Penfield)
  4. Nutcracker Family Restaurant (Webster)
  5. Artisan Coffeehouse (Scottsville)
  6. Nucci’s Italian Steak and Seafood
  7. Amaya Indian Cuisine
  8. Chen Garden
  9. Charlie’s Restaurant
  10. Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-In
  11. Original Candy Kitchen
  12. Empire Pizza
  13. Swan Street Diner (Buffalo)
  14. Chill & Grill (Palmyra)
  15. Cartwright’s Maple Tree Inn (Angelica, only open Feb-April)
Small Family Restaurants Kind Crepes Mendon
Kind Crepes in Mendon
  1. Kind Crepes (Mendon)

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Debi Bower

Born, raised and living life as a digital designer in Rochester, NY! I am also a day-tripper, writer & photographer, exploring the nooks and crannies that make our part of New York State so special.

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