Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Foods, Travel Channel) did an episode on The Mighty Erie Canal. The show featured Chesterfield Restaurant and Caruso’s Pastry Shoppe in Utica, and The Caboose in Lyons. After watching, I was inspired to find out what other amazing Rochester-area restaurants have been featured on the Food Network and Travel Channel.
This is a list of the ones we’ve uncovered so you can dine at restaurants and fairs that Zimmern, Bourdain, Fieri and others have enjoyed. Bon Appétit!
- Nick Tahou’s
- Simply Crepes (Canandaigua location featured)
- Sticky Lips
- The Caboose in Lyons
- Dinosaur BBQ (Syracuse location featured)
- Duffs Famous Wings (Buffalo location featured)
- Bill Gray’s (Buffalo location featured)
Rochester is often overlooked as a food destination, but we know better. We would love to see our list of Rochester locations grow. Wouldn’t it be great to see Nick Tahou Hots featured for the Garbage Plate instead of Bill Gray’s in Buffalo?
- Anchor Bar
- Lake Effect Diner
- Ted’s Hot Dogs
- La Nova
- Paula’s Donuts
- The Silo
- Blackthorn Restaurant
- Mulberry Italian Ristorante
- Grover’s Bar & Grill
- Ulrich’s Tavern
- Riverstone Grill
- Charlie the Butcher
- Erie County Fair
- National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival
- Heids of Liverpool
- Empire Brewing Co.
- Funk n Waffles
- Kitty Hoynes
- Byblos Mediterranean
- Eva’s European Sweets
- Mother’s Cupboard Diner and Fish Fry
- New York State Fair
More ideas for places to eat around Rochester
Rochester railfans are incredibly lucky that passionate preservationists before us saw the value in retaining structures we can still appreciate today.
Some of these food destinations are well-established, while others are quickly becoming favorites as Rochester’s culinary scene explodes.
Which Rochester restaurants would you like to see featured on the Food Network and Travel Channel?
Share your thoughts with us in the comments. Your insight and experience is invaluable!