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Buffalo-Rochester-Finger Lakes - where to stop for a bite...

redhead Jul 25, 2006 07:46 PM

Will be travelling from Toronto to the FingerLakes during the first week in August - likely via Buffalo and Rochester (I think ending up around Canandaigua area)...would love suggestions for some yummy travellin' food - nothing fancy, just fresh, tasty, slightly-bad-for-you-cause-you're-on-vacation...you know the grub of which I speak...any roadside diners? Mom and Pop places? We like all kinds of food, provided it tastes great...


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    jbird Jul 25, 2006 08:01 PM

    At your journey's end in Canandaigua is a wonderful little Mexican restaurant, El Rincon Mexicano. Even the rice and beans are fantastic. Spend an afternoon drinking beer and eating their green sauce.

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      bookgirl234 Jul 27, 2006 02:35 AM

      Ted's Hot Dogs on Sheridan Drive is always a good meal - chargrilled hot dogs, fresh curly Q fries. Anderson's Custard is right across the street for dessert. If you're interested in wings you can always go to the Anchor Bar downtown but that might be a little out of your way. Duff's is very close to the Millersport South exit off the 290 and they've got great wings. If you want more specific directions let me know.

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        Bnladiesfan Jul 28, 2006 07:17 PM

        Once in Canadaigua, you should definitely stop at the new Wine & Cultery Center on Main Street acros from MacGregors by the water. Another place that's not big on appearance, but EXCELLENT food is a little known place called Eric's Office. Again, it's right off the main street, but before you hit downtown. You will come to a traffic light with a TOPS store on the right-hand side...make a left and it's less than a minute down on the left-hand side. Enjoy!

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          redhead Jul 28, 2006 07:46 PM

          thanks for the advice so far..I am taking notes and getting hungry!! Eating always seems to be the high point of my vacations..and I'm a sucker for eating in the USA (going to Wegman's is always fun too!)

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            Bnladiesfan Jul 28, 2006 07:52 PM

            Then you'll be pleased to know that there is a Wegmann's in Canadaigua too...and I think it is a superstore!

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          ebina49 Aug 1, 2006 05:34 PM

          canadaigua - thendara inn has two restaurants with lake views. one is casual and directly on the water with typical burgers, wraps - not fancy but great for the view.

          if you exit in rochester on 490 near victor, there is a cafe called cole and parks with great coffee, sandwichs, and light meals. really yummy cookies.

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