Everyone loves a deal, and these local restaurants offer great fare with specials and extras that will give you the biggest bang for your buck. So where should you go? Check out our picks.
It's been a long day -- your kids are hungry, you're tired, but everyone wants something good to eat. Preparing a home-cooked meal would be the best choice but it's often not the practical one. By the time everyone is fed and happy and kitchen clean-up is over, there's no time left in the day. Enjoying a nice meal together at a local restaurant sounds like the best option. Everyone loves a deal, and these local restaurants offer great fare with specials and extras that will give you the biggest bang for your buck. So where should you go? We've done some of the research for you; check out our picks in the Greater Rochester area.
aja Noodle Company
2602 Elmwood Ave., Brighton | 244-1052
42 Perinton Hills, Fairport | 377-7000
Aja noodle co. Takes the traditional Asian noodle house concept and brings it to a whole new level, providing a unique sampler of some of the best foods of Thailand, China, Japan, and Vietnam. The contemporary, Feng Sui-inspired design contributes to the atmosphere, making it a fun experience to get out and try something a little different. Plus, not all the dishes are spicy â€“ there are plenty of safe picks for the little ones.
Kids' menu options: Children's menu includes Asianfare as well as American food for picky eaters.
Specials: Every Tuesday night 1 free kids meal with each adults' entree (Dine in Only)
Buffalo Wild Wings
780 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY 14623 | 475-1240
1500 West Ridge Road, Greece | 865-4134
Buffalo Wild Wings serves up delicious chicken wings with a great atmosphere. With more than 15 sauce options for wings, you'll never get bored. Plus, there are tons of other tasty menu options like wraps and Buffalitos, sandwiches, burgers, and more, making this place a great go-to for family fun.
Kids' menu options: Kids 12 and under can try out items like boneless wings, chicken tenders or traditional wings (which are all served with their pick of sauce) as well as other kid-friendly options like burgers. Kids meals are served with fries and a drink.
Specials: On Wednesdays kids meals are only $1.99
Carmine's Family Restaurant
671 Maiden Lane, Rochester | 663-0050
Carmine's features Italian food, such as calzones, pasta, and pizza, as well as favorites like subs and burgers. Their main focus is the family aspect of the dining experience, so their specials are geared towards families. Also, they have their own bakery, which means freshbaked bread and rolls every day.
Kids' menu options: The "Kiddie Menu" for kids 12 and younger features ravioli, chicken nuggets, penne and more and includes a side plus a beverage.
Specials: Buy a Carmine™s Kids Club Card for an upfront, one-time fee of $0.99, and from that point on kids can buy anything they want off the Kiddie Menu for a 50% off savings. Also 50% off kiddie cones and free soda refills.
2450 Monroe Ave., Rochester 14618 | 473-4960
Looking for a fine diner experience for your friends, family or just to grab a quick bite? Well, look no further. Charbroil Family Restaurant offers our signature pancakes, fresh made soup and salad bar, famous turkey dinners, daily specials and, of course, what’s a diner without pie.
Kids Korner: For Children 10 years of age and under, please choose your favorite meal which includes milk, juice or pop. You may substitute, tater tots, apple sauce or fresh fruit for meals with French fries. Only if you are good, get a FREE scoop of ice cream when you finish your meal. Saturday Night Kids Eat Free! Kids 10 and under eat free from the Kids' Menu, with the purchase of a dinner. One free kid meal per dinner selection from either the regular dinner menu or evening specials. Can not be combined with senior discount or other discounts/coupons.
Various locations throughout Rochester area.
If you're looking for a great tasting, affordable breakfast, lunch or dinner, Denny's is the place to be. Customers looking for a great deal will be hard-pressed to find one better than the 2-4-6-8 value menu. Plus, a variety of locations throughout the Rochester area almost guarantees there won't be a long car ride.
Kids' menu options: The kids' menu features breakfast favorites like chocolate chip pancakes, Jr. Grand Slam, as well as lunch and dinner fare like garden salads and inside out grilled cheese. It also includes snacks like Goldfish crackers and apple dunkers for picky eaters.
Specials: Kids receive a free item off of the children's menu Tuesday, 4-10pm with a paying adult. (Check with your local Denny's ahead of time, days of offer may vary.)
1142 Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester | 271-4105
300 Paddy Creek Circle, Greece | 621-1620
3010 Winton Road South, Henrietta | 339-3010
10 Square Drive, Victor | 924-2337
Is your family looking for fun, sports, and entertainment? With a great, lively ambiance this place is perfect for your little sports fans. The menu boasts a variety of favorites including wings, burgers, pasta, and loaded-up sandwiches.
Kids' menu options: The "Little Leaguers" menu for kids 10 and younger features items like salads, pizza, quesadillas, boneless wings and chicken fingers. All meals come with a drink.
Specials: Tuesdays – Kids Eat for 99¢. One 99¢ kids meal per adult full priced entrée purchased for kids 10 and younger. Restrictions may apply.
Moe's Southwest Grill
1100 Jefferson Rd., Henrietta | 424-6637
3246 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford | 267-7880
1044 Ridge Road, Webster | 872-7800
170 Cobblestone Court, Victor | 425-3933
130 East Ave., Rochester | 413-0629
Moe's features traditional southwestern fare in the Tex-Mex style. Favorites include burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and nachos.
Kids™ menu options: The children's menu for kids 12 and under includes a kid-sized burrito, soft tacos, and quesadillas. Meals come with a beverage, cookie and free chips and salsa.
Specials: On Tuesdays, kids get a free item off of the children's menu with the purchase of an adult entree.
740 Jefferson Road | 475-1410
104 Greece Ridge Center Dr. | 333-7891
905 Holt Road | 872-2480
As well as being famous for their gigantic burgers, Red Robin works hard to kindle an atmosphere that makes dining fun for small children. Everything is brightly colored inside and the children's menu with games and the mascot "Red" keep kids entertained while they wait for their food.
Kids' menu options: The kids menu offers, of course, burgers but also other kid-friendly fare like the Carnival Dog, spaghetti, grilled cheese and bottomless beverages. Sign up for royalty program to get a free burger during your birthday month, and donate 1% of your purchases to a school of your choice.
134 Greece Ridge Center Drive, Rochester | 225-7180
T. C. Hooligan's was established in Greece in 1999 and quickly became a staple of the community. Serving up good food and fun, they offer everything from award-winning wings to salads, sandwiches, and grilled items.
Kids' menu options: All little hooligans meals come with a on Side small drink And french fries, apple sauce or vegetables!
671 Miracle Mile Drive, Rochester | 427-0460
1333 Fairport Road, Fairport | 377-8420
7979 Victor-Pittsford Road, Victor (Eastview Mall) | 425-4860
440 Greece Ridge Center Drive, Rochester | 227-2950
643 Pittsford-Victor Rd., Pittsford | 586-4920
2510 Ropchester Rd., Canandaigua | 393-9170
283 East Main St., Avon | 226-2420
2545 Monroe Ave., Rochester | 441-9620
Tom Wahl's is a small family owned diner known especially for its burgers made from real ground steak and handcrafted root beer. The toppings bar, ice cream bar, and accessible jukebox all add to the fun environment. This place is all about serving its customers â€“ their Fairport location even has a new drive-through for convenience. With its motto "Not fast foodâ€¦ good food served fast!" Tom Wahl's certainly earns its reputation.
Kids™ menu options: "Fun Meals" for kids include options like chicken tenders, burgers, and hot dogs. Meals come with fries and a drink.
Specials: Tom Wahl's coupons help to lower the already affordable prices.
Tully's Good Times
1225 Jefferson Rd., Henrietta | 272-8900
This sports-themed, casual dining restaurant proves to be an entertaining experience. There are over 70 Tvs, showing all sports, all the time, as well as a game room that features video games and billiard games. Tully's serves sandwiches, burgers, pasta, salads, and appetizers - perfect for combining the sports atmosphere with family dining.
Menu options: The "Little League" menu for kids 10 and under features pasta, burgers, chicken tenders, and more. They also have "Major League" options that include steak, meatloaf, and fried haddock.
Specials: Every Wednesday kids pay what they weigh until 8pm. Kids 10 and under pay "two pennies per pound" for their meal.
Uno’s Chicago Grill
7724 Victor-Pittsford Road, Victor | 223-6100
1000 Hylan Drive, Henrietta | 272-8667
931 Holt Road, Webster | 872-4760
Uno’s is a large restaurant chain that had its start in the bustling town of Chicago in 1943 when Ike Sewell opened a revolutionary deep dish pizza restaurant.Â Today, Uno’s is just as popular serving everything from their original deep dish pizzas to their very own Chicken Spinoccoli dish. Families will love the laid back atmosphere and customizable menu options made to fit the lifestyle of each respective family.
Kids’ Menu Options: Uno’s kids menu for ages 12 and under offers a wide variety of foods for even the most picky eaters including macaroni and cheese, tiny dinos chicken nuggets, and a make your own pizza option along with their choice of five sides.
Specials: Kids will eat free on Tuesday nights with the purchase of an adult entree.
Zebb's Deluxe Bar & Grill
1890 S. Clinton Ave, Brighton | 271-1440
Zebb's is a family restaurant that features American fare such as burgers, sandwiches, and barbecue as well as Mexican favorites like fajitas and quesadillas. Its motto "Eat Dessert First" is fitting, for the brownies, cookies, and other desserts are simply decadent. Kids are sure to have fun with the games and coloring available on the children's menu, trivia cards at the table, and small arcade.
Kids' menu options: Children's menu for kids 10 and under.
Specials: Kids up to 10 and under get a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree every Sunday.