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Barbeque & Cajun

Food & Drink > Barbeque & Cajun

Alex's Place
8322 Park Rd Batavia , NY 14020
585 344 2999;
Char-grilled favorites along with a blend of American steakhouse specialties and Italian classics.
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Arnett Cafe
332 Arnett Blvd. Rochester, NY
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Bad to the Bone Barbecue
5120 Route 104 Williamson, NY
Authentic pit-smoked barbecue -- chicken, pork, ribs and also fish dinners.
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BBQ Fred
610 North Greece Road Hilton, NY 14468
585 392 7839;
Pig roasts, clam bakes and steak roasts all year long.
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CJ's Southern Soul Restaurant
701 Lake Avenue Rochester , NY 14613
585 454 3885;
A variety of Southern foods and many traditional American dishes.
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Colby's Ice Cream and Bake Shop
7272 West Henrietta Road Rush, NY 14543
585 533 3525;
Ice cream, bakery and barbecue.
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Country Sweet Chicken and Ribs
1691 Mt. Hope Avenue Rochester, NY
Chicken wings and much more at affordable prices.
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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
99 Court St. Rochester, NY
Nationally acclaimed barbecue with award-winning food and sauces.
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Famous Dave's
200 Center Place Drive
Award-winning, slow-cooked ribs and more, to go or catered.
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Fett Svin BBQ
585 698 9283;
Specializes in corporate and event catering.

Good Smoke BBQ
326 W Commercial St East Rochester, NY 14445
585 203 1576;
Full service catering and vending firm run by modern barbecue experts.
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Holy Smokes BBQ Catering
124 Windmill Trail North Chili , NY 14624
585 230 0644;
Barbecue catering using mellow and sweet sauce.
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Jack'ss BBQ & Pizza
3055 Buffalo Road Rochester, NY 14624
585 247 0123;
Dine-in with American cuisine, barbeque, burgers and pizza.
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Kneel & Neal Southern Cuisine
777 South Plymouth Avenue Rochester, NY 14611
585 413 1943;
Southern cuisine from chicken wings to cornbread muffins.
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Mattie's Restaurant and Bakery
544 West Main Street Rochester, NY 14608
585 235 2282;
Authentic international recipes and comforting soul food.
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Maxie’s Supper Club and Oyster Bar
635 W. State St. Ithaca, NY
(607) 272-4136;
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New Orleans-style fish house and raw bar serving Southern comfort food, seafood and barbecue.
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Nola’s BBQ
4775 Lake Ave. Rochester, NY
A mix of Cajun and barbecue cuisine that caters to a family atmosphere, with music.
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Scratch Catering
585 944 9640;
Mobile food cart with affordable gourmet lunches near Strong Hospital, corner of Crittenden Blvd and Kendrick Rd.

Smokin' Joe's Bar & Grill
425 Lyell Avenue Rochester, NY 14606
585 647 1540;
Bar and grill with talented musicians.
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Steel River BBQ Bar & Grill
421 River St. Rochester, NY 14612
Barbecue, fish fry, with karaoke and DJ.
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Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint
830 Jefferson Road Henrietta, NY 14623
Barbecued ribs, chicken, brisket, sandwiches and more.
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Sticky Lips Pit BBQ
625 Culver Road Rochester, NY
Barbecued ribs, chicken, brisket, sandwiches and more.
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Taste of Texas Bar-B-Q
122 South Union Street Spencerport, NY 14559
585 352 4227;
Texas barbecue, brisket, pulled pork and more.
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Texas Blues BBQ
649 Monroe Avenue Rochester, NY
585 319 4436;
Ribs, brisket and more for takeout and delivery.
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The Arlington Dining Room
4 Main Street Hilton, NY 14468
585 392 2404;
A classic main street restaurant serving steaks, barbecue, fish fry, sandwiches and drinks.
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The Beale
689 South Ave. Rochester, NY
Specializing in authentic New Orleans cuisine and award-winning pit-smoked BBQ with full bar and classic rock & blues.
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The Beale
1930 Empire Blvd. Webster, NY 14580
Specializing in authentic New Orleans cuisine and award-winning pit-smoked BBQ with full bar and classic rock & blues.
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The French Quarter Cafe
176 South Goodman Street Rochester, NY 14607
585 413 1151;
New Orleans-style cafe with Creole and Cajun dishes.
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The Revelry
1290 University Aveue Rochester, NY 14607
585 451 0480;
Restaurant and bar with honest American cuisine that honors the low country of the South.
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Trinities Restaurant
36 West Main Street Rochester, NY 14614
585 319 4047;
Casual dining with traditional American, barbecue, Caribbean and soul food.
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Unkl Moe’s Bar-B-Que & Catering
493 West Ave. Rochester, NY
Healthy gourmet soul food, barbecue catering, delivery and dine-in.
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