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Charlotte Tavern

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2 River St, Rochester, NY 14612-4714
+1 585-663-9649
09:00 - 21:00
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Greece, New York
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

My husband and I, along with another couple, decided to give this restaurant a try. We'd heard good things from a few others we know and were very impressed with the reviews. As some others have commented, the outside could use a bit of sprucing up....however, since we came for the food, it does not disappoint. The fish fry was... More 

Thank AMD8
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The Tavern is one of those places you drive by for years, then stop in some time and become a regular. They have food items for any palate. Service is always great, and they have a late night menu after the dining room shuts down. It's a great hangout for diffeent occasions. Halloween seems to attract a lot of folks... More 

Thank Dennis B
Rochester, New York
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Oh Charlotte Tavern, how I love your food. But please, for the sake of us diners, please fix your shabby exterior of the building and maybe update the decor inside just a tad? Our very first time we came to the Charlotte Tavern, we were giving it a try because of Groupon. From the outside, it always looked like a... More 

Thank Mary N
Hartland, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

First time visit here and new neighborhood! We all had fish and everyone was delighted with their dinner! Great portions! Fish that covered the platter! Service was wonderful and owner visited our table! Definitely returning!

Thank caroltJ9509JL
Rochester, New York
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Went here on a saturday night to eat for the first time and we were very impressed. I had a shrimp dish which was delicious and my wife had the haddock. Both meals were cooked perfectly, service was great, salads were fresh. Very good place to eat and we will definitely go back.

Thank Kurt T
Rochester, New York
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Super old neighborhood joint well known for home cooking and large portions. Today is Good Friday so we got there early and we're lucky to grab a seat at the bar. By 5:15 there was a line for a table! Husband got broiled haddock instead of the fish fry which is always superb. We had the mozzarella... More 

Thank Sgorie
Rochester, NY
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781 reviews
456 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

I like taverns that also serve food. Must be my Wisconsin heritage. And I like a good neighborhood joint but unfortunately the food here is just OK. A low wall divides the bar from the small dining area with about a dozen tables. It was crowded so a reservation is a must on a Saturday night. The staff is super... More 

Thank Fondue4two
Hilton, New York
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81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

This was a great experience. I found the food very good, with some different items than I had expected to see. The Service was excellent, as was the food. I would go back to try several items, other than what I had, which was good also.

Thank Mark G
Hilton, NY
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Charlotte Tavern is just that, a bar that serves food in a small, crowded dinning area. Please don't let that keep you away. They put out a super good fish fry?? Wonderfully light batter & perfectly done fish. I can't speak to the other menu items as I've only had the fish fry. It's probably the best one I've ever... More 

Thank djmes
Rochester, New York
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74 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

The Charlotte Tavern is not exactly the type of establishment that would attract you to stop just because of its attractive exterior. Just the same, the interior is friendly, warm, and a bit of a throwback to neighborhood taverns of yesteryear. A friend lives near the place so on his recommendation we stopped in for a brew and a fish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Italian, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 River St, Rochester, NY 14612-4714
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-663-9649

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?