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Readers Poll Results

Best of Rochester 2014: Food & Drink 

NOTE: Runners up listed in alphabetical order

Best Pizza Slice

Mark's Pizzeria. Many area locations.

Runners up: Acme Bar & Pizza | The Pizza Stop | Pontillo's

Best Specialty Pizza

Napa Wood Fired Pizzeria. 573 South Clinton Avenue, 232-8558; 687 Moseley Road, Fairport, 223-5250;

Runners up: Cam's Pizzeria | Great Northern Pizza Kitchen | Tony D's

Best Gourmet Burger

The Gate House. 274 North Goodman Street, 473-2090,

Runners up: Blu Wolf Bistro | Good Luck Restaurant | TRATA

Best Barbecue

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. 99 Court Street, 325-7090,

Runners up: Good Smoke | Sticky Lips | Texas Bar-B-Q Joint

Best Hots Restaurant

click to enlarge Dogtown - FILE PHOTO
  • Dogtown

Dogtown. 691 Monroe Avenue, 271-6620,

Runners up: Fairport Hots | Henrietta Hots | Nick Tahou's

Best Wings

Jeremiah's Tavern. 1104 Monroe Avenue, 461-1313; 2200 Buffalo Road, North Gates, 247-0022;

Runners up: Distillery | Pontillo's | Windjammers

Best Bar Food

Distillery. Many area locations.

Runners up: Jeremiah's | Marshall Street Bar & Grill | Tap & Mallet

Best Fish Fry

click to enlarge Fish Fry at The Old Toad - PHOTO BY MATT DETURCK
  • Fish Fry at The Old Toad

The Old Toad. 277 Alexander Street, 232-2626,

Runners up: Bill Gray's | Captain Jim's Fish Market | Palmer's

Best Restaurant fora Rochester "Plate"

Nick Tahou's. 320 West Main Street, 436-0184,

Runners up: Dogtown | Henrietta Hots | Mark's Texas Hots

Best Breakfast Sandwich

Village Bakery and Café. 5 State Street, Pittsford, 203-1311; 145 Culver Road, 481-2884;

Runners up: Balsam Bagels | James Brown's Place | Scott's II

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  • Balsam Bagels

Best Bagel

Balsam Bagels. 288 North Winton Road, 482-5080,

Runners up: Bagel Land | Brownstein's Deli & Bakery | Wegmans

Best Desserts

Cheesy Eddie's. 602 South Avenue, 473-1300,

Runners up: Leo's Bakery and Deli | Phillips European Restaurant | Savoia Pastry Shoppe

click to enlarge Abbott's Frozen Custard - PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
  • Abbott's Frozen Custard

Best Ice Cream/FrozenCustard/Frozen Yogurt

Abbott's Frozen Custard. Many area locations.

Runners up: Hedonist Artisan Ice Cream | LuGia's | Pittsford Farms Dairy

Best Food Cart/Food Truck

Le Petit Poutine. @lepetitpoutine.

Runners up: Hello Arepa | Marty's Meats | Macarollin'

Best Mexican Restaurant

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  • Salena's

Salena's. 302 North Goodman Street, 256-5980,

Runners up: John's Tex-Mex | La Casa | Monte Alban

Best Italian Restaurant

Mr. Dominic's. 4699 Lake Avenue, 730-5444,

Runners up: Guido's Pasta Villa | Mario's | Osteria Rocco

Best Indian Restaurant

India House. 998 South Clinton Avenue, 461-0880,

Runners up: Amaya | Haveli | Tandoor of India | Thali of India

Best Mediterranean Restaurant

click to enlarge Aladdin's - FILE PHOTO
  • Aladdin's

Aladdin's. Many area locations.

Runners up: Sinbad's | Olive's Greek Taverna | Voula's Greek Sweets

Best Sushi

California Rollin'. 274 North Goodman Street, 271-8990; 1000 North River Street, 271-8920;

Runners up: Banzai | Plum House | Shiki

Best Asian Restaurant

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  • The King & I

The King & I. 1455 East Henrietta Road, 427-8090,

Runners up: Chen Garden | Flavors of Asia | Han Noodle Bar

Best Vegetarian/Vegan Options

Owl House. 75 Marshall Street, 360-2920,

Runners up: Aladdin's | Natural Oasis | Red Fern

Best Gluten-Free Options

Owl House. 75 Marshall Street, 360-2920,

Runners up: Ellie's Gluten Free Bakery | Get Caked | Red Fern

Best Restaurant for Delivery

Mark's Pizzeria. Many area locations.

Runners up: Pontillo's | Salvatore's | Sol Burrito

Best Buffet

Mario's. 2740 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford, 271-1111,

Runners up: China Buffet | Espada | Thali of India

Best Specialty Food Shop

Lori's Natural Foods. 900 Jefferson Road, Henrietta, 424-2323,

Runners up: Hedonist Artisan Chocolate | Little Bleu Cheese Shop | Rubino's Italian Food

Best Coffee Shop

click to enlarge Java's - PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
  • Java's

Java's Café. 16 Gibbs Street, 232-4820,

Runners up: Boulder Coffee Co. | Joe Bean Coffee Roasters | Pour Coffee Parlor

Best Barista

Meredith Feary (Starry Nites) 696 University Avenue, 271-2630,

Runners up: Tony Colon (Fuego) | Sapphire Courchaine (Joe Bean) | Frankie Katsampes (Boulder Coffee)

Best Outdoor Dining

Pelican's Nest. 566 River Street, 663-5910,

Runners up: Aladdin's | Pomodoro | TRATA

Best Cheap Eats

Dogtown. 691 Monroe Avenue, 271-6620,

Runners up: Aladdin's | John's Tex-Mex | Marshall Street

Best Upscale Restaurant

click to enlarge Good Luck - PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
  • Good Luck

Good Luck. 50 Anderson Avenue, 340-6161,

Runners up: Black & Blue | The Revelry | TRATA

Best New Restaurant

Blu Wolf Bistro. 657 Park Avenue, 270-4467,

Runners up: Furoshiki | Ox & Stone | Red Fern

Best Waitstaff

Jines. 658 Park Avenue, 461-1280,

Runners up: Good Luck | Owl House | The Revelry

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