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Top 25 best takeout in Rochester

We are one year into the COVID-19 pandemic that forced many Rochester restaurants to move to a takeout-only model. We watched as Rochesterians rallied behind these eateries by ordering takeout and sharing their experiences – all from the comfort of home. Based on Yelp data, we’ve put together a list to acknowledge the hard work of ROC business owners, and shine a spotlight on the top 25 spots locals went for takeout in the past year.

METHODOLOGY: This is a list of the best restaurants in Rochester offering takeout over the past year according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the restaurants category with Yelp pages created after December 1, 2017, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews between March 1, 2020 and March 9, 2021. This list looked at businesses in Monroe County. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of March 24, 2021. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of March 24, 2021.


25 – Jines Restaurant, Park Avenue
24 – John’s Tex Mex, South Wedge
23 – Shema Sushi, East End
22 – Calabresella’s On Park, Park Avenue
21 – Merchants Wood Fired Pizza & Bistro, North Winton Village



20 – Pizza Wizard, South Wedge
19 – Morgan’s Cereal Bar, East End
18 – Sol Burrito, Monroe Avenue
17 – Marty’s On Park, Park Avenue
16 – As Evi Turkish Cuisine, Ridge Road



15 – Matilda Coffee House & Kitchen, Neighborhood of the Arts

14 – El Pilon Criollo, Clinton Avenue 
13 – The Gate House, Neighborhood of the Arts
12 – Kainos, Corn Hill
11 – The French Quarter, Center City



10 – ThaiYada Restaurant, East End
9 – The Mad Hatter, Park Avenue
8 – ROAM Cafe, Park Avenue
7 – Dogtown, Monroe Avenue
6 – Maru Sushi & Ramen Bar, Neighborhood of the Arts



5 – Fiorella, Public Market
4 – The Red Fern, Park Avenue
3 – Cedar Mediterranean Restaurant, Monroe Avenue
2 – Chortke,  Neighborhood of the Arts
1 – Old Pueblo Grill, Neighborhood of the Arts

See a full collection of featured businesses here!