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Eat great, even late A guide to local restaurants that serve food past midnight Round-up by JASON SILVERSTEIN

e’ve all been there. It’s almost midnight — or maybe around 1 a.m., or after 3 a.m. — and you’ve got a craving that can’t be kicked at home. Maybe you want a place where your friends, roommates, or co-workers can go grab an off-hours bite. Maybe you’ve worked up quite the appetite after having a little too much of your preferred, uh, substances. Or maybe you’re just seeking something a little more substantial than a bowl of Lucky Charms with milk that’s two days past the expiration date. You’re hankering for better options than whatever your fridge and cupboards can provide, but your favorite places have already closed, and you can’t even think of any not-sofavorite places that might still be open. Where are discerning Rochesterians supposed to drag themselves when hunger strikes after midnight? Every day of the week, and at every hour of the day, there’s somewhere in Rochester that can satisfy your postmidnight munchies. Whether you desire pizza and wings or burgers and fries, sandwiches from a pub or sushi from a hospital (yes, a hospital), your dream dish is waiting for you somewhere in the night in Rochester. Here’s a roundup of the places that can accommodate your after-hours appetite. Did we miss your favorite late-night haunt? Post it in the comments section of this article at

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Anglophiles and food fans are fond of the fish and chips at The Old Toad; the restaurant’s kitchen is open until 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. PHOTO BY MATT DETURCK

If you’re not willing to venture

outside, there’s always the easiest option: delivery. For Chinese food, you can count on the Yummy Garden location on 345 Meigs St. (288-2888,, which will plant all your stir-fried and sweetand-sour favorites at your doorstep until 2:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. For pizza — and wings, and mozzarella sticks, and all the other wonderful things that go with it — you’ve got your pick of places. The Mark’s Pizzeria location at 619 Monroe Ave. (256-

1040, delivers until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The 19th Ward’s Menezes Pizza (445 Chili Ave., 256-1040, rochesterpizza. com) will provide pies until 12:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, as will the South Wedge’s Little Venice Pizza (742 South Ave., 473-6710,, which specializes in NYC-style thin crust pizza. But Rochester has two reigning champions of late-night delivery. The first is the deceptively named Hong Kong House (985 S. Clinton Ave.,

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City Newspaper's annual guide to food and drink in the Rochester area