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Steve T's Hots & Potatoes

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2260 Lyell Ave, Rochester, NY 14606-5724 (Formerly Nick Tahou Hots II)
+1 585-429-6388
00:00 - 23:59
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Akron, Ohio
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Best experienced late at night, Steve T (Formerly a "Nick Tahou Hots" location) is a Rochester staple and serves one of the best plates out there. For the uninitiated, the standard plate is a layer of Home Fries and Macaroni salad, 2 cheeseburgers or Hot Dogs (No Buns), and topped with "Hot sauce" (A meat based chili sauce), Onions, and... More 

1 Thank Nathan M
Rochester, New York
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

To most Rochestarians, this is the place for the classic plate. If you dont feel like driving downtown for the first place a garbage plate was served, go here. It's the exact same product, started by the same family.

1 Thank roxyroxy70
Spencerport, ny
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245 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Stopped in for a quick bite and grabbed a hamburger with a side of onion rings. Enjoyed the hamburger with the Steve T hot sauce which which had a nice taste but thought the onion rings were just average. Still, the place is a good stop for someone who enjoys food off the grill (hots, hamburgers, fries, etc) and I... More 

Thank bill K
West Palm Beach, Florida
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped here twice on vacation to enjoy the garbage plates. They were great and the staff were the same. Had hots on my first plate. Cheeseburgers on my second plate.

Thank Dueltravelers
St. Petersburg, Florida
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96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

While in town you have to get a Garbage Plate and Steve Ts is one of the originals. It looks like a mess but it tastes delicious. Open 24 hours so a great place to come after a night of drinking.

Thank Shoeman727
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115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Awesome Rochester style Red Hots. Dogs were smothered in mustard onion and an awesome chili sauce. Will be a stop for me anytime I am in the rochester area

Thank HR218guy
Burlington, Vermont
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191 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Nick Tahoe was the original and this place has changed names but I think is similar owner. The garbage plate is what you're here for. Don't waste your time going to competitors this is the place to go for a real garbage plate. Cheeseburgers home fries and mac salad. Yum.

Thank Ehuntsch
Rochester, New York
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

You can't mess with an original... Or can you? I used to come here once or twice a week for years. The plates were the best and the staff knew how to deal with the rowdy bar crowd after 2am. Sometimes they even hired security on weekends. Then I moved away for a couple of years and when I came... More 

Thank Mikeywins21
New York City, New York
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188 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

It was everything I thought it would be. Got a cheeseburger with half fries, half mac and everything else. I couldn't be happier! Bring cash though, no credit cards.

Thank Songer5
Rochester, New York
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95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

gotta have a garbage plate when in Rochester and Stevie T's serves the original. Other items on menu are good too fast friendly service. Good food and time

Thank pappy335

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2260 Lyell Ave, Rochester, NY 14606-5724 (Formerly Nick Tahou Hots II)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-429-6388

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