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Mt Hope Diner

American, Diner
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1511 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-4247
+1 585-256-1939
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Washington, DC
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up in Rochester, and on a trip back, had been telling my family about the multitude of great diners. We hit up Mt. Hope for breakfast because I'd been there as a kid and it was near our hotel. It did not disappoint. Friendly staff, good food. Everyone liked what they ordered. One of my sons would have... More 

Thank LetsGoCapitals
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We stop in here when we are in the area for my dad's appointments. The food is good, staff is friendly. We never have to wait for a table or our food.

Thank Laurie B
Panama, New York
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My wife and I stopped in to have lunch away from the hospital. Excellent selection of food, and it was delicious. Service was good as well.

Thank Kevin H
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We went on Sunday of RIT's family weekend, kmowing that Jay's Diner would be mobbed. Mt. Hope is closer to U of R; Jay's is closer to RIT. We were a party of five but were asked to sit at a larger table so they could serve us sooner. (OK by me!) Our order was taken in a reasonable amount... More 

Thank jcl0519
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

but this was probably one of the worst lunches my husband and I have ever had. Many people around us were having breakfast, and that looked good. We each had a cup of their daily special soup, Manhattan clam chowder. Pretty sure it came out of a can....a sliver of a clam and tasted a bit tinny. Then we decided... More 

Thank carol2034
Rochester, New York
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

It's close to the U of R and one of the main drags. Food is not bad. and parking is beside it. Serves the usually diner fare.

Thank brodercf
SF Bay area
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160 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Adjacent to Collegetown and walking distance from Strong Memorial Hospital and University of Rochester, it is easy to miss this diner's small non-lit sign walking on Mt. Hope street. Walking in is like walking into a genuine eatery of the past, with tasty very inexpensive basic food prepared simply. Nothing remotely fancy or pretentious; just genuine simplicity. Breakfast served at... More 

Thank travelerSFBayarea
New York
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I took my family to this place on Sunday morning. It was busy, but there was plenty of empty tables. We were told to seat ourselves. we waited about 10 minutes before a server showed up with menus. We had a 5 year old with us and he was asking about when he was going to eat. 10 minutes later... More 

Thank br828NewYork
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

I always enjoy stopping at Mt Hope Diner they have friendly staff and great food. The place is always busy and regulars always go there. When I'm in the area I always stop!

Thank KimmyC37
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

The place was clean and service good, but eggs over easy came out raw and pancakes still doughy. When the food gets to the table within five minutes of placing the order, something is allways undercooked. Plenty of other options in the area.

Thank Mark L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1511 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-4247
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-256-1939

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