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The Beale

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689 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2201
+1 585-271-4650
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11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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DUNKIRK
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

2 of the 4 shrimp poboy sand. were bad. the shrimp was tainted. Informed waitress gave them back to her. She took them in the kitchen and never came back with option to order something else or another fresh sandwich. Then informed us the owner/manager was not there and she could do nothing about the bad food or take them... More 

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Thank 47611Rosalind
Rochester, New York
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Have tried this neighborhood venue multiple times. Used to love it but it is not good, order was mixed up 2x.

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Thank Marilyn_Mi6
Rochester, New York
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

It's so disappointing to see how down-hill the food is at The Beale. It is a neighborhood staple, and a fun atmosphere. The bar and wait staff are super friendly and attentive, but the food is AWFUL. I have eaten here many times over the years, but the last time I ate there (last week), I could barely even stomach... More 

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Thank Lea K
Henrietta, New York
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

The Beale has changed hands in the past year and has gone through many tough times. Cook after cook has been in and out. There is finally stability there. The strength during this time and its strength now is the bartending staff. Thomas ahs been there since 1900 it seems and Steven and Jen are seasoned veterans. The food has... More 

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Thank _mike_fortuna
Rochester, New York
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Not having been here for a while, we looked forward to a New Orleans type of dinner. It started off great. Only three tables were occupied but we were early - around 5 pm. A friendly waitress brought us two well-made drinks. Perfect. My guy got his salad which was basically field greens with an Italian dressing. It was ok.... More 

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Thank Lillette
Rochester, New York
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

I have visited this place numerous times both for dine in and take-out. The food is very good, they have live bands I believe almost every weekend. During summer time they have outdoor sitting. Their menu is really nice with an extensive selection of Cajun cuisine (jambalaya, creole, catfish etc.) Yes, I would highly recommend it.

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Thank biker76
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146 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Restaurant/bar was pretty up beat w/ live music. The prices are very reasonable and both me and my wife enjoyed our meals. Service was good too! I had the shrimp and grits and can def recommend it. My only mistake was not trying the gumbo. Next time!! Cheers

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Thank Nevin H
Rochester, New York
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Eclectic vibe, tasty food and a laid back atmosphere!! Great bar with live music on the weekends. Separate dining room. A little taste of New Orleans in the city...food is def influenced by the south and New Orleans.

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Thank Chris C
Webster, New York
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Been to The Beale more than a dozen times and never tire of it. The food is N'awlins/Cajun and it's really, really good. Ribs, Gumbo, Jambalaya, Catfish, Etouffee and more. Live music 4 days a week. Bands are always really, really good. Customer service, including Tim, the owner, is great. Whether you're a party of 2 or 24 (as we... More 

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Thank Marc G
New York
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Fantastic staff/wait service, but average food. Began with mudbugs, fried pickles, and a cup of crab bisque. No complaints. The ribs, however, were a big disappointment. They arrived not hot, and did not taste fresh. I could be wrong but I couldn’t help but think they were cooked days ahead and were merely freshened with sauce. They were meaty, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 689 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2201
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-271-4650

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