East Rochester Hots – Review

So this was one of the spots that made the top ten for me this past year. I wasn’t expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised by their plate. They’ve teamed up with the people from Crust Pizza Kitchen, so you may know them by that name. For the low price of $11.07 you can get their version of the plate.


I couldn’t find an inspection of ER hots; but I did find one for Crust Pizza Kitchen. The inspection I found was from 1/10/2020 where they had one non-critical violation. I would feel comfortable eating here again.

Meat (Cheeseburgers): 4

The burgers here were good. I also enjoyed the cheese that they used.

Meat Sauce: 5

The meat sauce here had a great kick to it. I really enjoyed it. The texture was also quite good.

Potato Side (Home fries): 4

These were the typical frozen home fries that you can find in most places. They cooked them well, but in my book they weren’t anything exceptional.

Mac Salad: 5

The noodles were al-dente, which was a welcome change. Sometimes places overcook the noodles and they get mushy which is not great. The mac salad was also seasoned well and had a good taste profile.

Bread: 5

I wasn’t expecting much from this bread, but it took me by surprise. It was some kind of Italian bread that had a good flavor to it. It wasn’t one of those bland ass rolls that you get in some places.

Portion Control/Composition:  4

The plate had a good synergy to it, but I felt there was too much mac salad at the end. There’s nothing worse than slogging through a mac salad to try to finish an otherwise excellent plate.

Overall Score: 4.5

For the money, this is one of the better “classic” style plates that you can get. It’s a no-frills, no-bullshit kind of plate that harkens back to a simpler time. It’s worth a stop if you’re ever in the area.

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