|249 Saratoga Ave, Rochester NY, 14608|
|CLOSED (as of November 2012)|
Al's Stand was a fast food joint located on Saratoga Ave near Edgerton Park. They offered seating inside, and had a window into the ice cream stand section of the operation for quick orders. They served your typical fast food fare to order (including a deliciously tender steak sandwich), and were locally famous at one point for their homemade lemon ice. Though their reputation has declined, possibly due to the obscure location, the quality remained in its final years.
The decor was aging, the walls were hung with vintage advertisements for various products, photos of Rochester's past, and photos of the stand's history. A focal point of the dining area was a huge hand-painted sign for their lemon ice. The folks were friendly and the food was good.
After 76 years in business, it closed its doors in November 2012.
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2010-05-16 06:41:18 I've only ever been here for lunch, but it's nice to grab a steak sub and eat there, then get a lemon ice and walk around the park for a bit while digesting. —AlexK
2012-11-21 18:46:49 A moment's silence, for the passing of a local institution.... —alex-c
2012-11-22 05:45:34 More info from Joe Lucchese from D & C http://www.democratandchronicle.com/videonetwork/1982145678001/Al-s-Last-Stand?source=nletter-top5&nclick_check=1 too bad they closed as I enjoy going there. —bonnev659
2013-07-14 17:28:36 Anyone know of a recipe for the Al's stand Hot Sauce. I can find everyone's from Schaller's to Tahou's but nothing for Al's Stand. —RickE