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Location Phone Schallers2.jpgSchaller's at the Lake, 6-2008
559 Ridge Rd East, Irondequoit, NY 14621 [Directions] 585 544-2097
2747 West Henrietta Road, Brighton NY 14623 [Directions] 585 427-7810
965 Edgemere Dr, Greece, NY 14612 [Directions] 585 865-3319
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Schallers is a restaurant with operations in Brighton, Greece (near the lake), and Irondequoit. Kind of a cross between fast food and a diner, with a bit of a retro flair to top it all off.


  Schallers3.jpgBig Schaller's guy on the Roof, 6-2008 Schallers1.jpgSchaller's at the Lake, Sign, 6-2008


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2006-09-25 11:51:55   I've only been to the West Henr. road location—it's a bit on the BRIGHT side with the flourescent lights-otherwise food isn't bad at all —PeteB

2006-09-26 09:05:24   we've been to the Greece location just for ice cream at the attached dairy town... no complaints here! —JcPop

2006-09-26 10:53:52   Am I the only one frightened by the giant sketchy winking chef logo? Anyway, the food is fast and good, and they have a bunch of flavors of Italian ice! —RachelBlumenthal

2006-09-26 14:05:09   be sure to check out the greece location on monday nights. folks from all around come by to showcase their muscle cars in the parking lot. —MrPhil

2007-03-17 18:57:17   Greece location is the "real" location, right near beach. Burgers are great (though I like Tom Wahl's and Bill Gray's a bit better because they have more or better cheese) and onion rings are very good—not too thick, but not stringy—fries are so-so crinkles. Ice cream is AMAZING! And you can get SWIRL! YAY! —OutSider

2007-03-18 18:35:45   I love the place, after moving to the South East part of the city I go to the W. Henr location very often. My gf from out of town was kind of critical of the burger size. I guess you just have to be from the area to understand —JohnJoseph

2007-09-07 19:09:57   Grossest burger in Rochester. —MarcVera

2007-11-09 10:51:24   Best burger and Garbage Plate bar none!!! Not sure why they don't serve the plate at the lake. —BrianGarza

2008-07-25 16:59:43   Always a great burger in a very run down atmosphere. Hello 1968! Ive only eaten at the Edgemere Dr location, but never been disappointed. Long overdue for a complete interior overhaul. —MrRochester

2008-12-10 20:58:14   Their garbage plate will suffice in a pinch. —BatGuano

2009-09-09 13:15:06   Schallers has the best, I mean the best, burgers for the price in Rochester. Bill Grays...are you kidding? And Tom Wahls are fairly good, but not native to Rochester. Plus all the pickles you want. —NicRic

2010-04-19 14:16:59   Their tasty garbage plates are made with crinkle-cut fries instead of homefries. —AlexanderGartley

2010-09-26 19:10:05   This is the God of burgers! We live in FL and travel 1500 miles to get to Schaller's, our first stop upon arriving! We virtually inhale these burgers, cheeseburger with mustard, onion, hot sauce, and don't forget the homemade pickles! It's a mouthwatering experience! For those of you who think they aren't all that...try ANY burger place in FL, I guarantee you Shaller's is a thousand percent better :) —LaurieStrole

2011-11-21 15:30:09   This is a review I originally posted on Yelp, about the W. Henrietta Rd. location:

I can't believe that nobody local has done a review of this local landmark. I'd like to give it a 3.5 stars, but can't, so because other reviews were higher, I'll give it only 3.

Scallers started way back in the 50's, up by the lake, as a summer-only burger joint (which still exists, BTW), and by the late 50's, there was a second location on E. Ridge (which also still exists). Not much has changed through the years-it;s still mostly fried burgers and hots, the kind of place of which there used to be LOTS of back in the 60's, but of which most are now gone. There is probably nothing on the menu that is 'good' for you, but then, that wasn't the way people thought back then.

The Brighton location has only been open for 15 years, so it lacks some of the charm (and dirt...) of the 2 older locations. Still, the food is essentially the same. I would have to rate Schaller's hot sauce as better than Nick Tahou's (and much better than the poor version that Nick's in Henrietta serves), the fries are quite good, but the burgers themselves aren't quite as good as say Don's Original, or Tom Wahl's.

You do get a lot for your money, though (and a lot more than that Henrietta version of Nick Tahou's down the street gives you), but the decor (or lack thereof) leaves you cold-as do the hard seats. The pickles on the counter used to be a selling feature, but now only one vat sits at the ketchup station, and they just aren't as good as they were, say, 15 or 20 years ago. Still, what is any more?

If you're in Henrietta and you have a craving for a burger with 'the works', or a 'plate', Schaller's offers a better meal than the local Nick's does. Other than that, though, it's not really a big deal.