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LDR Char Pit

4753 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY - (585) 865-0112
Order a rare grilled beef sandwich and the thin-cut slice will get cooked a mere thirty seconds on each side. One flip, no pressing, and it is placed on a soft round bun. The result is a seasoned, lean steak sandwich that is so tender that adding condiments would only downgrade the experience.
100% Approval Rating (13 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Steak Sandwich
Onion Rings and French Fries

Highlighted Reviews

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Stephen Rushmore - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Just North of Rochester, NY is one of the finest steak sandwich shops around. Named after the first initials of the founder's three children, the LDR Char Pit has been cutting and grinding its own beef since 1945. While most steak sandwiches serve you ultra-thin ..."   [Read More]
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Bill Port
February 02, 2011
"The LDR Char Pit is directly across the street from the largest public beach in the Rochester area. Without a map, it would be easy to imagine yourself in some seaside fishing town. So, of course, I had to go there in the middle of winter. Not too many people were ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

4753 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY
(585) 865-0112

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Like a backyard barbecue, the beautifully hatchmarked steak on the sandwich has the aroma and flavor of charcoal-grilling.
"Like a backyard barbecue, the beautifully hatchmarked steak on the sandwich has the aroma and flavor of charcoal-grilling."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle





This sandwich makes me want to plan frequent trips to Rochester.  This is the one 'don't miss' item while in town.
"This sandwich makes me want to plan frequent trips to Rochester. This is the one 'don't miss' item while in town."
Cliff Strutz


It is amazing how they are able to take this thin piece of meat and cook it perfectly rare.
"It is amazing how they are able to take this thin piece of meat and cook it perfectly rare."
Stephen Rushmore


This sandwich does not need any condiments to improve its tase.
"This sandwich does not need any condiments to improve its tase."
Stephen Rushmore


The grill master gives a rare steak sandwich about 30 seconds on each side.
"The grill master gives a rare steak sandwich about 30 seconds on each side."
Stephen Rushmore


We like the rings more than the fries.
"We like the rings more than the fries."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Be sure to order the steak sandwich
"Be sure to order the steak sandwich"
Stephen Rushmore


Those black vinyl booths are a blast from the past.
"Those black vinyl booths are a blast from the past."
Stephen Rushmore


They seemed to spruced up the interior in the last few years.  Luckily for Roadfooders, the food is still the same.
"They seemed to spruced up the interior in the last few years. Luckily for Roadfooders, the food is still the same."
Cliff Strutz


LDR has a nice help yourself condiment bar that includes pickles, onions, mustard, hot sauce, etc., but the steak sandwich needs nothing from here.
"LDR has a nice help yourself condiment bar that includes pickles, onions, mustard, hot sauce, etc., but the steak sandwich needs nothing from here. "
Cliff Strutz


On a nice summer day this parking lot is frequently filled.
"On a nice summer day this parking lot is frequently filled."
Stephen Rushmore



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