It's never fun to see restaurants close, especially those family-owned "been in Rochester forever" restaurants. Sadly, we had a few of those this year. Here are the 5 restaurants that closed up shop in 2017. 

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    Mac's Cafe

    A staple in downtown Rochester for more than 60 years! The crew called it quits in early December.

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    Another incredible restaurant that had a nearly 40 year run wrapped up it's final season this fall.

  • 3

    China Star

    The downtown China Star was transformed into a new restaurant this summer. It's now a middle Eastern restaurant that people rave about.

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    Fortunately the family behind Zzest has decided to pursue a new restaurant in the Zzest location. They are currently hiring at the Hot Chip Burger joint before they open.

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    Dickey's BBQ

    After a short 2 year stint in the TJ Maxx Plaza, Dickey's was the second BBQ place in town to close up shop.

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