Julia Hoyle


Atlas Bowl:  Eat, Drink Bowl!  Comfort pub food from around the world, full service bar plus 7 lanes of bowling. Fun for the whole family!  4pm - 11pm,  61 West Main St. Trumansburg  607-387-3191.

Aurora Inn: Waterfront dining in historic inn. All-American cuisine with nightly specials and tavern menu. Eat inside or out on our veranda overlooking Cayuga Lake. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 391 Main St., Aurora. (315) 364-8888.

The Antlers: 1159 Dryden Rd. (Rt. 366), 273-9725. Dinners served Su-Th 5-9:30pm, F & Sa 5-10pm. Nightly specials featuring seafood, steaks & unique house specials. Wed., Prime Rib; Thurs., live lobsters; Fri., fry-less fish fry. MC/Visa/AmEx.

The Bistro at LaTourelle: 1150 Danby Rd. Ithaca, 273-2734.  Breakfast daily 7:30 to 10:30am, Lunch Monday thru Saturday 11am to 2pm, Sunday Brunch served 11am to 2pm. 

Blue Pointe Grill: 16  North Franklin St.  Watkins Glen, 535-6116, Serving Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner.  Lakeside view, Fine Cuisine.  M-Sa 6:30am-10pm Su 7am-10pm. Reservations Appreciated.

The Boat Yard Grill:  525 Taughannock Blvd. 256-2628. Featuring steaks, fresh seafood, salads and sandwiches.  Dine inside or out on our deck.  Live entertainment Fridays.  Docking for boats of any size. Open 7 days for dinner.  Lunches served Fri-Sat-Sun 11:30-4pm; Sun Brunch 11:30-2pm.  Call ahead seating. 

Community Restaurant: 10 Main St., Cortland, NY 607-756-5441. Steak, Seafood, Greek & Italian Specialties. Oldest Restaurant, established 1930 

Crystal Lake Café: Located at Americana Vineyards & Winery, 4367 E. Covert Rd., Interlaken, NY 14847.  Specializing in gourmet sandwiches, paninis, soups and desserts.  Take it to go call for hours 607- 387-6804.

Derek’s Restaurant and BBQ Call for hours 3631 Tichenor Rd. Hector New York 607-546-4294 Breakfast and real deal BBQ.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: 160 Clinton Ave, Cortland (Near Exit 11 off Route 81) 607-222-8000. Choice of seven slow cooked meats pulled pork, beef brisket, turkey breast, honey ham, spicy cheddar and polish sausage, homestyle sides. Plates, Sandwiches, Family

The Dock: 415 Taghannock Blvd. Ithaca’s premiere live music venue, located at the foot of Cayuga Lake. Kitchen and bar open daily, Late Brunch served on the weekends, and Happy Hour served 4–7 PM weekdays.

Dryden Hotel: 42 W. Main St., Dryden, (607) 844-8293. Open Sun. 7 a.m.-midnight; Mon. - Sat. 6 a.m. - 1 a.m. Classic pub menu.

Fat Jack’s BBQ:  344 Elmira Rd, Ithaca, 607-319-0920.  Open 7 days a week. Ribs, pulled pork, burnt ends, chicken, burgers, and Sam’iches. 

Gateway BBQ Kitchen: 301 E. State St. Ithaca’s BEST Beef Brisket and Barbeque. Located in the Gateway Plaza downtown. Opens at 11 am Tuesday–Sunday!

Ginny Lee at Wagner Vineyards: 9322 State Route 414, Lodi NY (14 miles north of Watkins Glen)  Vista overlooking Seneca Lake. Menus designed to compliment and enhance medal-winning wines and craft beers. Starters, soups, salads, deli and hot sandwiches, personal pizzas. Open Daily 11am - 4pm May - October. Call for seasonal hours Nov-April. Reservations appreciated 607-582-6574.

Heights Restaurant and H Bar: 903 Hanshaw Rd. (Community Corners), 257-4144. Hours: lunch M-Fr 11:30am-2:30pm, dinner M-Th 5-9pm, Fr-Sa, 5-10pm. American with Mediterranean flair. Charcoal grilled steak and seafood, pasta, pizza.

Hollywood Restaurant: 27 Groton Ave., Cortland. 753-3242. Open 7 days a week, 11:30am-10pm Sunday noon-9pm. Italian-American cuisine. Casual atmosphere, 1940s decor. VISA/MC/AmEx accepted.

Jack’s Grill: 120 Dryden Road, Ithaca (Collegetown) M-F 8am-2am Sat & Sun 8am-3am 256-5225

Knapp Vineyard Restaurant: Open seasonally April to October, weekends in November. 869-9271 On the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. 

Lakeside Restaurant: West Lake Rd., Rt. 54A, 8 mi. north of Hammondsport, 868-3636. Lunches through October 1st Sat - Sun 11 am - 4 pm. Dinners Wed -Fri 5pm-9pm, Sat & sun 5 pm - 10 pm. 

Louie’s Lunch:  Located on Cornell Campus, 500 Thurston Ave., Ithaca. 257-4649.  All-American food.  Open daily:  11am-3am.

Luna Inspired Street Food, 310 Stewart Ave. 256-5862; 713 N. Aurora St. 269-6139.  A brick and mortar, quick service restaurant inspired by street vendors, carts and trucks from across the country and the globe.

Max’s Grill & Sports Bar: 222 S. Cayuga St. 607-272-1000. Featuring homemade food and specials at the bar everyday 4-11, large drink menu. 

Monks on the Commons: 120 Aurora St, 272-2222. Open Sun-Thurs, 6:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat, 6:30am-1am. Our menu is crafted by our in-house chefs to bring you tastes unlike anything else you’ll find in the Finger Lakes Region. We offer down home cooking prepared with love, elevated by our home grown ingredients and delivered with style. Visit us to experience soulful food & sinful cocktails. 

Northstar House: Local cuisine with style.  202 East Falls Street; Ithaca, NY (607)216-8580; Hours: Mon 7-11pm Tues-Thurs & Sun 4-11pm Fri-Sat 4-12am.

Pokeland, 308 E. Seneca Street, 379-6244; 206B Dryden Road.  At Pokeland, we are committed to use only the freshest sustainable, highest-quality sourced fish in our poke bowls.  Our modern and unique twist on poke highlights prime cuts so we purposely do not pre-marinate, and we build your bowl to order.  There are endless combinations of bases, sauces, and toppings for you to customize and enjoy.

Open Sun-Thurs, 9am-11pm, Fri-Sat, 9am-11:30pm.

The Rook: 404 W. State St. Delicious food. Smart drinks. Casual Atmosphere. Excellent Company. Open Tus-Sat, 5pm–12am.

The Rose: Triphammer Mall, 257-5542. Hours: Lunch, M-Sa. 11:30-4pm, Dinner, M-Th 4-10pm; F-Sa 4-11pm. Burgers, fajitas, pasta, steaks, seafood. Casual dining, eclectic decor. Bar till 1am. 

Royal Court Restaurant: 529 S. Meadow St., 273-3022. Hours: T-F 7am-9pm, Sat 5-9pm. Happy hour 4-6pm. Steaks, seafood, fish fry Fridays, slow roasted prime rib Saturdays. 

Rulloff’s: 411 College Ave., 277-1700. Hours: Lunch, M-Fri, 11:30am-3pm, Dinner M-Sun, 4pm-10pm, Bruch Sat&Sun 10am-3pm. Bar open to late nigh service. Rulloff’s offers a variatey of new American inspired cuisine and craft beverages. 

Stella’s Barn- Country Comfort Restaurant: 564-9031; 1346 Elmira Rd. (Rt. 13) Newfield, NY; Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-9pm. Tack Room Lounge serving Spirits Wine & Brew. Country comfort dining at its finest.

Uncle Louie’s Backyard: 294 Tompkins St., Cortland. 607-758-3062. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Waffle Frolic: 146 E. State St., The Commons.  Offering  fair trade coffee. Full espresso bar, breakfast, sandwiches, and entrees all day. Vegan and gluten-free options available.

Wegmans Market Café: 500 S. Meadow St., Ithaca, 277-5800. Wings of life, salads, subs/sandwiches, cappuccino, pizza, sushi bar, Chinese Wokery and hot vegetarian buffet, hand carved sandwiches. Eat in or take out.

Wings-Over-Ithaca: 121 Dryden Rd., Ithaca, 319-4664. Over 20 kinds of wings, boneless wings, ribs, 1/3 lb. burgers. Major credit cards accepted. Free delivery.


Ithaca Bakery 400 N Meadow St, Ithaca, (607) 273-7110 Great artisan bread, fresh salads, soups, creative sandwiches, coffee, delectable pastries, international cheeses & entrées.

Wide-Awake Bakery 4361 Buck Hill Rd S, Trumansburg, (607) 387-9970 Makes many varieties of BREAD, PASTA, GRANOLA, PASTRIES, and COOKIES from scratch using local and organic ingredients. Available Sunday’s at the Ithaca Farmers Market, Wednesdays at the Trumansburg Market, as well as the Crust Fund bread CSA

Brew Pubs

Bandwagon Brew Pub: 114 N. Cayuga St. Clinton Hall (607)319-0699; Casual Dining. Mon-Thur 5pm-1am, Fri, Sat, Sun 12pm-1am.  Local food paired with local beer. 

Nickel’s Pit BBQ Open 7 Days 607.210.4227   205-207 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY Authentic American BBQ. Featuring award winning  Rooster Fish craft ales

Red’s Place: 107 N Aurora St., Ithaca. 319-4468. A dining pub. Serving food Sun-Thurs 11:30am-10pm. Fri and Sat 11:30am-12:00am. Craft beers and a gastropub menu. 

The Scale House Brewery and Pub: Live music Friday and Saturday Nights.  Live Jazz every Sunday 6-8pm. Open 11am-11pm.  23 Cinema Drive, Small Mall,  Ithaca, NY 14850 257-2757


Crooked Rooster Brew Pub: 301 N. Franklin St. Watkins Glen, NY 14891 (607) 535-9797. “Home of Roosterfish Brewing Co.”.

Grist Iron Brewing: 4880 NYS 414 Burdett 607-882-BREW. Small plates, Grinders, Hand Tossed Pizzas. Fresh and in-season ingredients are used from local sustainable sources whenever  possible. Serving our craft beer and regional crafts brews and an assortment of Seneca wines. 

Ithaca Beer Taproom W-Sun 12pm-9pm 122 Ithaca Beer Drive 607-273-0766 locally sourced cuisine, wood fired pizza, burgers, soups, sandwiches, award winning micro brew.

Starkey’s Lookout: 5428 State Route 414, Dundee New York  607-678-4043.Open 7 days, call for Hrs.  Tapas paired with G.C. Starkey micro brews and Seneca Hayes, Twisted Screw wines

Two Goats Brewing: 5027 Route 414  Burdett, (607) 546-2337. Mon, Tues, Thurs 12 PM-10 PM, Fri-Sat 12 PM-12 AM. Wed. closed. Live music.

Cafés / bistros

Berta’s Cafe Wed-Sun 7am-2pm 3825 Main Street, Burdett  607-546-7770 Breakfast and Lunch 

Café DeWitt: DeWitt Mall, 273-3473. Hours: M-Sa, 8:30am-2:30pm, Sat & Su brunch 10am-2pm. Fresh salads, sandwiches, daily specials. Casual atmosphere, take-out available. Breakfast and lunch only.

Carriage House Café: 305 Stewart Ave., Ithaca, 645-0152. Fresh, Seasonal menu featuring handmade breads and fresh baked pastries. Espresso and loose-leaf tea bar.

Collegetown Bagels (3 locations): 415 College Ave., 273-0982; 203 N. Aurora St., 273-2848; East Hill Plaza 273-1036. Hours: Collegetown M-Su 6:30am-2am. Downtown M-Sun 6:30am-8pm; East Hill: M-Fri 6am-6pm, Sat 6:30am-6pm; Sun 7am-5pm. Made fresh daily: Many varieties of bagels; sandwiches. At College Avenue location, beer and wine, patio seating; salad bar at Aurora Street.

Coltivare: 235 South Cayuga St. Ithaca, NY, 607 882 2333. Unique farm to bistro restaurant. Local ingredients prepared creatively. Extensive selection of regional beverages. Open Sun-Tus, 5pm-9pm, Wed-Sat, 5pm-10pm, Late night Fri & Sat, 10pm-12 am, Brunch Sat & Sun,10am-2pm. Closed Mondays.

Creekside Café: 4 W. Main St., Trumansburg. (607) 342-8145. Wed.-Sat. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Breakfast served until noon, lunch, and a Sunday brunch.  

Gimme! Coffee:  (1) 430 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca. 277-8393.  (2) 506 W. State St., Ithaca. 273-0111. Open from 7am-9pm daily. (3) 7 East Main Street, Trumasburg, 387-3960. Hours 7 am-7 pm daily.

Hazelnut Kitchen: 53 E. Main St, Trumansburg. 607-387-4433.  Open Thurs-Mon for dinner only.  Local farm-driven American bistro highlighting the region’s finest ingredients.  Nightly specials and dynamic wine list.  

Ithaca Coffee Company: Variety of local goods and gifts. Local Gift Baskets and artinasal cheese selection at Triphammer location, homebrewing supplies at Gateway. House roasted coffee packaged or bulk, espresso bar and cafe with food. Taverns with craft beer selection on tap and bottled to carry out. Triphammer Marketplace 257-2626; Gateway 311 E. Green St. 273-7800. Open 7 days/week.

Mix: 205 Elmira Road, Ithaca. (607) 319-4248. Tues. - Sun. 5 p.m. - 1 a.m. Closed Mon. Eclectic “multi-ethnic” menu, includes Asian, Italian, continental, and seafood dishes.

Simeon’s on the Commons:  224 E. State St. Ithaca. (607) 272-2212.  Tues. - Thurs. 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Fri. - Sat. 5 p.m. - 1 a.m. Sun. 5 p.m. - 11 a.m. Large and small plates of meat and seafood. Oyster raw bar. 

The Shop:  312 E. Seneca St. Ithaca, NY; 273-5028 Serving coffee, espresso, and tea.  Live music, free internet! 

Stonecat Café:  5315 Route 414, Hector NY 14841. 607-546-5000.Organic, Regional Cuisine. Open W-Su, April-Nov. Serving Lunch 12-3, Dinner 5-9 . Live Jazz Brunch on Sundays  from 10:30-3. Reservations highly recommended

Thirsty Owl Bistro: 6799 Elm Beach Rd., off Rt. 89-20 min. north of Ithaca, 20 min. south of Seneca Falls, 607-869-5805. Bistro menu includes lighter fare, seasonal specials and desserts. View of Cayuga Lake. Open seasonally.

Ventosa Vineyards Café: 3440 Rte. 96A, Geneva, NY. 315-719-0000. Hours: 11-5pm; Wed live music and food until 9pm. Open year round-extended summer hours. Serving lunch daily in a beautiful Tuscan setting overlooking vineyards and Seneca Lake. 

Village Tavern Restaurant & Inn: On the Village Square, Hammondsport, 569-2528. Open seven days: 11:30am-3pm (lunch), 3-4:30pm (bistro menu), 5pm-9:30pm (dinner); F & Sa dinners till 10:30pm. Extensive Finger Lakes wine list. Wine Spectator Award.


Dano’s Heuriger on Seneca: 9564 Rte 414 south Lodi, N.Y. 582-7555. European dining, overlooking Seneca Lake. Casual atmosphere. Seasonal menu with vegetarian offerings. Homemade Viennese desserts. Featuring Finger Lakes wines and beer. *Call ahead for Season Hours

Just a Taste Wine & Tapas Bar: 116 N. Aurora St., 277-WINE. 50 wines available by the glass; 30 international beers. International menu of tapas, salads, entrées, and homemade desserts. Outdoor dining.  All major credit cards. Dinner only.

Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine: 9013 Route 414, Lodi, NY 607-582-7545. Country Elegant Dining in a 1903 farmhouse overlooking Seneca Lake.  Open for dinner and for special group celebrations. 2008 Wine Spectator Award and a Frommer’s Top Ten Restaurant in NY State.

Veraisons Restaurant at The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars: 5435 Rt. 14, Dundee, NY 14837. 1-800-243-5513. Open year round. Fine dining served with award winning wines in a relaxed atmosphere, overlooking beautiful Seneca Lake.


Captain Bill’s Seneca Lake Cruises: Watkins Glen, NY, 535-4541. 135-passenger dining vessel sailing for lunch, dinner and cocktail cruises. 50-passenger sightseeing cruises hourly. April through October.  


DiBella’s Subs, 222 Elmira Road.  264-2432.  10-10 seven days.  Classic American Subs served with classic American substance.  It’s who we are.  It’s what we do.

Gorgers Subs: 116 w. State Ithaca 319 5046 Mon-Sat 11-9

Good to Go!: Trumansburg Market 21 E Main Trumansburg 387-8646 Open Mon-Fri 7-7, Sat. 9- Natural goods grocery & deli. Homemade soup & sandwiches. Breakfast al day. Eat in or take-out.

Ithaca Bakery: Built on fresh ingredients: sandwiches, homemade entrees and salads, artisan breads and bagels, pastries, cheeses, fair-trade coffee. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Grab & Go Platters. Local delivery available. Two Ithaca Locations: 400 N. Meadow St. 607-273-7110 Sun-Thu 6am-8pm, Sat 6am-9pm. Triphammer Marketplace 2255 N. Triphammer Rd 607-257-2255 Mon-Sat 6:30am-7:30pm, Sun 7am-6pm.

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shop: 122 N. Aurora St 607.645.0075. Fast delivery until 3:10am. Catering. 

Shortstop Deli: 204 W. Seneca St., 273-1030. Hours: open 24 hours every day. Grocery/Deli—custom-made sandwiches, subs; low carb, no carb options. Homemade baked bread, seven variety of soup & chili, made fresh every day. Ice cream. 


Classic Chef’s: State Route 14, 1 mile south of Watkins Glen State Park between Watkins Glen and Montou Falls. Open 7 Days. Home cooked meals. Breakfast All Day! Area’s largest menu. We look forward to serving you.

Freddy’s Place: Newfield’s Main St. Diner.  206 Main St., Newfield NY, 607-564-9050.  Mon-Fri 6am-1pm. Sat & Sun 6am-2pm. Full breakfast, hamburgers, home made soup.

Lincoln Street Diner: 309 E. Lincoln St., Ithaca. 216-1616. M-F 6am-2pm, Sat.: 7am-1pm, closed Sun. 

Queen Diner: 48 North St., Dryden, (607) 844-5060. Mon. - Sat. 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.; Sun. 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

State Diner: 428 W. State St., 272-6189. Greek specialties, breakfast anytime. Friendly atmosphere.



Asia Cuisine: 126 N. Aurora St. 256-8818, Brunch 11:30-2:30 M-Fri. Dinner 2:30-11pm Mon-Sat; Sun 12-10. Korean & Japanese Lunch specials.

Asian Noodle House: 204 Dryden Rd., Ithaca. 607-272-9106. Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am-9pm. Serving Asian noodles and cuisine with unwavering commitment to flavor!

Capital Corner: 140 W. State St., Ithaca, NY. 272-7350 Original Chinese food; Open 7 Days a week; Mon-Th 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11:30pm Sun 12noon-11:30pm Eat In • Take out • Free Delivery

Jade Garden: 108 S. Meadow St. 272-8880. Mon-Sat 11am-10:30pm. Lunch buffet, dinner buffet. Eat in, deliver, or take out. Szechuan, Hunan and Cantonese style food. Major credit cards accepted.

Ling Ling: 222 Elmira Rd. Closed Sunday, Ithaca Shopping Plaza 272-0718; and Ling Ling Gardens at East Hill Plaza, 273-1668. Hours: M-Th 11am-10pm, Fri & Sa 11am-11pm, Su noon-10pm. Take-out and Eat-In Chinese restaurant. Szechwan, Hunan and Cantonese. Serving beer & wine. 

Madeline’s: Corner of N. Aurora and E. State, The Commons, 277-2253. Open for dinner 7 days, starting 5pm. Seasonal patio dining, premium wines & spirits. “East meets West” cuisine. Gourmet desserts made in-house. Major credit cards accepted. Reservations recommended. 

Main Moon Chinese Buffet: 401 Elmira Rd., Butter milk Falls Plaza, 277-3399. Hours: Su-Th 11:30am-9:30pm; F-Sa 11:30am-10:30pm. Buffet table, 180 items that change daily.  Carry-out. VISA, MC, Discover, AmEx. Serving Chinese/AmericanCuisine. 

Mia Tapas Bar and Restaurant: 130 E. State St. Ithaca. 607-277-2000. Sophisticated and budget-conscious bistro offering Asian-inspired tapas. Extensive vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free menu. 

Saigon Kitchen: 5264 State St., Ithaca, 257-8881. Fresh pho, great rice and noodle dishes with grilled meats. Tues-Sun 11:30am-9:30pm.

Spicy Asian: 335 Elmira Road Ithaca 277 7017. Tues-Thurs 11- 10; Fri-Sat 11- 11; Sun 12-10

Spring Buffet: 106 Fairground Memorial Pkway (across from Lowe’s), Ithaca. Open 7 Days . Largest Asian Buffet in Ithaca. Most Delicious, Authentic Chinese, American, Japanese Cuisine and Hibachi Grill.

Sticky Rice: 401 State St. Gateway Plaza Sun.-Wed. 5-9pm; Th 5-9:30 pm; Fri.-Sat. 5-10pm

Sumo Japanese Hibachi and Sushi: N. Triphammer Road, Next to TJ Max:. 607-257-5555. Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-10pm  Fri/Sat 11:30am-11pm  Sun 12:30pm-9:30pm. Bar area, dining room seating, sushi bar, private & open  hibachi rooms. Accept reservations for any party events, birthday, wedding, graduation, anniversary.

Tamarind: 503 N. Meadow St., Ithaca.  277-2220. Open for lunch Tues-Fri, 11:30am-3pm; dinner 5-10pm. Open all day Saturday and Sunday, 11:30am-10pm. Closed Monday. Exotic Thai and other Asiatic cookery. Specialties Pineapple Fried Rice, Pad Thai, Jasamine Rice & Other Thai Foods. 

Taste of Thai: 216 The Commons, Ithaca.  256-5487. Open every day Lunch 11:30-2:30, dinner 5-10. Authentic Thai food at a family owned restaurant. Dine In, Take Out, Catering. Dinner Sat. & Sun. 11:30am-10:00pm.

Taste of Thai Express: 209 S. Meadow St., Ithaca, 272-8424. Delivery available. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Eat-in or take-out.

Tokyo Hibachi, Sushi & Asian Bistro.: 722 S. Meadow St. Suite # 800, Ithaca. 277-8888. Japanese inspired hibachi, sushi with full bar, party rooms.

Vietnam Restaurant: 208 Dryden Rd., College town, 273-5030. Open daily 11:30am-10pm, F-Sa 11:30am-10:30pm. Homemade soups, salads, and Vietnamese specialties.


Hawi Ethiopian Cuisine: 113 S. Cayuga Street. 607-277-4294. Hours: Tues-Sun 12pm-10pm. Closed Monday. Freshly prepared Ethiopian food created from scratch. We take reservations after 4pm.


Cafe Cent-Dix: 110 N. Aurora St., around the corner from Ithaca Commons. French Bistro cuisine, soups and plats dujour, vegetarian dishes, French wines. Chef and family owned. Open Tue-Sun 5:30-10pm. 607-319-0750.


Souvlaki House: 315 Eddy St., 273-1650. Hours: Su-Th, 11am-11pm; F & Sa, 11am-midnight. Italian and Greek cuisine, pizza. Friendly atmosphere.


Diamonds: 106 W. Green St., 272-4508. Open 7 days a week: M-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, Sat-Sun noon-3pm; Lunch buffet, Sun.-Sat. 5-10. Large selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.  Tandoori specialties. Catering, carryout.

Mehak Cuisine: 410 Eddy St. Ithaca. 256-3425. Open 7 days a week.  Lunch Buffet 11:30am-3pm. Dinner Mon-Sat 5pm-10:30pm. Sun 5pm-9:30pm

Sangam Indian Cuisine: Serving the community since 1983. 424 Eddy St., Collegetown, 273-1006. Downtown: 277-6716. Lunch and dinner. Center Ithaca on The Commons, 277-6716. Open Mon-Wed 11am-6pm, Thurs-Fri 11am-8pm, Sat 11am-6pm, Sun noon-5pm. Indian cuisine, vegan, no dairy food, lunch and dinner menus, daily lunch buffet, beer, wine. Major credit cards accepted. 


Ciao!: Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta.  2 Hickory Hollow Lane, Ithaca.  257-2233. Casual Fine Dining.  Serving Lunch daily 11:30-4pm.  Dinner beginning at 4pm. Italian food with an Authentic Tuscan Flare.

Gola Osteria: 115 S. Quarry Street. 607-273-0333. Hours: wed-Sat 5pm-11pm Sun 5pm-9pm. Mon and Tues closed. Fine Italian dining utilizing the bounty of the Finger Lakes.

Italian Carryout: 1070 Danby Rd. 256-1111. Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fresh baked goods, complete pasta/pizza/subs/salads. Dine in, carry out, free delivery. MC/VISA. 

Jerlando’s Ristorante & Pizzeria: 400 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, (607) 535-4254

Joe’s Restaurant: 602 W. Buffalo St. Ithaca, NY 256-3463. Serving authentic Italian dishes plus American favorites in a casual setting. Open 7 days a week. Lunch Wed.-Sat. 11:30-3:00, Sun 12-3; Dinner Mon.-Tu. 5-9, Wed-Thu. 5-9:30, Fri. & Sat. 3-10, Sun 3-9.  

Little Venice Ristorante: 49 E. Main. Trumansburg. 387-7044. Hours: 11am-1am. Pizza, wings, subs, steaks, seafood, Italian specialties, Dine-In, Carry-Out, delivery, full service bar.

Mercato Bar & Kitchen: 108 N. Aurora St., Around the corner from Ithaca Commons. Italian inspired cuisine with fresh seasonal flavors. Exceptional wines and crafted cocktails. Chef and family owned. Open for Dinner Mon-Sat 5:30-10pm. 607-319-5171

Montage Italian Grill: at Glen Motor Inn: Rt. 14, 1 mile north of Watkins Glen, 535-2706. Open May through October, serving lunch & dinner. Panoramic lake views, indoor and outdoor dining. Italian Classics and American Favorites. Visa/MC/AmEx. Lunch 11:30-3:30 Dinner 4:00- 9:00

Union Block Italian Bistro: 33 Shether St., Hammondsport, (607) 246-4065. 4 p.m. to close. Antipasti, pizza, pasta, fish and meat dishes. Separate bar menu.

ZaZa’s Cucina: 622 Cascadilla St., 273-9292. Northern Italian cuisine featuring fresh pasta, gluten-free gnocchi, traditional favorites and an unmatched wine and cocktail list. 


Loco Cantina, 308 Stewart Ave. 273-5626.  Bar & grill offering pub apps.  Mexican specialties and margaritas.

Moe’s Southwest Grill: 324  Elmira Rd., Ithaca 277-6637 Catering available. 

Old Mexico Restaurant & Cantina: 357 Elmira Road. 607-379-6176. Full Mexican restaurant experience with authentic Mexican food.

That Burrito Place: 319 College Ave. Ithaca (Collegetown) 319-0661. The Burrito 1,290,240 custom combinations. Cater your event .

Viva Cantina: 101 N. Aurora St., 277-1752. Hours: M-Su 11am-10pm. Fresh Healthy Mexican Food. Vegetarian friendly, outdoor dining. Full bar, margaritas made with fresh-squeezed lime juice, table service.  Happy hour: Mon-Fri., 4-6pm. 

Middle Eastern

Istanbul Turkish Kitchen: 311 Third St., Ithaca. 345-3333. Tues-Sun 11:30am-9pm. Fri-Sat 11;30am-9:30pm


Aladdin’s: 100 Dryden Rd., Collegetown, 273-5000. Hours: 11:30am-10:30pm M-Th, F & Sa 11:30am-11:30pm, Su: noon-10:30pm. All major credit cards.  Catering and take out available.

Sahara-Mediterranean Restaurant: 319-4522; 119 N. Aurora St., Ithaca. Open 7 days 11am-10pm.  Authentic Mediterranean food in loving & comfortable setting.  All major credit cards accepted.


Agava: 381 Pine Tree Rd., Ithaca. 319-4366. M-F 11am-late. Sat & Sun 11am-late. Farm-to-table done right. Featuring a wood-fired oven for sensational flatbreds; seasonal menu cooked form scratch ; only the freshest ingrediens and a warm, fun, community-minded atmosphere for whomever walks through the doors. 

Family Restaurants

Curly’s Family Restaurant: 1/2 south of Watkins Glen State Park. 535-4383. Open 7am-8pm Mon-Sat. Sun 7am-2pm. Featurig hand-cut steaks, seafood, great sandwiches, bountiful breakfasts. Daily specials. Everything from scratch. 

The Elm Tree Inn:  2 McLean Cortland Rd. 838-3313.  Serving lunch and dinner Wed-Sat. Catering, banquet facilities available. 

Falls Restaurant and Catering: 214 E. Main, Trumansburg.  387-9761. Open 7 days.

Friendly’s: Cayuga Mall; 257-5797, Hours: daily 6am-midnight 

Glenwood Pines: 1213 Taughannock Blvd., 273-3709. Open everyday 11am-10pm. Seafood, steaks, and sandwiches served anytime in a comfortable family atmosphere.

Moretti’s: 800 Hatch St., Elmira, 734-1535. Hours: M-Su, 5-10:30pm. Reser vations appreciated. All major credit cards. Steaks. Informal atmosphere.

Ron Don’s: 1 Old Main Street, Trumansburg. 387-9222. Mon-Thurs 11-9; Fri-Sat 11-11. Sun 12-9.

Switzerland Inn: 14109 Keuka Village Road, Hammondsport, 292-6927. On Keuka Lake — dinner special; take-out available. Casual atmosphere.

Ice Cream/Yogurt

Colonial Creamery:  701 N Franklin Watkins Glen 535-7545. Homemade ice cream made on premises. Beef on Weck.

Cornell Dairy Store and Dairy Bar: Located on the Cornell University Campus Store open M-F 7:30 - 6; Sat 9-5. Dairy Bar open M-F 8-5; Sat 10-4. Milk and 20 flavors of ice cream processed on campus. Sandwiches, wraps, breakfast sandwiches, pizza and soup.

Glen Dairy Bar: 433 S. Franklin St. Watkins Glen. 535-2757. Over 20 flavors of Giffords Maine Ice Cream, flurries, sundaes, banana splits, upside downs, cones and more. Since 1948. Daily noon - 10pm. 

Great Escape Ice Cream Parlor: 221 S. Franklin St. Watkins Glen, NY 14891. 535-7354 Open 7 Days. 

Green Street Pharmacy:  131 E. Green St., Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat-Sun 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (607) 882-9502. Soda fountain serves Cayuga Creamery ice cream.

Life’s so Sweet  M-Th 9:30am - 6pm F & Sat 9:20am - 8pm Sun 11am - 6pm 116  W Green Street Ithaca.607-882-9842 Old Fashioned soda fountain and chocolates.

Purity Ice Cream: Corner of Meadow and Cascadilla St., 272-1545. Open daily 11am-9pm. All ice cream produced on the premises. Forty flavors. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Since 1936. Now serving lunch.

Smart Yogurt: 335 Elmira Road Ithaca 227 1491 Mon-Sun 12-12

Sweet Melissa’s: 200 W. Seneca Street, Ithaca, 277.0090, Hours: 1-9 p.m.

Toads Too:  844 Rt 38 Freeville. Soft & hard ice cream. Daily 12-9PM

Yogurt Crazy: 408 College Ave Ithaca 319 4297 Sun-Thurs 10am-12 pm; Fri-Sat 10am- 1 am

Yogurtland: 740 S Meadow Ithaca 272 1462 Mon-Thurs 12-10 Fri-Sat 12-11; Sun 12-10


Mandana Inn: Rt. 41A, West Lake Rd., Skaneateles. 315-685-7798. Seasonal; Thurs - Sat 5pm-10pm and Sun 5pm-8:30 pm until 11/27/05.  Seafood specialties.

Mirbeau: 851 W. Genessee St Skaneateles 877-MIRBEAU. Fine dining featuring locally sourced global cuisine.

Owego Treadway Inn: 1100 St, Rt. 17C, Owego, 687-4500. 7 Banquet Facilities. Nightly dinner specials; view of Susquehanna River. Live entertainment Friday and Saturday.

Rogue’s Harbor Inn: 607-533-3535.  2079 East Shore Drive, Lansing, NY. .Hearty Amercan food complimented by Finger Lakes wine & beer. Dinner is served nightly in out historic dining roms, spirited pub or seasonal veranda. Reservations for parties of 5 or mroe suggested. 

Seneca Lodge Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge: South entrance, Watkins Glen State Park, 535-2014. Breakfast M-F 8-11am, Sa-Su 8am-11am; lunch, M-F 11:30-2pm; dinner served 6-9pm daily. Fresh seafood and steaks. Early American atmosphere. Open through October. 

Sherwood Inn: 26 W. Genesee St. (Rt. 20), Skaneateles, 315-685-3405. Serving Continental breakfast daily, 7am-10am; dinner Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm, F & Su 4pm-9pm; tavern serving Su-Th 11:30am-10pm, F-Sa 11:30am-11pm. 

Springside Inn: Rt. 38S, Owasco Lake, Auburn, (315)252-7247. Hours: Su brunch 10:30am-1pm; Dinner Tu-Sa 5-9pm. Visa/MC/AmEx. Country Inn lodging.

Taughannock Farms Inn & Restaurant: 2030 Gorge Rd, Trumansberg, 387-7711.  22 Guest Rooms, 5 in the Inn and the others in four Guest Houses. Victorian estate overlooking Cayuga Lake. Open for dinner Fri-Sun. 


Big Al’s Pizza: 1103 Danby Rd. 272-3448. Open24 Hours. Fri&Sa, until 1am. Free delivery to IC, Downtown, Collegetown and Cornell Campus. Pizza, wings, subs, Purity Ice-cream, full grocery store and self serve gas.

Bravo: 17 Railroad St., Freeville. (607) 844-5229. Sun. - Wed. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Thurs. - Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Carrozzo Pizza Co.: 115 North St., Dryden. (607) 844-8808. Sun. 12-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Casablanca Pizzeria & Mediterranean Cuisine:111 A East State, The Commons 273-1000. Huge selection of pizza, salads, subs, pitas, Mediterranean specialities, pasta and more. Catering a specialty. Delivery available. Open 10AM- late night every day. 

Collegetown Pizzeria: 401 College Ave., Ithaca, 272-7500. Free delivery. All major credit cards.

Domino’s Pizza: 401 E State St., 256-2665. Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-1am; Fri & Sat 11am-2am.  

D.P. Dough: 114 W. Green. 277-7772. Delivery Hours Open Sun-Tues 11am-2am; Wed & Thurs 11am-3am; Fri & Sat 11am-4am. Over 45 calzones, breadsticks, chicken wings.

Due Amici: 124 E. State St. (the Commons). (607) 379-6666. Daily 11 a.m. - midnight. Italian and Morroccan cuisine.

Franco’s Pizza 508 W. State St. 319-5132, 11 AM–10 PM Daily. Pizza, Calzones, Dine in or take out.

Hot Truck: 635 Stewart Ave. Daily after 11:00pm. 

Little Caesars: 324 Elmira Rd., Ithaca. 272-7722. 10:30am-10pm

Mama Teresa’s Pizzeria: 1006 W. Seneca, Ithaca. 272-6262. Eat in; take out; delivery. Pizza, subs, zones, pastas and more. 

Mark’s Pizzeria: 222 Elmira Road 277-2727 Sun-Tues 10-10; Wed- Sat 10- til late

Napoli Pizzeria: 401 E. State St., Gateway Plaza, Ithaca 272-3232. Hours: Su-Th 11am-1am; F & Sa 11am-2am. Eat-in, carry-out, deliveries. 

Ned’s Pizza: at the Village Green, Cayuga Heights.  840 Hanshaw Rd. Ithaca.  Eat in & take out, Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat-Sun 11am-9pm.  607-266-3300, Visa, MC, Cornell SMC. 

New York Pizzeria: 2 West Main Street, Trumansburg. 387-3700. Closed Mondays.

Northeast Pizza: Subs, Wings, Calzones, Gourmet Pizza, Salad, and Appetizers.  Weekly Specials.  Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-10pm Sat 11am-9pm Sun 3pm-8pm 23 Cinema Dr., Small Mall, Ithaca, NY 14850 257-2757

Papa John’s Pizza: 435 Franklin Plaza. 273-7272. Hours: Sun-Th 9am-2am; Fri-Sat 9am-3am. All major credit cards accepted. Free delivery. Every Tuesday $1 slice of pizza. 

Pudgie’s Pizza: 215 Elmira Road 272-7600 M-th 11-10; Fri-Sat 11- midnite; Sun 11:30-10

Pizza Aroma: 128 S. Cayuga 273-6165. Hours Mon-Sat. 11am-11pm. 43 kinds of specialty gourmet pizza, whole or by the slice eat in take out. Whole wheat and soy cheese.

Pizza and Bones: 22 W. Main St., Dryden. (607) 844-4343. Open daily to 9 p.m.

Pizza Hut: Cayuga Mall, 257-2778. Hours: Su-Th, 11am-10pm; F-Sa, 11am-11pm. 

Pontillo’s Pizzeria: 209 Peru Road, Groton. (607) 898-3828. Sun.-Wed. 4-9 p.m. Thurs. -Fri. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sal’s Pizzeria: 222 S. Fulton St., 277-SALS. Open 7 days a week 11am-11pm. Pizza, wings, subs, dinners, Italian specialties. Dine-in or carry-out. Delivery at 4pm. 

Sammy’s Pizza: 215 E. State St. on the Commons. 272-2666. Pizza and Pasta.

Sicilian Delight Pizzeria: Pyramid Mall, 266-9999. Hours: M-Sa 9am-9pm; Su 10am-5pm. 

The Copper Oven at Cayuga Ridge:   6800 NY 89 Ovid 220-8794 Wood-fired pizza using local ingredients. Call for hours.

The Nines: 311 College Ave., 272-1888. Hours: M-Sa 11:30am-1am, Su 3:30pm-1am. Pizza and live-music 


Doug’s Fish Fry: 8 Jordan St., Skaneateles. (315)685-3288; and Route 281, Cortland, 753-9184. Open 7 days a week, 11am-9pm. Draft beer, ice cream, fresh seafood. Dine in or outside in picnic area, or to go. 

Kelly’s Dockside Restaurant: 319 Old Taughannock Blvd., 277-8709. Hours: M-Su, 7am-9pm. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Seafood, steaks, sandwiches served any time of the day. 

Maxie’s Supper Club: 635 W. State St., Ithaca, 272-4136. Sun - Thurs 4pm-12am; Fri-Sat 4pm-1am.  Southern comfort cooking, Seafood, Slow smoked BBQ, Full bar, Free live music Sunday night.  

Steak houses

John Thomas Steakhouse: 1152 Danby Rd. (Rt. 96B 1 mi. past Ithaca College), 273-3464. Open Su-Th 5:30-10pm, Fr & Sa 5:30-11pm; “dry-aged” beef and fresh seafood. Reservations encouraged. Major credit cards accepted.

Mahogany Grill: 112 N. Aurora St., 272-1438. Steaks, fresh fish, lobster, martini bar. Sunday brunch.

Seneca Harbor Station: 3 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, 535-6101. Seneca Lake views. Seafood, steaks and ribs. Dockside dining on Seneca Lake. Open April-November.

Texas Roadhouse: 719-25 South Meadow St. Lively steakhouse serving American fair with a Southwestern spin amid Texas-themed décor. Open 7 days for dinner, lunch hours on weekends.

Taverns with Food

Ithaca Ale House: 111 North Aurora Street, Ithaca. 607-256-7977. Open 7 days a week. Serving food 11am-12:30pm. Try one of our 20 microbrews-beer flights & growlers available.

Falls Restaurant and Tavern: 214 E Main St, Trumansburg. 387-9761. Open 5:30am-8pm.

Kilpatrick’s Public House:  Corner of Seneca and Tioga Streets, 216-4343.  Traditional, upscale Irish pub featuring authentic Irish-inspired and American cuisine.  Open 7 days a week, serving lunch 11:30am-3pm, dinner 4-10pm, bar open until 1am.  Live music!

O’Malley’s Cabin on the Lake: 7938 County Rd 153, Interlake (607) 532-8846.  Chicken, fresh seafood, steaks, pasta, pannini & deli Sandwiches, Pizza. Lunch 11-4pm & dinner 4-9pm daily.

The Plantation Inn Bar and Grill: 1285 Dryden Rd., 273-4950. Serving Daily Lunch and Dinner specials.

Uncle Joe’s Grill and Sports Bar: 302 W. Green St., Ithaca. 607-273-2663. MC/V 20 TV’s.


GreenStar Cooperative Market: 701 W. Buffalo St. 273-9392. 2nd location at 215 N. Cayuga, in the Dewitt Mall.  273-8210.  Natural grocery and deli. Organic juice and espresso bar.  Open Daily 7am-11pm.    

Moosewood Restaurant: DeWitt Mall, corner of Cayuga and Seneca St., 273-9610. Open nightly for dinner, lunch M-Sa. Vegetarian gourmet and international cuisine. Fish served Wed-Su evenings. Homemade desserts, fresh juices and specialty coffees. Ethnic specialties Sundays. New York & imported wines and beer.


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