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Colgate Inn

1 Payne St, Hamilton, NY 13346
315-824-2300
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Ranked #1 of 22 restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: The Colgate Inn offers fine American cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere. No matter what you are in the mood for, the Colgate Inn has the atmosphere and fare to suit.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: The Colgate Inn offers fine American cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere. No matter what you are in the mood for, the Colgate Inn has the atmosphere and fare to suit.
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The food at the Colgate inn is erratic. There are days where it is AMAZING and days where it is not good. But that is because they have different chefs, some of whom are very skilled and others who are at the amateur level. But, what makes it all fine is the amazing staff at the inn. I came to... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Spent 4 years frequenting the Colgate Inn. The toll house cookie pie is a classic favorite amongst Colgate students, and is not to be missed. The appetizers are also excellent, in particular the truffle fries and quesadillas. The Inn recently began carrying some local beers from the Good Natured Brewery.

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Lynbrook
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69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Visited this establishment twice while in town for 2014 Commencement. One night we sat in the bar area munching on appetizers and enjoying beer and wine, and we also enjoyed lunch in the main dining room after graduation. Service here is excellent. Friendly and attentive staff that are engaging and thoughtful. Food is prepared well with no surprises. I did... More

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packmybagsreadytogo
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

After hiking on the great cross country trails around Colgate, my daughter and I decided to eat at the Colgate Inn. We sat outside (first nice day!) and enjoyed a glass of wine, then went inside to enjoy a great meal. The staff was wonderful and did not hurry us at all. I was only there for the weekend visiting... More

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North Haven, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Stopped at the Colgate Inn for lunch while traveling in the area. The food was very good along with good service. Menu selections were varied and plentiful. The restaurant and the Inn are beautifully decorated, immediately making the visitors feel comfortable and welcomed. I am looking forward to returning.

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Delaware
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We once again had lunch at the Colgate when we were in Hamilton recently. I grew up in the area many years ago. This has always been a go to spot. We are usually in town a couple of times a year and always make the Colgate one of our stops. We had a great lunch this time sitting by... More

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nyc
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174 reviews 174 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Service was quite inattentive. Waiter was always hard to find. My Pork Shank had clearly been under the heat lamp too long (completely dried out)...yet cold in some spots. My wife's pot pie was really 'average'.

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Hamilton, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Very nice remodeled hotel. The restaurant is decent but overpriced for what it is (cream/butter laden American food). Steaks are very good though. The bar is very good as well with an extensive beer and liquor selection. Wine selections are changed frequently and are better than average.

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We took our daughter, her roommate and roommate's mother to dinner. Food was quite good, particularly the spinach salad and Seafood stew. A trek from Clinton, the home of Colgate's rival Hamilton, but worth it particularly on Hamilton's Parent's weekend when reservations in Clinton are hard to find.

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milford, ny
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We ate a tasty lunch at the Colgate Inn on the weekend, and I would recommend it highly. We were seated in the taproom area, which is dark but has windows looking out to the streets of Hamilton. Sandwiches were very good and soup also excellent. The atmosphere was what one would expect at a college inn: mostly students with... More

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