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202 East Fall St, Ithaca, NY 14850
607.216.8580
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Poor customer service

My visit to this restaurant was about a year ago. When I went there, no one was greeting customers as they came in, and there were no signs stating for the customer to take a seat. So, after standing there for a few minutes, I went to the bar nearby. Again, even though the bartender was a few... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
David W
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

My visit to this restaurant was about a year ago. When I went there, no one was greeting customers as they came in, and there were no signs stating for the customer to take a seat. So, after standing there for a few minutes, I went to the bar nearby. Again, even though the bartender was a few feet away,... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

when we first started eating here it was great and would go often - vegetarian burger, fish fry etc - both they must have changed chefs because now it is Poor. We no longer go there

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Ithaca, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My wife and I always thought this place was more of a "dive bar", but it turned out to be a great dining experience. Most of the dishes are local, and they're reasonably priced. My braised short rib & butternut squash ravioli was phenomenal!

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Ithaca, New York, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We haven't had the opportunity to go to Northstar Pub in about 8 months, even though it is one of our favorites. They have great farm to table food, with some selections that are not offered anywhere else in town. The service is always great and friendly, and the beer selection is good as well, although the night we went... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A good brunch spot. Varied menu with emphasis on locally produced food. Great french toast with apple butter. The hostess and waitstaff are extremely friendly and service was excellent.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Their website boasts "Great Food, Lively Libations, & Nice Nice Vibes" and they aren't lying. This place was super chill, delicious and a fun way to spend a couple hours. I started with a Bell's Porter and let me just say that beer could have been its own meal. Rich and full it was exactly what I wanted to kick... More 

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Oakton, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Great local bar/restaurant. Located in a neighborhood, so you have to wander around a bit to find it. Check out the M&C of the day!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Great local place near Cornell University. Great food to fit every diet type. They have a great outdoor patio and a great beer garden in the back. Suggest getting a reservation seems to always have a wait. But worth the wait.

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New York
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Had dinner here 6/14/14 and really enjoyed our experience. We have dined here prior and I was looking forward to the crab cakes with coconut rice that I had on a prior visit but, alas, no longer on the menu. Settled on the sirloin with roasted fingerling potatoes and a very spicy harissa sauce, which I requested on the side.... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

A great relaxed spot for hearty local (mostly) fare. The local offerings extend even to some of the liquor selections which is atypical and fun. Our service was outstanding and the food was terrific. The trio of purees was a great start. The mac & cheese special, grilled chicken sandwich and pork belly cuban sandwich were all home runs. Go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 202 East Fall St, Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607.216.8580

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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