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1159 Dryden Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-8808
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lobster Bisque - TO. DIE. FOR!

We had a great night out with my college girl and went to the Antlers for the first time. We ordered salad to start and the homemade creamy cheese dressing was so delicious - we even ordered more to top our baked potato with (suggested by the amazing waitress)! Oh heavens - it was yummy. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Kim M
Snellville, Georgia
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Teaneck, NJ
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been to Ithaca numerous times, and I have never failed to dine at Antlers. Each time I have been there, the food has been delicious with a generous portion size. Since I have severe food allergies, I am not able to dine at many other restaurants. This has not been a problem for Antlers. They have been able... More 

Thank Friendoffish
Edison, NJ
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with a large group for business dinner and was happily satisfied. Drinks were great and food was delicious. Good portions and they had several special dinner's to choose from. Good simple food at reasonable prices. Desert's were also delicious. Creme brulee with bourbon was a hit! Service was great! Have been here before and always satisfied.

Thank Bestmom81
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317 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

With so many restaurants in Ithaca it has been too long since my last visit to the Antlers. There is something uniquely satisfying about the Antlers that I believe make it "best of the best". Every element achieved a degree of perfection that when combined met or exceeded expectations. Having tried so many other restaurants allows us to really appreciate... More 

Thank Boomerang025
Cortland, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I don't usually promote or brag about good food or restaurants, we eat out at various places in Ithaca, Cortland, Binghamton and Syracuse. Last night after our board meeting with the Community center 10 of us went to Antlers in Ithaca (They had their Lobster special) and 6 of the group had the special, I had Chicken Marsella and Linda... More 

Thank richardstock889
Carlsbad, California
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172 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We stopped here on a Sunday evening with our college student. What a pleasant surprise to find the Sunday three course meal deal. The interior resembles a cozy hunting lodge. The fire is going, the wood paneling is warm and inviting. We all ordered selections off the special menu. The lobster bisque, truly, is fabulous. The London Broil was a... More 

Thank carpe_itineris
Jersey City, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Stayed in a B&B near Ithaca, and the proprietor recommended the Antlers. She was right. Steaks were great, drinks were good, and the apple crumble was wonderful. Ambiance is what you'd expect from a place like this, with a big fireplace, and various animal parts on the walls - charming, not kitschy. The only surprise was the large amount of... More 

Thank RonFromWestJersey
Snellville, Georgia
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We had a great night out with my college girl and went to the Antlers for the first time. We ordered salad to start and the homemade creamy cheese dressing was so delicious - we even ordered more to top our baked potato with (suggested by the amazing waitress)! Oh heavens - it was yummy. The best part of my... More 

Thank Kim M
Ithaca, New York
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Had a rare dinner date with just my wife and since this place is really close to home, we decided to check it out. The staff were very friendly and efficient. The food was really good, albeit a tad pricey.

Thank Chris L
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

My family went for dinner on Labor Day weekend. Let me start out by saying that the service was excellent. We all had the lobster bisque. The flavor was very good, but there was not much lobster in it. We all had the scallops au gratin. Additionally, my husband had the crab cake with his. The crab cake was very... More 

Thank Maria C
Ithaca, New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This a wonderful local restaurant, suitable for couples and also for business dinners. The menu offers a nice variety. The food is perfectly cooked and served and the staff are always helpful. If you want to go for the Thursday night lobster special, be sure you have reservations. The restaurant has been operated by the same owners for decades, the... More 

Thank Henry K

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1159 Dryden Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-8808
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607-273-9725

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?