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Antlers

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1159 Dryden Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-8808
607-273-9725
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious But. . . .

To the point; I've visited this restaurant immediately after it was remodeled and the food was appetizing though expensive for the times. As years have passed, I've noticed that the food has become richer and richer. It's still delicious, however this degree of richness no longer appeals to my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Ithaca, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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 

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Ithaca, New York
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My main objections are that the menu is boring, the food very basic and unimaginative, and that if there are nightly specials, they are the same every night for weeks on end. The owner seems to know how ordinary his/her restaurant is because he/she "feeds off" coupons. There are coupons in the local newspapers every day. If the restaurant was... More 

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Ithaca, New York, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Elegant: "tastefully fine or luxurious...", "gracefully refined and dignified...", "gracefully concise and simple..."; you get the idea. You're greeted at the door, often by one of the owners, and the waitress is always there but not in your face. You appreciate the acoustics if you have ever tried to converse quietly in a crowded restaurant. The bartender knows how to... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

To the point; I've visited this restaurant immediately after it was remodeled and the food was appetizing though expensive for the times. As years have passed, I've noticed that the food has become richer and richer. It's still delicious, however this degree of richness no longer appeals to my palate. I would like to see a balance of a dollop... More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Wasn't sure upon arrival at the restaurant. Has a homegrown feel to it in general, and didn't love the atmosphere, but that being said, the food was excellent. I would go there again in a heartbeat.

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Au Sable Forks, New York
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Non descript restaurant on a side road off of Route 13. Service, food, experience is all good. You clearly get a good value and nice time. Selection is not overwhelming but there clearly is a variety. Leaving hungry only happens if you don't order anything. Well worth the trip.

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Dryden, New York
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We have not eaten here in several years because of the poor food quality. However, some friends of ours decided to try the restaurant one more time. Well, I wish my wife and I could get our money back! I ordered the Fresh Fryless Atlantic Haddock. I asked if the fish was indeed "fresh". We were told that the fish... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Ate dinner at Antlers at the end of June. The restaurant is about ten minutes driving away from the Commons. There is not a lot of curb appeal when you drive past it. The restaurant inside does have some interesting embellishments but generally I would say the decor is average. However, the food makes up for what is lacking in... More 

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I'm a native Ithacan and this is my 'go to' restaurant. The Management is outstanding. The food is great and the parking is plentiful! In the winter they burn wood in the fireplace and it makes this place feel warm and welcoming! They have nightly specials and there are coupons available almost all the time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This used to be our "go to" place for reliably very good food. I never was let down when bringing out of town guests, and was happy to say I have eaten here many many times over a 25 year period. Several times over the past year, the food in general was not up to par. Recently the two of... More 

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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: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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