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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: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • 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
Good for:
  • Business meetings
  • Families with children
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Cortland, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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162 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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
6 restaurant reviews
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
Ithaca, New York
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

Thank Peter H
Palm Coast, Florida
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28 reviews
20 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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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: Business meetings, Families with children


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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