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The State Diner

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428 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850
607 272 6189
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast

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  • 17
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Breakfast Place

I've only gone for breakfast but I've gone many times. Order the house-made sausage patty. You won't regret it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
MacinACK
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I've only gone for breakfast but I've gone many times. Order the house-made sausage patty. You won't regret it!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Two places I love to eat are diners and really good Greek restaurants, so what better place to visit than The State Diner. I was torn between Chilli cheese dog, mmm, or chicken souvlaki wrap. My local Greek restaurant owner is from Crete ,and cooks real traditional food,so choosing Greek food felt like cheating on him. How I wish I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The BREAKFAST was above average. Great homefries with that well seasoned gridle taste w/ plump sweet onions and to order pressed out sausage patties. I had to indulge into a chili dog that was delicious. Overall this is a great Diner for true American Classic food.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

good place to have a tasty breakfast with reasonable prices. Bacon and sausage cooked perfectly and the eggs as ordered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

We have been on vacation for a week in this area and this restaurant has the best food we had so far, had to wait a little while to seat, but it definitely worth the wait. We had Taylor as our busser and really wish she was our server. She was very pleasant and an asset to the restaurant!! We... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The best breakfast in town. Fast service. No nonsense and excellent staff. Good value. Family run. An Ithaca institution.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Hit the State Diner for breakfast on a recent Sunday -- place was jumping (in fact there was a 15-minute wait or so -- and it hit all the right marks. If you are into diners, put this one on your list.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The food here is what you expect from a diner, at least at breakfast. Dependable eggs, potatoes, toast served all the usual ways. Lots of servers. Facility is small but clean. Located on far (but quiet end) of State Street from the universities.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Had breakfast with the family in a stop through Ithaca. The food was very good quality, served fast and hot. Our server was great and, when I realized that I'd left my coat there, I called and spoke to one of the owners. He couldn't have been nicer and they were extremely helpful getting it back to me.

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We visited on a Sunday morning and were promptly seated. The service was excellent. There is something for everyone here. Our group had breakfast and lunch items and enjoyed it all. We will return next time in Ithaca.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 428 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607 272 6189

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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