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319 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3230
607-277-8709
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Dining options: Breakfast

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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Nice place for a quiet breakfast by the water

Been meaning to try this place for years to see if they really have world famous omelettes or not. Stopped by for breakfast in a sunny Sunday morning. The outside doesn't look like much and the interior is a dingy bar, but we were pleasantly surprised by the patio in the back. It overlooked the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Breakfast was to die for! We had a great breakfast! Fast and friendly service! Our children loved the ducks!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Been meaning to try this place for years to see if they really have world famous omelettes or not. Stopped by for breakfast in a sunny Sunday morning. The outside doesn't look like much and the interior is a dingy bar, but we were pleasantly surprised by the patio in the back. It overlooked the canal and was sunny and... More 

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Milford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Delicious food, fast service and a beautiful view. It's a must when we are in the area. Give it a try--you won't be disappointed.

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Syracuse, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My experience here just left me laughing. We were there for breakfast and our waitress was a complete bimbo. She got practically nothing in our order correct. She brought someone at my table the wrong drink, so he asked again for the correct one and then she brought out the wrong one again. She seemed incredibly incompetent. The two dogs... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The orca sculpture out front is what piqued my interest in Kelly's...but then I read the reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp. I might have dismissed the place were it not for the reviewer who said it is the best place to bring a book for breakfast. If you are an open-minded person, read on for why you need to take... More 

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Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The slimiest scrambled eggs I was ever served. I asked to have them cooked further and the waitress said she thought I got the wrong order. Well then, why didn't she correct it? And when they were returned to me they were STILL SLIMY. Nice atmosphere on the water. Ducks were entertaining. This place needs new owners!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

We were intrigued by the sign that said "world reknowned omeletes". It was 10 am. We were greeted by a couple dogs. Which we later learned were father & daughter. They were very friendly & well behaved. The daughter accompanied us during breakfast. She never begged for food. Our 6 yr old loved petting her. To confirm previous reviews, yes... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Everything about this place can be described with two words: filthy and terrible. Went here for breakfast after the diner we initially went to was filled to capacity. Had driven by this place many times, and like many other people have described, the appearance gave us the impression it was a quaint breakfast/brunch-focused place - it most certainly is not.... More 

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Sylvania, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Where is the Department of Health in New York?? This place should be shut down! I am such an idiot for not reading the reviews on this place before dining...but the kids were so hungry and it does look cute and is by the water!!! Believe everything that has been written, and I mean all of the bad comments, about... More 

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White River Junction, Vermont
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Waitress was new but did fine. Two of us had good lunches, one did not. Enjoyed watching folks on creek out back.

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Additional Information about Kelly's Dock-Side Cafe

Address: 319 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3230
Phone Number: 607-277-8709
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 319 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3230
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607-277-8709

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

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