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Kelly's Dock-Side Cafe

319 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3230
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Ranked #165 of 233 restaurants in Ithaca
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Apr 18, 2014
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12% Recommend
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English first
Ithaca, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

They claim "sweet crabmeat" however, upon confrontation, after being served, they openly admit it is imitation crabmeat and then have the audacity to ask if you would like to take the uneaten items home. They had a take it or leave it attitude along with the crummy service others have noted.

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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Small bar with food, not so bad to sit on deck out back, simple plastic chairs, etc. Rueben not great, quarter inch thick slabs of average cornbeef instead of proper thins slices piled on and light on the cheese. Tuna melt was on an english muffin... I thought the service was okay, though.

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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146 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

On the way back from Taughannock Falls Ithaca, NY, we deiced to have a late lunch. We decided to have lunch on the rear deck overlooking a small inlet of water from the Cayuga Lake. My wife & I both had burgers with waffle fries. Our lunch was ok, not great. The whole place in general needs a sprucing up... More

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Wilmington, DE
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The experience was terrible. Right from when we walked in and was greeted by pick up you own menus and sit yourself. My lunch was rancid. Waitstaff left a lot to be desired.

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Ithaca, New York
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107 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Kind of rundown rather than quaint. A dog was walking around in/out of the kitchen while we were eating. The omlet was good, everything else not so good. Service was ok.

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15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Kelly's is a come as you are Restaurant+ Bar that sits on the Ithaca Inlet. The Owner and Staff are Friendly and Attentive. Our Work Crew came in on a two chilly days. The Breakfast Omelets served all day are large and filling. The Prime Rib Sandwich on Toasted Roll with Fries was filling a tasty. The Roast Beef Club... More

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15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Great food and ate out on the back deck by the water - very romantic for Valentines Day or Birthdays.

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