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Kelly's Dock-Side Cafe

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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
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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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2014
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Syracuse, New York
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Milford, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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117 reviews 117 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Alabama
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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