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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Nice view but far from "world famous"

Promotes themselves as having 'World Famous omelets" might be but not famous for being good or unique. Food is fast food type at best. Located on creek and near lake but the place needs a good cleaning, painting and upgrading. Sitting outside in summer and early fall is very nice but just have a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
ken8572
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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Omelets were great. There's generous portions of fillings. Potatoes were to our taste. Service execellent.

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Thank catshephearder
Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

nice interior atmosphere and a enjoyable deck in good weather. Food is very good. Great breakfast and super fish fry.

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Thank jdsnvidff6w7458eorin
Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I take my uncle to Kelly's once a week, and have been for quite some time. I have never been disappointed by the food what so ever. My omelets are always done correctly, and my Uncle's scrabbled eggs are always just right.

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Thank Chris L
Ithaca, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Promotes themselves as having 'World Famous omelets" might be but not famous for being good or unique. Food is fast food type at best. Located on creek and near lake but the place needs a good cleaning, painting and upgrading. Sitting outside in summer and early fall is very nice but just have a coffee skip the food

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Thank ken8572
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

After a morning spent paddling the waterways of Ithaca we came past this place and it smelled great and looked busy, so we decided to come back for lunch after we finished kayaking. The interior is dark and dingy with some odd characters hanging out at the bar, but the waterside terrace at the back is very nice and we... More 

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Thank kdtotara
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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Thank bman421
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank js_in_boston
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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Thank Minimartaan
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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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Thank Eileen2five
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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