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Glenwood Pines Restaurant

1213 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-9555
607-273-3709
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Ranked #23 of 233 restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Glenville, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This place is a few miles north of Ithaca on the west side of Cayuga lake, but it's worth the drive. The atmosphere is casual, and the prices are good. The scenery is superb, and the food is very good. It's a great family spot. We have had sandwiches, burgers, fish, and steak, and it's all very good. We have... More

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Vienna, VA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This is a rustic, locals bar and restaurant. It's a bit of the way out of town but the burgers are good and so is the beer. Took my daughter and her roommates here. Our party of five all ordered Pinesburgers and they were excellent. Good fries too. Next time I'll try the fish sandwich or maybe the fish fry.

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Ithaca, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This place is a local institution; been around as long as I can remember. If you want either a delicious big hamburger with fries or the best fried fish sandwich in town - this is your spot. Also - some good local beer and a friendly bar. The servers are nice too and bonus is a view of Cayuga Lake;... More

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new york
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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We love this place. Its on the smaller side and nothing fancy. The prices are very good and food is plentiful. It gets packed! Sometimes you have a hard time parking...but there is plenty of parking available. There is a lot downbelow the upper lot for additional parking but you'll have to walk up a hill or up a set... More

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Charlotte,NC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

A nice spot, seemed like a lot of local patrons, was a bit noisy, but overall nice atmosphere. The staff were really nice and very attentive. Great view of the lake. I got the shrimp and fries basket, $9.95, I thought that was a little over priced after getting the portions, but it was good, so no complaint there. My... More

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Ithaca, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The Pines is good place to eat for lunch for the reason that they offer good service and good food for a reasonable price. I ordered the fresh haddock fish fry and the pinesburger. There was only one wait staff for lunch, but she was very friendly. My food took less than ten minutes to arrive, and it came out... More

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Finger Lakes Wine Country Region, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

that says it all: a modest, reasonably priced local hang with excellent burgers and fries, fish fry and for the sweet toothed among us, desserts. The view of the lake is [surprisingly] one of the few restaurant views you'll see in the area. If you visit in warm weather, sit on the downstairs porch: a lovely little waterfall splashes in... More

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California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Glenwood Pines must be doing something right as it was packed on the Friday night I ate there. Indeed the good old fashioned American food was both tasty and reasonably priced. The view of the lake is nice and the service is friendly though very slow. However it was very noisy and consequently difficult to have a conversation.

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Mariaville Lake, New York, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

While out to the Ithaca Antique Mall we decided to try and find a place to eat lunch. Using Google Maps we found a diner listed a few miles away. Traveling through farm country and down curvy roads we came to the Glenwood Pines Restaurant. The view from the parking lot to the lake down below was beautiful. Walking in... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Visiting Ithaca to move our son in at Cornell, we were looking for a good casual restaurant which was less likely to be crowded. We didn't have to wait for a table, but Glenwood Pines was filled early with local residents who were clearly regulars. The old arcade games and pool table in the room where we sat were a... More

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