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Collegetown Bagels

415 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-273-0982
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Ranked #6 of 237 restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Bagels, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

CTB is a well beloved stop in Collegetown for breakfast and brunch, and even for meals throughout the day. The outdoor seating is perfect for those balmy summer days, and is equally charming at night with all the string lights on. The food is on point as well - a huge variety of sandwiches, wraps, bagels, paninis, and other baked... More

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Jackson, New Jersey
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84 reviews 84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Terrific selection of breakfast and lunch bagels, a menu that takes up the entire wall. Students and tourists fill the place a go to place near the university.

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Fairfax, Virgina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Service was very friendly on a slow, summer morning. Wide variety of food choices, including being able to get lunch foods for breakfast, which my son prefers. Excellent all the way around!

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Carlisle, PA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Can be chaotic b/c it is so good! Order on line, then pick up to avoid the lines. Several locations in town.

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Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

When I inquired about lunch places on the Cornell campus, a Cornell student said, "Take your niece to CollegeTown Bagels" before her tour." I thought. . Bagels? I lived in NYC for many years and good bagels outside of the City are rare; and most shops lack NYC efficiency. We stopped anyway. Yes, they have good bagels, but at lunch... More

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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83 reviews 83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I remember CTB when I was at Cornell 25+ years ago... it was just a small place... it's now the anchor place of Collegetown and up to the challenge. We had a great breakfast of bagels, coffee, and tea... yummy all around... and super fast & friendly service... it's a don't miss now!

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

They do some things really well, but the scrambled eggs taste like they came from the Cornell dining hall. Probably powdered, but if not, it's a close approximation. Really spoils the breakfast wraps. Lines can be long, but don't turn away because of that. Things move along pretty quickly. My advice is to stick to what's in their company name.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is pretty far North of NYC, but the bagels were still good and authentic. The service was very friendly, the sandwich choices dizzyingly varied. The coffee was also organic and delicious. A great breakfast/brunch option. The customers are mainly locals and university students.

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New Jersey
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134 reviews 134 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great quick college town eatery. Nice outdoor seating on good weather day. Order inside and they will bring food to your table.

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Ithaca, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

When I first arrived in Ithaca, a business friend asked me to meet him at CTB. That was my only experience of the place so far and it was a good cup of coffee, sweet folk behind the counter, and a generally cool atmosphere to meet and hang.

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