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Collegetown Bagels

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Sandwiches, Vegetarian, Vegan, Bagels
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415 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-273-0982
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6:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Description: High quality, unique sandwich options for every palette. With three...
High quality, unique sandwich options for every palette. With three locations in Ithaca, NY CTB has become an Ithaca institution. Many gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options available. Fair-trade coffee, sustainable business practices, and fun bustling atmosphere. Friendly staff and fast service, CTB has everything you need for an enjoyable and memorable dining experience. See you soon!
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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect, healthy, friendly

Afriendly and effieciant staff. Menu is overwhelming and a bit hard to read off wall, however there are hand menus. Expect this place to be busy. Plenty of seating in this deli style atmosphere. All sandwhiches and bagels were delicious and/or looked awesome. Fresh and premium ingrediants... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Barrow, Alaska
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Barrow, Alaska
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138 reviews 138 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Afriendly and effieciant staff. Menu is overwhelming and a bit hard to read off wall, however there are hand menus. Expect this place to be busy. Plenty of seating in this deli style atmosphere. All sandwhiches and bagels were delicious and/or looked awesome. Fresh and premium ingrediants makes this place a go to. Coffee was exceptional for an independent. Parking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A fun place to know after a long day, a long drive or good night's sleep. Be aware of long lines and difficult seating.

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Kingston, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

As a frequent visitor to Ithaca and surrounding areas, this place is a must. Although I have enjoyed a piece of (not too sweet) carrot cake at one of the outdoor tables, they can be hard to secure. It's a busy place. My new favorite thing to do is take my freshly ordered sandwich a short walk away to Cascadilla... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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207 reviews 207 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The larger location on East Hill is so relaxing now since it have been remodeled. Food is also very good with a few more choices. Service is very quick and friendly.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

In the late 70s and early 80s, I must have had a bagel from CTB almost every day. While the business has expanded greatly, the hippie core remains. Great food, great coffee, and now, you can even get a beer there. An Ithaca institution worth sampling.

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Westtown, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Talk about a niche of a business. If you can find a place to park this place is great! Every kind of bagel imaginable and everything and anything you can put on a bagel exists here! Seems to be always packed and very busy. Great selection of coffees too.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I was overly satisfied with my experience at Collegetown Bagels. My Mona Lisa sandwich was promptly made and the ingredients were especially fresh. I would absolutely choose CTB again for a quick breakfast or lunch sandwich.

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Wooster, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Be prepared to take your goodies to-go for lack of seating, but enjoy the mind-blowing variety of bagel sandwiches and other treats. I enjoyed an Italian-salami themed bagel, while my kids preferred a breakfast bagel featuring ham. The fruit was fresh and excellent.

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Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

The food is quite fresh, very good, and depending on what you get,very filling. Prices are a little hefty but it's understandable because it's in the center of a college town. And quite frankly, for the quality of food that is served, it's with it. Service can be very slow because it's nearly always packed, even on a Sunday morning!... More 

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Rochester, New York
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148 reviews 148 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The hotel clerk suggested this place and was glad he did. I'm not much of a breakfast person but this place was great. Tons of options for breakfast and lunch. I opted for an everything bagel with dream cheese and raspberry jalapeno jam. YUM. My wife, who loves coffee said it was one of the best cups of coffee she's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 415 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607-273-0982

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Vegetarian, Vegan, Bagels

Description

High quality, unique sandwich options for every palette. With three locations in Ithaca, NY CTB has become an Ithaca institution. Many gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options available. Fair-trade coffee, sustainable business practices, and fun bustling atmosphere. Friendly staff and fast service, CTB has everything you need for an enjoyable and memorable dining experience. See you soon!
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?