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Rambler's Rest Drive-In

4 Victory Highway, Painted Post, NY 14870
(607) 962-3405
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Ranked #7 of 20 restaurants in Painted Post
Most recent review
- Mar 4, 2014
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English first
Painted Post, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Ever sense I can remember Rambler's has had the best footlong hot dog, heres a hint,get it with there home made meat sauce) Get it with some french fries and you have the perfest lunch or dinner. Add a awesome milk shake at the end!

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Dansville, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Food was great, waitress was attentive and pleasant. A trip back in time. Parking lot needs to be paved again but the inside was a bit better.

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Corning
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Almost all other older people in the area I know have been going there for years. Out of towners would not be thrilled with the basic diner food and run down appearance, but the locals are faithful.

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Tokyo, Japan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012 via mobile

Good diner food. Clean and nice local clientel and staff. Grilled cheese awesome.

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Hammondsport, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Used to go here as a child...I'm 50+. Recently returned and was pleasantly surprised. Cozy diner atmosphere with friendly wait staff. Great fish fry and of course everybody loves their Texas Hotdog. Great conversations with wait staff as well as patrons.

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Painted Post, New York
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant has been in my family for nearly 60 years. Apparently we have been doing something right for all this time. No, it's not canned chili. It's made from scratch nearly everyday. Sauerkraut does come from a can though....seriously who makes it from scratch these days anyways. We take pride in what we do and we work hard for... More

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Corning NY
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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012 via mobile

This little restaurant is a gem. Char grilled hot dogs in natural casings and all the trimmings. Specials every day. My favorite is Wednesdays when it's gravy day (hot roast beef is great). Right off exit 43 of I86.

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Good food - good family owned neighborhood place. Staff is more efficient than friendly.

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Elmira, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

You can't go wrong with charbroiled hot dogs. I had one with chili (which I suspect was canned chili) and one with sauerkraut (which, also, was probably canned)...but the hot dogs were excellent. The rolls were dryish, mediocre American hot dog rolls. I can't comment on the other things on the menu, but heck, I would go back! Atmosphere is... More

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Alfred, New York
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151 reviews 151 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2011

If you are nostalgic for old diners, corny jokes, and bustling waitresses that call you 'Hun,' then you will feel right at home here. The food is lousy. Options are limited and the selections are made from cheap, highly processed ingredients that are then overcooked. Portions are very generous. If you like American comfort food and are in town, then... More

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