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Rambler's Rest Drive-In

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4 Victory Highway, Painted Post, NY 14870
(607) 962-3405
Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great fish and mac'n' cheese

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2013
Jane S
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Dansville, New York
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Corning, New York
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99 reviews 99 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Had to send back the macaroni and cheese as it tasted gritty. Their goulash isnt all that great either.. Fish fry is good. Just be careful what you get if you have never been there.

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Painted Post, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Victory Highway, Painted Post, NY 14870
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Painted Post
  • Phone Number: (607) 962-3405
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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