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Coal Tower Restaurant

9 Schoen Pl, Pittsford, NY 14534-2025
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Ranked #26 of 50 Restaurants in Pittsford
Most recent review
- Jul 28, 2014
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33 reviews from our community

54% Recommend
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English first
Charleston, WV
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89 reviews 89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I was told that the Coal Tower had a good breakfast. Unfortunately we were their for lunch. It was average. We were seated outside which was nice and pleasant. I had a tomato bean soup to start which was very good. After this promising beginning, the reminder of the meal was just average. My tuna salad was bland. My wife... More

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82 reviews 82 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was expecting something unique but was disappointed in the decor, food, and service. The food was that of a common diner not good. The waitress did not smile once. The place is very small and I assume she was trying to turn over our table to get to the next party. I would not go back. Price reasonable but... More

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Pittsford, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Coal tower has many diner favorites to choose from for the perfect unassuming and quaint breakfast or lunch. Don't let the old building fool you though, many a Pittsford deal has been likely struck under this roof. The coffee is always good and hot as it should be and service is fairly quick. You can't go wrong with this little... More

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Rochester, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Had breakfast with a friend & had a great meal. The food is freshly prepared and delicious. I got "the barge" - yummy home fries covered with cheese, with bacon on top, and 2 eggs on top of that, served with Texas toast. I've been there before, and will return again.

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Fairport, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

My friend and I went for an early Friday night fish fry at the Coal Tower today; very, very disappointed. The fish - while a huge serving - was 'fishy' tasting with a lot of 'black' skin...the French fries - also very abundant - were cold and very salty. The cole slaw I had was good, but my friend's macaroni... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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63 reviews 63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Another great breakfast spot in Pittsford, with a scenic location on Schoen Place beside the Erie Canal. Come with a group or just the two of you.

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Penfield, New York, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Stopped by on a recent Sunday morning. Waited and waited for our food, while others who came in later were served. How long does it take to cook eggs and toast? Our breakfast finally arrived cold and with no apology or excuse. We won't be back.

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Chantilly, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Had a few wonderful visits to this great little find. Great breakfasts that can satisfy even teenage boys! Pancakes with beautiful, fresh blueberries, solid corned beef hash, fun signature dishes. :)

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

What a wonderful experience we had at the coal tower the other day. I had the eggs Benedict which was the best in town. My husband had the corn beef hash meal which he said was delicious. The food came out super fast which surprised us because the restaurant was busy. The waitress was right on top of everything and... More

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Webster, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

BEWARE! This restaurant does not take credit cards! Besides the fact that it doesn't take credit cards, we had a very bad experience at this restaurant on August 3, 2013. It started with the coffee cup that was not clean and had a large green leafy thing on the outside of it. The waitress did replace the cup with a... More

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