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9 Schoen Pl, Pittsford, NY 14534-2025
585-381-7866
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7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • 12
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 5
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mediocre milk shake

I do realize that the Coal Tower is a favorite place for a lot of people, so I hate to speak in less than favorable terms of their restaurant. But I stopped in there last night and ordered just one thing; a vanilla milk shake. I hope their food is better than their shakes, because this one was not... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Larry W
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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1,704 reviews 1,704 reviews
1,140 restaurant reviews
561 helpful votes 561 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I do realize that the Coal Tower is a favorite place for a lot of people, so I hate to speak in less than favorable terms of their restaurant. But I stopped in there last night and ordered just one thing; a vanilla milk shake. I hope their food is better than their shakes, because this one was not very... More 

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Spencerport, ny
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78 reviews 78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was feeling in the mood for a turkey club and decided to check out the Coal Tower. This is a nice diner that has some history. in the early 1900's it was used to store coal for the boats on the Erie Canal and the local residents. It was turned into a restaurant in 1976 and it is a... More 

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rochester NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A classic burger and fries joint with an expanded menu. A grilled cheese on white with extra pickles is the best in town.

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Pittsford, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good place for a good reasonably priced breakfast, lunch or dinner. Fairly large menu. Outdoor seating in summer.

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American Fork, Utah
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We recently had a family dinner at the Coal Tower Restaurant when we visited our daughter and her family who live in Pittsford. We make it a point to have dinner there whenever we are in town. We enjoy the food, atmosphere and friendly service. The menu has a lot of great selections. We had three children with us who... More 

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lima
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161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Stopped by Coal Tower for a very early breakfast. Waited upon immediately. Ordered a 3 egg omelet with spinach, mushrooms and swiss cheese. I chose the Egg Beaters rather than eggs. The omelet came out in under 10 minutes. It was perfectly folded, which you normally don't get! The filling of spinach, mushrooms and cheese were generous. Overall it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Amazing pumpkin soup! Smooth & creamy, served with a dollop of whip cream. It's fantastic and only served during the season.

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Pittsford, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Back to the old days at prices and service. Good selection of food for any meal.Well frequented for meetings or family meals.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Our Immediate Family Gets Together With Relatives On My Husband's Side Every Summer At Coal Tower Restaurant. We were there last in July 2014. The Coal Tower has a diverse menu which will appeal to everyone. There are also quite a few selections for vegetarians. The food is very good and reasonably priced, and the service is very good. They... More 

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Rochester, New York
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34 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

With all of the more upscale restaurants located here, it is refreshing that they have a more casual, diner-like place to go to. However, I think to really shine, they need exceptional service, and fantastic food - while the food and service were pretty good - I would not say it stands out all that much. Also, it is surprising... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Schoen Pl, Pittsford, NY 14534-2025
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Pittsford
  • Phone Number: 585-381-7866
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm

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