We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Coal Tower Restaurant

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
9 Schoen Pl, Pittsford, NY 14534-2025
585-381-7866
Website
Improve this listing
Today
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 53 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 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
Not sure what all the raves are about

Went for breakfast that was average at best and very over-priced. I've heard lots of good things, but I'm not a fan.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
aped1416
,
Rochester, NY
Add Photo Write a Review

53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Rochester, NY
Level Contributor
75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Went for breakfast that was average at best and very over-priced. I've heard lots of good things, but I'm not a fan.

Was this review helpful? Yes
rochester
Level Contributor
57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

long time patron of the coal tower. Love their potato pancakes. Can be very crowded depending on when you go but its so good, its worth standing in line for.

Was this review helpful? Yes
upstate NY
Level Contributor
44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

With their added outdoor seating this is now a new favorite for breakfast. Best fried potatoes. And fantastic pancakes. Ordinary food that is not so ordinary. Bring your won real maple syrup if that is your preference though.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester, New York
Level Contributor
152 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We went here for dinner last night for the first time and the food was fair. I had the turkey dinner, turkey was dried out, mashed potatoes etc were fine. My friend ordered the liver and onions which was not good. My other friend ordered the club blt which she said was good. The prices are very cheap but the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
rochester
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We love the Coal Tower and recently made a trip back for breakfast after too long of a time away. This is a classic Diner in a great location. The wait staff have in the most part stayed the same in the ten years I have been visiting this place and it shows, fast and efficient handling of orders and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsford, New York
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great Place to order a Hot Sandwich. Turkey Reuben and Hot Tuna Melt are my Favorites. Great Diner Like Experience. Fast Friendly Service. Reasonably Priced.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albany, New York
Level Contributor
56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Stopped with a friend for a Friday night fish fry! I wish I could have caught a fish that big!! It was HUGE and hanging over the plate! Excellent taste and delicious french fries and coleslaw! Oh, and I did manage to leave a little room for dessert....home made pie!

Was this review helpful? Yes
henrietta
Level Contributor
156 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Went on Mother's Day for breakfast with my husband. We knew it would be busy but didn't mind. When we arrived we were told only 5-10 minute wait, so we waited and it was only about 5 minutes, very pleased. Our server came over in about 3 minutes, brought coffee and took our order. We waited almost 45 minutes for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester, New York
Level Contributor
1,924 reviews
1,289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 632 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Spencerport, ny
Level Contributor
158 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Coal Tower Restaurant also viewed

Pittsford, Finger Lakes
Pittsford, Finger Lakes
 
Pittsford, Finger Lakes
Pittsford, Finger Lakes
 

Been to Coal Tower Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Coal Tower Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?