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

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
9 Schoen Pl, Pittsford, NY 14534-2025
585-381-7866
Website
Today
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Open 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 51 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Average diner food

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
timvf101
,
Rochester, New York
Add Photo

51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
upstate NY
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
Top Contributor
1,829 reviews 1,829 reviews
1,224 restaurant reviews
606 helpful votes 606 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
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
rochester NY
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsford, New York
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Coal Tower Restaurant also viewed

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

Been to Coal Tower Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Coal Tower Restaurant

Address: 9 Schoen Pl, Pittsford, NY 14534-2025
Phone Number: 585-381-7866
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Pittsford
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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage 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?