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“Breakfast--yum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The State Diner

The State Diner
428 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850
607 272 6189
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Ranked #72 of 248 Restaurants in Ithaca
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Central New York
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Breakfast--yum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We met a friend who took us there for a special treat! It was good, very busy, not exceptionally clean, and the bacon and eggs were sitting in a pool of grease on the plate. Rushed service is one thing, but as one who has worked as a waitperson, this is not acceptible.

Visited November 2011
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Ithaca, New York
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast in town. Period.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Awesome breakfast. That's all I can say as I've not had anyhting but breakfast there. Go there at least once a W/E. Sometimes, service is a bit slow if they're slammed, but the food will ALWAYS be hot and fresh.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ithaca, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Taking my 2 kids there for lunch cost me over $25. That's a lot for diner food. If it was trendy, gourmet diner food maybe...

Visited January 2012
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Elmira, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Some days are better than others”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

I have been there a whole bunch of times. Somedays the food is good, some days the food is ok. It is open all night so if you are driving through Ithaca at 3am and nothing else is open - stop on in. Service is usually slow. Some days the diner is packed and then the service is really slow.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Texas/New York
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

The service is fast and attentive, but there's just nothing on the menu that looks very good, and I've been a little disappointed with what I've tried.

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