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Colgate Inn

American, Bar
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1 Payne St, Hamilton, NY 13346
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location and good service. But the food could really use some improvement. We ordered 3 dishes and all of them were salty. Not sure if the chef was having a bad day but it was unimpressive. We just had lunch at the restaurant and didn't stay at the Inn.

Thank SamSammy25
Meghan L, Manager at Colgate Inn, responded to this review

Sammy25, Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion about the experience you had at the Colgate Inn. We have recently introduced our summer menu and have been asking customers for feedback. The comments you expressed have been discussed with the culinary staff and recipes are under review. We would have loved to have read how outstanding your... More 

Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were delighted with our lunch at Hamilton's Colgate Inn over the July 4th weekend. Our server couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. There are plenty of great tables, in booths, at the bar or outside. The food was great -- huge portions, nicely presented and delicious. Always a pleasure to find such a top-notch spot in a busy... More 

Thank Cedar880
Hamilton, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I dont go here all that often but its a nice treat when i do. We eat in the pub when we do. Nice menu and great food.

Thank Thirsty K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We've eaten at the Colgate Inn a few times over my daughters 4 years at Colgate University. The food is consistently good and the atmosphere is always pleasant. The dining room is spacious and clean and the bar is welcoming as well. We've also stayed overnight at the Inn a few times as well and love the hotel also. Come... More 

Thank lauraelenanj
Lambertville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Lunch & Dinner at the Colgate Inn is quite good, friendly and attentive service. The menu is borad and has somehting for everyone at reasonable rate. meals are fresh and decent protions. Recommended .

Thank 1957MikeCat
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We had the Friday night special, the battered cod dinner, with cups of French onion soup to start. We ate in the Tavern with that large fireplace, attentive service, and a great buzz. This was the start of the Colgate entrepreneur's weekend with lots of alumni attending. So the dining room was already packed with others. And the meal was... More 

Thank 19Markham
scarsdale, ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Downtown Hamilton has long struggled. There are beautiful red granite buildings surrounded by lovely Victorian homes. We stopped in the Colgate Inn for lunch recently. There is a hotel but we didn't stay there. The facility has just been renovated and modernized, the best part of which is that the bar, which used to be in the back, has been... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Room was small but clean, comfortable and well appointed. No gym on site, but you are able to use the outstanding fitness center on Colgate's campus at no charge. Bar and dining room offer great food and selection. Highly recommended.

Thank JKoz1976
Hamilton, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

The food deserved a four star rating, however, the service, particular the waiting time needs some improvement!

Thank upstateny589
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

The Colgate Inn is known as the "nicest" place in Hamilton to eat. The service are food and good and the atmosphere is the most formal of any other restaurant within the town. We have come here on many occasions and have never been disappointed. Their dinner menu always has good options, though nothing is spectacular. We have realized that... More 

1 Thank C W
Meghan L, Manager at Colgate Inn, responded to this review

Dear, C.W. Reading your review of the Colgate Inn, was a wonderful activity to start the day. We are all thrilled that our breakfasts and brunches are considered a great value with professional service. Each day we strive to exceed our customers expectations and the feedback you shared will allow us to focus on specific areas. We have a couple... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $25
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Payne St, Hamilton, NY 13346
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 315-824-2300
  • This restaurant is at Colgate Inn
The Colgate Inn offers fine American cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere. No matter what you are in the mood for, the Colgate Inn has the atmosphere and fare to suit.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?