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Ithaca Ale House

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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111 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4301
+1 607-256-7977
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Ithaca, New York
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88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I eat here for lunch a lot. I try to get there before noon to secure a booth near the door. The farther back you go, the noisier it gets. In the far back, adjacent to the open kitchen it's a nightmare. The food is generally quite good, the service is generally attentive, and there's a good selection of beers.... More 

Thank chris k
Ithaca, New York
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100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located right near the Commons it is a great location but their food is only average. Mixed drinks are really weak, 6 onion soup more cheese than flavorful soup, burgers are large but only average. Prices are reasonable, nice sports bar interior

Thank ken8572
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After having the chicken wing, my teenage son was ready to go back the next night. My salad with avocado and spicy chicken was delicious.

Thank RC D
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

We've been trying to eat here during our visits to Ithaca College for awhile. This place is busy and enjoys a good reputation for good reason. My husband enjoyed one of their specialty burgers. I had a dinner salad (wasn't feeling in the mood for a burger). Both were very good. Their beer selection is fabulous, but they also have... More 

Thank Lydia Z
2 reviews
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Excellent! Food was great and ample, price was a little high but reasonable! Had a great time with family and stayed a little longer after the meal than we should have but were encouraged by the staff to stay longer. The owner was present and was very friendly to our group! Whether brunch, lunch, dinner, or just hanging out for... More 

Thank Ray R
Columbia Cross Roads, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

We stopped in on a Sunday night with 10 people, that was a real long wait but when we got a table we really had good service and food, plus a great blueberry beer. The burgers were amazing and definitely large portions! The room is tight but a good fun atmosphere, definitely would go back there!

Thank JonCathy2016
Katonah, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 1, 2017

We have been going to Ithaca for 4 years, since our son as been at Ithaca College. This was the first place we ate. We have gone every time we visit. Great burgers and fries, and much more. Wonderful choices of beer. Great location - right by the Commons. Prices are reasonable. Never been disappointed.

Thank Heather166
Pocatello, Idaho
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95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017

I was pretty happy with the food, beer, and overall vibe of this place right off the downtown commons. When I lived here many years ago, this place did not exist, but I'm really glad it does now. Extensive burger and sandwich menu. Beers priced right - same craft brews a buck or two less here than neighboring establishments. Everything's... More 

Thank SEIdahoThomas
Wayland, Massachusetts, United States
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131 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017

was a great place to eat outside on a warm Feb night. Solid pub food, good service. The calamari appetizer and bread with dipping sauce were highlight. burgers and salads were fine. Ok beer selection.

Thank Mike_OCP
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Ithaca Ale House has amazing and unique burgers. It is a go to restaurant for my friends and I. If you are looking for a delicious burger and some great beer this is a great place to visit. During dinner hours there is usually a large wait but it is worth it.

Thank Taylor W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4301
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-256-7977

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?