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North Star House

$$ - $$$American, ,
202 E Falls Street, Ithaca, NY 14850-3704
+1 607-216-8580
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“mac cheese” (8 reviews)
“fries” (12 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
202 E Falls Street, Ithaca, NY 14850-3704
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Reviewed today

Went here for dinner on a girls weekend and loved it! The food was excellent. Pierogies have been a favorite for me always and they made the best home made pierogi I have had outside of my own home. Highly recommend that app and the...More

Thank lewislynds55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simple food done well with a nice setting. Their fish fry is outstanding, fry along with it are good portions generous. Hamburgs are made there done to your specs and very good

Thank ken8572
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not your down home diner, family restaurant, cafe. Menu is small and full of strange words. But our food was real good. The portions were big. Prices higher than average. Service was exquisite.

Thank Bob19512014
Reviewed August 8, 2018

We went with a party of 8, and none of us had eaten here before. It was a very hot evening and we asked to eat outside, which the staff arranged, even though they had set our pre-booked table inside. We were impressed that they...More

Thank Susanplus3
Reviewed July 20, 2018

The food was nothing special and the atmosphere was very casual dining. Would not make a special point to come here. Definitely better places in town.

Thank yyyzzz111
Reviewed July 15, 2018

We took visitors here a couple years ago. We ordered appetizers and entrees and left still hungry; the portions were small and the prices high.

Thank CayugaCarolyn
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Our experience at North Star was not optimal this last Tuesday. Our server was very slow to take our drink order and very slow to bring them out. She forgot two drinks, one sandwich, and an order of fries. She never inquired to see how...More

Thank cayugasheila
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Made the mistake of visiting here last Friday. We only went because they have one of the only outdoor spaces downtown. The patio furniture was filthy and scattered about. When I asked an employee when they were opening the space, he sneered at me and...More

Thank w0lfw0man2k
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

Three of us opted for the mushroom ravioli. We are all small people and tend to get full quickly. But all of us went home hungry there wasn’t much ravioli and there were no sides . The food was very good and it was sitting...More

Thank easytopleez
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Came here on the weekend for a family brunch based on a friend's recommendation. It wasn't too busy so we were seated right away. The food was tasty as expected but we were very disappointed in the speed of service (or lack of). There were...More

Thank PLTrippy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $32
Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 E Falls Street, Ithaca, NY 14850-3704
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-216-8580
  • E-mail
We are a true neighborhood establishment, a responsibility we take seriously. The food is why most people come, but we do have a very good selection of wines, spirits and beers. The menu changes with the seasons and uses as much local, organic vegetables and meats as possible.
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