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Rulloff's Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, ,
411 College Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-4695
+1 607-277-1700
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good35%
  • Average26%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“tots” (2 reviews)
“lamb burger” (2 reviews)
“fries” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
411 College Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-4695
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Rulloff's is a cool college bar/bistro-style offering right in the heart of Collegetown of Cornell University. There's a generous supply of on-tap brews, liqueurs, liquor, and other bar-ready beverages AND they'll seat you for a meal to boot! Warning: it's an older building, older walls,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Don F
Reviewed June 30, 2018

I liked this place. Small dining area, mostly bar it seems. We were drawn in by Fish & Chips Special on sign outside. I've had better. Fish was too crunchy for me, tough around the edges. Fries became more peppery underneath. I did not finish...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Dorine E
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Loved this great pub food restaurant next to Cornell. Tater tots melt in your mouth. Rib eye steak and “Silence of the Lamb” burger were fabulous! Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank sarzees
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

This place is pretty typical of a college town pub. The food was good. The macaroni and cheese was the best I’ve ever had. I have to give this place a 1 for cleanliness. It was pretty bad.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Funtimes522
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Ok, ok. I haven't done THAT much research on serial killer themed restaurants but it is true that Rulloff's is named after a serial killer in Ithaca that has an interesting relationship with nearby Cornell. (If you want the rest of the story, go visit!!)...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank NCR_Flyer
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

Whoa!! This place has changed in the last 25 years! My friends and I used to party hard in there beer pitchers and crazy drinking games in the basement! Now I went in with husband and 3 kids. All new to CU and Collegetown. Place...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Isabel A
Reviewed July 22, 2017

Recently visited on a college tour for our son. Within walking distance of the Cornell campus. Started off with the loaded tots appetizer- awesome. Got the fish special-very good. Wife got the hummus plate - it was incredible. Friendly server, and management, very cool atmosphere....More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank B W
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

We had a great time here and would definitely come back! Bartender Matt make it very enjoyable experience for my 3 college students; one of which was graduating in the morning!

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Mom K
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

I spent my mother's day morning at Ruloffs eating brunch without my mother. The restaurant was packed full and there was only one waiter in the entire place. it took us 10 odd minutes to get seated even though there was an open table visible...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank PeterJBasket
Reviewed September 18, 2016

The new menu (at least a year old now) is very simple Americn with a few upgrades. So it seems like it should be able o stay in business. The history there is great, as is the atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank alison n
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 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
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 College Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-4695
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-277-1700
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