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The State Diner

American, Diner
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428 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5220
607 272 6189
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed breakfast here this morning. There was a bit of a wait, because the placed was packed and buzzing, full of Sunday Brunchers. We had the standard eggs & toast with home fries, but t was a delicious, and not at all greasy. Tomorrow is our last day in this area, so we'll be heading there for breakfast again. Reasonable... More 

1 Thank Edith M
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120 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service. Good food. Convenient location downtown. A bit dirty looking in front, sit in the seats behind the cashier, nicer back there. More of the historical art deco look in back. Have been here before and will go back again when I need a quick meal in the area.

Thank BL_LI
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

My daughter and I had lunch on a Monday. We were in and out in 25 minutes. She loves the food, while I thought it was just okay. I personally think that the prices are a little high. The wait staff was friendly and attentive.

Thank Christina R
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135 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

As students in the 60's, we hung out hear often. It hasn't changed much, and still offers great diner food. How can one resist a burger topped with a fried egg? Brought back great memories

Thank GaryfromChevyChase
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We went there bc their website said, open 24/7. We were greeted with a "kitchen closes in 25 minutes." I ordered a chili cheese hot dog and fries. Husband ordered a 4 piece fried chicken. To which the cook yelled 4 piece!! That will take all night! "While another cook already dropped them in the frier. The cook or whoever... More 

Thank Mary Ellen J
Syosset, New York
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191 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Eating at The State Diner is like eating from a blast from the past. It's an old world dining establishment. The people working there are so hard working and super friendly. It's a very very busy place and they pump out the food really quickly. The eggs and omelets are cooked to order and come out piping hot and delicious.... More 

Thank MissS85
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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167 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This is your typical diner. They pack them in, serve great food with huge portions at more than reasonable prices and the waitress calls you honey. We had a bit of a wait but it was worth it as we love these types of places. My breakfast was hot, tasty and way more than I could ever eat. If I... More 

Thank Electraglide2005
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We went for dinner about 8pm on a week night in mid May. There was almost no one there. Our waitress was extremely attentive and friendly. She really added to our experience. Our food came out very quickly. We had a regular turkey club and a turkey club wrap. Both were very good and especially tasty. The cole slaw was... More 

1 Thank dale594
Staten Island, New York
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394 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I put Diner in my GPS and it provided me with The State Diner. It was a Sunday so street parking was free. Monday to Friday it looks like there are meters outside. We walked in and the place was packed. The staff cleaned and table and got us seated promptly. We had the Western Omelet, a Cheese Omelet and... More 

1 Thank bbbob84
Southampton, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Our group of 5 went here for a Sunday breakfast and left happy. It is a no frills diner experience- loud, crowded and quick- with fast service and very good food. I had a Special omelette with hash browns/onions and my companions had either omelettes or breakfast sandwiches. Coffee was refilled often. I'd definitely go back.

1 Thank Laura L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5220
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607 272 6189

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