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The State Diner

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428 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5220
+1 607-272-6189
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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cincinnati
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast here, the food was ok. Basic diner food. The service was excellent. Or server was very nice and funny. There were 7 of us. One of waitresses refused to let us sit in 2 booths back to back. Reason being, she wanted to keep the larger booth for a larger group. She put the 3 of us... More 

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Thank gwen h
Rochester, New York
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing amazing, but the food is good, service is fast, and it is a nice place. It is an easy walk from the Commons or almost anywhere in the downtown area.

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Thank Loren48503
Rochester, New York
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

dropped in for breakfast/brunch on our way home. It is as advertised a diner. Hugh menu, comfort food (all well done and presented excellently). It was delicious and the service top notch. What more can you say. Good value for the money.

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Thank Randler
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a reasonably priced breakfast joint with good food and a friendly atmosphere, this is the place. It's a bit crowded on weekends but that doesn't mean you have to wait a long time for your order.

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Thank Rick E
Earth, Texas
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Tired and hungry after a long drive, found the State Diner around 8:30pm. Wait staff were very young, and personable. Took a booth and decided on breakfast; it was too late for a big meal. Food was cooked perfectly ; egg & cheese on english muffin well done for me, and egg platter for my wife. Delicious! Food came fast,... More 

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Thank Maraudermick
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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218 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Essentially what you expect from a diner. Specialties lay in traditional diner fare like breakfast and chili/soups. The food came out very quickly, indicating it was most likely reheated. Nonetheless, it was still good, but likely not the best meal you'll have in a week.

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Thank PghPanther2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Unassuming, delicious food, with a nostalgic sensibility. The State Diner delivers on what you would expect out of a typical American diner. (10/15/16) Food 4/5 | Ambience 3/5 | Service 5/5 | Value 3/5 Pros: good variety of food, great service, friendly staff Cons: some meals have more value than others, price matches quality of food but not atmosphere ----... More 

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Thank Kevin A
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

I have been here many times for lunch, breakfast and dinner. I enjoy their Greek salad. The food is basic diner food but it's affordable and reliable. I have never had a bad meal here. The burgers are good and the pancakes as well. The servers are friendly and it's cozy. On the weekends, expect a short wait.

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Thank muffingal
Alubferia
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 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 

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LI, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 607-272-6189

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