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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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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good29%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“home fries” (12 reviews)
“cheese omelet” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
428 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5220
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were traveling through Ithaca and needed an authentic meal. The staff was very welcoming and friendly. There is a solid menu. We had a good meal in a no nonsense diner that clearly gets a lot of traffic. As we were leaving, locals stopped...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The veggie wrap mainly contained lettuce and tomatoes, which was rather bland and boring. My friends have been enjoying their burgers tho, and service was friendly.

Thank d_erdmann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used to eat there often in the 60s. Moved away and hadn't been there for over 40 years. Place had the same ambiance and same great food for a great price. Felt like I was a teenager again.

Thank Barbara O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly waiter. Lot’s to choose from. Some food with a Greek twist which was nice. Especially the award winning chilli was excellent.

Thank Pascal Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met a buddy here on Friday morning. I had bacon and eggs; the potatoes weren't so good. They have weird flip-up seats instead of benches in the booths. Service was fine, although we moved because the air conditioner was blowing a hurricane at us, and...More

Thank tromba61
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

They have the best home fries we have had in years, and my raspberry pancakes were just loaded with berries. Everything came fast and hot and the service was excellent.

Thank David L
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Being from NJ, with the countries highest number of diners, I take diner dining seriously. This was classic. The interior offers regular booths and booths with retractable seats. They were novel. The menu isn't as extensive as home but there was plenty to choose from....More

Thank WithTwoDogs
Reviewed April 10, 2018

We love the food and thenall day choices. Wait staff is excellent, as is the food. Reasonable prices.

Thank Hollace D
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Classic Mom & Pop family restaurant, with large variety of foods. Don't miss the French Fries with gravy and the rice pudding.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

This was just what we were looking for on a sunny but cold Saturday morning. A friendly waitress welcomed us. There is something for everyone on the menu. The Mediterranean omelet with feta, onion, gyro and a side of tzatziki was a very yummy option!...More

Thank OchoIIX
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, 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: +1 607-272-6189
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