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The State Diner

American, Diner
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428 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850
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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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 10 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 

Thank dale594
Staten Island, New York
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348 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 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 

Thank bbbob84
Southampton, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank Laura L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

I have been going here for years and I always love it. Service is great very friendly staff.so much to order great for any meal.

Thank Daniel L
Trumansburg, New York
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

A great place in Ithaca to get a good cheeseburger with raw onions and a plate of golden French fries.

Thank Worldsvet
Waco, Texas
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

A great place to take the kids to show them what an old school diner is like. Service and food is good. Small town atmosphere

Thank Lori B
Ithaca, New York
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Since the physical revision the new shades make for a dull atmosphere inside and the food has fallen since as well - dull about sums it up.

Thank Etienne M
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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

This place is usually excellent and fast service. It is a bit noisy inside. I ordered a tripple-decker roast beef sandwich. It was good except the beef was all fat and not eatable. I had to pull out all the fat, which was all the beef. Don't order anything with roast beef. Breakfast is always good.

Thank Hartwickvisitor
Ithaca, New York
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147 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

The people are sweet and the food is ... okay. They serve diner food, hot off the grill. It tastes like diner food. The price is about right for what you get. It comes out quickly and still warm even on a cold winter day in Ithaca. That's pretty good on State Street, these days.

Thank muz4now

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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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
  • 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?