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Carriage House Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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305 Stewart Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-4517
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Raleigh, NC
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful restaurant with fresh, local ingredients and a pleasant staff. The Bahn Mi sandwich was terrific. The meat strata was good, but not great. The salads were fresh and delicious.

Thank RamsFan27
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped by on a Tuesday morning for breakfast right at opening time - 9 am which seems a tad late. Chose the brioche French toast with berry coulis while my son had the Brie-stuffed French toast. Both were excellent but the plating could have been a little more elegant/appetizing. Not even a sprig of green or anything - a little... More 

Thank Carol S
Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Carriage house is a little overpriced cute restaurant. I'll definitely be back for Sconewich. If you want a little spicy dish, go for Pulled Pork.Food quality is very good. Ambiance is very good, Service is very fast but always crowded. waiting time 25-30 minutes if you are there on weekends.Getting parking space is bit difficult.

Thank Anuradha D
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Carriage House is a charming, rustic cafe with field stone walls, hardwood beam floors and wrought iron tables. We visited around 2:30 pm so we missed having to wait in line with the typical lunch crowd. The cafe was only about 2/3 full of people and it was a bit noisy due to all the hard surfaces, so I can... More 

Thank at7479
Lakewood, Ohio
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117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This is a really cute restaurant, and we had a nice breakfast here. We both got breakfast sandwiches - the vegetarian one came with a tasty sundried tomato spread. They also have lots of good choices for coffee drinks. It's a very nice little spot. I thought it was a tad overpriced for what you get, but enjoyed it overall.... More 

Thank Lilly S
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

The food is good; the wait is not worth it. I think the reason it is always so busy is that it sits at the bottom of the hill from Cornell.

Thank DoctorMaria
Brasher Falls, New York
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

From the stone walls to the amazing decor, this place is fantastic!!! But lets not forget the food. The best turkey sandwich I have ever eaten. The wait staff was fantastic, I can't say enough. When in Ithaca this is a must stop.

Thank illbepackin
Copper Canyon, TX
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

My son enjoyed the chicken hash. My wife enjoyed the hamburger. I did not like the hamburger, I prefer a good traditional burger. The restaurant does not have sodas. The restaurant charges all tables a 18% service fee. Service was weak, did not Evan get water refills.

Thank Baumbros29
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Great atmosphere with great good. Would definitely return when I am in the area. Good service and friendly staff.

Thank Kyle R
Greenville, South Carolina
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

We took a recommendation from our hotel to try this restaurant for breakfast and were delighted! The food is fresh, very tasty and should satisfy all foodies. Service is lively and coffee is very nice. We had omelets and the salmon plate and would have both again.

Thank wareagle-1980

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 Stewart Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-4517
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607-645-0152

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