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Kelly's Dock-Side Cafe

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319 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3230
+1 607-277-8709
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Kelly's is a great place to eat. We usually go for breakfast. We really enjoy the waterfront dining area. We've had lunches there as well. Great steak sandwich!👍🏽

Thank Flashbang139
Venice, Florida
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

In town for a day to visit beautiful Sapsucker Woods we picked this place on a whim. Big mistake! The one and only restroom was right by our table and the few patrons who were there all used it while we ate. Neither the place, wait staff or patrons were particularly clean and none would pass a sniff test. The... More 

Thank mjs-fl
Worcester, Massachusetts
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Good service, decent food. The waitress looked young but was attentive and nice. The mimosas hit the spot. I ordered a ham and cheese omelette with hash browns and wheat toast. No complaints with my meal. I would return if I was driving through.

Thank lullabystar
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a 5 star venue, keep going, we probably don't want you here either. If you want a friendly place to stop and pet a pooch or two while you are having lunch and a cold beer, this is the place to be. Unpretentious casual atmosphere, good food and it won't break your budget. Yes it's... More 

Thank Mhavrych
Montour Falls, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Friday night and it was very quiet. Very good food. Had steak, scallops and fried haddock. It was all delicious. Steak was cooked perfect and the portions were generous. Also had Bloody Marys. Excellent! Dined outside on the canal. It was very pleasant. The service was good and no wait. Overall a very pleasant experience.

Thank KateF1177
Ithaca, NY
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

A few of my friends and I met here for breakfast yesterday and the weather was perfect for sitting on the patio on the water. The service was adequate and everyone's food was alright but nothing to brag about. People come here to sit on the deck. The place is really shabby and needs some TLC very badly but if... More 

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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

We stopped here for lunch on a day in Ithaca and were able to sit outside by the water. The weather was perfect and it was fun to sit and watch the ducks, canoes and kayaks go by. The food was tasty- I had the breaded scallops and they were tender and tasty. We enjoyed our meal and were set... More 

Thank Emily M
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

The only reason to go here is to eat on the outdoor patio overlooking the inlet. Greasy lunch, dingy place, one toilet.

Thank southerntier
Finger Lakes, New York
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

Dh and I have driven by this restaurant multiple times over the years, but never stopped. We finally did on Feb. 24th for a quick dinner. The atmosphere is a dive or maybe I need to see it during the day? I don't know, but I wasn't impressed with the cleanliness, especially after seeing the co-ed restroom located between 2... More 

Thank 2cruzall
Ithaca, New York
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

The setting on the inlet is kind of fun and the food is more than competent, particularly the breakfast menu.

Thank Etienne M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3230
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-277-8709

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