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Kelly's Dock-Side Cafe

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319 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3230
7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Ithaca, NY
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Pennie S
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars 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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89 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Omelets were great. There's generous portions of fillings. Potatoes were to our taste. Service execellent.

Thank catshephearder
Ithaca, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

nice interior atmosphere and a enjoyable deck in good weather. Food is very good. Great breakfast and super fish fry.

Thank jdsnvidff6w7458eorin
Ithaca, New York
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I take my uncle to Kelly's once a week, and have been for quite some time. I have never been disappointed by the food what so ever. My omelets are always done correctly, and my Uncle's scrabbled eggs are always just right.

Thank Chris L
Ithaca, New York
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Promotes themselves as having 'World Famous omelets" might be but not famous for being good or unique. Food is fast food type at best. Located on creek and near lake but the place needs a good cleaning, painting and upgrading. Sitting outside in summer and early fall is very nice but just have a coffee skip the food

Thank ken8572
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

After a morning spent paddling the waterways of Ithaca we came past this place and it smelled great and looked busy, so we decided to come back for lunch after we finished kayaking. The interior is dark and dingy with some odd characters hanging out at the bar, but the waterside terrace at the back is very nice and we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    2 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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: 607-277-8709

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