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Glenwood Pines Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar
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1213 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-9555
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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West Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were in Ithaca for a wedding and we had time to explore beforehand. This reataurant was recommended to us by friends. We were not disappointed. We were seated with a beautiful view of the lake. There was a variety of food and our choices were delicious! The satff was friendly and helpful too! Would recommend this as a grwat... More 

Thank Debbie B
Portland, Maine
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673 reviews
493 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 441 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Loved this log cabin style rustic restaurant on Cayuga Lake...very busy...Lots of locals and tourists alike. Even a pool table inside, if I remember correctly. The best corn chowder I ever had...others had burgers and fries and hot dogs. They are known for their burgers and especially a burger challenge...the 4 Pinewood Burger Challenge...eat 4 burgers in less than an... More 

Thank BeeMelissa
Lockport, New York
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

When in Ithaca over graduation weekend this is a go to place where you can be seated quickly. The food is good and the prices are reasonable. Waitresses attention to detail make up for any lack of ambience

Thank John B
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1,010 reviews
583 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 494 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

found this through a phone book ad, must pay off for them as there were few other ads... lovely lakeside restaurant ... not inaccurate to call it a pub, as another reviewer did... had great cornell chicken sandwich, fine gumbo, good turkey burger, fluffy rice pudding and capped it all off with a 25-cent bowling machine... will be back often,... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

My mom ordered their haddock and when it came out to her it had a very bad fishy smell. She went to eat it and it tasted rotten so she had to ask for a fresh one. If your looking for fish in wouldn't recommend them for that. Other than that it's okay. If you want some really tasty haddock... More 

Thank Shanana L
Murphysboro, Illinois
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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

The Glenwood Pines has sat atop the west side of Cayuga Lake for years. Stop in for a cold one and a fine sandwich. The famous Pinesburger is a must.

Thank Dochoch
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83 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

To be honest, the Glenwood Pines is pretty mediocre. But it is legendary and incredibly consistent. And for what it offers, it is really best in class. So, not a foodie-haven, but definitely a GREAT BURGER, which must come with Thousand Island Dressing. Kids love the bowling game. It has a wooded view of the lake and is just up... More 

Thank alison n
Ithaca, New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

A very casual spot overlooking Cayuga Lake, about 4 mi. from city of Ithaca. Lots of parking available. Serves basic fare, but the burgers are what they are known for in the area. Serves both lunch and dinner.

Thank 56abc
Binghamton, New York
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

This place has some of the best burgers in central new york(or anywhere). They grind their own beef on site, which is probably why the burgers taste so fresh, juicy, and delicious. They have a pretty extensive menu, and I have tried a few other things there and was pleased with everything I tried, such as the fish fry and... More 

Thank mattymacd
Orchard Park, New York
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The trip is worth it just for the burgers on Italian style buns. Whatever you like to have with your burger..be it beer, root beer or milk, they have it. Quaint backroom to sit and look at the lake and enjoy your burger and fries. They have other food that is god too. We are still craving a return though,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1213 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-9555
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607-273-3709

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?