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Lincoln Street Diner

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309 E Lincoln St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3736
+1 607-216-1616
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Diner
309 E Lincoln St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3736
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place, great real people atmosphere, with real food. Great conversation and a perfect place to get off your phone and meet some locals.

1  Thank j3pup
Reviewed September 28, 2017

Old style diner with good Breakfast and Lunch selections. Tables and chairs along with old style stools at the counter that may all be original to the diner. Very good service and appears that they have their regulars from Ithaca come in on a daily...More

Thank Barry G
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Fast and friendly service. Wish there was a place like this up by East hill plaza and Triphammer to go for lunch.

1  Thank 14,883
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

For years I have been wishing they would make my breakfast special which is their delicious corn muffins special and corned beef and eggs. But it's too big unless they half it. But it's also complicated, so they price is always different. Whatever you get...More

1  Thank Brian D
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

It's a cozy little neighborhood diner with a limited menu that includes breakfast staples, omelettes, and breakfast sammies. My wife loved the corned beef hash and eggs, my daughter devoured her sammie, and I loved the Ziffy omelette (I had the optional sausage gravy on...More

1  Thank Howard S
Reviewed June 30, 2017

We went for breakfast it was packed. People just changed seats to make room for us. Everyone was friendly. Service was fast. Food was good, one of the friendly patrons recommended sausage gravy on the hash browns-I'll have to return.

1  Thank Patricia H
Reviewed June 15, 2017

We met friends for breakfast in this small basic diner. They have a very limited menu, we everything was great. I had blueberry pancakes, with the blueberries baked in. The omelette swerve good and the home fries were exceptional. They didn't have link sausage, which...More

1  Thank Stanleyzed
Reviewed May 6, 2017

If you love local diners, make sure you don't miss this one! It's a down-home experience where neighbors meet for a cup of coffee and a breakfast for amazingly low prices. The staff are friendly and the food is good ol' traditional diner food.

1  Thank Choose2BKind
Reviewed January 18, 2017

A small diner but excellent food and friendly service. Had a delicious deli BLT on a quiet Monday. Parking is limited but worth waiting for a spot!

1  Thank Mary Lou C
Reviewed October 19, 2016

We live a good half hour away from Ithaca, but when we are in need of a weekend splurge diner breakfast, we go to Lincoln Street (aka Ziffy's). It is a bit of a hole in the wall, the decor is not posh...but the food...More

Thank Bridget G
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 E Lincoln St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3736 (Formerly Ziffy's)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-216-1616
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