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Collegetown Bagels

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415 College Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-6713
6:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 am
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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

They have a big selection of sandwich choices as well as freshly made beverages and desserts. The food all tastes really fresh and is always delicious. The only issue is that it is typically very crowded which can result in long wait times, but worth the wait if you're not in a hurry. I appreciate the big selection of vegetarian... More 

Thank hlawlor24
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108 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Pitchers of beer, Ice Cream, Bagels, Espresso Drinks, Gourmet Salads, Fresh Baked Goods, Fresh Soup and outdoor seating in the middle of college town. Keeps up the Oliver's Tradition.

Thank alison n
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

It has a funky charm, and the food was good. But after walking up and down the Commons (downtown), I saw other restaurants that looked better. I'd say walk around and see what stands out to you.

Thank Katie B
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

I give this average rating because the ingredients are fresh NOT because this was a generous serving of food by any stretch of the imagination.The sandwiches, wraps, all sound wonderful-have cute names which are in theme with what the end product contains. Reminds me of a coffee sho0's and 80's with chalk writing all of the walls Do serve wine,... More 

Thank susgames13
Lakewood, Ohio
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117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Grabbed a bagel here on the way out of town. I got the rosemary salt - it was so good!! They have lots of great options for toppings. I was quite impressed. Would definitely go back if I was in town again. They have 3 locations in Ithaca, by the way!

Thank Lilly S
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

While making a brief visit to visit a family member at Cornell, I ran across this well-established restaurant/bar/coffee house that has an incredible charm. The sandwiches are a new twist on some old classics, and you only need to see the line to order at lunch to know Collegetown Bagels' popularity with the locals. Had a delicious Rueben sandwich and... More 

Thank Michael L. S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Visited CTB for the first time while dropping of my son for Cornell new student orientation, so I've never been here previously. Breakfast bagel/egg & cheese was very good, and dark roast coffee was also above average. I look forward to going back again.

Thank Samuel S
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Went here based on the positive reviews. Was not disappointed. Take the time too read the paper menu so you are ready to order when called.

Thank Quality_Control39
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

If this rating was simply on atmosphere and location, it would get a 5, but unfortunately the actual bagel I had makes it lose a point. I'm from Brooklyn so I'm kind of a bagel snob. I ordered an everything bagel with bacon egg and cheese, which ironically is called the Brooklyn. The bagel itself was a little chewy and... More 

Thank Jessica V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I'd been here once 3 years ago and came back in town only recently, but CTB was exactly how I remembered it. Cosy indoors, the only useful (shaded) patio in Ithaca, great selection of food. I wasn't hungry today but my family enjoyed their wraps and bagels. Will definitely come back. Only downside: very busy.

Thank Janneke M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 2:00 am
6:30 am - 2:00 am
6:30 am - 2:00 am
6:30 am - 2:00 am
6:30 am - 2:00 am
6:30 am - 2:00 am
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 College Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-6713
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607-273-0982
High quality, unique sandwich options for every palette. With three locations in Ithaca, NY CTB has become an Ithaca institution. Many gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options available. Fair-trade coffee, sustainable business practices, and fun bustling atmosphere. Friendly staff and fast service, CTB has everything you need for an enjoyable and memorable dining experience. See you soon!

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