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Rambler's Rest Drive-In

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4 Victory Hwy, Painted Post, NY 14870-1007
+1 607-962-3405
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Franklin, Pennsylvania
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146 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016

Nothing to write home about,in our opinion. Large portions, I think my partners food was better than mine.I had spanish rice, she had chicken,potatoe&macoroni salad plate. Interesting classic type stuff to look at.

Thank cecustard
Painted Post
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

Doesnt look like much from the outside, but you are in for a treat. Reasonable prices, home cooked food. Potato salad is excellent. Love the egg salad sandwiches, my hubby loves the goulash. Mike the owner is very friendly. Friday night fish fry with mac and cheese - need i say more? You have to try this place.

Thank Karen B
Elmira, New York
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169 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

No atmosphere to speak of , but good basic food at good prices served by friendly folks. Right near the highway (Rt 17/I 86).

Thank JohnandJaneS
Corning, New York
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45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2015

This place may not look like much from the outside, it only accepts cash, but the breakfast is a must have. The breakfast special, eggs, meat, home fries, toast is the BEST in the area. If you want it cooked like grandma made, this is the place. The cook is a kind-hearted man that enjoys what he does, and it... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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172 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2015

We went there twice for take-out. You can eat there. They have a few booths and a counter seating area. We especially like their hot dogs. They are grilled and come in regular and footlong sizes. Their toppings are very good especially the meat sauce.The place isn't much to look at but it is neat and clean inside. You shouldn't... More 

Thank solivita512
Painted Post
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015

If you go make sure to get the hot dogs and texas hot dogs. The best texas hot any where. Does not look like much but you will love the food.

1 Thank Nancy W
Painted Post, New York
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164 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

Pretty good diner food. I would be going to the trucker rest stop up the road on the highway and getting these guys to come back for some good diner food. And I would be open 24 hours a day

Thank davidphelps12
Corning, New York
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165 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2015

Had to send back the macaroni and cheese as it tasted gritty. Their goulash isnt all that great either.. Fish fry is good. Just be careful what you get if you have never been there.

Thank Barbara S
Painted Post, New York
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Ever sense I can remember Rambler's has had the best footlong hot dog, heres a hint,get it with there home made meat sauce) Get it with some french fries and you have the perfest lunch or dinner. Add a awesome milk shake at the end!

Thank David K
Dansville, New York
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

Food was great, waitress was attentive and pleasant. A trip back in time. Parking lot needs to be paved again but the inside was a bit better.

Thank Jane S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Victory Hwy, Painted Post, NY 14870-1007
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Painted Post
  • Phone Number: +1 607-962-3405

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