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Coal Tower Restaurant

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9 Schoen Pl, Pittsford, NY 14534-2025
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place popular with locals. Only takes cash as payment and reasonably priced. Many people enjoy going here for breakfast but I prefer the lunch menu. Niceplace to eat along the canal. Parking can be a bit challenging during peak times.

Thank Andrea W
Bradenton, Florida
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179 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (all 10 of us) enjoyed a delightful lunch after a day of browsing the shops canal side and of course feeding the resident ducks! Well prepared and professionally served, we look forward to our next visit to the area and a reprise of a delightful luncheon experience.

Thank Jack A
Fonthill Ontaio
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a late brekfast around 10:00am and were quickly seated by friendly staff. My wife and I both had omlettes which were quickly served, tasted great and reasonably price. Certainly would go back again.

Thank Shawn H
Pittsford, New York
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by the Coal Tower for lunch before boarding the Mike Fink canal tour. Pleasantly surprised by the high quality sandwiches at a reasonably price. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. I ordered a Reuben and got the best approximation of a NYCity Reuben than anywhere outside NY. This is casual dining, diner style food.

Thank Howard K
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13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for a light lunch. The "lead lady" appeared to be too busy for niceties. Witnessed her railing an employee, short with another patron waiting to be seated and overcharged us. When told to have a good day, her reply was, "Yep". I would not go back. Food was okay but high priced for a... More 

Thank Scabshouse
Pittsford, New York
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant takes you back in time when everyone cared about each other.The waitress saw one of our friends not eating her soup and determined that she didn't like it. She brought something else for her without any of us asking. That's real customer service!

Thank mgk72nj
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like fish then this is the place to go they have fish Friday's, I'm not a fish fan but the rest of my family is I usually get a salad it's not going to win any awards for there salads but they are ok

Thank Traci P
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

The last time I dined here with my partner, the server literally threw our food onto our table from a foot away- it was clear from the start she was not pleased to be waiting on us, and I have never before had such (at first) passive-aggressive and later, outright aggressive, service. None of the management seemed concerned. We will... More 

Thank kmtravels585
Scarborough, Maine
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This was a great place for my sister and I to sit and relax. The service and food were exemplary. Would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for breakfast.

Thank chefj0an
Rochester, NY
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Great choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The prices are reasonable and service is great. The restaurant is located in a restored coal tower so it kind of neat. Sunday brunch is wonderful. Don't worry if there is a line. Things move quickly.

Thank winkone

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Schoen Pl, Pittsford, NY 14534-2025
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Pittsford
  • Phone Number: 585-381-7866

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