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Hill Top Restaurant

American, Diner
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813 W Genesee Street Rd, Skaneateles, NY 13152-9303
(315) 685-0016
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Northeast USA
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203 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a diner with attached bowling alley. It is everything that Skaneateles is not...no ambiance, no lake view, no gourmet food, no fine linens, no high prices, ...BUT it has good diner food, big portions and very good service. We have eaten dinner here several times and never been disappointed. Lately, I have had meatloaf dinner and chicken and... More 

Thank emeraldisle45
Lewiston, New York
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Ok, this is not a fine dining establishment. We get that. We don't care. It's a diner-type place that all the locals frequent. Why? The food is great (our favorite is breakfast), the staff is extremely efficient, friendly and on the ball. We had breakfast there every morning of our stay in Skaneateles, their omelettes are huge, fluffy and very... More 

2 Thank Kargo52
central ny
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

a family restaurant that cooks old fashion style of dinners.. mom's old fashion cooking.. mashed potato and veggie.. and homemade pies... huge muffins for breakast.. love the servers..

1 Thank wren53
New York
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The perfect little leisurely breakfast place. Hot coffee that the server kept refreshed, good home style food and reasonable prices. We could tell this is a place the locals all enjoy, and so did we.

Thank Tryntje
Auburn, New York
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I stopped going here, because of the bad food, and surroundings in this place . But once again my friend had to eat and it was close, I always make excuses not to go here... ordered bacon with toast and had to laugh ,They serve it on a plate made for a teacup. Bacon on one which was so overdone... More 

Thank thatsarap
Torquay, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

we stopped for a quick late breakfast.it was fine, fairly priced served by friendly staff, easy to find, right on the main road at the top of the hill!

Thank Rowland W
Ottawa, Canada
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Breakfast: Location good, parking, lots. Ordered french toast, lots on the plate. Tea- cold. My friends said their food was okay,nothing special. Presentation typical, nothing special either. Service, it was a busy morning but we were forgotten a couple of times. Would I eat here again? Nope, I would go somewhere else. Washroom: okay.

1 Thank JJ1959
Skaneateles, New York
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Brought the family there to have lunch. Ordered burger and fries, burger was under cooked and some processed garbage, fries were raw in the middle

1 Thank Chris E
New York
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126 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Hilltop is your every day eatery, the food is consistantly Adequate, the service depends on who you get and how busy they are (and it gets busy, which is an indication of this places popularity), the prices are very good for this area and the atmosphere is as one would expect. Overall this establishment is what it is, no frills,... More 

Thank nunya n
Skaneateles, New York
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

In an upscale resort town like Skaneateles-where you can eat at some of the top restaurants replete with splendid surroundings-there is a local favorite that on outward appearance seem like a scruffy bowling alley. However, what resides inside, is a local guilty pleasure. A real old fashion diner complete with a sumptuous menu of classic eats in generous proportions at... More 

1 Thank steve r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 813 W Genesee Street Rd, Skaneateles, NY 13152-9303
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Skaneateles
  • Phone Number: (315) 685-0016

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