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Westchester to Ithaca /Cortland drive this weekend

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Westchester to Ithaca /Cortland drive this weekend

Driving from Westchester, NY to Ithaca/Cortalnd this weekend with 2 young children (5 and 1). Any place you recommend to eat for breakfast or lunch as we drive upstate?

Irondequoit, New...
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1. Re: Westchester to Ithaca /Cortland drive this weekend

Are you taking I87/NY17? There are a couple of diners around the halfway point, Liberty has some, though I've never been to those, as does Roscoe, NY. I have been to the Roscoe Diner, very easy on/off to the expressway, the diner is... Fine. Perfectly adequate I would think with children.

And now I'm second guessing myself a wee bit, Roscoe may be a bit less than halfway.

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2. Re: Westchester to Ithaca /Cortland drive this weekend

roscoe is considered the halfway point between new york and syracuse. problem is that once past roscoe it is a long way to another suitable diner. in roscoe, rather than the rather mundane diner, make a left into town and a left on the main street. part way down on the right is an intown diner/coffee shop which is pretty good.

the gas station in front of the diner has about the highest prices on 17.

New York
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3. Re: Westchester to Ithaca /Cortland drive this weekend

Driving up on Route 17. I guess I will check out Roscoe or something else along the way.

staten island
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4. Re: Westchester to Ithaca /Cortland drive this weekend

I agree with going into the town of Roscoe instead of the diner. If they're all still there since the last time I was there, a few years ago, there's better options than the diner. It's very close to the exit off 17.

Irondequoit, New...
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5. Re: Westchester to Ithaca /Cortland drive this weekend

Unfortunately, every time I go through Roscoe the only thing open is the diner. Someday I may get a chance to try something else (but that's why I only mentioned the WFRD)...

staten island
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6. Re: Westchester to Ithaca /Cortland drive this weekend

Mclee- I judge places by the quality of their bacon and I was not impressed with the diner. I don't remeber what I ate at Buffalo Zach's. I've had both brunch and a late lunch on separate occasions there and was pleased (I don't think I had bacon, though). I also thought Raimondo's food was good.

hshunter- Please let us know what you found.

7. Re: Westchester to Ithaca /Cortland drive this weekend

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