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“Great stuffed potatoes”

Glenwood Pines Restaurant
Ranked #46 of 270 Restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Visiting Ithaca to move our son in at Cornell, we were looking for a good casual restaurant which was less likely to be crowded. We didn't have to wait for a table, but Glenwood Pines was filled early with local residents who were clearly regulars. The old arcade games and pool table in the room where we sat were a little distracting -- next time I would wait for a table in the dining room, which has lovely views of the lake. Burgers were very good, chicken tenders were average, but the stuffed potatoes were outstanding.

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Thank Mary P
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

We drove by this nondescript bar/restaurant several times on our vacation. The parking lot was always packed. (A great sign that this is a good restaurant.)

You enter through the bar area and wait to be seated. As many prior reviewers noted, you will wait to be seated...even if there are plenty of tables available. Be patient. Our group of four were seated in the back near a wall full of windows overlooking the lake. Absolutely lovely. However, the table we were seated at was in definite need of a good cleaning. Sticky and tacky are the two words that come to mind.

Our wonderful waitress took our orders in no time at all and our drinks and a basket of bread and butter were on the table in the blink of an eye. All of the food was very tasty and plentiful...and we finished every last bite. I had the vegetarian burger (yummy) while my counterparts opted for shrimp, chicken tenders and a Pinesburger. Our only complaint was with our garden salads. They were absolutely swimming in dressing. If you're ordering a salad, ask for dressing on the side to alleviate this issue.

They have an extensive menu with very reasonable prices for a bar/restaurant. Two of my companions wanted the fish sandwiches that guests at a table next to ours had ordered. Huge doesn't quite describe their size. We would have loved to have ordered desserts (they looked delicious), but we were too full to eat another bite. This restaurant also has a children's menu section which has selections including spaghetti and chicken tenders. The bar area also has several games that will occupy your children during the wait to be seated.

If you are wheelchair-bound or handicapped, it is easy to enter into the restaurant. The bathrooms are very clean and maintained although they may be difficult to enter if you are in a wheelchair.

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Thank kimber1369
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

We can't visit Ithaca without a stop at the Pines. Nothing hits the spot better than a cup of soup, Tully burger and onion rings, finished off with a warm slice of Kentucky Derby pie. This place is great for kids and if you need a break from them, just give them a handful of quarters and send them to play the antique bowling machine or one of the other arcade games.

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Thank Sabrina H
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Just pulled in after driving most of the afternoon. Parking lot was full, so we just sat and waited (not more than 4 mins.). Wait staff flew by frequently and kept asking "how many". It was about a 30 minute wait, but the beer was cold and the burger was good. Most items on menu are battered and/or deep fried, so I wish there was a light, fresh alternative. But it was a nice stop for 2 hungry travelers. And views were pleasant.

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Thank 2maryann
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

We were all hungry after driving most of the day and saw this cute..or what looked cute..little place to eat. We came in and waited ten mins to be seated even though the staff saw us. We were just ignored. It took a really long time for our food to come out and the place could use a good scrubbing. We were never asked for refills on drinks even though we were clearly in need.. The food wasnt that great. My husband got their pine burger and said it was dry. I got chicken fingers that were old tasting.. The fries were the same. We will never go here again.

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