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“Great sandwich combos and decent bagels”
Review of Collegetown Bagels

Collegetown Bagels
Ranked #13 of 261 Restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: High quality, unique sandwich options for every palette. With three locations in Ithaca, NY CTB has become an Ithaca institution. Many gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options available. Fair-trade coffee, sustainable business practices, and fun bustling atmosphere. Friendly staff and fast service, CTB has everything you need for an enjoyable and memorable dining experience. See you soon!
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great sandwich combos and decent bagels”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Well, I guess it is as good a bagel as you can get outside NYC. The seemingly endless wall of tasty sandwich combinations may make up for the hockey pucks with holes. Try the vegetarian... veggie cream cheese with tomato and melted munster on top... sounds strange but it is DELICIOUS!

Visited June 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cool place to hangout”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Amazing location. Insane variety of bagels! CTB is such a good value and nice place to be. However, during rush hours it has huge lines and it is almost impossible to find seating. Place also gets really loud during certain times (it's no place to relax). Yummy yummy bagels!!

  • Visited July 2012
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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191 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“nice cafe”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

We were looking for a place to grab some dinner and saw this place. They had a variety of coffees, hot & cold drinks, sandwiches, wraps and bagel-type entrees. Yummy looking desserts too! We had a good time and didn't spend a lot of money.

Visited June 2013
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Syracuse, New York, United States
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Almost as good as NYC”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

The best bagels in the world are in NYC. I am not just a biased New Yorker. This is objective fact. Having gotten that out of the way, let me say that Collegetown Bagels does a good job. The bagels a real and there are many choices. There is an almost overwhelming choice of things to put on them, including the traditional lox and cream cheese to which they add red onion and capers. A nice touch. The coffee is good. The shop near campus is always crowded. This is a fine brunch place and it can't help that the bagels are just a smidgen inferior to the best in NYC.

Visited March 2013
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Convenient but also problems”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Pro: opens early / closes late / good for day-drinking
Problems:
Lines are too long / understaffed during peak times so you have to wait too long
Honestly, the bagels don't taste that great

Visited June 2013
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