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Food and restaurants in Finger Lakes

Top restaurants

Café
“Great breads and treats, but also a hot bar (breakfast, lunch and dinner), salad bar, creative sandwiches, soups — each person can get what they want here. Several locations in Ithaca but Meadow Street is the mother ship.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Brewery
“Local Brewery, Flower Power and Apricot Wheat are good. They have good food also.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Café
“This place is awesome! It’s 45 min dive on the other side of the lake but so worth it! Make a reservation, you can sit inside or out! Food is amazing! ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Maxie's offers a classier option for dinner, with a raw oyster bar and a full Cajun menu loaded with options. The menu features killer po'boy sandwiches and a Tuesday night fried chicken special, plus a full cocktail bar. Live music some nights, but not usually on Tuesdays.”
  • 49 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Solid local food, with many Veg / Vegan options. Also, always a great draught beer selection.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“My personal favorite restaurant in Ithaca. Just a Taste is a Tapas (multiple, small plates) restaurant that always seems to impress. A great place for a couple or small group, you can peruse the menu and order a flight of wine, a few different appetizers, entrees, and desserts, and get a taste of what the Ithaca food and drink scene has to offer. Just a Taste is located on Ithaca's central culinary street, next to The Commons.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Amazing vegetarian. This is the place that started it all -with the moosewood cookbooks. You can even get a signed copy if your request it! Also - super delicious food! (Even for meat lovers like us.)”
  • 58 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“Fantastic food. Does not accept advance reservations. BYOB. But The Westy is close by, and you can rest there until your table is ready. Or place a takeout order. Well worth the wait.”
  • 43 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“Great breads and treats, but also a hot bar (breakfast, lunch and dinner), salad bar, creative sandwiches, soups — each person can get what they want here. Several locations in Ithaca but Meadow Street is the mother ship.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Café
“Fall Creek location. Local coffee roaster with delish blends and pastries. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Café
“This place is awesome! It’s 45 min dive on the other side of the lake but so worth it! Make a reservation, you can sit inside or out! Food is amazing! ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Start your day with some caffeine at Ithaca's favorite gourmet coffee shop. Cool off with an iced coffee, or try their seasonal specialty drink. This is a great place to catch up on email, meet up with friends, or do a little trip planning. A great spot to pick up unique gifts for the coffee aficionados in your life.”
  • 40 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Delicious brunch - get the pastrami-style SLT (salmon, lettuce, tomato) sandwich. The brie-stuffed French toast is also delicious. They also have an upstairs bar at night.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Café
“This restaurant is just 3 miles down the road and is fantastic. Our favorite local "foodie" spot and they take reservations!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Café
“Great food with Vegan options too:) Beautiful scenery right in the village!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Vineyard
“This winery has good wine, an amazing restaurant/cafe, and is just a beautiful stop!”
  • 31 locals recommend

Bakeries

Café
“Great breads and treats, but also a hot bar (breakfast, lunch and dinner), salad bar, creative sandwiches, soups — each person can get what they want here. Several locations in Ithaca but Meadow Street is the mother ship.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
“Same owners as Ithaca Bakery. Same delicious coffee, snacks, baked goods and sandwiches.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
“A staple in Ithaca. Search there multiple locations for a wide selection of sandwiches, bagels, and baked goods. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bakery
“Huge store that has everything you need from hot food to pharmacy to fresh flowers to olive bar to groceries.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“THE best Italian food in the Finger Lakes!! Worth the drive to Skaneateles. Plan some time to walk around the town and the pier.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“Full line bakery cafe with outrageous sandwiches, homemade soups, salads and entrees. Freshly baked artisan breads, authentic bagels and fine pastries. Domestic and international cheeses and large selection of organic fair trade coffee and tea.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
“the best Sunday brunch considered to be Ithaca's best cupcakes& cocktail bar live shows on Fridays& sundays”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
“many dessert pies, also chicken pot pies, favorite is grape pie, all hand made”
  • 7 locals recommend