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Hill Top Inn

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171 Jerusalem Hill Rd, Elmira, NY 14901-9583
+1 607-732-6728
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Elmira, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent view, terrific service and great food. Prices are a little "pricey" so do not get a chance to visit too often.

Thank passau01
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I've eaten here several times and have never had a memorable meal. The view is nice, though. Every time I've been here it's because I've been with someone that always wanted to eat here.

Thank girlygirl243
Ithaca, New York
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Had a truly delightful dinner there, great food, excellent service, and the view was truly unique. Will be a regular visitor to this Southern Tier landmark.

Thank 54321Launch
Mineral City, Ohio
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My husband and I were there on a Sat night. We started with a cup of French Onion soup and also the Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. Both were very good. The gumbo had andouille sausage in it, so it was a little spicy if you don't like that, but it was very much similar to gumbo found in South Louisiana.... More 

Thank mscshell
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We were in Elmira overnight and looking for a nice place for dinner. Showed up at 5 p.m. On a Friday and had drinks at the bar with very friendly and attentive bartender, and then enjoyed a wonderful dinner and bottle of NY wine, watching the sun set over the foothills. Great location, old fashioned service and charm, and a... More 

Thank Jane L
Omaha, Nebraska
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The above title says it all. Visiting the Finger Lakes region, found this restaurant on TripAdvisor, and tried it with another couple. All four of us had delicious entrees - three fish and one duck. Our server, John, was very attentive and knowledgeable - top-notch. The view of the hills and river at sunset was spectacular. The manager came by... More 

Thank Terry D
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169 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We were staying in the Elmira for one night for the first time ever; it's only 2 hours from home. We wanted to find a nice place for dinner, not a chain we can hit any time. We opted for the Hill Top Inn and were able to get a Friday night reservation on Thursday. It's not hard to find... More 

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Elmira, New York, United States
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful night for outdoor eating . Excellent chicken, our friend had the duck which was very tasty . Prime rib done perfect,juicy and tasty. Good portions . Staff very friendly . Only suggestion would be to add some evening lighting to the deck which could be more inviting for the casual customers . Great nite . Oysters are wonderful ...

Thank Patty M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Relaxing patio dining. Enjoyed the oyster bar. You should try it if you enjoy clams, shrimp or oysters. The sea food was fresh and well iced. I had the oysters/clam plate. They were delicious. Oh, and the beer is cold, too. We were entertained by a nice couple. They sang mostly Irish tunes but did mix in a variety of... More 

Thank Jeff M
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Visited on a Monday night. Great view. Not that crowded. Food was very good but the service was not that great. Had to ask 3 times for rolls. Nobody asked how anything was. We were served and that was it. For a more upscale restaurant I expected a little better service.

Thank Thomas J
mpsseahawk, Owner at Hill Top Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Thomas for your visit and review. We too wish your service was better. While I know the restaurant didn't look busy, it truly was our busiest Monday of the summer and I'm sure you saw that the staff was working diligently. You did share your roll experience with me when I visited your table to check on your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$37
Seafood, American, Bar, Italian
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Takeout
Good for
Groups, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Jerusalem Hill Rd, Elmira, NY 14901-9583
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Elmira
  • Phone Number: +1 607-732-6728
Hill Top Inn is a regional destination, known for Irish hospitality, quality food, and a unique venue that provides a warm, friendly environment for any type of event, from a casual dinner for two to a gala event.

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