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Kelly's Dock-Side Cafe

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319 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3230
+1 607-277-8709
07:00 - 01:00
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Ithaca, New York
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for dinner, food was good, service good, beer cold, & a pleasent overall visit. However I am sure it would be a lot nicer in the summer sitting out by the water.

Thank 54321Launch
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice setting, excellent selection of omelets and brunch food, quick and friendly service. Just what I needed after a long drive into Ithaca on roads with NO food!

Thank Deborah W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drawn by the "world famous omlettes" boast, we gave Kelly's a try. Where do I start? The water glasses are plastic and dingy, making the water in them look dingy. One of our party joked that the water was straight from the muddy inlet next to us, but that was just the beginning. After ordering coffee, we waited 20 minutes... More 

Thank Cynthia S
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Kelly's is a great place to eat. We usually go for breakfast. We really enjoy the waterfront dining area. We've had lunches there as well. Great steak sandwich!👍🏽

Thank Flashbang139
Venice, Florida
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

In town for a day to visit beautiful Sapsucker Woods we picked this place on a whim. Big mistake! The one and only restroom was right by our table and the few patrons who were there all used it while we ate. Neither the place, wait staff or patrons were particularly clean and none would pass a sniff test. The... More 

Thank mjs-fl
Worcester, Massachusetts
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211 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Good service, decent food. The waitress looked young but was attentive and nice. The mimosas hit the spot. I ordered a ham and cheese omelette with hash browns and wheat toast. No complaints with my meal. I would return if I was driving through.

Thank lullabystar
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a 5 star venue, keep going, we probably don't want you here either. If you want a friendly place to stop and pet a pooch or two while you are having lunch and a cold beer, this is the place to be. Unpretentious casual atmosphere, good food and it won't break your budget. Yes it's... More 

Thank Mhavrych
Montour Falls, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Friday night and it was very quiet. Very good food. Had steak, scallops and fried haddock. It was all delicious. Steak was cooked perfect and the portions were generous. Also had Bloody Marys. Excellent! Dined outside on the canal. It was very pleasant. The service was good and no wait. Overall a very pleasant experience.

Thank KateF1177
Ithaca, NY
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

A few of my friends and I met here for breakfast yesterday and the weather was perfect for sitting on the patio on the water. The service was adequate and everyone's food was alright but nothing to brag about. People come here to sit on the deck. The place is really shabby and needs some TLC very badly but if... More 

1 Thank Pennie S
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

We stopped here for lunch on a day in Ithaca and were able to sit outside by the water. The weather was perfect and it was fun to sit and watch the ducks, canoes and kayaks go by. The food was tasty- I had the breaded scallops and they were tender and tasty. We enjoyed our meal and were set... More 

Thank Emily M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3230
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-277-8709

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