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Plated food at Hazlenut Cafe with two glasses of wine
Ithaca Restaurants & Dining
Our extensive variety of restaurants and dining options will satisfy any palate or craving!

Ithaca Restaurants

Enjoy Foodie Paradise

We crunched the numbers and it's true: Ithaca, NY has more restaurants per capita than New York City! It's a delicious statistic that hints at the variety of local restaurants and tells us something fundamental in the Ithaca psyche--Ithacans are passionate about food. Whether you are searching for classic American bar & grill style food, or just-like-mama-made-it Italian, there's a restaurant for you. Have an adventurous appetite? Ithaca features an incredibly diverse line up of restaurants, including Mediterranian, Ethiopian, and Asian inspired options. If you're looking for a late-night meal, several of the pubs and bars in Ithaca serve up delicious meals to pair with their signature cocktails. With so many places to eat in Ithaca, you'll need to visit us more than once. But don't worry; we know that as soon as you've tasted the incredible variety of dining options here, you'll want to come back for seconds anyway!

Ithaca Area Dining Highlights

Best Ice Cream & Dessert Shops

  • Purity Ice Cream - 700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca
  • Ithaca Bakery - 400 N Meadow St, Ithaca & 2255 N Triphammer Rd, Ithaca
  • Sweet Melissa's Ice Cream Shop - 200 W Seneca St, Ithaca
  • Cornell Dairy Bar - 411 Tower Rd, Ithaca
  • Insomnia Cookie - 319 College Ave, Ithaca
  • Cayuga Lake Creamery - 8421 NY-89, Interlaken
  • Waffle Frolic - 146 E State St, Ithaca
  • Ice Cream Caboose - 180 W South St, Groton

Great Burger Spots

  • Ithaca Ale House - 111 N Aurora St, Ithaca
  • Glenwood Pines - 1213 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca
  • Ithaca Beer Co - 122 Ithaca Beer Dr, Ithaca
  • Carriage House Cafe - 305 Stewart Ave, Ithaca
  • Red's Place - 107 N Aurora St, Ithaca

Yummy Vegetarian/Vegan Stops

  • Moosewood Restaurant - 215 N Cayuga St, Ithaca
  • BoL Ithaca - 222 E State St, Ithaca
  • MIX Kitchen & Bar - 205 Elmira Rd, Ithaca
  • Thai Basil - 118 W State St, Ithaca
  • Nikki Green - 320 E State St, Ithaca
  • Hawi Ethiopian Restaurant - 113 S Cayuga St, Ithaca
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