Fine dining or fast casual. Bakeries or pubs. Whatever type of dining you're looking for, find it here in Ithaca & Tompkins County!
COVID-19 update: Restaurants are open for service, please confirm hours & policies prior to arriving. Following the latest NY safety guidelines, individual businesses may still require patrons to wear a face mask anytime they're not seated to eat, and some businesses may choose to remove the requirement for patrons who have been fully vaccinated. Please be considerate as policies change.
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 lineup of restaurants, including Mediterranean, Ethiopian, and Asian-inspired options. You'll also find creative bartenders mixing up signature cocktails utilizing seasonal flavors. With the incredible variety of dining options here, you'll need to visit more than once.
Ithaca Area Dining Highlights
Recent winners of the Best Of Ithaca from the Ithaca Times
- Best Breakfast: Dolce Delight
- Best Pizza: Franco's
- Best Sandwich: Shortstop Deli
- Best Food Truck: Silo
- Best Comfort Food: Luna
- Best Outdoor Dining: Ithaca Beer Co.
For a full list of the 2021 Best of Ithaca Readers' Choice, see the Ithaca Times.
If you are interested in breakfast/brunch, check out these options
- Angelhearts Diner - 401 E State St, Ithaca, serving breakfast all day.
- Dolce Delight - 1080 Danby Rd, serving breakfast until 3
- Coal Yard Cafe - 143 Maple Ave, Ithaca, serving breakfast/lunch
- Waffle Frolic - 146 E State St, Ithaca
- Milkstand - 215 N Meadow St, Ithaca, serving breakfast/lunch/dinner
- Mahogany Grill - 112 N Aurora St, Ithaca, serving breakfast/lunch/dinner
Creative Vegetarian/Vegan Menu Options
Our community remains committed to safety.
Black owned businesses and points of interest.
As you are out and about in Ithaca and Tompkins County, please remember to be kind to service workers. Tompkins Together is meant to spread kindness, encourage patience and raise awareness that businesses are experiencing real staffing challenges. #TompkinsTogether is meant for the entire community and fosters a sense that we are all in this together.