Food in Ithaca

Fine dining or fast casual. Bakeries or pubs. Whatever type of dining you're looking for, find it here in Ithaca & Tompkins County!

Enjoy Foodie Paradise

Ithacans are passionate about food. Whether you are searching for classic American bar & grill-style food or fine dining and Italian, there's a restaurant to enjoy. 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

If you are interested in brunch, check out these options

  • Angelhearts Diner - 401 E State St, Ithaca, serving breakfast all-day
  • Bistro at La Tourelle -  1152 Danby Rd, Ithaca, full-service breakfast and brunch every day from 7:30 am - 2 pm
  • Coal Yard Cafe - 143 Maple Ave, Ithaca, serving breakfast/lunch
  • Dolce Delight - 1080 Danby Rd, serving breakfast until 3 pm
  • Check out more delicious Ithaca breakfast & brunch recommendations here!

Creative Vegetarian/Vegan Menu Options

Recent winners of the Best Of Ithaca from The Ithaca Times

  • Best New Business: CDMX Tacos
  • Best Bubble Tea: Taichi Bubble Tea
  • Best New Restaurant: Lev Kitchen
  • Best Asian Restaurant: Asia Cuisine
  • Most Inspired dining: Gola Osteria
    For a full list of the 2023 Best of Ithaca Readers' Choice, see The Ithaca Times