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Glenwood Pines Restaurant

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American, Bar
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1213 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-9555
+1 607-273-3709
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Ithaca, New York
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176 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came to sit at the bar. No seats available. Waited about 15 minutes to get the hostess' attention. Took another few minutes to get a table. Waited 20 minutes and gave up. Guess I'm done with The Pines.

Thank muz4now
Appleton, Wisconsin
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant advertises that its pinesburgers are Ithaca's best yet they really aren't very good. The grilling process makes the meat bitter tasting and the thousand island dressing is so thinly spread to the extent it adds little to no flavor. The lettuce and tomato quality is poor. The service is barely average and I had to wait quite awhile... More 

Thank markf1955
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disappointing. Food is average at best. Ambience is underwhelming. Service was less than cheerful. It's basically pub food, and largely without anything special to bring me back. My wife (a vegetarian) had Broccoli Bites; they were pretty much tasteless. Yes, we know this is not a vegetarian restaurant, but in this day and age one should expect some menu items... More 

Thank MiloBohack
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This is a neat place. Food is soooooo good. The view is spectacular. We drive an hour just for the food & the view. Wait staff are very friendly too.

Thank Kris G
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Glenwood is on Route 89 heading north from downtown Ithaca toward Taughannock Falls State Park. It is worth seeking out. The menu is basic, soups, salads, and sandwiches for lunch, somewhat more fancy for dinner. I have eaten there many times with family, with friends, or for small business meetings. For you carnivores, their specialty is the Pinesburger, a good... More 

Thank Cary G
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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759 reviews
501 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Known as the "Pines" this place is on the west side of Lake Cayuga with a great waterfront view. Large bar with separate room for diners decorated in, you guessed it, pine motif. Burgers are the feature here, though other dishes are available. The famed Pinesburger is served on a submarine roll. It is worthy of its reputation. The corn... More 

Thank CTManny
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160 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We used to go to the Pines 3-4 times a year and really enjoyed it. After not going for a while, we went last week and fond it changed. The cozy atmosphere and view are still great. The food is not as good and niether is the service. The sandwiches are bare bones with no sides, not even pickles or... More 

Thank PINKIE_9
Ithaca, New York
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Can't beat the Pines burger or the Ahi Tuna steak. Great prices and friendly staff. Fun place. Nothing fancy but just good.

Thank K S
Ithaca, New York
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Great diner type food..corn chowder a must, daily specials and super, stuffed baked potatoes. Casual cozy atmosphere, a few arcade games, fireplace, pool table and plenty of parking. Friendly staff and great views of Cayuga lake!

Thank Sherrie S
Springfield, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We went with local friends, and it was a really nice atmosphere. Good food (burgers were juicy, fries were great), and laid back atmosphere. Good place for lunch.

Thank ADS80

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 10
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1213 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-9555
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-273-3709

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