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Kilpatrick's Publick House

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Irish, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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130 E Seneca St, Ithaca, NY 14850
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Ellsworth, Michigan
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Our January mid-week lunch was a treat. The Irish coffee warmed us and the staff was accommodating. The menu offered simpler pub fare and more extensive meal options.

Thank Gail C
Holland, MI
Level Contributor
272 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were staying at the Hilton for two nights on New Year's, so we tried this on New Year's Day. I first ordered the corned beef and cabbage, but it was so bad and salty I exchanged it for the fish and chips, which was better. Good corned beef does not have to be that salty, and the cabbage was... More 

Thank tromba61
Ithaca, New York
Level Contributor
96 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

New menu is shocking- so limited and to offer Lucky Charms as an option is ridiculous. We waited ages to be seated and then ended up leaving after over 20mins when no one came by to take our orders or offer us drinks etc. And even when we were considering ordering it was hard to find something on the menu... More 

Thank AmandaClaireBrown
Newfield, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Really cozy place with awesome food and great service. We had a great meal and a great time. We will be going back again for sure.

Thank Denise T
Harmony, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here when we arrived in Ithaca after a few days of wine tasting. We thought it would be a good quick lunch, but we were wrong. First, the service was horrible and incredibly slow. Second, the food was awful. My husband got wings, and they were slimy, tasteless, and rubbery. I ordered a veggie burger,... More 

1 Thank Meagan B
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here while staying at the Hilton during Ithaca College's Family Weekend. Busy at 6pm, but we didn't wait long for a table. The staff was very friendly. I had the Shepherd's Pie. My husband had the Whiskey Chicken. Both were very good. We would order these again. We also had side salads and drinks. Despite... More 

Thank Lydia Z
Management response:

Thank You Lydia. I'm always glad to hear that even on one of our busiest nights you received our excellent service! We look forward to having you back soon. CHEERS! More 

Hollywood, Fl
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We went to this bar on the Friday and Saturday night while staying in the HIlton and the bartenders were really nice. Drink is moderately priced. It was extremely busy on the fri we were there and the bar tenor mentioned there was a wedding party there. The Saturday night was not as busy. Had an ice cream type dessert... More 

1 Thank nuffsaid
Management response:

Thank You so much for letting us know how are staff took care of you. We hope you also enjoyed your stay in the hotel and we look forward to having you back soon. More 

Falls, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Wife and I took a ride to Ithaca to do a little sight seeing and enjoy the fall foliage on a beautiful Wednesday in October. After strolling around some of the sights in and around Cornell we decided to go "downtown ". In this case to the Ithaca commons. After walking through and around the commons we headed for the... More 

Thank Pop817
Management response:

Thank you so much for letting us know about your experience with us. It's reviews like this that we love to hear espically when you get more than you bargained for, look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers! More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely excellent, I had the corned beef & cabbage, it was the best I've ever had and we're Irish! Service was excellent, wine was local and great all around excellent

Thank Tracy M
Management response:

Thank you Tracy, we are glad you enjoyed are improved corned beef and cabbage. Stop back soon to see our ever changing wine and beers lists. Cheers! More 

Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We visited on a rainy Saturday afternoon. The food was good but the service was ridiculous. We were seated quickly, it all fell apart after that. It wasn't even busy we waited 15 minutes for our drinks and then almost another 45 minutes for our food. Side note, Nashville Chicken is VERY HOT.

Thank Michele B
Management response:

Michele, I am very sorry you didn't have the greatest experience. If you could please call me I would appreciate to hear from you and find out how we could have made it better. Cheers, Tom Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Irish, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 E Seneca St, Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 8065437342
Kilpatrick's Publick House is Ithaca's premier Irish Pub. Serving Top-Notch Irish/English Cuisine. We proudly use as many local ingredients as possible. Our beautiful coppertop bar is second to none. Serving up carefully crafted cocktails. Not to mention we are the first bar in Ithaca to serve Farm-To-Glass. Stop in and see what's the fuss is about at Ithaca's ONLY Irish Pub!

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