Bravo Pizzeria Restaurant

17 Railroad Street
Freeville, NY 13068
Phone: 607-844-5553

We're hearing great things about Bravo Pizzeria in Freeville. The original owners of A1 Pizzeria Restaurant in Dryden have opened up a new spot and offer their original Greek and Italian menu. There are daily specials for those dining in as well as great deals for carry-out and delivery, and they even offer gluten-free pizza and pasta options.


Dryden Community Cafe

1 West Main Street
Dryden, NY 13053
Phone: 607-844-1500

This non-profit, volunteer-staffed cafe on the corner of Routes 13 and 38 in Dryden is open Monday through Saturday for breakfast and lunch, plus has a weekly Thursday night all-you-can-eat pasta night. Stop in for coffee or espresso drinks using beans roasted by Cortland's Coffee Mania; fresh pastries or breakfast sandwiches in the morning; and soups, quiches, sandwiches, and paninis at lunchtime. Check their Facebook for daily specials.


Dryden Hotel

42 East Main Street
Dryden, NY 13053
Phone: 607-844-8293

The Dryden Hotel's history begins in 1844, but its current incarnation dates to 2005, when a refurbished building opened to offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. After a typical omelets-or-pancakes breakfast menu, it's a step above diner fare, with salads, wraps, and sandwiches alongside burgers, fried shrimp, pizza, and prime rib. Vegetarian options are few and far between, and we admit we mostly get there for wing night on Thursday.


Dryden Queen Diner

84 North Street
Dryden, NY 14850
Phone: 607-844-5060

The Dryden Queen is a clean, simple diner, with friendly service, good food, and reasonable prices. What more do you need? Crispy corned beef hash? Yep, they do that pretty well, too.


Grubbi Groks BBQ

2 East Main Street
Dryden, NY 13053
Phone: 607-708-4177

Dryden's latest eatery is Grubbi Groks BBQ, a joint effort between brothers Sean and Chris O'Brien of Willow and Lincoln Street Diner fame. They're offering platters and sandwiches with freshly smoked meats such as pulled pork, beef brisket, chicken, and wings, as well as vegan items like BBQ portabello mushrooms and black bean & corn salad. Try the sweet potato fries, the mac & cheese, and the outstanding BBQ sauces.


The Waterwheel Cafe

2 Main Street
Freeville, NY 14850
Phone: 607-844-4499

We've heard great things about this family-run restaurant along Fall Creek in Freeville, at the corner of Routes 38 and 366 in the Town of Dryden. Try the salmon topped with shrimp, crab, and hollandaise, a bacon-wrapped filet, local elk burger, or vegetable provencal. 


Ned's Pizza


840 Hanshaw Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-266-3300

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Coal Yard Cafe


143 Maple Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-277-0734

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