The State Diner opened in 1936, and has expanded from their early lunch car days -- with lots of booth seating as well as counter seats along the grill. When I think diner, I think breakfast, so an early morning weekday visit or even a late-morning weekend visit probably means blueberry pancakes, or even an omelet. Diners also draw us in late at night, and the State Diner gladly serves up plenty of 2am greasy goodness. We were surprised that a friend's "cheese fries" were really a plate of french fries with two slices of American cheese on top, slightly melted. I think he was expecting something cheesier, but the fries were great. In between breakfast and late-night, don't miss the steaks, seafood, salads, wraps, and of course, a fresh piece of pie.
428 West State Street Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: 607-272-6189 » Web Site