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Chat-A-Whyle Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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28 Liberty St, Bath, NY 14810-1507
+1 607-776-8040
05:30 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 05:30 - 19:30
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in Chat-a-Whyle while traveling through upstate New York for dinner because this place was recommended by some friends. I was expecting more of a better meal. The place had an extensive menu, atmosphere was average, and the food was typical, run-of-the-mill. I must say, the Sticky Buns were the best part of the meal.

Thank _mmgteacher
Bath, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We have eaten breakfast here about every month or two for several years. We have had lunch and dinner a few times as well. The food and service has always been good. I usually order my food with a few tweaks here and there and almost all the time is served as ordered. When we are not waited on by... More 

Thank BeeGeesfan
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a family restaurant in a relatively small town. The food is pretty basic but freshly made and at a reasonable price. And yes, the sticky buns are famous and well worth a visit even if it is just coffee and a sticky bun. The mac and cheese is excellent and it is the Friday special.

Thank Pepi L
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Great family restaurant serving home cooked food! A must try are their sticky buns! We had a light snack, cottage cheese, one had a sticky bun and I had an Apple Walnut Chicken Salad. They had whole walnuts, cranberries, shredded carrots and grilled chicken over ice burg lettuce. I was expecting a mayonnaise chicken salad and was pleasantly surprised! My... More 

Thank Terese C
De Soto, Kansas
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This is a small town restaurant that has a nice size menu and delicious full course meals both. I have to visit every time in NY for one of their famous sticky buns. Atmosphere is nice & clean. Sets on an old boulevard in the little town of Bath.

Thank Majamami
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Sorry my face is so red; it's just the way I am when I laugh. Thanks for letting chat a whyle. Sausage was gray but I'm told that's the way it's supposed to be. Also. Fish on bun is subpar. Just some frozen haddock on a piece of bread. I can only see my chest in the mirror. J. J.... More 

Thank H2OhhhhSnap
Webster, New York
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We had breakfast at the restaurant while waiting to go to the Veteran's Cemetery. They had ample room and home-style food. I can recommend the sticky bun...it was fresh, warmed, and delicious. Prices were really reasonable and portions sizable. Our service was wonderful and coffee was filled promptly. An easy place to stop and families would be quite comfortable.

Thank Stephanie405
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I had the biscuits and gravy. I also had to order an egg on the side. When you order biscuits and gravy, from here, that's just it, all you get is biscuits and gravy, 2 biscuits with gravy poured over the top. In the past for me biscuits and gravy breakfast was, biscuits and gravy with meat and eggs. But... More 

Thank Chuck H
Gahanna, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We stayed in Bath 2 days while visiting relatives. The food here is delicious. Lots of locals so you know it is good. Service excellent and prices low. Friendly waitress made our experience the best.

Thank lparzero
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

If you are looking for no frills, quality food at a reasonable price, Chat-A-Whale is what you are looking for. The place is clean, comfortable and inviting. The servers are great too, fast, yet friendly. A hidden gem!

Thank KathyG2011

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:30 - 19:30
05:30 - 19:30
05:30 - 19:30
05:30 - 19:30
05:30 - 19:30
05:30 - 19:30
05:30 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Liberty St, Bath, NY 14810-1507
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +1 607-776-8040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?