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Rulloff's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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411 College Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-4695
+1 607-277-1700
11:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 01:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent my mother's day morning at Ruloffs eating brunch without my mother. The restaurant was packed full and there was only one waiter in the entire place. it took us 10 odd minutes to get seated even though there was an open table visible and the service was obviously slow. the waiter did a great job individually but he... More 

Thank PeterJBasket
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134 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The new menu (at least a year old now) is very simple Americn with a few upgrades. So it seems like it should be able o stay in business. The history there is great, as is the atmosphere.

Thank alison n
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Recently, we were in town to visit our alma mater and stopped by Rulloff's for a really great burger. We have been there many times in the past and so it was like coming home. I love the atmosphere and feel inside where the locals will even play the piano, and yes someone did while we were there! They have... More 

Thank Kgplough
Boston, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Same inside as it has always been, but the new ownership (Collegetown Bagels next door) has tried to make the menu less pub fare which is a mistake in my opinion, or at the very least they should still offer the full burger menu, wings, nachos that the old Ruloff's used to have which made it a great pub to... More 

Thank Brad781
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We were in Ithaca for my father's 75th reunion (that's right - Veterinary Class of '41!) and my nephew and his family were there for his 20th. We wanted to get together for lunch and he suggested Rulloff's. Right away we knew there would be along wait and we decided that was okay. But when we were finally seated no... More 

Thank Manhattan48
Earth, Texas
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We had a nice reasonable meal here . The prices were fair - it was clean . The menu sounded much more fancy than the food that appeared on our plates ( packaged steak fries!!) . Our waiter was very attentive and had great knowledge of the history of the restaurant , As well as Rullof himself. It has a... More 

Thank feather2001
Ithaca, New York
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40 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

Rulloff's has been around forever, but it closed a few years ago and recently reopened. The new owners (who I think may be part of the Brous & Mehaffy restaurant empire) have turned in into a gastropub-type place with craft beers and the usual menu items like homemade mac-n-cheese, local elk burgers, and excessively fancy items like "buttermilk brined calamari... More 

Thank BWfromIthaca
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The staff was very kind! the three mini hamburger were simply amazing as also the fries..I did not really enjoy the Ithaca Beer but I'm sure if I'll come bak to the Cornell University I enjoy Rulloff's again

Thank Tusciano
Long Island, New York
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180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

While visiting Cornell we stopped in for lunch. Our waiter, Chrisoph was fantastic. Super friendly and attentive. He was terrific! It was full of a college crowd and had nice decor. The beef burger and veggie burger were both great. The family next to us had the waffles and we overheard them saying "that was awesome".

Thank havesuitcase153
New York City, New York
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88 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

Three visits to Rulloffs One in August...and 2 in October. Glad it is re-opened. Great beer menu, great bar atmosphere. But last visit was Sunday Brunch. Food did not come for 1hr 15 minutes and only after expressing "concerns". I believe they had a problem with the chef as the food issues were not restricted sole to us. The server... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 College Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-4695
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-277-1700

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