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Coal Tower Restaurant

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9 Schoen Pl, Pittsford, NY 14534-2025
+1 585-381-7866
08:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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Rochester, New York
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163 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met friends here for lunch, service was good, Turkey Rueben Sandwich was delicious, perfect for my taste with plenty of filling and thankfully not a huge roll. The place is always busy but we enjoyed our catch-up conversation without distractions.

Thank GrammaTripper
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although often crowded, The Coal Tower is a terrific place for all meals, especially breakfast - in a unique setting. It is a Pittsford landmark.

Thank IrishForever67
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped for Breakfast and the place was full with a waiting list. We got waited on quickly and our food was very good.

Thank Joseph D
Indianapolis, Indiana
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Nice spot in a cute town. Great to find a breakfast place that isn't a chain. The pancakes were pretty good and the omelette was good but a little dry for my taste

Thank David D
Western New York
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch at noon on a Saturday; no wait for a table, and the restaurant was busy but not packed. Food order was taken quickly and everything arrived promptly. Portions were ample and everything was cooked to our liking. The place has a local diner feel with simple burgers and sandwiches making up the majority of menu items,... More 

Thank IronMaven
Evansville, Indiana
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400 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is a local hotspot - great for families. The Friday Fish Fry wa a popular item during our visit, and the grilled fish special was good also. Nothing fancy here -- hearty fare served by cheerful staff. check out the dessert case on your way in and consider saving some room for pie or cake, which we unfortunately didn't... More 

Thank kwagmeister
Rochester, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Nothing fancy here---just good food, friendly service and fair price. Daily specials with a local flair.

Thank John H
New York City, New York
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112 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was a very enjoyable family meal at a local spot with great service and delicious breakfast. No credit cards so have cash on hand. Right on the Erie Canal, near nice shops, bike rental place, definitely worth a stop. Highly recommend. Didn't try the desserts but would have if we hadn't eaten so much breakfast!

Thank nytraveller2020
Rochester, New York
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2,909 reviews
1,923 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 941 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The Coal Tower Restaurant is an established icon in the Pittsford dining scene. I had never had lunch here before, but I enjoyed my meal (hot dog and cole slaw) while I was tucked between the counter and a post at the end of the bar. Tight seating, but the place was jammed, so I accepted the cramped seating and... More 

Thank Larry W
Rochester, New York
1 review
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Overall a great place to stop in for good food! Lots of healthy choices. Great place for breakfast and lunch. Try the pumpkin soup in the fall.

Thank teach4fun2016

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Schoen Pl, Pittsford, NY 14534-2025
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Pittsford
  • Phone Number: +1 585-381-7866

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