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Water St. Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner
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467 Exchange St, Geneva, NY 14456-3402
06:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 13:00
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Utica, New York
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1,783 reviews
558 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 675 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good breakfast with great prices. Pancakes are big plate size so be aware when you're ordering -- one will do for most people -- and they are really tasty. Unlimited coffee, friendly server, nice booth seating. We'll come again.

Thank RonL40
Clark Mills, New York
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We were in the area so we checked it out. Clean and cozy, place was hopping but we got a table right away. All manner of customers, price was very reasonable, therefore loaded with college kids. Service was great and the food delicious and served in a timely manner. You can see your food being prepared, they have a good... More 

Thank Edward W
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Food was not bad, but it was just average. Small, clean restaurant with decent turnover time even when crowded. Food was definitely old school diner fair, we had pancakes, eggs and bacon and again nothing stood out. I have seen folks review the bread which I think is made in house and it looked good, but I didn't have it... More 

Thank Toya617
anne b, Owner at Water St. Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by Water St. Although we get our share of 5 stars, I am curious of your 3 star rating. You mentioned a clean diner, good service, tasty food and you didn't mention cheap prices....that in itself is worth more than a 3 star rating. So I glanced at your other review of a Boston diner you... More 

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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love breakfast joints. Great diner food. Big helpings and friendly service. I would definitely come back again.

Thank holznhubs
Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
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336 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Service is great, decor kitschy, food great. Found the cafe via TripAdvisor recommendations and definitely met expectations. We both ordered a special bkfst choice and if you saw our plates, you would know just how good it was. Be sure to stop by and enjoy!

Thank merlinsurrietrekker
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Food was good. Ate there both mornings we were in Geneva and were able to walk from our hotel The Ramada. Only complaint was the same special each day was a different price. Guess it depends who waits on you.

Thank Krista M
anne b, Owner at Water St. Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Krista, I try to respond to most reviews, but I admit I had to smile to myself when I read yours. You see, you just happened to visit us when some of our menu items increased. Our prices have been the same for at least 3 years and when the new menu covers arrived this week, I decided to... More 

Farmington, Connecticut
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98 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you are looking for an excellent traditional American breakfast from a traditional small town diner, this is your place. We stopped here recently, based on the Tripadvisor reviews, and were VERY pleased. Had eggs and french toast. The wait staff is VERY friendly as well. A very welcoming place. Give it a try.

Thank Not-too-picky-in-CT
Fort Myers, Florida
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Decide to have a family breakfast and chose Water St Cafe based on word of mouth. Well it as good as I had heard! Staff was friendly and they all check on you not just the one server that takes your order. They kept the coffee cups full and the plates were loaded up! A great old fashion type breakfast... More 

Thank Greg M
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016

If you are looking for a small mom and pops restaurant, go here! We came here on a Sunday morning. The wait wasn't bad. The food and service were great!

Thank Emma C
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178 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Found this place for breakfast. It is a place where many locals go. The staff was super friendly. Their prices were very reasonable. I had French toast and it was delicious. Highly recommend!

Thank OhioSuzy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 467 Exchange St, Geneva, NY 14456-3402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: 315-789-2560

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