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Coal Tower Restaurant

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9 Schoen Pl, Pittsford, NY 14534-2025
+1 585-381-7866
07:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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395 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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2,860 reviews
1,880 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 858 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
chicago, il
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Friendly fast service. Great diner atmosphere. Tables and counter service. Cash only. Only had breakfast there 2 mornings during out stay at the Del Monte Hotel

Thank travelmore4fun
Niskayuna, New York
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142 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We ate here for breakfast today and it was very good. We were seated immediately and had a great view of the Erie Canal. Our waitress was excellent. The menu is varied for breakfast and there are several specials on most days. We ordered a Barge and the Cornbeef Hash. Both were very good and came out hot. The coffee... More 

Thank CCdreamer
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Great place popular with locals. Only takes cash as payment and reasonably priced. Many people enjoy going here for breakfast but I prefer the lunch menu. Niceplace to eat along the canal. Parking can be a bit challenging during peak times.

Thank Andrea W

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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, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?