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Colgate Inn

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1 Payne St, Hamilton, NY 13346-1111
+1 315-824-2300
07:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let me preface by saying that I try to stay at the Colgate Inn about once a year when I visit Hamilton. It's consistently clean, and well maintained. While rooms tend to be small and inexplicably poorly lit, the beds are comfortable and the bar and restaurant are very good - excellent in fact if you choose wisely. You have... More 

Thank Bruce H
Hamilton, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Whether you are just visiting Hamilton because it is lovely, or because you have a child thinking of attending Colgate, this is a wonderful place to stay. The atmosphere is charming, the rooms are luxurious, and the food is delicious.

Thank Momlor7
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We have stayed and eaten here many times. The tavern is quite cozy and always busy especially on weekends and when sporting events are going on. The food is consistently good. We really like the the beef and cheddar panini, one of the best sandwiches you'll find. We tried the buffalo chicken meatballs this time and they were a hit... More 

Thank ladyfes
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the Colgate Inn after a hockey game (1/21/17). There were eight people and seven of us ordered an alcoholic beverage. For all seven to be served we waited 10-15 minutes. We headed to a lobby area to sit otherwise we'd have had to stand.

Thank Leah D
Bouckville, New York
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

great food, atmosphere and friendly service. menu is somewhat pricey and serving sizes are moderate.

Thank Dawn w
Hamilton, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere. Service was excellent. Food was excellent. Good presentation. Has a nice bar with fireplace.

Thank Edward R
Summit, New Jersey
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193 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a college visit and it was just ok. There were inappropriate stains in the bathroom, one bed was much shorter than the other (uncomfortably so). And breakfast took forever and was pretty tasteless. The clerk at the front desk was quite loud and politically outspoken .... not sure we and another guest were feeling the hospitality.

3 Thank tally11111
Boston, MA
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We had reserved a table for the parent's weekend. You have no choice but the brunch and the food is very respectable. Our problem is that neither one of us are big eaters and therefore it becomes an expensive affair. The service is really good and sat us right on time. I had to make the reservation almost a month... More 

1 Thank Rostam
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I don't write negative reviews usually but this is something other parents of Colgate students need to avoid. I booked my reservation a month in advance because there isn't a lot of choices during parents weekend. The Inn required a credit card just to make the reservation. When we got there a table for us was unavailable. They provided us... More 

1 Thank Momoteen
Rochester, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Food wasn't great, but the real issue was there was a long blonde hair (human hair) in my lobster roll. Like mixed in with the lobster filling. Which was bland and didn't taste good anyway. The roll came out of a bag, not even local or fresh, despite the bakeries in town. Very sad dinner, which ended with a partial... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Payne St, Hamilton, NY 13346-1111
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 315-824-2300
  • This restaurant is at Colgate Inn
The Colgate Inn offers fine American cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere. No matter what you are in the mood for, the Colgate Inn has the atmosphere and fare to suit.

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