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Coal Tower Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Evansville, Indiana
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381 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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111 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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2,820 reviews
1,847 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 844 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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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 23 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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28 reviews
17 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
Bradenton, Florida
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192 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We (all 10 of us) enjoyed a delightful lunch after a day of browsing the shops canal side and of course feeding the resident ducks! Well prepared and professionally served, we look forward to our next visit to the area and a reprise of a delightful luncheon experience.

Thank Jack A
Fonthill Ontaio
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We went for a late brekfast around 10:00am and were quickly seated by friendly staff. My wife and I both had omlettes which were quickly served, tasted great and reasonably price. Certainly would go back again.

Thank Shawn H

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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?