Driving from NYC to Buffalo

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2016/09/07 09:22:43 (permalink)

Driving from NYC to Buffalo

I will be driving from the NYC area to Buffalo this weekend, and thought I would follow Route 17 (called I-86 in some spots) instead of taking the New York State Thruway.  I am familiar with the drive along Route 17 until it reaches Binghamton, NY, and know most of the worthwhile places to eat along that stretch, but I have no idea what happens along Route 17 once I am west of Binghamton.  Can anyone suggest breakfast/lunch places that I should visit?  Thanks!
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    Davebassman
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    Re: Driving from NYC to Buffalo 2016/09/08 10:40:25 (permalink)
    I don't know if you are in a hurry to get to Buffalo, but if you can take time to detour up Rt. 13 from I-86 (17) about a half an hour drive will take you to Ithaca which has a variety of places to eat. Here's some links to some places in Ithaca that I've been to.
    https://www.yelp.com/biz/hals-delicatessen-and-sandwich-shoppe-ithaca
    http://collegetownbagels.com/
    http://sunsetgrillofithaca.com/
    http://www.shortstopdeli.com/
    https://www.yelp.com/biz/kilpatricks-publick-house-ithaca
    http://www.ithacaalehouse.com/
    http://www.redsplaceithaca.com/
     
    post edited by Davebassman - 2016/09/08 10:45:24
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    Re: Driving from NYC to Buffalo 2016/09/08 10:51:35 (permalink)
    Thanks, Davebassman!  Yep, I know Ithaca well (went to college there in the 70's!).  I miss Ragmans, where you could order an awesome Balboa sandwich (roast beef on garlic bread)... they closed 4 or 5 years ago.  But Collegetown Bagels is still the place to go for breakfast, especially on a rainy Saturday morning!  :-)
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    Re: Driving from NYC to Buffalo 2016/09/08 16:24:19 (permalink)
    Hello alehrfeld!  Wish I knew that route.  I grew up in the Utica/Rome area and get back there quite often.  I think there may be a couple of places in Endicott worth checking out. 
     
    1.)  Phil's Chicken House - Endicott, NY
    Here's the Roadfood review:  https://roadfood.com/restaurants/phils-chicken-house/
     
    2.)  The Original Lupo's Char-Pit - Endicott, NY
    A Southern Tier institution that is known for their spiedies.  
    Their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/luposcharpit/?fref=ts
     
    There is also a location in Binghamton known as Lupo's S&S Char-Pit
    They have pork and chicken spiedies as well as "salt potatoes" as a side dish.  A classic side in the Syracuse area.
    Website:  http://www.spiedies.com/lupos_ss_charpit.php
     
    3.)  Jim Roma's Bakery - Endicott, NY
    I found this while looking at Google Maps and it seems that they sell spiedie sandwiches as well as "half moon" cookies, which are a specialty I grew up with in CNY.  Their Mon-Fri specials look pretty good too.
    Website:  http://jimromasbakery.com/menu/
     
    4.)  The Cider Mill - Endicott, NY
    Just a few blocks south of Jim Roma's Bakery, I'm a sucker for fresh apple cider and doughnuts!
    Website:  http://www.cidermillendicott.com/products.html
     
    Hope this info is helpful!  Be sure to apply the first rule of Roadfood...CALL AHEAD!  Some places keep odd hours, close early, are cash only, etc...
     
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    Re: Driving from NYC to Buffalo 2016/09/09 07:18:56 (permalink)
    Heid's in Liverpool (just off I-90) has great hot dogs, Don's Original in Rochester has awesome cheeseburgers. Food at Fisher's Station has swell breakfast (right off exit 45 on I-90). Don't miss Ted's Hot Dogs in Buffalo. Have a nice trip.
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    Re: Driving from NYC to Buffalo 2016/09/09 12:08:49 (permalink)
    We are actually planning our cross country trip to New Mexico for 2018 and hope to make one stop in Buffalo. if there's one stop to make- it's Schwabl's- that's all.
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