Village Coal Tower

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coal.jpgCoal Tower, another view, 04-2011

coaltower.jpgCoal Tower Restaurant

9 Schoen Place, Pittsford NY 14534 [Directions]
Hours (as of April 2011 per website)
Summer Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 7:00AM to 8:30PM
Friday: 7:00AM to 9:00PM
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00AM to 8:00PM
Winter Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 7:00AM to 8:00PM
Friday: 7:00AM to 8:30PM
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00AM to 8:00PM
585 381 7866
[WWW]2011-04-07 Metromix

Village Coal Tower is a locally-owned restaurant located in an old coal tower near the Erie Canal in Schoen Place in Pittsford, the Coal Tower serves traditional diner food such as hamburgers, melts, and club sandwiches. Breakfast is popular on weekends and includes unique items like French toast made with homemade bread.


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2005-11-23 14:36:55   They have a specially tasty honey dijon dipping/dressing. —MariahBetz

2007-01-27 11:50:29   Home to the best Eggs Benedict. Always friends about, service is fine and prices are so reasonable. —StevEleni

2007-03-17 19:01:23   My step-dad loves Eggs Benedict so when he visited we got some here and he said they were great. I love their burgers. Good fried potatos, but sadly no biscuits and gravy. The location is excellent and the atmosphere is great. You get actual locals not just people there to shop at Schoen Place. Right down the street from Towpath Bike, the best bike shop in the area. —OutSider

2007-03-23 12:58:14   Be advised the Coal Tower does not take credit cards. —KimBee

2008-06-03 12:21:23   Be careful if you're not a senior citizen, they might not give you good service. I imagine that I still have some sort of "punk kid" look that caused the hostess to help the old couple who clearly walked in behind me as I was already standing there waiting. That alone wasn't such a big deal, until after servicing them she decided to sit down a socialize with a friend, then acted shocked when I expected to get service. —jcole

2008-07-06 16:36:35   Decent food, friendly service. We usually end up here if Simply Crepes or other Pittsford restaurants are too busy. But its good food at a reasonable price - however, I hate the no credit card policy! (we just don't carry cash that often!) —DGandDJ

2008-07-07 10:27:27   Great diner! Clean and established. —MrRochester

2008-09-03 15:37:25   Went here Monday afternoon. Had a good sandwich and nice curly fries. Everyone I was with enjoyed their meal. Only saw the lunch menu, they stop serving breakfast at about 11 or 12 depending on the day. Not a ton of vegetarian offerings, but they are there if you look for them. Their menu is pretty standard, a little basic for mt tastes, but nice. They don't take plastic, cash or check only. —BadFish

2009-03-19 23:09:02   Average food but inability to take credit cards is too inconvenient. —PrincessB

2009-03-20 11:34:48   I've eaten here a few times, mostly with my young kids. Average diner-style food, slightly above typical diner prices, with good service. It's fine forwhen you've been out on the canal and want to stop and grab some comfort food, but I wouldn't go out of my way to come here. —RichMulvey

2009-07-10 23:33:42   Unsophisticated service (queuing before seating, fish served with fork and knife, awkward queuing before paying, no credit cards accepted, often uncomfortable, sometimes inadequate seating). Mediocre food. Average prices. —Giffen

2010-10-01 21:46:45   Awesome food, great prices, nice people. I always find something new and delicious on the menu. Now it's pumpkin soup - you have to try it! I love the potato pancakes too! Highly recommended for all ages. —DeYoung9

2011-04-07 14:06:05   I went here once with a friend that was biking down the canal with me. The place was busy, but the food wasn't anything great. Portions are small for the price. If anything it's got location. —DamianKumor

2011-11-16 22:00:19   Food was pretty plain tasting, but service was pleasant and fast. Might go back to give it a second chance sometime. Lots of pie options for dessert, and the slices were large. Keep in mind, like many comments above state, they still do not take credit cards. —AndrewL

2014-05-11 16:32:08   Two and a half years since the last comment here, the Coal Tower still takes only cash or checks with good IDs. We went here for the first time, on Mother's Day, and had a very nice breakfast, going in right when they opened at 8 am on a Sunday. Our 3 yo liked her pancake, and the other half enjoyed The Barge, which was pretty huge and delicious. I had the special on the board, the Atlantic Eggs Benedict, substituting the ham with crab cakes, and loved it. Not only delicious, but so filling that I was still not hungry 6 hours later (I hate to think how many calories I consumed, but hey, it was Mother's Day!). We will return. —KatieSchmitz

2019-11-04 22:36:34   I'll always regret not telling the waitress that worked here that I enjoyed her DnB set when she opened for Mike Doughty. —batguano