Restaurant Review: Dunkin’ Donuts Provides Finger-Lickin’ Food to the Finger Lakes

Local eatery Dunkin’ Donuts is bringing world-class food within a few minutes drive from the Cornell campus. The restaurant specializes in “donuts,” or fried circles of batter, usually with a quarter-sized hole in the center. Their form makes them ideal of a quick on-the-go snack, or an elegant dine-in meal.

Steve, a Dunkin’ Donuts employee, exhibited a refreshing humility about the store’s culinary prowess. “It’s just a donut,” he said understatedly. But Ithacans know that these dunkable treats are anything but common. As Katherine Klein ’15 put it, “These donuts are insane. They manage to create such a balance between flavor, texture, and presentation.”

The donuts come in a variety of flavors, including original glazed, chocolate, and – for the more adventurous palate – pink frosting with sprinkles.

One would be remiss to pass up on Dunkin’ Donuts’ stellar coffee program. Your morning or afternoon pick-me-up comes in an array of sizes, with anything from milk to chocolate to Splenda available as a mix-in. Want your coffee cold? Just ask. On one occasion, a companion asked for an “iced coffee,” and the pleasant – but not overly talkative – cashier pour some cold java into a large plastic cup teeming with ice. Quite the revelation.

Dunkin’ Donuts offers quality food for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is by far the finest restaurant in Ithaca – that rare place where you can find something delicious for everyone.

Dunkin’ Donuts. 205 S Meadow St. 5 thumbs up.

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