Bingham’s is one of those places that you find after driving past it 100 times. I honestly don’t remember the first time we stopped at Bingham’s. It was a few years ago. We were hungry I think looking for someplace else and decided to give it a try. Over the years we’ve eaten at Bingham’s many times; Bingham’s is always good country cooking.
Map: Bingham’s Restaurant
Why Go: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – good cooking, house baked breads, pies and pastry.
We stopped for breakfast on our way to a garlic festival up in the Finger Lakes. Bingham’s breakfasts are special. Portions are big, hot and tasty. I snared the french toast made with their house baked cinnamon raisin bread. Spectacular. Soft like pillows, rich and eggy, thick french toast slices enhanced by swirls of cinnamon and raisins baked into the bread that make syrup a spoiler. So nice.
If you’ve never been to Bingham’s off I-81 exit 211 the wide selection of house baked bread, pies and pastries can be overwhelming. The loaves of bread are long, very long and on display for sale as you walk in. Be sure to get the house bread with your meal. It is rare to have this quality bread made on premises in a restaurant, get some. If you are on your way from Atlanta to the Thousand Islands for a week of fishing, this is the place along the way where you stop and get some bread.
House baked pies and pastries round out the “are you kidding me” part of the experience. I highly recommend the cream puffs. If you can handle a slice of pie after lunch or dinner they are well worth the extra effort. Pies and pastries are popular to take home, we’ve done that when we didn’t have the time to stop for a full meal.
Next trip past Bingham’s do yourself a favor and plan to stop. Have a great meal and relax, then take some home.