• CoalTower
    In the early 1900's Joe and Charles Schoen constructed the Village Coal Tower using it for coal storage to service the boats on the Erie Canal and local residents. Generations later, in 1967, Ted Collins purchased the Village Coal Tower from the Schoen family.
  • 1976
    Working together with community leaders and businesses, Mr. Collins' vision of a retail center along the canal became a reality and in 1976 the Village Coal Tower Restaurant was opened. Since then, Schoen Place has evolved into one of the areas favorite destinations and we at the Village Coal Tower are proud to be a part of making that happen.
  • Diners
    Our goals at the Coal Tower are simple: to provide warm, friendly service to our customers by offering a broad menu which appeals to all, serving only the finest, freshest food, and to be and active member of this community.
  • Patio
    Although places such as Pittsford, Schoen Place and the Village Coal Tower are rooted deep in history, only a community and its residents can make such places truly historic. We at the Village Coal Tower welcome you to relax and enjoy!
  • Canal
    Where family, friends and food come together along the Erie Canal. The Coal Tower's location is rich in history going as far back as October 1825 when the Erie Canal first opened. Boats were pulled by mules along the 363 miles of waterway from Albany to Buffalo.

Welcome to the Village Coal Tower Restaurant

Where family, friends and food come together along the Erie Canal.

The Village Coal Tower is a Classic American Restaurant serving traditional and popular food from a broad menu that appeals to all. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are served along with Daily Specials to further enhance the wide menu selections. Great food and great atmosphere, along with warm and friendly service, makes the Coal Tower a wonderful place to stop and eat while spending time with family, recreating, shopping, and enjoying Schoen Place.

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Breakfast offers many choices such as specially made Waffles, Old Fashion French Toast, Eggs of any style including a wide variety of 3 Egg Omelettes, Blueberry Pancakes, Corn Beef Hash, or “A meal in Itself” a Belgian Waffle with Blueberry, Cherry, and Strawberry Topping.

Lunch includes many classic favorites like Club Sandwiches, a variety of Melts, Gourmet Burgers, Hot Sandwiches of Roast Beef, Meatloaf, and Grilled Cheese with Bacon. There are many Lunch menu items from which to choose and all are under $10. The Coal Tower also offers the option to substitute a Veggie Burger for every Burger item on the menu for our vegetarian friends!

Appetizers include many American classics; Mozzarella Sticks, Buffalo Style Chicken Wings, Chili with Cheese, many Soups and Salads such as Chicken Caesar Salad, Spinach, Tuna, and or a Julian Salad.

The Dinner Menu offers items from the oven such as Old Fashion Meat Loaf or Oven Roasted Turkey. There are also several Pasta dishes and more choices of Chicken Char Broil or Steak Char broil. Fish Fry Friday is offered every Friday throughout the year. Dessert and children's menus are also available.

We at the Village Coal Tower welcome you to relax and enjoy!

We sincerely appreciate your patronage!

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9 Schoen Place
Pittsford, NY 14534



Mon - Thur
7:00am - 8:00pm
7:00am - 8:30pm
Sat & Sun
 8:00am - 8:00pm 



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