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8714 State Route 434, Apalachin, NY 13732
(607) 625-2834
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unique Atmosphere

Went to lunch while visiting family in the area. Seems like a nice locals kind of place. It is in an old farm house, with booths and tables within the rooms of the house. Very unique and a comfortable setting. Like you are visiting with your grandma. Service was a bit slow the day we went, although... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Patricia R
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Henderson, Nevada
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Henderson, Nevada
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Went to lunch while visiting family in the area. Seems like a nice locals kind of place. It is in an old farm house, with booths and tables within the rooms of the house. Very unique and a comfortable setting. Like you are visiting with your grandma. Service was a bit slow the day we went, although we hear that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This restaurant is only open from 11:00 - 3:00 for lunch, so when I was working, I didn't venture out there. I recently met a friend for lunch on a Monday and found many cars in the parking lot and almost every table full. The food was exceptional. I have the cup of soup and 1/2 sandwich selection with chicken... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I'm not sure what to say about this place. First off I'm a 34yr old man and the place was packed with 60+yr old woman, so I'm not the typical customer here. The British tomato soup was good, but I have had better, however the portobello sandwich was amazing. The service was great and my peach cobbler was not too... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We went exploring today for lunch - a friend had recommended this place for soup - and she is right on the money - my honey had a "taste of fall" (carrots, walnuts, squash, pumpkiny) thick soup in a bread bowl, and i had the turkey veggie (broth based) - both were excellent. The bread bowl was a nice size... More 

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state college, pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Although we live hours away, we will detour to go here for lunch. The homemade soup in a bread bowl is excellent. I love the British tomato, while my husband goes for the potato. The cucumber garlic dressing is excellent on a salad with lettuce, grapes, chickpeas and other delights... But then how can one also fit in one of... More 

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Endicott, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My daughter-in-law took me here for lunch. I had heard about it from several people--all good comments. I wasn't disappointed. The place does not look inviting from the outside, and it is quirky inside. It is like going into an old farm house. But some of the items they had there brought back memories of my grandparents' home. They had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have gone their with a group of lady friends many times. They have a very fresh lunch menu. Private rooms for large groups such as ours. Wonderful bread/soup bowl filled with homemade soups. It is in a refurbished farm house and has a lot of antiques that are being used. Great place.

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Binghamton, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Chat-a-Wyle, located in the house on what was a fur fox farm, between Binghamton and Owego, New York, is a unique experience. The decor is strictly 1940s-1950's kitchen, complete with enamel-topped kitchen tables with metal legs (I'm sure you remember those), plates and old prints on the walls, lacy curtains and old mirrors. The staff are all local ladies, who... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My husband is disappointed that they are only open for lunch. Great food that you can tell is fresh and homemade which is extremely rare these days. Very quaint. Loved how all the tables are different. Big fan of how it is an old house so you are in a room with only two other tables (at least in the... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

My mother and I usually have lunch here on Monday's. It is our little escape, and together time. The food is great, the atmosphere is relaxed, and friendly, and best of all, we're never rushed. I've never had a bad meal or service here. I highly recommend it......

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8714 State Route 434, Apalachin, NY 13732
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Tioga County  >  Apalachin
  • Phone Number: (607) 625-2834
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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