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Effin Texas Bar

69 East Market Street, Corning, NY
607-962-6996
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Ranked #24 of 56 Restaurants in Corning
Price range: $5 - $28
Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Southwestern, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Bar
Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients
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Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients
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English first
Pittston, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We went here with every intention of having a great time, but in all actuality it was ok. Nothing bad about the atmosphere other than the out right screaming from the downstairs bar when football was on, but that is expected in a bar setting. Overall was just an ok experience.

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Corning, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It's like a BBQ version of the Hard Rock Cafe. Food is similar as well. There's lots to see, the music is great, the food is excellent, prices are typical Applebees-type of cost. Service was average, even on a slow night, but the owner has been there both times I went and was eager to chat and really showed care... More

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EffinTexasBarGrill, Owner at Effin Texas Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words and nice review! If you would like to give us more specific feedback on the service you experienced and how we can improve, we would welcome that. Our email is effintexas@effintexas.com. We look forward to serving you again soon! More

Corning, New York
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stopped in early on a Saturday night. The decor is very kool, loved the rock guitars on the wall. They offer two levels of seating, we chose downstairs. We started off with the fried mac n cheese balls, they were very tasty. We were lucky to be the first customers to try a new dish, we ordered the Smoked... More

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New York City, New York
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167 reviews 167 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great Decor, great food & great drinks, really impressed. Dose had a great time, if we are ever in the area again we will certainly visit again. That's the truth!

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EffinTexasBarGrill, Owner at Effin Texas Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us at Effin Texas and sharing your thoughts about us on Trip Advisor! We hope to see you again next time you're in the area! More

Pasadena, Maryland, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

After visiting the Corning Museum, we looked for a place to eat and stumbled upon Effin Texas. I had the pulled pork sandwich and my husband had the Drunken Yardbird quesadilla. Both were very good. Portions were good. Loved the decor. Also enjoyed reading about the history of the restaurant.

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EffinTexasBarGrill, Owner at Effin Texas Bar, responded to this review

We're glad you found us!! Thank you for the kind words and we hope to see you again when you're in the area!! More

Ithaca, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

What's the first step to real Texas BBQ? Most people would say Brisket or Mesquite fire, I guess it depends on where specifically you are in Texas. The last thing you will hear anyone from Texas say about their BBQ is to use an electric smoker! You can see that they don't even have a real fire burning! All they... More

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EffinTexasBarGrill, Owner at Effin Texas Bar, responded to this review

The "locker" you refer to is a $7,000 smoker that is widely used in the restaurant industry and on the competition BBQ circuit with great success. You mention that we "don't even have a real fire burning" - barbecue isn't done over a fire, that is called grilling. BBQ is created with indirect, low heat and wood smoke over an... More

Painted Post, New York
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I ordered the Effin Burger, which arrived medium as ordered, along with the side of chips and a pickle. The chips and pickle were nothing to write home about, but the burger was also generously sized and well cooked. Really enjoyed the spicy mayo and bacon on this one, I think there was also some jalapeno. Great food I had... More

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EffinTexasBarGrill, Owner at Effin Texas Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback! One thing I wanted to let you know is that we do, in fact, serve families with children. We hope to see you again soon...and bring the kiddos! More

Niagara Falls, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Ate here mid week, place was pretty empty. Staff was not very friendly, almost like he was kitchen staff forced to wait tables. We had the beef brisket and a hamburger, were told fries are extra, salad is extra, soup is extra. Beef brisket was dry, not fresh. Hamburger was ok. Not a lot of food for the money. Would... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

We heard from friends that this place was good. We decided to try it and we will never go back. Lets start with the positives, the salad and cornbread were awesome (not why we went there). I ordered the pulled pork platter and my gf ordered the beef brisket platter. Mine came out cold and hers was luke warm. The... More

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EffinTexasBarGrill, Owner at Effin Texas Bar, responded to this review

As the owner, I hate seeing reviews like yours as it means we fell way short of the standards that my wife and I set for our restaurant. It is unacceptable and I ask that you please give us another shot and I personally will make sure your experience is top notch. Please email us when you decide to stop... More

Tioga, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Went on a Saturday night for dinner with three other people. The atmosphere was nice and the music memorabilia was great! The menu is extensive and the prices are a great value. I had a pulled pork platter, which had a huge amount of pulled pork with two sides and cornbread... all for $9.99. I loved the sweet potato waffle... More

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