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Central City Bar & Grill

17 Central Avenue, Cortland, NY
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Ranked #5 of 100 restaurants in Cortland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: great atmosphere, varied menu, great selection of beers
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: great atmosphere, varied menu, great selection of beers
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Canastota, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This place had something for everyone. A hot pastrami sandwich, a Rachel with turkey instead of corned beef in a Reuben-style sandwich and a marinated portobello mushroom provided a delicious lunch. Freshly made potato chips and several beers on tap made this a good find.

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Simcoe, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We found CCBG on Trip Advisor and were drawn by the reviews. Well, we were not disappointed. We were there at about 7:30 on a Wednesday. It was very busy but we didn't have to wait for a table. The menu has great variety; it was hard to choose. We had the Rachel sandwich (well loaded with turkey, sauerkraut, cheese... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Had the hot wings, Bobby B's Burger and a cheeseburger both with restaurant made chips. All excellent. Great beer list. Friendly wait staff. All around solid place.

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Cortland, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Gotta have the sweet potato fries!! Never had a thing here I didn't love!! Kids are welcome and treated very nicely!

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Came back for Jets training camp and stopped in for a drink. Sat at the bar for 20 minutes and were ignored...no hello...be with you in a sec....nothing. We walked out

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This restaurant was delicious, and we found it by accident! We were just visiting Cortland, and we stumbled upon this place. Thank goodness we did. Our waitress was very helpful and kind. I came here with my parents, my husband, and my brother, and ALL of us loved our food! I got the open-faced Rachel (a turkey reuben) and it... More

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Pittsburgh
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We spent the night in this town on our way to the Adirondacks. This place was recommended to us by the staff at the hotel we were staying at. The place doesn't look like much from the outside, but it was very nice inside and the staff were very friendly. I highly recommend the chicken pot pie--it was a large... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Surprised to find many Cortland restaurants closed on Sundays, our large group of out-of-towners ended up at Central City with very little notice. They scrambled to accommodate us and assigned Katie as our sole server. She rocked! The food was fine; it was not gourmet but the menu did offer a few interesting choices. Portions were very generous! And Katie... More

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Potomac, Maryland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We mistakenly ended up at this restaurant thinking that it was a different one, but all worked out great. The menu was varied enough to take care of everyone's likes and the food was good. I opted for a burger that came with bacon and guacamole and they were most generous with the guac! It was very good! They have... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I'm part of a large group of adults and kids who descended without notice on this restaurant on the last Sunday night of June. There was exactly one server, Katie, who tried to take care of us. She was heroic. She ran off her feet and was unfailingly polite. Without her there would have been a lot of complaint and... More

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