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Central City Bar & Grill

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17 Central Avenue, Cortland, NY
607-758-3300
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: great atmosphere, varied menu, great selection of beers

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Pub food at a reasonable price

Arriving at 6:15 pm on a Friday night we were immediatly seated in what appeared to be the last table. It is usually a 'busy' scene on Friday and this was no exception and it was noisy as usual (my one issue w/ the CCB and G is its noise level...difficult to talk). I made an unusual request from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Homer, New York
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Homer, New York
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80 reviews 80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Arriving at 6:15 pm on a Friday night we were immediatly seated in what appeared to be the last table. It is usually a 'busy' scene on Friday and this was no exception and it was noisy as usual (my one issue w/ the CCB and G is its noise level...difficult to talk). I made an unusual request from the... More 

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Albany, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Menu had a nice variety, if you like craft beer, they have a huge selection on tap, food was good (cheeseburger wrap and turkey Rubin with onion rings and waffle fries). Price was reasonable. Only negative is the seating is limited for dining so on a busy night it can be a long wait.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We have family that lives in the Cortland area and have been to the Central City two times in the past year with our latest visit having been yesterday 3/21/15. The first time that we went there, we had a fairly large group of about 8 people. It was a busy Saturday night and we were told that there was... More 

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Cortland, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

good fresh fish! The soup is homemade -_great soup!! worth the meal!!! very clean!! big amount of fries

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Cortland, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love this place. Great atmosphere, food, and drinks. I love the fact that you can have a conversation while enjoying dinner and drinks without having to shout over music. The bathrooms are always clean. We usually eat at the bar because we love the bartenders, Mike Reynolds and Joe Hamilton. Always entertaining and quick to make sure our drinks are... More 

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Buffalo
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159 reviews 159 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I had been here once before and went strictly on recommendations. Tonight I was sure to return. Friendly staff, great selection of Draft Beers and a great Menu. This place is always busy and I can see why, more impressive is the mix of Students and Adults. Appeals to everyone. I had the Cubano Sandwich with the City Chips -... More 

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DeWitt, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

What a great place!!! Our friends had done here a few times and raved about it. So we went for dinner with them. To start with 30 beers on tap and outstandingly friendly bar staff. I was able to try three different Porters. The wait for a table was going to be about 20 minutes but the bar had plenty... More 

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Boston
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123 reviews 123 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Although it can be noisy when crowded this is one of my favorite spots for a meal in Cortland. Went here my my family this week. All of the food was great: chicken pot pie, white chili with chicken (a full meal by itself), crab and corn chowder (although a bit too thick), great crinkle cut and crispy sweet potato... More 

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Cortland, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I have been to central city many times, but am finally just getting around to writing a review. EVERY time I have gone to this restaurant the food and service has been above average. There is also a wonderful selection of beer on tap. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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Suffern, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Went here for lunch. Was given a friendly greeting and seated immediately. Waitress immediately gave us our menus and took our drink orders. Our waitress was friendly and efficient. Checked on us appropriately. Meals were large portions and delicious. The only negative would be that it looked a bit like a bar scene. They even held the door for us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Central Avenue, Cortland, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cortland
  • Phone Number: 607-758-3300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Description

great atmosphere, varied menu, great selection of beers
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?