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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: Late Night, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: great atmosphere, varied menu, great selection of beers

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    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
Local informal pub and restaurant..

Refurbished bar and restaurant in an historic part of downtown" Reasonable prices on a varied menu. Satisfying choices; moderate prices, warm and friendly atmosphere

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
djos98
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Cortland, New York
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Cortland, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Refurbished bar and restaurant in an historic part of downtown" Reasonable prices on a varied menu. Satisfying choices; moderate prices, warm and friendly atmosphere

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Thank djos98
Rochester, NY
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While trying to eat healthy generally speaking, once in while a well made hamburger is essential for survival. While Cortland is my home town, I don't get there often so I really was not familiar with the plethora of new (to me) restaurants. Central City was recommended to me and the high ratings on Trip Advisor helped cinch my decision.... More 

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Thank rpccc43
Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Traveling and stayed overnight in Cortland. 4 of us went and ate here. Food and service was good and enjoyed by all.

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Cortland, New York
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154 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Had a great lunch here with my parents last week. Do Mom & Dad come to Cortland to see us or to get Central City's white chicken chili!? Perhaps a bit of both (wink).

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Thank Ted_and_Laura
Cortland, New York
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

I've been here about 5 times. I wide variety of American foods and maybe some pastas. I have not been disappointed with their food.

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Granny6240
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Staff is friendly, food is delicious. The White Chicken Chili is awesome, served with sour cream and salsa with chips. Lunch is served quickly, so makes for a great place on a lunch hour time frame or for take out.

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Cortland, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Always a great place to take family, friends or even if you just want a quick bite to eat. Great food!

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Cape Town
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Service is good, full of people, nice bar. The food was under our expectations, salad is not fresh and meat too long cooked.

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Syracuse, New York
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I've been to Central City for Lunch, Dinner and Cocktails after work, each time I go, the staff is courteous and smiling. The atmosphere is family friendly and the menu has just about anything you would like. It's not McDonalds, it's but they do have burgers and chicken nuggets for the kids and steak and seafood for the adults. The... More 

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Cortland, New York
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We have always had great service when we eat either lunch or dinner at Central City. Steaks are prepared to perfection. I must relate a really terrific experience I had when I wanted to take my mother to lunch for her birthday. She loves Italian Wedding Soup so I called and explained it was her birthday and that I wished... 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, Barbecue, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?