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Central City Bar & Grill

17 Central Avenue, Cortland, NY
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Ranked #4 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
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English first
Pittsburgh
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
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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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31 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We came in on a Sunday night with an unexpected party of 30, half of which were young kids. We were sat in the deli section of the restaurant so basically had a room by ourselves. Katie was our server and although out food took a long time, it was totally expected due to the size of our group. Katie... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We surprised the city central with a large group. Katie gave us the best service we have had in years....food was great too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We called 45 min before we arrived with 30 plus people, half of which were children. Katie did an awesome job taking care of the kids first and getting the adults everything we needed. She even split the checks for us without asking!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Katie Is AMAZING! Came in with a huge group and she was awesome! We were 33 with 12 kids and not only was she incredibly efficing and gracious but she always had a smile on her face! The food was amazing, but Katie made it even more enjoyable!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great beer selections and above average menu selections on food. My meal was very good with very good bartender.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The ambiance is good. Its mostly good for getting together with friends for some drinks and appetizers. Dinner entrees are so so. They do have a huge selection of beer for beer lovers.

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