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Doug's Fish Fry

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206 West Rd, Cortland, NY 13045
(607) 753-9184
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 55
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  • 26
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Seafood at better than reasonable price

My girlfriend and I took my mother and my brother to Doug's Fish Fry to celebrate her 82 birthday. Tuesday has its special fried clams. Let me tell you, they are the best in the area. The portion is larger than I have seen in any other restaurants. The clams were cooked to perfection. To complement... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Scott L
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Waterloo, New York
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Waterloo, New York
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend and I took my mother and my brother to Doug's Fish Fry to celebrate her 82 birthday. Tuesday has its special fried clams. Let me tell you, they are the best in the area. The portion is larger than I have seen in any other restaurants. The clams were cooked to perfection. To complement the dinner you can... More 

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Cortland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The service is quick including the cooking time. Everything is cooked when ordered. They do takeout and sit down. Once you order you find a table or booth and wait for your na,e to be called. You then pick up your food. If you want you can stand and watch them cook the food. Most is fried but they put... More 

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Utica, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

If I am ever in the area an want my dose of seafood to Doug's I go. Love the seafood chowder and the specialties that they serve. Great place to stop - casual dress and fun atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

take-out or eat-in. Fridays can get a little busy. Fried Fish, Fried Shrimp, Fried onion rings, seafood chowder... delicious, no frills food. You are going to a restaurant to eat right? Family friendly. Try their Soft serve frozen yogurt or their chocolate malted milkshake, You won't be disappointed. No Tipping either, their price is it, honestly!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for supper. Very friendly staff and owner. The fish was done perfectly. Crispy on the outsideof and moist inside. Onion ring were near perfect. The dinners came with lots of french fries but they need improvement. They were soggy and cold.

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Tully, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It's tough to find good help these days, but owner Mark Braun and his longtime managers Eric and Liz know how to do it! Good recruitment and selection, followed by great training in the "Doug's" way ensures an always enjoyable visit. Oh, yeah. The food ain't too bad neither! Adding some delicious new entree items like the lobster roll and... More 

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Cortland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Finding a good fish fry was hard to do when I moved to this town, until I found Doug's! Always fresh and cooked perfectly.

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Doug's has the freshest fish, most delicious fish sandwich and most tasty tartar sauce ever! I love Doug's.

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Cortland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I'm not a fish lover and Doug's serves the only fish fry that I will eat anywhere. The fish is always fresh, lightly breaded and fried in peanut oil so it has a light and delicate flavor and is never greasy. Their shrimp and scallops are also delicious and so is their chicken. We also go to Doug's for the... More 

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Central New York State
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Doug's Fish Fry is a favorite of ours (and if a lot of Cortland residents, I suspect) but this was our first try at their lobster rolls, because the L.R. are only available on Saturdays and Sundays. Ours were delicious! A grilled hoagie roll - not a huge one, just a nice size - with butter and a hint of... More 

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Additional Information about Doug's Fish Fry

Address: 206 West Rd, Cortland, NY 13045
Phone Number: (607) 753-9184
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cortland
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 206 West Rd, Cortland, NY 13045
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cortland
  • Phone Number: (607) 753-9184

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?