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294 Tompkins St, Cortland, NY 13045
607-758-3062
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 6
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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 2
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good food, but very modest portions

Uncle Louie's is a warm, comfortable restaurant. My wife and I both had broiled seafood, haddock, scallops and shrimp. It came with a salad, garlic bread, the vegetable consisting of baby carrots, string beans and broccoli, and a starch. We happened to have the rice, All of the food was hot and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
pitman44
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Dryden, New York
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Went into the restaurant on a Sunday night. Ordered wings, spaghetti and a burger. The burger was ok but extremely greasy, the spaghetti was absolutely nasty and the wings were inedible. We left hungry after a very long wait for simple food. Even the sodas we ordered were nasty, and 4 sodas apparently cost $8. A highly overpriced and disgusting... More 

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Cortland, New York, Usa
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We often go to Uncle Louie's for lunch or dinner. Simple decor, nothing fancy, clean. Very friendly attentive staff. Food in general is good. Great burgers, cooked the way you request, comes with fries but they let us substitute a salad. Buffet also offered at lunch. Prices very reasonable. I would definitely recommend to anyone.

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Matawan, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My husband and I dined here with our 3 children while vacationing in the Finger Lakes. The restaurant is modest inside and can use an upgrade, yet it was very clean and well maintained. We ordered the seafood sampler and a steak and beverages. The salads were delicious, and the food cooked perfectly. This isn't gourmet, yet it's a good... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Uncle Louie's is a warm, comfortable restaurant. My wife and I both had broiled seafood, haddock, scallops and shrimp. It came with a salad, garlic bread, the vegetable consisting of baby carrots, string beans and broccoli, and a starch. We happened to have the rice, All of the food was hot and excellent. The portions were very modest. The waiter... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Went to pick up our daughter from a basket ball game at Suny Cortland and needed a place to eat. A student recommended Uncle Louie's. The place was warm and nice on a wintry night with the fireplace going. The owner came over to chat and the friendly waitress came to take our orders. My chicken marsala was absolutely delicious!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We went looking for a BBQ place and found uncle Louie's! They had super yummy ribs, nachos, and shrimp scampi. Thought some of the prices were a little high but the waitress and owner made it worth it. We had a ball and felt they were courteous and accommodating. I surely recommend this place. Yummy!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Read a few bad reviews, and thought they may have been in poor taste. From outside this place had a nice cozy appeal, inside, was nice, clearly a working class type of atmosphere. We ordered mozzarella sticks and potato skins, both were over cooked, skins had no flavor. They had no prime rib, so I ordered veal Marsala, which tasted... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We tried the ribs and they were tender and tasty. Nice char on them. The pasta sauce was not great, but the portions are huge.

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Lombard, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were looking for a nice meal out on our last night in town. Uncle Louie's was perfect. Not too crowded and the server was very nice. We enjoyed a chicken parm and the ribs. Both very good. Nothing very fancy, but just a nice, friendly place.

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upstate, ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We have eaten here several times and always had a good experience. The waitresses have been friendly and efficient. I don't understand the reviews complaining of the manager or staff being rude. Several times we have had a conversation with the manager, he almost always greets us at the door- very friendly. He's gone so far as to change the... More 

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Additional Information about Uncle Louie's Backyard

Address: 294 Tompkins St, Cortland, NY 13045
Phone Number: 607-758-3062
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cortland
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am  11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am  11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 294 Tompkins St, Cortland, NY 13045
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cortland
  • Phone Number: 607-758-3062
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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