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Uncle Louie's Backyard

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294 Tompkins St, Cortland, NY 13045
607-758-3062
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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: Reservations

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 7
    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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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Matawan, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Ithaca, NY
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A friend and I had heard a lot of bad word-of-mouth things about Uncle Louie's but we wanted to see for ourselves. The parking lot was almost empty but we went in. The waitress was pleasant and competent after serving us wonderful dinners! My friend and I both had the broiled salmon and it came with fresh green beans and... More 

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Cortland, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This was a horrible experience. I brought my family there for the Thanksgiving Buffet. The food was less than average. They served scraps of turkey and ham. Would never go there again.

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Restaurant Details

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?