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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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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: Reservations

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good food, friendly owner and waitress, warm and cozy

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2014
BibiD4
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Scarsdale, New York
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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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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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19 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

One order came out incorrect but they fixed it quickly. We were only family in dining room on a Sat night. Guess everyone else was on the bar side. Fish was slightly inconsistent in cooking.

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Cortland, New York
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130 reviews 130 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

The restarant opened with free turkey and ham dinners for anyone to enjoy. What a wonderful gift to the community. Over 200 ate and had a fabulous time. Thanks to the entire crew for the Christmas meal!

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