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Charlie's Cafe

205 Hoffman Street, Elmira, NY 14905
(607) 734-1173
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Ranked #18 of 95 restaurants in Elmira
Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Corning New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Our son graduated from high school yesterday and we wanted our out of town guests to celebrate with us over a fine meal. Since Charlie's Cafe has never let us down in the past we made arrangements to gather there. The graduation ceremony ended at 3 and Michael was kind enough to let us start our celebration at an off... More

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Elmira, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Elmiran's don't know good food and service. That being said, Charlie's Cafe wouldn't know Fine Dining if you slapped them in the face with it. I am a Certified Professional Chef and Culinary Consultant. My first and only visit really bombed! BAD service, BAD food, and high prices! My one friend had to send his veg lasagna back: it was... More

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Elmira, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

See Michael! He is the best manager ever. He makes everyone feel special and can make a great grape cosmo to boot! The food is consistent which is unique to this area. It is the type of place where a single woman can dine alone without fear or awkwardness. We love it.

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Elmira, New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I have eaten here on several occasions and never been disappointed by the menu selection nor the service. The Finger Lakes wine selection is really good and it is easy to find one to pair with your lunch or dinner selection. The prices are definitely in line and the serving size is more than adequate. The only drawback to the... More

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Elmira, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This started out as a little ice cream shop many years ago. It changed hands and expanded and became a very nice little place to dine. The owners redid the decor and created a charming, warm, delicious dining experience. THEN it changed hands again, same decor, different menu. I went there for an Octoberfest dinner not long ago. The food... More

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Elmira, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Restaurant is located in an inconvenient location in terms of parking. There is no lot, and very limited parking in front. I had to park around the corner and trudge through snow to get there. Warmly welcomed and promptly seated and our waitress was there immediately with an offer for beverages and to provide us with the specials for the... More

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Corning, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Charlie's Café isn't what it's name suggest. You can get very good food here with exceptional service. Small but cozy. Excellent place for a small get together as well. Good choices of Finger Lakes Wine...

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New York City, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Several different areas of the restaurant to sit, bar, booths in adjacent to bar area and formal dining room. Great flavors in our food. Very nice manager and waiter.

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Tipton, PA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We found Charlies to be as advertised. Good food nice individually owned restaurant. We tend to look for these kind of places to eat at weren't disappointed. I had their maple ribs which were excellent but about twice as much as I could eat....would be a great meal to share.

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Horseheads, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Recently had a family dinner for a special occasion at Charlie's Café. Menu was excellent, with great Finger Lakes wine offered. Entrees were wonderful, as were the appetizers. Staff was professional and provided excellent customer service. Ordered the lamp chops, ribs, salmon, chicken piccata, and wonderful soup featuring lamb and vegetables! Ambience was very nice! Will definitely plan to return,... More

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