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Barb's Soups On Cafe

311 College Ave, Elmira, NY 14901-2705
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Ranked #38 of 94 Restaurants in Elmira
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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English first
Horseheads, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love local restaurants. I had high hopes and had heard great things prior to going here. Any hope of enjoying my food was dashed when i looked inside of my drink to see a clump of backwash. This was BEFORE my food arrived. I really could not focus on anything after that. Things like this happen. The glass was... More 

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Horseheads, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My wife and I were craving soup and wanted someplace different. Found this place and glad we did. Nice charm of a place. Many different soups to choose from. My wife got the beef and barley and I got the Italian. Very tasty! Hit the right spot! My only thing I would change is to use romaine for the Cesar... More 

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Corning, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Wife and I went here yesterday for lunch. It took about 10 minutes for anybody to acknowledge our presence. When we asked the server for a recommendation, he said, "I don't really try anything from here". That was kind of scary and should have walked away then. After putting our order in, we overheard the table next to us complaining... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Stopped her for a quick lunch, soup was stone cold, waitress finally showed up again & took it away, never asking if I wanted another HOT cup. Then the bread on my sandwich was covered with mold on the inside. Needless to say we will not be back!

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Elmira, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

It was a really hot muggy day and the soup was a welcome diversion. There was a group of us who had just taken the Trolley ride around town and we were all in need of good quality food. We were not disappointed. The soups and the sandwiches are some of the best around town. The place is very quaint.... More 

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Dundee, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I've met my friend here for lunch many times and the food is always really delicious. It's a small restaurant so if you go during lunchtime be prepared for noise and a tight squeeze but it's not a big deal and doesn't detract from the deliciousness of the food at all. It's no surprise they're so popular with the local... More 

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Strasburg, PA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Sandwich selection is wonderful...everything tasted great. Nice outdoor seating area...not the most beautiful surroundings, but quiet enough. Service was decent...table was slightly dirty when we sat down, but not terrible. Definitely recommend this cute cafe.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

During my visit to my friends new home we were exploring her area and found this great little cafe!. We both had salads, mine was a spinach salad and hers a taco salad. We ordered the soup and shared a plate of sweet potatoe fries that were perfectly made. Cool refreshing green tea ice tea and we were sitting on... More 

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Rochester, New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Passing through Elmira today and we happened upon this place. Glad we did. Nice lunch menu. Very, very clean including the restrooms. Open for dinner only on Fridays. The serverwas very friendly and accomodating. And the food was delicious!

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Horseheads, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Had lunch on outdoor deck with a group of friends. Great sandwiches and salads! Staff was friendly, good service and value.

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Additional Information about Barb's Soups On Cafe

Address: 311 College Ave, Elmira, NY 14901-2705
Phone Number: 607-398-7278
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Elmira
Open Hours:
Monday 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 3:30 pm  4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

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