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The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow

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196 Front St, Owego, NY 13827-1654
607-687-2016
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fine Dining in Little Owego

We have visited The Cellar for a number of occasions...St Patrick's Day Brunch, Oktoberfest beer tasting, impromptu drop in for tapas and sit down meals with friends and family. The food has always been good. We especially enjoy the smoked salmon appetizer! mmm mmm mmm The staff is always a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Robert F
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Owego, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Owego, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have visited The Cellar for a number of occasions...St Patrick's Day Brunch, Oktoberfest beer tasting, impromptu drop in for tapas and sit down meals with friends and family. The food has always been good. We especially enjoy the smoked salmon appetizer! mmm mmm mmm The staff is always a pleasure to have around. If you simply drop by on... More 

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Brick, New Jersey
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My husband and I recently stopped at The Cellar Restaurant on our way to Toronto from New Jersey. We read that it was ranked #1 in Owego. We observed a nearly empty dining room. The hostess asked if we had a reservation. We told her we did not, that our hotel staff informed us we didn't need one. She stated... More 

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Vestal, New York, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Ok...was first on the cellar level of the Front St. Owego building but came upstairs to match the quality of the food served. Lunch or Dinner we've always enjoyed a well planned menu, a nice presentation, and broad wine and libation presentation. Great for the family, for business, or special occasions. Always have left with compliments to the chef!

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new jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is one of favorite restaurants, and we try to eat here whenever we are in Owego. We recently visited and enjoyed the seared scallops. Not being big eaters, we usually order only one course. Spaghetti squash was served with the scallops and complemented the dish. I enjoyed a glass of chardonney with the meal. We were first seated in... More 

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Watchung
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed our recent dinner at The Cellar. The house salad was excellent and we both had the scallops with cauliflower au gratin which were also very tasty. We enjoyed a bottle of local wine too. The service was great and the atmosphere was cozy. We would highly recommend this restaurant and will be back.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I have eaten here twice and have enjoyed it enough to return. The last time, I ordered the pot pie and it was absolutely delicious...but the portion was quite small. Nice, clean place with pleasant staff. Give them a try!

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Owego
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Cellar has a wonderful side salad and the best French Onion soup I have ever had! They also have special Sunday dinners for two...$17.95!

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Basalt, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

First, Owego NY is NOT the first place that springs into your mind when looking for excellent food. Owego is a sleepy hamlet on the banks of the Susquehana River. Imagine my surprise when I was served one of the best meals I have ever had in this little hole in the wall place. Chef Bob and his wife Sandy... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stopped for dinner at the Cellar. There were five tables of two taken, including us. The were quite a few drinkers at the bar. We ordered, and actually had a tasty small salad. But our waitress came out apologizing for the delay on our entrees, promising them soon. We waited over an hour and our food never arrived. We... More 

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Sandra L, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this review

We apologize for your evening being far less than what is expected from the Cellar. We're glad you did enjoy your salad and we were happy to pick up your check. On review of the evening you visited, there were 28 guest checks. We do have a Riverview dining room that you may have been unaware of. Your table was... More 

Binghamton, New York
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

What a treat to have such a restaurant in a small town. A great spot for travelers that is right off the exit with a dark, rich ambiance that is a throw back to days gone by. Efficient and friendly staff and a very interesting menu blending many tastes.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 196 Front St, Owego, NY 13827-1654
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Tioga County  >  Owego
  • Phone Number: 607-687-2016

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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