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California Grill

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912 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850
607-741-4062
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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Food soso, was there during a calm time. The food plentiful. The price a little steep for a family to dine out on. We where there with son, daughter-in-law and 3 grandsons. We thought the cost was a little much for the quantity and quality of the food. Good college restuarnt

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
lawson m
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food soso, was there during a calm time. The food plentiful. The price a little steep for a family to dine out on. We where there with son, daughter-in-law and 3 grandsons. We thought the cost was a little much for the quantity and quality of the food. Good college restuarnt

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Thank lawson m
Binghamton, New York
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a place I have visited several times for drinks. The staff is always friendly around the bar and always makes me feel welcomed. I finally decided to try the wings. I can't remember the last time I saw a selection of flavors like I saw at the Cali Grill. I ordered extra crispy but unfortunately they were definitely... More 

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Thank Bryan L
Niagara Falls, Canada
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They were very accommodating with my Gluten free allergy. The fajitas were very good. I would suggest they change the filter for the water, it didn't taste very good. Our server was very friendly though.

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Thank janetcorrosive
Salt Lake City, Utah
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coworkers and I were looking for some good Mexican food and were disappointed that reviews online outside of Tripadvisor had Taco Bell as the best Mexican restaurant. We decided to give California Grill a try since it seemed to be Baja Mexican food and BBQ. Ordered wings as an appetizer and were great. Definitely not frozen/microwaved. Ordered fajitas that were... More 

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Thank Wes S
Candor, New York
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The smoked 1/2 chicken BBQ was delicious and really reasonably priced. It is definitely melt in your mouth tender smoked chicken with a tasty Cali-Grill secret homemade BBQ sauce just as advertised. The French Onion was one of the best I have ever had. Definitely a great place to eat!

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Thank KSW77
Finger Lakes, New York
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244 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here on our way driving to New York City. Not crowded, so a little concerned it may not be too good. However that turned out not to be the case. We each had a bowl of tortilla soup, which was quite good with a little kick to it. I had the Thai chicken wrap with peanut sauce. My... More 

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Thank Tommy B
Vestal, New York
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I recently had lunch with a group of friends. I chose a cup of beef and vegetable soup and half a pulled pork sandwich. The soup was very salty and the sandwich consisted of a few "scraps" of pulled pork (which were pretty dried out - maybe from the previous night's barbeque) a piece of cucumber and a few shreds... More 

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3 Thank Dasher6
Friendsville, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have had excellent food here and not so excellent food. The smoker is supposed to be a big attraction, but anything I got from the smoker was very dry and over cooked. I've always had very good service. Manger usually comes over to ask how my food is. Chicken wings are also good. I got two dozen to go... More 

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1 Thank Travelweary553
Vestal, New York
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

So, this used to be my wife and my "go to" place when we wanted to get out for something fun and different. The menu has food that the other local places aren't even close on, like the variety of pizzas and California type of things. We used to recommend it to all of our friends, but not anymore. I... More 

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1 Thank JJBAX073
Binghamton, New York
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Would love to know where else people have eaten who gave this place a good rating. I don't know how they have a license to be open. Nobody at door to greet us. Waited several minutes to be noticed. Place was dead. That should have been a clue to run. Food was disgusting. The kicker was the dead bugs all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 912 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Vestal
  • Phone Number: 607-741-4062

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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