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912 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850
607-741-4062
Today
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

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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
Travelweary553
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Friendsville, Pennsylvania
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Vestal, New York
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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Friendsville, Pennsylvania
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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Binghamton, New York
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Good menu, good service! In my opinion, the tai peanut pizza is to die for. Regular pizza crust with a peanut sauce and topped with cheeses, chicken, carrot slivers and peanuts. Out of this world. If this isn't your thing then there is more than enough on the menu to satisfy anyone in you party. Give them a try....you shouldn't... More 

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Vestal, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We used to love this place and went quite often, but on our last visit we ordered the half chicken barbeque and were appalled when they served it. The chicken was literally burned to a crisp (completely charred). We thought that it was a joke but the waitress actually expected us to eat it! Her response was that it was... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I like going for trivia, the food is your average food. Nothing special, but not bad. The drink names are fun and trivia is fun so if you just want to get out with some friends, this is a good place.

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Binghamton, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

First time I had their ribs (a little pricey) they were extremely meaty and absolutely fell off the bone. Definitely will go back for them again when I get the urge for ribs, best in town. My daughter always loves the wings, crispy and the type of mild sauce she likes. The staff is amazing, very welcoming and work together... More 

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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Disgusting. Gross. We left without finishing our meals. They didn't even know what a Beefeater martini was. The worst restaurant I've been to in years! I think I may even get sick! What a disgusting excuse for a restaurant... Their food license should be revoked!!

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Vestal, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I always get bored of the same old stuff this town has to offer... chain restaurants or Italian food. This place honestly has it all. My husband is a meat lover and their Smoked BBQ meats are perfect for him. We just tried their new smoked wings this week. Delicious! My personal favorite is the Harvest Salad. It's topped with... More 

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Additional Information about California Grill

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