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Curley's Restaurant

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96 State St, Auburn, NY 13021-3402
+1 315-252-5224
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Tradition isn't just something that's been around for a long time, it's...
Tradition isn't just something that's been around for a long time, it's something above the ordinary that will go on forever with a life of its own. That's a perfect description of Curley's. From the unforgettable red suspenders of founder "Curley" Dello Stritto to the unvarying quality of the diverse menu, Curley's is an Auburn tradition.

Curley's has a full range of domestic and imported beers and a tavern menu that includes juicy burgers, chicken wings, world famous pizza and traditional Italian dishes. Perhaps tonight you will want to relax in the comfortable and inviting dining room or enjoy outside dining on the covered deck overlooking the Owasco River.

Needless to say, our bar is always stocked!

Come in and see what we're all about. We look forward to seeing you!
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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dropped in for a late lunch

Used TripAdvisor to find another gem in a city of business. It was not busy because I was there ~2:00 but, I was impressed. Great woodwork, clean and nicely laid out. Cute little patio with a nice view. The food was good and the service was enjoyable. I am sure this place hops in the evening... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
Jeff R
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Buffalo
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Auburn, NY
Level Contributor
60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard this was the place tto go -- BACK IN THE 80'a maybe. Service slow. Bathrooms are freezing and many lost tiles and toilets not working with no toilet paper or paper towels. Be safe and go with the special They say they used to have great breaded chicken wings but no longer at bar. Had a burger which was... More 

Helpful?
Thank lovethecaribbean23
Susan B, Owner at Curley's Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that you didn't think our place was quite up to par this last time, but I do appreciate the feedback. Your candid review will definitely help us make some improvements, and I hope you'll give us another shot! Best, Susan B., Owner More 

Auburn, New York
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there for my birthday and order the chicken parmigiana. When the waitress brought it to our table it was overcooked and burned. It tasted like cardboard. She never came to see how our dinner was and I had to tell her I was unhappy with my meal. She did take it off our bill but I will never... More 

Helpful?
Thank GMSuper8Auburn
Rochester, New York
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Stopped here for lunch while visiting Auburn. Not much to look at from the outside, but a very pleasant bar/pub restaurant atmosphere inside. There were very few customers at that time of day; our server was sweet, attentive and quick. I had a terrific hamburger and my wife had a Buffalo chicken sandwich that she loved. Moderately priced. I have... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Dan P
Susan B, Owner at Curley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dan, thanks for stopping in for lunch! I'm so happy you and your wife loved your meals, and that your service was so fantastic. I'll share your kind words with the team! We hope you'll make it back to Auburn and to Curley's some day soon! Take care, Susan B., Owner More 

Buffalo
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234 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Used TripAdvisor to find another gem in a city of business. It was not busy because I was there ~2:00 but, I was impressed. Great woodwork, clean and nicely laid out. Cute little patio with a nice view. The food was good and the service was enjoyable. I am sure this place hops in the evening, as well it should!

Helpful?
Thank Jeff R
Susan B, Owner at Curley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Jeff, I'm so glad you found us, and that you were impressed with our space, food, and service. I hope you'll make it back next time you're in Auburn! All the best, Susan B., Owner More 

Syracuse, New York
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Atmosphere is very nice. Waitress was super friendly, food was good. We will definitely be going back.

Helpful?
Thank Penny P
Susan B, Owner at Curley's Restaurant, responded to this review

It sounds like you had a fantastic meal, Penny! We'll be sure to thank our servers for making sure of that, and we can't wait to see you again! All the best, Susan B., Owner More 

State College, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I started a new job in Auburn this week and decided to check out Curley's after reading the reviews here. I'll start by saying the ambiance was nice, for a while. I decided on the Chicken Parm with a side salad to go with my beer, which was delivered quickly. After a short time the server reappeared with the entree... More 

Helpful?
Thank Steve2526
Susan B, Owner at Curley's Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that your service wasn't at the level we expect, and that the cigar smoke was a bit off-putting. It's too bad that this ruined what would've been an otherwise great meal. I'll be sure to mention your comments about the service to my team, so we can improve in that area. As for the smoke, we... More 

New City, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I have been here in Auburn on business for the last two weeks. I have eaten here at Curley's a number of times and have not been disappointed by anything at all. The staff is pleasant, and attentive without being intrusive. The food. The food is just great. I can recommend the open faced steak sandwich. It is an 8... More 

Helpful?
Thank T7021NQwilliamm
Susan B, Owner at Curley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in so many times while you were in Auburn. We're so glad to hear that the friendly service and the food kept you coming back. We'll pass your praise along to the rest of the team, and we hope you'll find yourself in Auburn again soon! All the best, Susan B., Owner More 

Rochester
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We had not gone into Curley's before as from the outside it appeared to be a dive. Well we tried it yesterday, and what a PLEASANT SURPRISE! How nice it is inside! Very attractive and clean bar with an adequate eating area, and just behind the bar area is a wonderful dining room and a large covered deck where you... More 

Helpful?
Thank Donald C
Susan B, Owner at Curley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Donald, I'm so glad our interior won you over, and that the food and service were better than expected, too! Thank you for giving us a shot. I hope we'll see you again very soon! Best wishes, Susan B., Owner More 

Walworth, New York
Level Contributor
39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I visited Curley's with my family and we sat on the porch outside. The view of the river was beautiful. The pricing was not too bad considering the large portions. Everyone in my family had enough food for two meals. The wait staff was good and somewhat attentive, but nothing too special. Overall, the restaurant was just mediocre.

Helpful?
Thank Explorer_98712
Susan B, Owner at Curley's Restaurant, responded to this review

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The service was great, the wait staff friendly and the food was superb! I dined there twice last week, each time with a different friend who wanted to go there. We were able to visit and dine in an unhurried, relaxed atmosphere. Curley's has a bar room on one side and a private banquet room downstairs for parties. This is... More 

Helpful?
Thank momsbear2000
Susan B, Owner at Curley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending us! I'm thrilled to hear that the food and service were both so excellent you came in twice in one week! Thanks for mentioning our private banquet room, too. I hope you'll think of us for your next party! Take care, Susan B., Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 96 State St, Auburn, NY 13021-3402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 315-252-5224

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Tradition isn't just something that's been around for a long time, it's something above the ordinary that will go on forever with a life of its own. That's a perfect description of Curley's. From the unforgettable red suspenders of founder "Curley" Dello Stritto to the unvarying quality of the diverse menu, Curley's is an Auburn tradition.

Curley's has a full range of domestic and imported beers and a tavern menu that includes juicy burgers, chicken wings, world famous pizza and traditional Italian dishes. Perhaps tonight you will want to relax in the comfortable and inviting dining room or enjoy outside dining on the covered deck overlooking the Owasco River.

Needless to say, our bar is always stocked!

Come in and see what we're all about. We look forward to seeing you!
Open Hours
Monday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?