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Central City Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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17 Central Ave, Cortland, NY 13045-2613
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a great late meal after work. Bartender Mike is wonderfully personable. The food was delicious and the attitude of all the servers is pleasant and welcoming

Thank Kevin H
Virgil, New York
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went with friend and her 2 little ones. She had steak salad which was good,would have preferred meat sliced rather than chunky and I had Cobb salad which was wonderful,the quality of the julienned turkey and ham was top shelf and the greens were fresh. Our server could not have been more kind,patient,and accommodating to us when the baby was... More 

Thank Corides
Scotchtown, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived late in town and quickly ordered food to go. When getting back to hotel my son's dinner wasn't in the bag. Accidents happen but I called to ask to please refund the money because we never received the food. They said they can't do that !!! After talking on the phone they eventually said they would refund the money... More 

Thank Jenn K
Cortland, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends and I go to pasta night every Tuesday night!! we love going there and we love our waitress Katie F.! she's the best. Always polite and makes sure we have what we want/need in a timely manner. Absolutely love the food here as well! I do not have a single complaint about this place :)

Thank 20heather10
Cortland, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to go for a quick snack or full meal. Drinks are a real plus. The numerous tv's add a real plus on the atmosphere.

Thank bill f
North Massapequa, New York
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We went for Drinks and snacks late in da. Service was good and food was also very good. I would recommend

1 Thank Richard P
The Finger Lakes, NY
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

In general, I have always had a positive experience during lunch hour at Central City. The portions are generous and the service is decent, plus the menu is fairly extensive. One of the best food items is the white chicken chili. Tonight for dinner I had a sandwich special and it seemed kind of skimpy with very few fries (for... More 

1 Thank ChicPea
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We were seated before 2 tables next us and had are food ordered before them. They got the food 10 minutes before we did. Then we had a waitress with attitude. I had a discount card and a gift certificate. After I gave Katie my credit card she comes back and doesn't even say thank you and tosses my credit... More 

Thank Mick P
New York
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

It's a casual bar & grill. A group of us went there for lunch for the first time. I had the chicken caesar wrap with french fries. I don't know what the other reviewer was referring to saying that the portions were small, most of the meals served to our table were too big to finish. The food was okay,... More 

1 Thank Lexi2000
Cologne, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

We went there with our three kids. Staff was very friendly, selection is good, food was great and prices are very reasonable.

Thank leitrim01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Central Ave, Cortland, NY 13045-2613
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cortland
  • Phone Number: 607-758-3300
great atmosphere, varied menu, great selection of beers

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