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Doug's Fish Fry

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206 West Rd, Cortland, NY 13045-3539
+1 607-753-9184
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Syracuse, New York
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Doug's has the best fish and fries in Upstate NY. Their service AND food are Excellent. Doug' is also a solid member of our communities, helping nonprofits raise money AND serving great seafood. Thanks Doug's for what you provide to the Central NY ambiance!!

Thank Kevin W
Cortland, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The scallop dinner was high in cost but mediocre in flavor. They serve it with French fries and a very small coleslaw. There are no salad options but there are some sides, but these too are very small portions. The fish was ok but overpriced dinner overall.

Thank Diane B
Cortland, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

always consistent, delicious, tender fish and they fries are to die for!! You won't be disappointed!

Thank d0nnag123
New York City, New York
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107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

The fish fry was both plentiful and delicious. A very casual place where, it appears, many orders are for takeout. I ate in, malt vinegar on my delicious fries, good tartar sauce in unlimited amount. Friendly hosts. Just down the road from the Hampton.

Thank organic13
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food! If you love seafood, this is the place for you! The fried platters are great! The coleslaw is outstanding, a must try! The baked beans are very good also! If you have room left, I would highly suggest the frozen custard for dessert!!!

Thank Bigmike21x
Virgil, New York
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Still no healthy sides for the salmon and now no more steamers which was the only healthy option to salmon. Disappointed. Ordered a cup of gumbo and it was terrible,lacked flavor and had what looked like crill in it not chunks of shrimp or fish. Last time I had gumbo there is had a nice kick,chunks of fish/shrimp and ochre.... More 

Thank Corides
Mark B, Owner at Doug's Fish Fry, responded to this review

I am very sorry for your poor experience. We strive in customer satisfaction and would like the opportunity to make it right. We do offer now shrimp cocktail and grilled chicken as an alternative to the fried products we serve. I will certainly look into more healthy options to our menu. If you please give me a call at the... More 

Homer, New York, United States
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Fish is always fresh and delicately fried, large portions. Coneys are great!! Lobster bisque on weekends is delicious -- noticeable pieces of lobster. Grilled salmon is a must-have -- large piece, well-prepared. If they are busy (Fridays at lunch and dinner) it can be a bit chaotic, but service is fair (this is a order-and-pick-up place, no waitstaff). AND if... More 

Thank Mary S
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125 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Reviews were good, so decided to eat there. Didn't realize there was no waitress service. It was chaotic, as there were 2 lines and didn't know if lines were for ordering, picking up order, etc., but line went quickly. You can order your food for take-out, or there are tables to eat there. Lobster bisque was spicy and couldn't take... More 

Thank hwllmary
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Wanted the lobster bisque but that is only on Fridays until they run out. Had the fish fry and it was great. Had it to go, and tried their honey curry sauce. All delicious!

Thank BillNH
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

My son who attended Cortland said this was the best place and great value. He wasn't kidding. Huge fish portion and fries.

Thank Shari G

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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 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 West Rd, Cortland, NY 13045-3539
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cortland
  • Phone Number: +1 607-753-9184

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