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Uncle Louie's Backyard

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294 Tompkins St, Cortland, NY 13045-3455
+1 607-758-3062
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Cortland, New York
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there last night - a birthday celebration, group of 7. Everything was nice! My only complaint is that the waiter seemed stressed. I wanted to tell him to slow down and smile. He was very nice but seemed to be rushing too much. He was the only wait staff in our room - that may be why he... More 

Thank Linda S
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were in Cortland to see our daughter and watch the Cortaca game. After a long, cold day at the stadium we were hungry. We didn't want to go downtown with all the crowds so we tried Uncle Louie's. We were seated right away in the dining room. A little dated but we didn't care as long... More 

1 Thank Eric D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Chef Gaylord has returned! Excellent food! I had the stuffed pork chops with stuffing and gravy and It was amazing! All fresh and home made! Very reasonable prices, & friendly staff! If you haven't been to uncle Louie's in a while, you should definitely give him a try. You are missing out on some great food! Can't wait to go... More 

Thank Bigmike21x
Cortland, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Just had dinner there with Chef Gaylord back in town. Our meals were GREAT. definatley the best lasagna anywhere near Cortland. The chicken broccoli was so delicious we will surely be back. It's all due to Chef Gaylord being back. You will miss a great meal if you don't check it out. This place has been just so-so recently but... More 

Thank bill f
Fairport, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

We have been here several times; always prompt, cheerful service and good food! My 6 year old granddaughter loves their chili!

Thank Roberta A
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756 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. They had a sandwich buffet where you could build your own sandwich with a wide variety of meats and veggies. They also had several salads and a loaded potato soup. All for just $6.99. My husband said everything was excellent. I had a hamburger that was perfectly coked. The place is small and a little... More 

Thank Melodycthomas
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016

A group of 5 of us stopped for lunch and we were not disappointed. The food was hot and prepared as ordered. Waitress on 1/31 Sunday was wonderful.

Thank Janet E
cortland, ny
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2015

Because of circumstances beyond our control my mother and I were not able to be with family on Thanksgiving. We decided to go to the Thanksging buffet at Uncle Louie's Backyard. That was a BIG mistake! I am sure we could of eaten better food at a Soup Kitchen or a school cafeteria! We went a little after 1 PM... More 

Thank brlula
Ocala, Florida
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015

Save yourself time, money and aggravation; do not eat here. First sign something is wrong: I ordered a bottle of wine and the waitress asks if anyone else would like a drink or cocktail. Second sign things are headed downhill. The wine shows up, already opened (?) and one of the glasses is filthy. Third sign is when you salads... More 

Thank Jeff S
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Prime rib was just ok. Salad was right out of a bag and meager portion. Waitress was friendly and cute but it felt like she just started working there yesterday as she barely knew the menu. We sat outside because the weather was nice but the place could really use some updating. All in all just blah.

Thank Alan R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 294 Tompkins St, Cortland, NY 13045-3455
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cortland
  • Phone Number: +1 607-758-3062

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