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Elbow Room

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American, Bar, Grill, Pub
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1057 Walnut St, Elmira, NY 14905-1621
+1 607-734-9166
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Elmira, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Going to the Elbow Room is like the tv show Cheers, everyone seems to know everyone else, everyone is friendly and it's just a great place to go for a drink, eats, or both. It is famous for their chicken wings for good reason, they are the best you will find. They can be ordered in several varieties, bone or... More 

Thank Thomas B
Eagle, Idaho
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Literally the worst place I've eaten in the last 3 years. From the time I walked in the door and seated myself, I wished I'd gone to a high school cafeteria. I grabbed the menu and when no one came to take my order, I went to the bar. Apparently that's where the orders are taken, by a very busy... More 

Thank Steven C
San Diego, California
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86 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

This is a classic bar downhill from Harris Hill Soaring Center and near Elmira College. Easy to find, it's in the middle of a residential area and parking might be an issue, however we were able to park without a problem. When you go inside, choose a table, then place your order at the bar. You'll tell them wich table... More 

1 Thank Kenneth G
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

A little local place that is always busy!! The wings are excellent, as is all the food on the menu. Prices are reasonable.

Thank KathyG2011
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Might be a change in ownership, but there's no change in their huge selection of beers, ciders, etc. as well as their awesome food!!! You can still get the kickin' wings, burgers, and even steak dinner, but now there are some great new additions keeping them company! Dad and I ordered the grilled cheese burger- omg soooo good! Crispy toasted... More 

Thank Jesekella
Gillette, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We found this place on Yelp, which recommended it for wings. They were right. We ate an order of the best buffalo wings I have tasted in a long time. Luckily, the bar also served a decent IPA as well. It seemed to be a place that was well known by the locals, as the booths were continually occupied on... More 

Thank toriasmom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

My wife and I have been patrons of The Elbow Room for many years. It is consistently a terrific place to grab lunch, dinner or just a friendly drink. Everyone is friendly and the food superb , especially their world famous chicken wings. Recently Shawn has taken over ownership and has added to the decor and menu. A once good... More 

Thank TNBrace
Elmira, New York
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Great wings but be sure & get there early. Seating is often hard to come by so plan on that or take them to go. It is a fun bar where if you're local you'll always see someone you know.

Thank Jodie W
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93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

The Elbow Room is known for their chicken wings, and they are extremely delicious. They still serve the wings with the tip section which is unusual these days. The rest of the food was average bar food. This is a popular establishment, so dinner time is busy. There is ample seating and there were all ages of people present from... More 

Thank Ben V
Matt R, Public Relations Manager at Elbow Room, responded to this review

Thank you Ben for taking the time to write a wonderful review about us. Hope to see you again soon. We will have some wings waiting for you!! More 

Pine City, New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Keep in mind this is a bar, not upscale restaurant. Very busy when visited. Limited seating so i recommend either go early Friday, Sat, or go during week, perhaps when easier to get table.Ordered at bar,which is standard here. Split steak sandwich with husband, comes with fries.Also, had garden salad, and garlic boneless wings for daughter. Food was good, and... More 

Thank Debra Q
Matt R, General Manager at Elbow Room, responded to this review

Debra Q thank you for the wonderful review. I must apologize for whoever was rude to you. Obviously we didn't know and that is not normally the type of customer we get. I hope you and your family enjoyed your time with us and will be back. We have 1 problem at Elbow. We have outgrown our current space. Unfortunately... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1057 Walnut St, Elmira, NY 14905-1621
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Elmira
  • Phone Number: +1 607-734-9166
A great place for food for you and the family, or just a few drinks. Great selection of beer, Craft, Micro Brews etc... Many people have described us as the Cheers of Elmira, and I agree. Come in alone and leave having made a few new friends. We are cash or check only but there is an ATM if needed. Stop by and give us a try. We are most famous for our wings, 15-16 per order, but there are other great selections on the menu. Special orders are no problem. If we've got the ingredients we'll accommodate you any way we can!!!

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