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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
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Elmira, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really wish this place allowed you to pay with a debit or credit card, that's the only negative in my opinion. It's an all-cash establishment which is inconvenient. Their wings are SO good. Definitely a must-have. They offer typical bar food in a bar setting but it's all very good and the servers are very friendly. It came under... More 

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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for dinner after the Indycar race. The food was delicious and service was ok. It was a bit odd ordering the food with a bar tender and the establishment is cash only. Would have 5 stars if more payment options. Would recommend based on food and atmosphere.

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1 Thank MindBender69
Elmira, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

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1 Thank Thomas B
Eagle, Idaho
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104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 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 

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San Diego, California
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86 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

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2 Thank Kenneth G
Elmira
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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.

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1 Thank KathyG2011
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16 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Gillette, New Jersey
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4 restaurant reviews
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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 

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1 Thank toriasmom
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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 

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Elmira, New York
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
Meals
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
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
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
Description
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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