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Elbow Room

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Grill
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1057 Walnut St, Elmira, NY 14905-1621
+1 607-734-9166
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Irvine, California
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

I rated this place as the "best wings in town" for several years in a row because they use to be just that, the best!! I haven't been to the Elbow Room in a couple of years and was looking forward to their wings. Unfortunately, my visit on 10/18 and was greatly disappointing. I ordered 4 dozen wings, a side... More 

Thank ecmazz
Elmira, New York, United States
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

What a waste of time! Cash only, It takes FOREVER to get a Billy burger which was the WORST burger I ever had in my life. Was it even beef? Fully dressed, I tell them. So when it crawled out of the grave and made it to my table, I'm like, wheres the onions and tomato? I said FULLY DRESSED.The... More 

1 Thank David G
Elmira, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 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 

1 Thank luvbugbub03
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 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.

1 Thank MindBender69
Elmira, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 

1 Thank Thomas B
Eagle, Idaho
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108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Steven C
San Diego, California
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86 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank Kenneth G
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank KathyG2011
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Jesekella
Gillette, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank toriasmom

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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
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Pub, Grill
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, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?