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Charlie's Cafe

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205 Hoffman St, Elmira, NY 14905-2423
(607) 734-1173
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant atmosphere when you walk in. You are greeted by wonderful smiles. You can also make a reservation if you like, but they will always try to accommodate. Always have a creative special of the day, which I seem to order. The menu is so well rounded with different opinions to choose from. Your sick of your norm,... More 

Thank Jojoorange
Corning New York
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Our daughter graduated from high school yesterday and we once again celebrated the occasion at Charlie's Cafe. Michael and Mary Jo were attentive to all of our needs and made this gathering an afternoon to remember. The food was delicious, the drinks even better. I cannot stress how happy we were with everything and I highly recommend Charlie's Cafe to... More 

Thank Mommacat41
Amherst, New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We have enjoyed Mother's Day Brunch for last two years. The dishes were tasty and nicely presented. Desserts were cut on the smaller size so that you could sample several. Normally do not like to go out on a holiday, but the service was great. They did not try to pack in too many people, it was comfortable.

Thank AmherstTraveler2011
Elmira, New York
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

We've been to Charlie's Cafe two or three times for dinner. It's the perfect place for a romantic dinner, a special event, or just dinner with friends. The food is exceptional for the area of ELMIRA and the well stocked bar offers separate seating or drinks at your table. We found the PRIME-Rib and FILET to be mouth watering delicious.... More 

Thank Charles M
Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I dined here the Friday before Valentine's Day so the menu was different unfortunately and the couple things we wanted on their online menus weren't available. The atmosphere and ambiance was very nice! However the food was a bit average and the cocktail menu was only martinis so if you're into that then you'll love it!! For... More 

Thank Alexander A
DeWitt, New York
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115 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Our first time but we were accompanied by a local of 45 years and her recommendation was right on! Stopped for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and had excellent service, partly because it was not too busy. There are a variety of rooms to serve parties of all sizes and a bar. We ordered the Reuben, Spicy Thai Chicken Salad... More 

Thank S J G
Elmira, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

My friend and I went there for appetizers and drinks. They were all excellent. Nice atmosphere, food great, the bartender(can't remember his name) made one of the best martini's I have ever had. I am going back.

Thank Vacation712
Elmira, New York
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

A nice place to meet friends for a light dinner and cocktails. A pleasant staff and interesting menu.

Thank Robin W
Elmira, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

This was the best pasta bar we've ever been to. The wait staff was amazing and the food was fresh.Can't wait to visit next week!

Thank joey l
Northeast US
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Attention to creating a great place to enjoy a meal is evident by the decor at Charlie's Cafe. It's fun, elegant, roomy. Each room has a different feel, yet somehow it's all a cohesive melange. Our server, Cassie, was attentive yet not intrusive. It was fun to watch other diners enjoying the relaxed atmosphere as well as a good meal.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Hoffman St, Elmira, NY 14905-2423
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Elmira
  • Phone Number: (607) 734-1173

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?