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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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Corning, New York
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had been to Charlie's for drinks a time or two but tonight was my first meal there. I was really impressed with the special Oktoberfest menu. I had a beet with horseradish salad and delicious stuffed cabbage with roasted vegetables and a Warsteiner beer. What more could I ask for🍻! It was really delicious! I also tried some of... More 

Thank Josh C
Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were staying in Elmira for one night and found Charlie's Cafe on Yelp. It was a great find. Stir fry shrimp was the special of the day and very tasty. The goulash and the appetizer of the day were also very good. Charlie's is a bit out of the but definitely worth finding.

Thank Sandy S
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 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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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?