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The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow

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196 Front St, Owego, NY 13827-1654
607-687-2016
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hackensack, New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at this restaurant several times and are always pleasantly surprised by the quality of food. It is unexpected in a small community like Owego. The pan seared scallops are outstanding and a regular on the menu. They have nightly specials and farm grown veggies, as well.

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shulasrider, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying your visits to The Cellar! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Owego, New York
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard so much about the Cellar so we decided to stop in for dinner. We waited to be seated for several minutes. My husband finally wandered his way into the dining area and I waited at the entrance. Still with no one attending to us he wandered out of my view. Finally a few minutes later, the hostess... More 

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Thank Denise C
shulasrider, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this review

The steak was removed from the table and brought to the kitchen. When cut in the middle it was our house rare. We apologize for the discrepancy in opinion. I authorized the entree be taken off the check. Ours is a from scratch kitchen, and it does take a bit more time to personally prepare your meal. More 

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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well-established and respected restaurant. My family has enjoyed it many times over the years when visiting family in Owego. Local ownership, high quality food.

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Thank Wilderness4Ever
shulasrider, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon. Thank you. More 

New York City, New York
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has an iron wrought train in front of it that our 3 year old son was very excited about. When he stepped to take a picture of we were all shocked that he BURNED his arm. The train turned out to be a grill that was still quite hot. No warning sign. Nothing. I went in to tell... More 

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Thank Jezzabel
shulasrider, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this review

Dear Lord there is NO train in front of our restaurant! A woman (Jezzabel) came in shouting obscenities at the bartender in front of our guests demanding contact information. He replied "yes, the smoker is marked with our name". I came to the woman to try and understand the situation and asked what I could do. There was no child... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Omg the Akaskan Salmon is to die for ! The Ahi Tuna is the absolute best around! Great service and lovely atmosphere too! We love this place also for their Gluten free options. They were one of the first in our area to accommodate celiac sufferers.

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Thank Carol L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for great food this family run restaurant the perfect place. My husband and I are never disappointed with our selections. They have everything from small plates to full meals. Many vegetarian options are available. Wonderful appetizers, homemade salad dressings and desserts that melt in our mouth. If your looking for great food and wonderful atmosphere this is... More 

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Winchester, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I always wanted to eat here when visiting, this year I got a chance. It was okay, not great. Went in when they opened for dinner. Got seated okay but then waited. They forgot to bring wine list twice, then they have no NY wines by the glass--REALLY ??? Isn't this Finger Lakes area ??? Got a glass of Riesling... More 

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Thank nancy g
shulasrider, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this review

After having read your review I will certainly remind the staff to deliver the wine list always! I do apologize. Expense is a factor with NY wines by the glass. A glass would need to be priced $10-$12. Our house wine is a generous pour for $6. We constantly battle to keep the rising cost of food and doing business... More 

Binghamton, New York
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Stopped at the Cellar Restaurant while traveling home. What a quaint place to have a nice dinner. The staff was very friendly. Nice selection of healthy food that tastes good!!. We had the Cajun grilled chicken salad - highly recommend. Dining overlooking the river was also a nice bonus. This is such a nice small town restaurant - a nice... More 

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Thank 991Sue12345
shulasrider, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this review

It's always a pleasure when our healthy food preparation is enjoyed by guests! Thank you for recommending us. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I loved the building and the decor, then it got better. The decor and the furnishing were great and made me feel comfortable. The owners Sandy and Bob were working and made me feel welcome yet left me alone when needed. The drink was poured generously, no skimping. Since I live in the mid-west i ordered fish cakes (locally made)... More 

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Thank Mark P
shulasrider, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this review

Thank you for recognizing all that we do well and sharing your positive review! More 

Apalachin, NY
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is our favorite local brunch spot as well as an excellent place for a romantic dinner. If you go for brunch, try the seafood crepe and the homemade danish. The omelets are delicious, too. You can easily enjoy a high-quality brunch for $10-12 per person, with friendly service and a view of the river. At dinner, you can't go... More 

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Thank rae607
shulasrider, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit with us and the great review! We change our menu regularly but the Pecan Encrusted Duck with Sweet Dried Cherry Sauce always makes the cut. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 196 Front St, Owego, NY 13827-1654
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Tioga County  >  Owego
  • Phone Number: 607-687-2016

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?