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California Grill

American, Bar, Pub
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912 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Vestal, New York
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I ate here for the first time since we moved to this area a year ago. The decor and atmosphere are fun and inviting. Our waitress was very friendly and nice. The menu has a variety for all. The kids menu was one of the largest I've seen. My son ordered the grilled shrimp skewers with fries.... More 

Thank traybird
Elmira, New York
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

The food was good. The staff was friendly. Would like to go back and try more from the menu. My kids liked the food too.

Thank anagirl
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Food soso, was there during a calm time. The food plentiful. The price a little steep for a family to dine out on. We where there with son, daughter-in-law and 3 grandsons. We thought the cost was a little much for the quantity and quality of the food. Good college restuarnt

Thank lawson m
Binghamton, New York
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

This is a place I have visited several times for drinks. The staff is always friendly around the bar and always makes me feel welcomed. I finally decided to try the wings. I can't remember the last time I saw a selection of flavors like I saw at the Cali Grill. I ordered extra crispy but unfortunately they were definitely... More 

Thank Bryan L
Niagara Falls, Canada
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

They were very accommodating with my Gluten free allergy. The fajitas were very good. I would suggest they change the filter for the water, it didn't taste very good. Our server was very friendly though.

Thank janetcorrosive
Salt Lake City, Utah
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94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Coworkers and I were looking for some good Mexican food and were disappointed that reviews online outside of Tripadvisor had Taco Bell as the best Mexican restaurant. We decided to give California Grill a try since it seemed to be Baja Mexican food and BBQ. Ordered wings as an appetizer and were great. Definitely not frozen/microwaved. Ordered fajitas that were... More 

Thank Wes S
Candor, New York
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The smoked 1/2 chicken BBQ was delicious and really reasonably priced. It is definitely melt in your mouth tender smoked chicken with a tasty Cali-Grill secret homemade BBQ sauce just as advertised. The French Onion was one of the best I have ever had. Definitely a great place to eat!

Thank KSW77
Finger Lakes, New York
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256 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here on our way driving to New York City. Not crowded, so a little concerned it may not be too good. However that turned out not to be the case. We each had a bowl of tortilla soup, which was quite good with a little kick to it. I had the Thai chicken wrap with peanut sauce. My... More 

Thank Tommy B
Vestal, New York
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I recently had lunch with a group of friends. I chose a cup of beef and vegetable soup and half a pulled pork sandwich. The soup was very salty and the sandwich consisted of a few "scraps" of pulled pork (which were pretty dried out - maybe from the previous night's barbeque) a piece of cucumber and a few shreds... More 

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Friendsville, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have had excellent food here and not so excellent food. The smoker is supposed to be a big attraction, but anything I got from the smoker was very dry and over cooked. I've always had very good service. Manger usually comes over to ask how my food is. Chicken wings are also good. I got two dozen to go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 912 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Vestal
  • Phone Number: 607-741-4062

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