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“Back for supper”
Review of Cafe 316 - CLOSED

Cafe 316
Price range: $7 - $21
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch
Description: Traditional american favorites on menu with some regional Italian With progressive specials run daily
Towanda, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Back for supper”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

I had lunch here, Had to come back for a dinner with the hubby! My husband can cook Gourmet meals, so he is very picky at where we eat at. We had the duck and it was cooked perfectly! Nice portion with the side, (Not the typical overflowing American portion) the price was comparable to other fine restaurants. Our waiter was very attentive. The only criticism is bread on the table right away would be nice, maybe with some dipping oil or seasoned butter. I know this area does not support more adventuresome eating, like rabbit, but thanks for bringing class to Towanda!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Debby R
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Andrew S, Owner at Cafe 316, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Thank you for your review. It is greatly appreciated. We are looking at solutions for bread. Glad to hear you both enjoyed the duck and portion sizes. Hope to have you again soon.
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wellsboro
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Business Lunch”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

Apple Cinnamon tea in White teapots. I like my tea served in real tea pots. We each had Reuben sandwiches and they were very good. The prices were very reasonable.
The walls have quilts for sale. The floor is hardwood which makes for easier cleaning. The place was immaculate. We had very good service from the waitress. I like attentive wait staff.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank christine j
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Andrew S, Owner at Cafe 316, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Thank for taking time from your busy schedule to post a review. We love the chance to hear feedback from our guests.
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Rome
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Girls night out!”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

The food at Cafe' 316 was very good. We all ordered the flat iron steaks and they were all cooked the way we liked them. They were also very tender. The only thing missing was some warm bread or rolls before the dinner. There was only 1 waitress, who was very good, but she asked us if we wanted dessert before we even finished our meals. We will defiantly come back to the restaurant again.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank DWN911
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Andrew S, Owner at Cafe 316, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you all enjoyed our signature Flat Iron Steaks. We will try to work on the warm bread. We hope you will join us again soon.
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant, small town”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Café 316 is the only place in Towanda that passes for a real restaurant with interesting specials and at least some attempt at fresh ingredients. If you find yourself there and want a regular restaurant dinner, go to Café 316.. It is said that they are the only place in town with real chefs, a pair of former attendees of CIA; I think this qualification gives me license to make a few points. In Towanda it's a pleasant find, but it would need work to keep up in a more competitive area. There are a few things that are from the freezer; if that was fresh pasta, which it might have been, it should have been thinner; and if you're going to leave the fat on a duck, it should be crisped up. All in all, it was all right and edible with one exception: avoid the pumpkin pie; it is straight from the factory.The crust is not flaky; it is that thick dry floury tasteless stuff. And the filling, though it does taste of pumpkin, suffers as well. Whoever manufactured it decided that it didn't need all those eggs, when it could stand up stiff and shiny with the addition of some modern thickening agent like Ultra-Tex or ClearJel. It seems to me that in a small town like that they should be able to find a local person who would love to start a cottage industry and bake them some real pies.

The service was attentive and helpful; the only flaw was her setting the dessert and the check on the table at the same time; I'm all right with that because she was careful to keep the glasses full.

I do recommend it; in Towanda it's the only game in town, and it really was surprisingly good for the area.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Nell S
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Andrew S, Owner at Cafe 316, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Thank you for your review. We find it most helpful. The rumors are true, both the other owner and I are former CIA attendees. We have tried to bring a nice dinner selection with good atmosphere to Towanda. Unfortunately we have had to tone down our menu selections and variations to stay in keeping with demands from our local clientele. I hope you will join us again.
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Wyalusing, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Like a breath of fresh air on a dreary day”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

You should make it a point to have a delicious lunch or dinner at Cafe 316 in Towanda. It's right across from the Court House ion Main Street. The shop has been all redone and features work from local artists decorating the walls. Today I had a Turkey BLT Panni and a cup of delicious New England Clam Chowder. The meals are excellent, well prepared and well presented. the coffee is to die for and the deserts are tempting and delicious. I can't wait to go back. Check out their FB page.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank weymann1
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Andrew S, Owner at Cafe 316, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Thank you for your review we appreciate all feedback. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your lunch and hope you will join us again soon.
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