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Central City Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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17 Central Ave, Cortland, NY 13045-2613
11:00 - 00:00
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Thu - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
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Fulton, New York
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We (two couples) went here for dinner before attending a show at Cortland Repertory Theater. Show time was 7:30 so our arrival at Central City Bar & Grill at 5:30 left us time for our dinner and relaxing. It was busy when we arrived and so seats at the bar were our choice. The bar server was most pleasant and... More 

Thank Pat S
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there on a Friday night, only had to wait for about 15 min (so walked around the block and came back) and the staff was very friendly. Beers were quite tasty (several different ones were tried) and I wanted a sandwich that was a cross of 2 on the menu - and it was made for me and was... More 

Thank Gabriella D
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I shared the buttermilk chicken sandwich and hamburger wrap. Both were excellent. Chips were good but a little on the salty side. The restaurant was a tad chilly

Thank 242NJG
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and couldn't be happier. Service was quick and friendly and my food was piping hot and absolutely delicious. The sweet potato fries are a must-have! I definitely recommend this place!

Thank Rose W
Baldwinsville, New York
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Great place for drinks and lunch! Best baked potatoes and inexpensive. Parking out front or in the free lot across the street.

Thank 4pattyc
Whitesboro, New York
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped by with a group of friends for a late night snack. Great wings and burgers. Staff was more than accommodating. I highly recommend it.

Thank Mary D
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We ate here on a Saturday night in November. Quite crowded so we ended up eating at the bar which was fine. Portions were large and food good. Will return the next time we're in the area.

Thank Shelley R
Ontario, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

M&M, Mike and Megan are a great team behind the well stocked, "on tap"(over 11 beers) bar. The food, the staff, the atmosphere, the venue are outstanding! When in the Cortland area, don't miss the opportunity to eat and experience the Central!

Thank rjtj2016
Vestal, NY
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great selection of food for lunch, wraps, sandwiches, burgers with a terrific beer selection. Our waitress was outstanding !!

Thank Viking3
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a great late meal after work. Bartender Mike is wonderfully personable. The food was delicious and the attitude of all the servers is pleasant and welcoming

Thank Kevin H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Central Ave, Cortland, NY 13045-2613
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cortland
  • Phone Number: 607-758-3300
great atmosphere, varied menu, great selection of beers

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