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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 - 02:00
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Thu - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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19 reviews
10 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
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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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20 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
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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
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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
Virgil, New York
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Went with friend and her 2 little ones. She had steak salad which was good,would have preferred meat sliced rather than chunky and I had Cobb salad which was wonderful,the quality of the julienned turkey and ham was top shelf and the greens were fresh. Our server could not have been more kind,patient,and accommodating to us when the baby was... More 

Thank Corides
Scotchtown, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived late in town and quickly ordered food to go. When getting back to hotel my son's dinner wasn't in the bag. Accidents happen but I called to ask to please refund the money because we never received the food. They said they can't do that !!! After talking on the phone they eventually said they would refund the money... More 

Thank Jenn K

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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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?