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Elbow Room

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
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1057 Walnut St, Elmira, NY 14905-1621
+1 607-734-9166
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:30
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Their wings are supposed to be good if not great. Over priced they leave the wing tips on I could taste old oil ............................. do not waste your taste buds or your money . It's old & tired .

Thank omni98
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Billie Burger sure isnt the same thing I had 40 years ago. INEDIBLE. I asked for medium and they must have taken it to the glass factory in the Heights and incinerated it . Yeah, it took that long and there were only about 6 patrons at the bar. "fully dressed" actually means that you will get whatever they decide... More 

Thank David G
Irvine, California
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I rated this place as the "best wings in town" for several years in a row because they use to be just that, the best!! I haven't been to the Elbow Room in a couple of years and was looking forward to their wings. Unfortunately, my visit on 10/18 and was greatly disappointing. I ordered 4 dozen wings, a side... More 

2 Thank ecmazz
Elmira, New York, United States
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

What a waste of time! Cash only, It takes FOREVER to get a Billy burger which was the WORST burger I ever had in my life. Was it even beef? Fully dressed, I tell them. So when it crawled out of the grave and made it to my table, I'm like, wheres the onions and tomato? I said FULLY DRESSED.The... More 

2 Thank David G
Elmira, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I really wish this place allowed you to pay with a debit or credit card, that's the only negative in my opinion. It's an all-cash establishment which is inconvenient. Their wings are SO good. Definitely a must-have. They offer typical bar food in a bar setting but it's all very good and the servers are very friendly. It came under... More 

1 Thank luvbugbub03
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner after the Indycar race. The food was delicious and service was ok. It was a bit odd ordering the food with a bar tender and the establishment is cash only. Would have 5 stars if more payment options. Would recommend based on food and atmosphere.

1 Thank MindBender69
Elmira, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Going to the Elbow Room is like the tv show Cheers, everyone seems to know everyone else, everyone is friendly and it's just a great place to go for a drink, eats, or both. It is famous for their chicken wings for good reason, they are the best you will find. They can be ordered in several varieties, bone or... More 

1 Thank Thomas B
Eagle, Idaho
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114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Literally the worst place I've eaten in the last 3 years. From the time I walked in the door and seated myself, I wished I'd gone to a high school cafeteria. I grabbed the menu and when no one came to take my order, I went to the bar. Apparently that's where the orders are taken, by a very busy... More 

1 Thank Steven C
San Diego, California
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86 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

This is a classic bar downhill from Harris Hill Soaring Center and near Elmira College. Easy to find, it's in the middle of a residential area and parking might be an issue, however we were able to park without a problem. When you go inside, choose a table, then place your order at the bar. You'll tell them wich table... More 

2 Thank Kenneth G
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

A little local place that is always busy!! The wings are excellent, as is all the food on the menu. Prices are reasonable.

1 Thank KathyG2011

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1057 Walnut St, Elmira, NY 14905-1621
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Elmira
  • Phone Number: +1 607-734-9166
A great place for food for you and the family, or just a few drinks. Great selection of beer, Craft, Micro Brews etc... Many people have described us as the Cheers of Elmira, and I agree. Come in alone and leave having made a few new friends. We are cash or check only but there is an ATM if needed. Stop by and give us a try. We are most famous for our wings, 15-16 per order, but there are other great selections on the menu. Special orders are no problem. If we've got the ingredients we'll accommodate you any way we can!!!

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