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Legends Cafe

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315 E Water St, Elmira, NY 14901-3402
+1 607-734-2233
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

We used to be here almost every Friday, but lately, the food has gone downhill. On our latest visit, the clams that we used to rave about were mostly breading, and everything seemed like it was fried either a bit too long or in older oil. Sat in my stomach like a rock.

Thank Paislia P
Elmira, New York
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Legends is a small very friendly local stop in Elmira that always seems to be busy, especially on the weekends. Their menu is broad and the food is above average. The bar is separate but drinks can be delivered to the table. There is no off street parking but that doesn't seem to bother people because there is a great... More 

Thank Charles M
Waverly, New York
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129 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

This is not a four start restaurant, but the food is good and you are treated like your business is important to them. They treat their customers well.

Thank CMennig
Elmira, New York
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129 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2013

We had the Fish Fry and it was not what we were led to believe by the locals to be good. Everything was so over cooked and drenched in grease-uck. Not worth the time or the expense!

Thank Brooke R
Florida, New York
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163 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013

This had in the past been a place we would go for a simple meal and a drink. The prices have become very high for what you get. Most recently on a Friday night we couldn't even get a menu, the waitresses were very busy at their station gossiping and being mean to each other. We ended up leaving.

Thank mmosher
Elmira, New York
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78 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Wonderful food and service! Especially by Denise! You can always count on a great atmosphere and you will see the owners working right along with the employees! Very clean and great food. The best? Chicken Spedie Salad and the Friday FIsh Fry...must trys!

Thank Karringtyn
Elmira, New York
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230 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2013

Love going to Legends for lunch for work. We eat here about once every week and the food is just fantastic. If Denise is there, you know you'll have a great time at lunch. I miss their soups that they do in the fall and in the winter, but I get to look forward to those shortly. They always make... More 

Thank BudGirl17
Corning, New York, United States
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Had a great dozen wings at Legend's. The Philly Cheese Steak and French Dip are very good too. Fries and Onion rings rock! Always have a good meal here. Oh, did I mention Ice Cold Labatt Blue on Tap!

Thank Willis E
Elmira, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2012

We often get fish fry to go from this place and it is always really good. Not all breadung but actual fish in there. My biggest gripe is when trying to pick up your food you have to fight a crowded bar scene to get it. It can be very loud and chaotic, in one instance a fight nearly breaking... More 

Thank Chris S
Horseheads, New York
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2012

Mike and Mark will make you feel right at home. Owners who actually do the lunch deliveries???? Who ever heard of such a thing? But the boys make sure the food gets where it's going and handle any problems or complaints! On location, good food with cold beer and good service is guaranteed. If you're looking for a fine-dining experience,... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: 315 E Water St, Elmira, NY 14901-3402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Elmira
  • Phone Number: +1 607-734-2233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?