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“Do not do dinner” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Elephant Bistro
Cuisines: American
Description: Great place. Found it on Yelp.
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Description: Great place. Found it on Yelp.
13428
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Do not do dinner”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2012

My daughter and I went for dinner, it was close and the weather was threatening. As soon as we walked in I wanted to turn around, but A downpour hit Canajoharie.The menu only had 4 entrees all of which were unusual. Daughter ordered squash lasagna, I had some kind of chicken dish. Both a sad disappointment.
We asked to see the lunch menu, That certainly looked more promising. Might try lunch at some future date but never dinner.
















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  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
6 Thank seniorgoer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Connecticut
Level Contributor
58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“A Local Treasure”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

Everyplace in Canajoharie exists in the shadow of the abandoned Beech-Nut factories. It's a little like Bethlehem, PA, without the majesty of the surviving blast furnaces. But there are two things a visitor can really enjoy. One is the small but amazingly fine collection of 18th-20th century American art in the Arkell Museum, created by a former Beech-Nut president for the benefit of his employees and neighbors. The other is this simple, craftsmanlike restaurant a block from the museum and two or three blocks from the river. The space is defined by brick walls, exposed wood, and a tin ceiling. The menu is limited, but very good; and everything is made to order. My Cubano sandwich was not authentic, but it was delicious, generous, and really satisfying. (The reviewer who complained about a skimpy serving was clearly there on a different day!) There is a handsome bar with a surprisingly good selection of wines and beers. The management is right there, and clearly invested in doing right by you. I wish these people all the best. If there is anyplace better to eat close to the Thruway between Albany and Syracuse, I don't know where it is.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank Pullman1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
St. Johnsville
2 reviews
“Pretty Good for a Small Town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

Yes, the menu is not huge, but they mix it up with off-the-menu specials each day. The soups are very creative and usually very good. I've had no problem with the portion size, and find the price extremely reasonable given the amount served up, and the uniqueness of the menu. If you like beer, they serve up a number of foreign types too. I stop in about once a week, because there is no other comparable gourmet cafe in the immediate area. By the way, it has a very good wireless internet connection, and I stop in whenever I need to download any big files.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Orchardman
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Cazenovia, New York
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

the bean and sausage soup was delicious! The chicken salad sandwich filling was a little skimpy, but I think it was close to the end of their day.

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
Thank Arlene L
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Mohawk Valley
Level Contributor
42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Bar with Skimpy Food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

Not so much a restaurant as a bar with some food. Interesting space created from an old building with brick walls, much use of wood, tin celing, etc. Large bar space with wine and beer selections. Kitchen extremely limited hence only a lunch place with dinner only on Friday nights. Portions extremely skimpy. My lasagna was about the size of a deck of plying cards. Served with a small salad but no bread. Tasty, yes, but left feeling hungry. Not a place for children. Service outwordly plesant but had the feeling that it was forced, not a real interest in serving patrons and hoping that they are enjoying themselves. Leaves one wondering why they are even operating the place.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
6 Thank Old_Tyme_Farmer
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