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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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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to this establishment about 20 times in the last 3 years. Always have a great meal with great service. Great menu with different daily specials and expansive beer selection. Always very busy but staff is attentive and friendly and go above and beyond for their customers. A special shout out to Katie, our server these last few months... More 

Thank MikeyB1815
Cortland, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Never had a bad meal, very busy, friendly staff. Highly recommend, parking can be iffy if you don't know the area.

Thank Jubitz
Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Im a bartender from nyc asked for a drink and the so called bartender took 15 min to make it. Im assuming his arrogant attitude didnt help. I just tipped and didnt bother drinking it, since is was not what i asked for. . Cant buy class in this dump! My wife asked for a chef salad and it arrived... More 

Thank daneboy84
Cortland, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Service is great. Prices are really good. The food is outstanding. I would definitely recommend people traveling from out of town or state to stop there and enjoy a wonderful meal.

Thank scircio666
Fulton, New York
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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
Reviewed 17 January 2017 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
Reviewed 6 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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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?