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Charlie's Cafe

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205 Hoffman St, Elmira, NY 14905-2423
+1 607-734-1173
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Elmira, New York
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For awhile this place had declined in the quality of its food, but recently we had an excellent lunch here with excellent service. This is important to us since it is the only neighborhood place in the west part of town. We will be back.

Thank David H
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to dinner on saturday night the special was prime rib . The waitress said it was very good I ordered it. WRONG it was the worst prime rib I every had. Ordered medium was well done tough and not cooked right . Also the meat had an off taste like spoiled meat. I was hoping for another place to... More 

Thank Mike S
New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service are always wonderful. I don't know what we'd do if it weren't for Charlie's. I highly recommend it!

Thank Sandra T
Sayre, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Be sure to give Charlie's a try. It's a great bistro environment and a wonderful bar. Great service and interesting specials. Lunch and dinner it's a real treat. Give them a try the chef is wonderful!

Thank Ray o
Corning, New York
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I had been to Charlie's for drinks a time or two but tonight was my first meal there. I was really impressed with the special Oktoberfest menu. I had a beet with horseradish salad and delicious stuffed cabbage with roasted vegetables and a Warsteiner beer. What more could I ask for🍻! It was really delicious! I also tried some of... More 

Thank Josh C
Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were staying in Elmira for one night and found Charlie's Cafe on Yelp. It was a great find. Stir fry shrimp was the special of the day and very tasty. The goulash and the appetizer of the day were also very good. Charlie's is a bit out of the but definitely worth finding.

Thank Sandy S
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

What a pleasant atmosphere when you walk in. You are greeted by wonderful smiles. You can also make a reservation if you like, but they will always try to accommodate. Always have a creative special of the day, which I seem to order. The menu is so well rounded with different opinions to choose from. Your sick of your norm,... More 

Thank Jojoorange
Corning New York
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Our daughter graduated from high school yesterday and we once again celebrated the occasion at Charlie's Cafe. Michael and Mary Jo were attentive to all of our needs and made this gathering an afternoon to remember. The food was delicious, the drinks even better. I cannot stress how happy we were with everything and I highly recommend Charlie's Cafe to... More 

Thank Mommacat41
Amherst, New York
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We have enjoyed Mother's Day Brunch for last two years. The dishes were tasty and nicely presented. Desserts were cut on the smaller size so that you could sample several. Normally do not like to go out on a holiday, but the service was great. They did not try to pack in too many people, it was comfortable.

Thank AmherstTraveler2011
Elmira, New York
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We've been to Charlie's Cafe two or three times for dinner. It's the perfect place for a romantic dinner, a special event, or just dinner with friends. The food is exceptional for the area of ELMIRA and the well stocked bar offers separate seating or drinks at your table. We found the PRIME-Rib and FILET to be mouth watering delicious.... More 

Thank Charles M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Hoffman St, Elmira, NY 14905-2423
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Elmira
  • Phone Number: +1 607-734-1173

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