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Water Street Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Cafe, Pub
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Water Street, Oswego, NY
+1 315-207-1550
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Oswego, New York
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a local and eat here frequently. I have had several of the salads, tacos, wraps, and appetizers. Everything is fresh and great tasting. I am a real fan of the Thurston Howell salad and my husband really likes the Jerry wrap. There is often live music in the bar and you can often enjoy the music in the... More 

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Oswego, New York
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Water Street Cafe is one of my favorite places in Oswego NY. It is a very casual place with a bar at one end and the restaurant at the other. It has the absolute best fish tacos. The old building has great charm and the wait staff are friendly and helpful. Usually interesting beers on tap.

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Thank Barbara S
Hernando, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

I love this place! It has a ver Key West feel to it and a very eclectic menu! Have never been disappointed! Staff is very attentive and food always very good!

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Thank Golfnutz72
Cortland, New York
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

I've always had a good meal here. Lots of options, burritos, tacos, wraps etc. Everyone should be able to find something here The chips and pico de gallo that comes as a side is delicious. Also good and some local beer choices. It's a cutesy restaurant by the water and I go every time I'm in Oswego.

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Thank n02578845
Cooperstown, New York
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Lunch is really good here but be warned the sandwich portions are huge and definitely shareable. Also you might want to have time on your side. The service is a bit slow. Plus is that you can call your order in ahead and it will be ready way sooner. Too bad they don't take better advantage of the great view... More 

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Thank Ruthe A
Rochester, New York
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286 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Ate at the Water Street Cafe early on a Friday night. Variety menu, some with a a Mexican twist. Feature on wings. Interesting decor as this was once the town hall. There is a front bar where there is live music and a back room, seemingly as large as the front, with more tables and a second bar which is... More 

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Conyngham, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

The café is in the old city hall building which is really interesting. It also gives you nice views of the river. We were in Oswego for Suny's family and friends weekend and took our daughter for lunch there on the recommendation of a local. I understand that they were busy and probably short- handed but after we placed our... More 

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Thank Scott S
Summerfield, Florida
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317 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

Brought my friend for lunch here today. It was noon and there was no one sitting at the tables so we asked if we could seat ourselves, which we did. Our friendly waitress finally came over, gave our menus, and took our drink orders. We finally ordered our lunch and considering that there were enough employees sitting around, it took... More 

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Thank Karen T
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Good wings at a good price. The burgers are nicely done but a little pricey. The menu of sandwiches, burgers and wings is good for lunch but a little limited for dinner. I am happy with service and it is a nice location.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Food was good, but the service was not. Very friendly. Great setting on the river. Try to sit closest to the river outside so you're not in the sun.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Cafe, Pub
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Water Street, Oswego, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Oswego
  • Phone Number: +1 315-207-1550

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