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The Elf in the Oak

4221 State Route 414, Burdett, NY 14818-9742
+1 607-546-4641
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (17 reviews)
“reuben” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4221 State Route 414, Burdett, NY 14818-9742
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

This place was recommended by our Airbnb host and was fabulous! The breakfast sandwich on fresh baked biscuits, the gravy on the biscuits and gravy (stolen from hubby) was worth driving 6 hours to re-visit! The owner/chef was a pleasure to talk to and gave...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sharonacarona
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

We were blown away by the breakfast sandwiches. The sausage biscuit was huge and had tons of flavor. My favorite was the bacon biscuit. So much food for a great price! Definitely try the homemade hot sauces, really great!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank daniw956
Reviewed 28 October 2018

After visiting some wineries, found this little restaurant. Had a great roast beef panini. Staff was pleasant and great view of Seneca Lake. Inside is small but the large outdoor deck is a perfect place to relax and take in the scenery.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank gayleg515
Reviewed 24 October 2018

My husband and I were touring the Finger Lakes and found this little gem of a restaurant. It is small - I think there were 7 (or 8) tables. You order, self serve your drinks, get your silverware and bus your table. It was all...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank anniesg76
Reviewed 23 October 2018

This little gem is up Rte 14 and appears to have been a home at one time. Nice back deck to sip a cup of coffee or tea, with views of Seneca Lake. I had a fabulous Reuben. There are also good vegetarian options. Friendly...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lydia V
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Great Sandwiches galore. From grilled ham and cheese to Italian to grilled cheese your way to veggie sandwich and BLT’s. Superbly prepared in a short period of time. They also make great homemade soups. Very popular with the locals and visitors. Unless you are really...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 882rayl
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Our innkeepers at the Idlwilde Inn recommended this place for lunch - good call! Excellent eats with a beautiful view of the lake from the deck. Lobster roll and Schnitzel were amazing!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Susanbunny_8
Reviewed 17 October 2018

My husband and I stopped in for lunch on a recent wine tasting afternoon. The place is very quaint and cozy on the inside. We were greeted quickly and ordered our sandwiches. The dining area is a bit small but a table opened up quickly...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 710mjb
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

This place is a really neat cozy little place to eat. Looks like a home from the outside with a nice view off the back. Very comfortable friendly atmosphere and nice people working. One of the owners came over to talk to us after making...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Global753282
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I ate here twice during our recent visit to the finger lakes. We were fortunate in that it was just a couple miles from our AirBnB, but had it been on the other side of the lake it would have been worth...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JoshBlackmun
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11 August 2018|
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Response from perrycitychick | Reviewed this property |
I did notice that the menu mentions that gluten free items are available, but since I'm not gluten free, I haven't tasted any of those options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4221 State Route 414, Burdett, NY 14818-9742
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Burdett
  • Phone Number: +1 607-546-4641
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