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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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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
4221 State Route 414, Burdett, NY 14818-9742
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been going to the Finger Lakes in July for about 12 years for the annual Grapehounds Wine Tour, and love the wineries and restaurants that are so accommodating to us and the dogs. But it's always nice to find new places that we love....More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & I heard what a nice place this was.... very "unassuming".... you just may miss it when driving on Rt. 414 (on the east side of Seneca Lake). Not only did we have a great breakfast, but we also had a great view...More

Thank Eljarah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended, and lived up by providing fast and friendly service with a delicious sandwich. This is a very small space, so if it is a little crowded, walk over to the next door winery. Great winery with outdoor tables and tasty wines!

Thank LiveWellTravelWell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another diamond in the rough in the Finger Lakes. We've been passing by it for a couple of years and never stopped by. Our loss. But that mistake was rectified this time around. Came in for sort of breakfast during lunch time. We...More

Thank Alena V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch on the way back from hiking at Watkins Glenn State Park. Lovely setting on the lake with great food. We had the Chicken salad& roast beef wrap. We tried the mac salad as a side & it was yummy as well.

Thank LPLoveToTravel
Reviewed 15 July 2018

If you are a first-time diner on the way to The Elf in the Oak there will be an unavoidable sense of uncertainty in your expectations. The restaurant website shows standard menus and photos but the overall impression leans toward being a bit eclectic. First...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and were wowed by the friendly service, the fresh options, and the outdoor seating with a view. I had the veggie panini with a side of potato salad and it was just as delicious as the picture looks. They serve...More

Thank JeepGirl19
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The Elf in the Oak was a new destination for us and we are so glad we tried it. The owner, Cody, and staff couldn’t have been more attentive and friendly! My husband ordered the Cuban sandwich & I ordered the smoked turkey panini (...More

Thank perrycitychick
Reviewed 16 June 2018

I vacation yearly in the Finger Lakes, and I liked the laid back feel and the food here. There was no hostess or servers just a couple of workers behind the counter. You order there and then seat yourself. We sat on the deck. The...More

Thank Maryjo34683
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I ate lunch here after hiking in Watkins Glen State Park. The cafe is clean and charming. The staff was welcoming an very attentive. We ordered a club sandwich and chickpea salad. Everything was fresh and tasty. We sat on the deck...More

Thank 365HappyTraveler
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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

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  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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