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Uncle Louie's Backyard

294 Tompkins St, Cortland, NY 13045-3455
+1 607-758-3062
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible22%
Travellers talk about
“stuffing” (3 reviews)
“ribs” (5 reviews)
“fine dining” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
294 Tompkins St, Cortland, NY 13045-3455
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Ok, so we arrived to this restaurant, only to find out that the menu was limited and our great server, told us they were closing next month. That's too bad because this was my first and now, only visit. As I stated, the menu was...More

Thank schees1
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We had the pulled pork and buffalo chicken wrap. Both came with fries and cole slaw. Reasonably priced, large portions, good flavor. It's a good value for a casual night out.

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Again, the owner of Uncle Louie’s offered Christmas dinner to all who needed a place to be. This tear our kids weren’t here so we joined the crowds. Dinner was a choice of turkey or ham. The turkey dinner included mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and...More

1  Thank JudyFromUpstateNY
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Cortland is not much for good eats with Uncle Louie's being the single exception. Owned and managed by the same family for over a decade the ambiance, food, & service make this place the only destination worth aiming for in Cortland. It's not fancy or...More

1  Thank Lewis S
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

If you are not a fan of the typical franchise dining-- then look no further!! The chef, Gaylord, makes his own soup!! What a welcomed change from too much salt and no imagination!! Dinner was wonderful. Crisp salad greens. My friend enjoyed his ribs while...More

1  Thank Fli-bi-Night
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We overnight in Cortland on our regular trips between Ottawa & N.Y.C. Uncle provides no fine dining but does provide a charming, non-fast food restaurant with good quality, great service, and a wonderful, welcoming, & warm experience. We supper here each trip and have never...More

Thank Lewis S
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I had the special, chicken pesto over linguine. It was some of the best pesto sauce I ever had! Everything was fresh and delicious! Portion was big, and cost was low, only $13.00! I would Highly recommend to anyone to try!!!

Thank Bigmike21x
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We ate there last night - a birthday celebration, group of 7. Everything was nice! My only complaint is that the waiter seemed stressed. I wanted to tell him to slow down and smile. He was very nice but seemed to be rushing too much....More

1  Thank Linda S
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were in Cortland to see our daughter and watch the Cortaca game. After a long, cold day at the stadium we were hungry. We didn't want to go downtown with all the crowds so we tried Uncle Louie's. We were seated...More

2  Thank Eric D
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Chef Gaylord has returned! Excellent food! I had the stuffed pork chops with stuffing and gravy and It was amazing! All fresh and home made! Very reasonable prices, & friendly staff! If you haven't been to uncle Louie's in a while, you should definitely give...More

1  Thank Bigmike21x
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7 April 2016|
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Response from brlula | Reviewed this property |
We ate on a holiday and it was buffet only so I did not see menu prices. I probably won't go back either!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 294 Tompkins St, Cortland, NY 13045-3455
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cortland
  • Phone Number: +1 607-758-3062
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