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Classic Cafe & Filling Station

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Diner, American
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805 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira, NY 14904-2631
+1 607-271-9111
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Mon 07:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Rochester, New York
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120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was in Elmira and was in the mood for a 'diner' and this place fit the bill and then some. Themed with music and decorations from the 50s and 60s, there was a lot to look at, including old 45 records mounted on the walls. The service was friendly and the food was generous and very good. I had... More 

Thank Andy V
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 18 January 2017

This is truly a classic cafe with thirties and forties mementos all around the place. And the food matches the decor, with huge helpings and monster desserts. (hence, I guess, the filling station moniker). I would be glad to stop in here fo lunch any time I'm in the area.

Thank David H
Galena Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The mac and cheese dinner and turkey with mash potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce dinners are served with soup or salad and another homemade side dish of ones choice. So delicious and so much, we took leftovers back to our hotel for another meal. We liked the server, food, and surroundings so much that we dropped by for breakfast on... More 

Thank Diane E
Elmira, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I've had most things on the menu, everything is always fresh and tastes great. I wish they'd bring back the fish tacos! I eat Breakfast, lunch or dinner here at least once per week.

Thank GriffStern523
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I love to get the soup and 1/2 sandwich.... I got chowder and 1/2 Bacon Lettuce and tomato sandwich and it was loaded with bacon...Prompt service.... just plain good food...the only thing I ever had here that did not like was the tuna fish sandwich...

Thank Deborah E
Elmira Heights, New York
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

meal was ok, but when we went to leave and pay our bill they added 5.00 for a tip and we leave a tip on the table . never again will we go back to that restaurant .

Thank Sue H
Elmira, New York
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We ate at the Classic Cafe several times last year but haven't been back. Food was excellent but a little pricy. We went for the Prime Rib dinner and it was sooooooo salty, we couldn't hardly eat it. This really turned us off and we didn't come back. Has off street parking, a great atmosphere, home cooked foods, and very... More 

Thank Charles M
Elmira, New York
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Right out of the 50's diner, lots of Elvis memorabilia. The mac & cheese is great & they have a superb fish fry. Good service & go with a big appetite good sized portions.

Thank Jodie W
New England
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Very good service from Andrew. One of us ordered the Monte Cristo and thought it was very good. The other order was for the turkey dinner, came with stuffing, fries or mashed potatoes (had fries) and a garden salad. The turkey and stuffing was good, the gravy not so good--the salad nice and fresh.

Thank svinNewEngland
Binghamton, New York
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

We stopped here for breakfast on our way to Buffalo. 50s diner feel to the place with records on the walls and Betty Boop greeting you on the way in. The breakfast was huge...eggs, pancakes, home fries, bacon, and sausage. We ordered toast as well. It very good but was too much food for one person to eat.

Thank davmar97

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 16
Cafe, Diner, American
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira, NY 14904-2631
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Elmira
  • Phone Number: +1 607-271-9111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?