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Charlie's Cafe

205 Hoffman St, Elmira, NY 14905-2423
+1 607-734-1173
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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205 Hoffman St, Elmira, NY 14905-2423
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Service is good, nice variety on the menu, prices are reasonable. Can be a little cramped when it's busy.

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

My husband, friends and I had dinner here recently. It's a lovely restaurant Our waitress came to take our order shortly after we arrived. We were pleased. She told us the soup was New England Clam Chowder, which we ordered, a few moments later we...More

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Returned here for the first time after several years, having heard that Charlie's is under new management and much improved. Had an outstanding dinner. One guest was a 93-year-old who relies on a walker; when I called for a reservation, I told them this, and...More

Thank SEAsiaVeteran
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Elmira does (did) not have a nice restaurant that I would take visitors to. In fact, in all of the Southern Tier of New York, I have yet to find a restaurant (since early 80s Le Chateau Neuf, Binghamton) that truly understands what fine dining...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A popular place on a Saturday night - definitely a place where you need reservations. The ambiance is, well, a Cafe - rather than restaurant, but relaxing and open, at least in the room we were in. The service was friendly, but a little slow...More

Thank UnoDos03
Reviewed 18 January 2017

For awhile this place had declined in the quality of its food, but recently we had an excellent lunch here with excellent service. This is important to us since it is the only neighborhood place in the west part of town. We will be back.

Thank David H
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Went to dinner on saturday night the special was prime rib . The waitress said it was very good I ordered it. WRONG it was the worst prime rib I every had. Ordered medium was well done tough and not cooked right . Also the...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Food and service are always wonderful. I don't know what we'd do if it weren't for Charlie's. I highly recommend it!

Thank Sandra T
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Be sure to give Charlie's a try. It's a great bistro environment and a wonderful bar. Great service and interesting specials. Lunch and dinner it's a real treat. Give them a try the chef is wonderful!

Thank Ray o
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I had been to Charlie's for drinks a time or two but tonight was my first meal there. I was really impressed with the special Oktoberfest menu. I had a beet with horseradish salad and delicious stuffed cabbage with roasted vegetables and a Warsteiner beer....More

Thank Josh C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Hoffman St, Elmira, NY 14905-2423
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Elmira
  • Phone Number: +1 607-734-1173
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