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The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow

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196 Front St, Owego, NY 13827-1654
+1 607-687-2016
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17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Finger Lakes, New York
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311 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Our nephew, who is a Naval aviator, was in town for a software conference at Lockheed Martin. We live about 50 miles to the west, and really did not know much about the dining scene in Owego. Prior to meeting him, we drove through the historic downtown area and saw this place. It looked like the best place around, so... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I'm in town on business and was looking for a nice restaurant for dinner. The food and atmosphere were wonderful and for a Tuesday even, the restaurant was steady with business. What impressed me the most, adding to already great service, was that when I got back to the hotel realizing that the waitress had not brought me my leftovers,... More 

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Thank Spychalski
shulasrider, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this review

Look forward to seeing you again while you're in Owego and hope you enjoyed snacking on the pizza I dropped at the hotel. Thank you for visiting The Cellar. More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Fantastic! Chose the Cellar for our anniversary. Could not have been a better choice! We arrived, without reservations, on a Tuesday night. Seated quickly, selected a river view seat. Our waiter quickly arrived, introduced himself, told us about the specials and wine choices. We selected martinis to start with, and they arrived quickly and were as we ordered. Our waiter... More 

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shulasrider, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this review

Thank you for celebrating your special day with us. We are pleased you enjoyed everything and took your time to write this lovely review. More 

Springfield, Virginia
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

A charming restaurant overlooking the Susquehanna river. Service and food were outstanding. The rear dining area is directly on the riverside. Watching the river slowly glide by while dining is most soothing. Wine selection was good and reasonably priced. Local beers are also available and appeared to be popular. The accolades for this restaurant seem to be true. Definitely worth... More 

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Thank Ernie K
shulasrider, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Cellar. It was a pleasure serving you. More 

Hackensack, New Jersey
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We have eaten at this restaurant several times and are always pleasantly surprised by the quality of food. It is unexpected in a small community like Owego. The pan seared scallops are outstanding and a regular on the menu. They have nightly specials and farm grown veggies, as well.

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shulasrider, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying your visits to The Cellar! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Owego, New York
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had heard so much about the Cellar so we decided to stop in for dinner. We waited to be seated for several minutes. My husband finally wandered his way into the dining area and I waited at the entrance. Still with no one attending to us he wandered out of my view. Finally a few minutes later, the hostess... More 

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shulasrider, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this review

The steak was removed from the table and brought to the kitchen. When cut in the middle it was our house rare. We apologize for the discrepancy in opinion. I authorized the entree be taken off the check. Ours is a from scratch kitchen, and it does take a bit more time to personally prepare your meal. More 

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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

A well-established and respected restaurant. My family has enjoyed it many times over the years when visiting family in Owego. Local ownership, high quality food.

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shulasrider, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon. Thank you. More 

New York City, New York
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has an iron wrought train in front of it that our 3 year old son was very excited about. When he stepped to take a picture of we were all shocked that he BURNED his arm. The train turned out to be a grill that was still quite hot. No warning sign. Nothing. I went in to tell... More 

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shulasrider, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this review

Dear Lord there is NO train in front of our restaurant! A woman (Jezzabel) came in shouting obscenities at the bartender in front of our guests demanding contact information. He replied "yes, the smoker is marked with our name". I came to the woman to try and understand the situation and asked what I could do. There was no child... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Omg the Akaskan Salmon is to die for ! The Ahi Tuna is the absolute best around! Great service and lovely atmosphere too! We love this place also for their Gluten free options. They were one of the first in our area to accommodate celiac sufferers.

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Thank Carol L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for great food this family run restaurant the perfect place. My husband and I are never disappointed with our selections. They have everything from small plates to full meals. Many vegetarian options are available. Wonderful appetizers, homemade salad dressings and desserts that melt in our mouth. If your looking for great food and wonderful atmosphere this is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 196 Front St, Owego, NY 13827-1654
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Tioga County  >  Owego
  • Phone Number: +1 607-687-2016
Description
Casual,fine dining for dinner and Sunday brunch. From scratch kitchen. Full bar. Bar, main and enclosed river view dining rooms. Eclectic menu choices including: house smoked BBQ and salmon, burgers, steaks, fresh seafood, duck, chicken, flat bread pizzas, salads and more. "Global Grub and Booze"

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?