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Charlie's Cafe

205 Hoffman St, Elmira, NY 14905-2423
+1 607-734-1173
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“salmon” (2 reviews)
“steak” (4 reviews)
“fine dining” (3 reviews)
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
$$ - $$$
205 Hoffman St, Elmira, NY 14905-2423
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

On a freezing cold night this was the perfect place to meet friends and linger over drinks and dinner. The menu offers a nice, not overwhelming, range of items. And everything we ordered was delicious from steaks to chicken, and salmon. Highly recommend starting with...More

Thank jdoud13
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Service and food were very good. I had the lamb gyro which was the best I ever had. The staff is both efficient and friendly. Great neighborhood eatery!

Thank JMCUpstateNY
Reviewed August 15, 2017

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

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed June 24, 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 April 23, 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 March 17, 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

1  Thank John K
Reviewed February 13, 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 January 18, 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 January 12, 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 January 5, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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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