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The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow

196 Front St, Owego, NY 13827-1654
+1 607-687-2016
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“scallops” (9 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
196 Front St, Owego, NY 13827-1654
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worst dining experience. Waitress was very chatty & while pleasant- she shared too much information regarding a very particular but not very skilled chef. My drink came out with a hair on it & while they replaced it, the waitress commented that hair on her...More

Thank jenniferbR474VP
Sandy L, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We have experienced, talented, hardworking men on the line in our kitchen preparing your food to order, from scratch. From all of us at The Cellar (the waitress you refer to is no longer employed here) we apologize for your poor experience. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice building, I ordered Baby back ribs... waiter came back told me they didn't have any. So ordered Fish and Chips special. I was served a very small portion of fish with Potato chips as the "Chips" the acoustics are terrible, we couldn't hear each...More

Thank kanukgirl
Sandy L, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and ordering our $17.95 for Two Sunday Dinner Special. It is popular and the dining room can be quite loud with enthusiastic diners chatting. I do regret you didn't get to enjoy Bobs Ribs. He does all our smoking in the...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

The food, service, view of the river and ambiance at The Cellar Restaurant is outstanding. My wife and I enjoyed to generous 2 strip steaks with baked potato and a side for $17.95. You can't beat this with a stick! We also enjoyed very reasonably...More

Thank Laurentcroissant
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the local Hampton Inn to see if they had a room for the night, which they didn't but we asked if they had any recommendation for food in the area. The young lady on reception immediately recommended the Cellar. So we drove...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

Bob, Sandy and family enthusiastically provide exceptional customer service and incredible value for money. This is our "go to" restaurant; we rank The Cellar first among equals in the area

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This place was excellent. The food was great-the service terrific and the view was outstanding. We were a fairly large group and they handled it with ease.

Thank vernongrad76 .
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this restaurant. For the quality of food it was a great price. The location was ideal. We stopped in on our way to NYC. Beautiful place, great service, extensive drink list, a d delicious food. Win all the way around.

Thank Cynthia N
Sandy L, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how we are doing! Hope our paths cross again.

Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is a small, nicely renovated restaurant and bar in a historic building down by the river. See the menu linked here...surprisingly broad array of menu items and all are very innovative. We started by sharing the seafood sampler app. This included seared scallops in...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This is a great restaurant. From their smoked salmon appetizer, which is excellent, to traditional dishes like lobster thermodore and beef wellington, the food here does not disapoint! This is the first restaurant I recommend when people ask me about Owego.

Thank 100Leoni
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We were in the area again and didn't find this quant restaurant the first time. We had their brunch, which was average. I wish we would have eaten at a table with a river view" not knowing we could but was not offered. The service...More

Thank marlawest76
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25 August 2016|
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Response from shulasrider | Property representative |
We are not open for lunch. However we have day time hours 10am-2pm on Sunday with a lovely brunch menu. Dinner starts at 2pm -7pm on Sunday. Tuesday through Saturday we open at 5:00. Look forward to seeing you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
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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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