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The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow

196 Front St, Owego, NY 13827-1654
+1 607-687-2016
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 30 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 11 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 11 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
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a casual Friday night dinner. We dropped in to The Cellar without a reservation. The atmosphere is great-an old store front decorated like an old style large home. The food was great. Not heavy. Service was good. Certainly not rushed. Mussels...More

1  Thank jalantait
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This was a very pleasant surprise. The menu is quite extensive and offers a variety of everything from pub fare to fine cuisine. Comfortable, friendly and everything you'd want for a relaxing meal out. Many fresh and healthy dishes, good beer, wine and liquor selection.

1  Thank MichaelWestford
shulasrider, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Your review describes everything we strive to do! Thank you for sharing your experience and we are very glad you enjoyed your evening.

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26 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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