When the weather is warm and sun is shining, come and enjoy delicious food and a refreshing drink in the open air! Choose from river views, street-side dining and shady spots in our quaint villages around the county.
Some businesses may have altered hours or services due to current circumstances. Please contact them directly for details.
DINE ON THE WATER
MJ’S BAR AND RESTAURANT
596 Fifth Avenue, Owego, New York 13827
607-223-4842 / Menu
Their large deck overlooking the Susquehanna River has a relaxing vibe and is a great place to spend time with friends. MJ’s menu is eclectic and unique with international influences and their own twists on some American classics. Their full bar serves up specialty seasonal cocktails and craft beverages. Locals love their Sunday Brunch!
LAS CHICAS TAQUERIA
607-687-4400 / Menu
Las Chicas Taqueria is and authentic west-coast style taco shop with fresh, homemade tacos on hand-rolled tortillas, build-your-own-burritos, and other specialty dishes. Their outdoor deck has picnic tables and umbrellas for comfortable seating and a spectacular view of the river. It’s the perfect spot for a casual meal, a Mexican beer or to cool down with a Wine-A-Rita.
THE CELLAR RESTAURANT
196 Front St, Owego, NY 13827
607-687-2016 / Menu
Take a seat at the River Cocktail Rail to enjoy an appetizer or sandwich and a drink while overlooking the Owego Riverwalk and the Susquehanna River. They also have street seating out front under their awning with views of the historic downtown. The Cellar Restaurant has a diverse menu that ranges from global cuisine to pub-style food. They have a full bar with local craft beer on tap and a nice wine selection.
RIVER ROCK DINER
WAVERLY GLEN PARK
Although not on the river, this park features a waterfall and creek, plus pavilions, playgrounds and shady areas for picnics. Grab food at one of the restaurants in downtown Waverly and come enjoy a relaxing, family-friendly park.
EATS ON THE STREET IN OWEGO
DUGAN HOUSE RESTAURANT
145 Front Street, Owego, NY 13827
607-687-9873 / Menu
Shady seats with a view of Draper Park are available in front of the historic building and more seating is available for larger parties out back underneath a tent with comfortable seating. The Dugan House Restaurant has a large menu featuring homemade comfort food classics, burgers, sandwiches and salads.
CAROL’S COFFEE AND ART BAR
177 Front St Owego, New York 13827
Carol’s serves up soups, sandwiches, salads, and scrumptious baked goods along with specialty coffee and espresso drinks. Enjoy outdoor seating on historic Riverow with live music at lunchtime.
SHADY SPOTS AND SCENIC VIEWS
THE OWEGO KITCHEN
13 Lake Street, Owego, NY 13827
607-223-4209 / Menu
The Owego Kitchen has outdoor seating out back on a covered deck. You can order soups, salads and sandwiches inside at The Owego Kitchen and take them out back, or head right to the deck and order at the take out window.
P.J. CLARKE’S AT TIOGA DOWNS CASINO
2384 West River Road, Nichols, NY 13812
1-888-WIN TIOGA / 1-888-946-8464
Enjoy legendary burgers, quality steaks and seafood, and delicious comfort food on their patio overlooking the harness track and rolling hills.
PHEASANT HILL COUNTRY CLUB
2771 Waits Rd Ste 103 Owego, New York 13827
607-624-6103 / Menu
Dine on the deck overlooking the picturesque back nine and countryside of Owego’s Southside. Only minutes from the village, Pheasant Hill offers a substantial menu of traditional favorites with a wide variety of appetizers, salad, bugers, sandwiches, wraps, beer and wine.
PATIOS AND PICNIC TABLES
6510 State Route 434, Apalachin, NY 13732
607-625-3707 / Menu
Donoli’s is best known for their Prime Rib, but has an extensive menu ranging from subs to specialty seafood dishes. Sit outside on their patio or inside the gazebo.
THE DUGOUT SPORTS BAR
6125 Route 434, Apalachin, NY 13732
607-625-3188 / Menu
Enjoy pizza, wings, burgers, sandwiches and a full bar. Eat inside or out at the Tiki Bar.
JACKPOT RICHIE’S BBQ
Jackpot Richie’s is a family run seasonal BBQ with homemade sides, marinated chicken, mouth watering slow cooked pulled pork, hand cut ribbon fries and more. It’s a great place to take the kids, with outdoor seating and playground.
BIG DIPPER BARBECUE
6935 State Route 434 Apalachin, New York 13732
607-625-5129 / Menu
The Big Dipper is well-known locally for chicken, ribs and pulled pork cooked over hardwood charcoal and hickory smoked baby back ribs. Grab it to go or take a seat at their outdoor picnic table area.