Outdoor Dining

OUTDOOR DINING

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.

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DINE RIVERSIDE

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

208 Front St Owego, New York 13827 

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

904 State Route 17C Owego, New York 13827

607-223-4994 / Menu

River Rock Diner serves a hearty American breakfast, brunch, burgers and dinners along with Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. Dine on their outdoor deck with a view of the river.

OWEGO STEAKHOUSE

948 State Route 17c Owego, New York 13827

607-687-3663 / Menu

Owego Steakhouse delivers on its name, presenting juicy cuts of beef, chicken and seafood with your favorite steakhouse sides. Enjoy your dinner on the outdoor patio overlooking the Susquehanna River.

RIVERSIDE PARKS

Grab your food to-go and head to one of Owego’s riverside parks that overlook the Susquehanna. Just outside of the village, Hickories Park has plenty of picnic tables and pavilions to relax and enjoy a meal. It also has walking paths, a dog park and playground. Ahwaga and Draper parks are in the heart of the downtown within walking distance of several restaurants. Take a break on a bench or bring your blanket and find a shady spot for a picnic lunch.

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

607-687-1436

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.

ORIGINAL ITALIAN PIZZA AND RESTAURANT

23 Lake St Owego, New York 13827

607-687-9510 / Menu

Grab a slice or order from their selection of Italian classics and grab a seat outside on one of Owego’s most charming streets.

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.  

BECKY’S DINER

310 Broad St Waverly, New York 14892 

607-565-7668 / Menu

Becky’s Diner in Waverly serves breakfast and lunch in a cozy atmosphere. Their outdoor patio is private and has tables with umbrellas for comfortable seating. They are known for generous portions, delicious food and great service. 

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.

PUNK’S PLACE

21 Mill St Candor, New York 13743 

607-659-5714 / Menu

Punk’s Place has a lot of outdoor seating on their deck or in the lawn creekside. They have full dinners, “Very Serious” burgers, sandwiches and salads. They also have a drive through takeout window and a chicken barbecue some weekends.  

JACKPOT RICHIE’S BBQ

16 State Route 96 Owego, New York 13827

607-624-6103

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. For dessert, head next door to grab some ice cream at the Big Dipper Ice Cream Stand.

P.J. CLARKE’S 

at Tioga Downs Casino

2384 West River Road, Nichols, NY 13812

1-888-WIN TIOGA / 1-888-946-8464

www.tiogadowns.com

Enjoy legendary burgers, quality steaks and seafood, and delicious comfort food on their patio overlooking the harness track and rolling hills.