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The Thirsty Owl Bistro

€€ - €€€American, , Vegetarian Friendly
6799 Elm Beach Rd, Ovid, NY 14521-9570
+1 607-869-5805
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (64 reviews)
“salad” (24 reviews)
“quiche” (3 reviews)
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American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
6799 Elm Beach Rd, Ovid, NY 14521-9570
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The salads are huge. You might want to split one. It was too cold and rainy to sit outside, but what a lovely view. The house chardonnay was very good.

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter, husband and I have always stopped for lunch at the Thirsty Owl Bistro while on the Cayuga Wine Trail Wine and Herb Festival. This year, we stood in line for 20 minutes. Others were ahead of us. During that time NO ONE came...More

Thank Welkin2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch before our visit to Taughannock Falls State Park. Sat on the covered deck(check out the timber framing!), overlooking the lake. What a view! We could have sat there all day. A little cool, but our server went and got a new "Thirsty...More

Thank buddy13905
Reviewed 16 April 2018

The wines are wonderful, but a bit pricey. However, the view combined with a meal and matched wine is worth it.

Thank HappyTraveler350
Reviewed 4 December 2017

The menu was much larger than we anticipated and we enjoyed a beautiful lunch while enjoying the lake view. The waitress learned it was my birthday and spontaneously brought us a dessert to enjoy on the house to celebrate! It made me feel special and...More

Thank sportmom2014
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Alyssa was wonderful pouring our tastings. She had a great personality and very upbeat! Food was great too!

1  Thank Liz H
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Great wines and beautiful view of the lake. Most wines are produced from their grapes. Their dry whites are the best.

Thank Walter W
Reviewed 27 September 2017

My wife and I had lunch there. The view from the terrace was great. Unfortunately, the service was poor, as I had to wait nearly an hour to get the quiche which I ordered and which was a special of the day. It was ok...More

Thank NoelDtt
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

My wife had the crab and asparagus quiche that was really tasty and creamy. I had the tenderloin and blue cheese topping. GREAT! it came with roasted carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, potatoes and squash. I'd get it again the next time. The BEST PART was being...More

1  Thank MAFtrips
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The wine tasting experience was nice but very typical of the area. It had a similar decor and character as many medium to large sites. The staff was very nice and the wines were fine. We liked the ambiance next door a bit better.

Thank Travelpapi153
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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 17:00
11:30 - 17:00
11:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6799 Elm Beach Rd, Ovid, NY 14521-9570
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ovid
  • Phone Number: +1 607-869-5805
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