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The Thirsty Owl Bistro

6799 Elm Beach Rd, Ovid, NY 14521-9570
+1 607-869-5805
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Wine Bar, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6799 Elm Beach Rd, Ovid, NY 14521-9570
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Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

Stopped for lunch after the wine tasting. Bistro is inexpensive and delicious! I had the tomato soup and quiche special. My other friend had the grilled cheese. So good!! Great view of lake and outdoor seating.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 403darlenen
Reviewed 14 November 2018

We visit this winery about twice a month during spring thru fall . This is the best bistro in the area. The lunch is always fabulous and the entire staff is so friendly. We had a leisurely lunch with wine and our favorite waitress, Karen....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank hello2665
Reviewed 1 November 2018

stopped by and deceased to eat. what a lovely spot to sit back and relax . plenty of wine choices and all yummy.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dawn b
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Stopped here on our way home from our Finger Lakes weekend. It was too cold to sit outside, but it would have been an awesome view of the lake. The lunch portion (sandwich and chips) was decent and tasty, but slightly more expensive than it...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Blbpuravida
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing braised short ribs!!! Friendly staff! Great portion sizes and good prices !!! Absolutely recommended!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank llafreniere2018
Reviewed 9 October 2018

For those not associated with the winery itself, this is truly one of the better wineries not only on Cayuga Lake but in the Finger Lakes area itself, After wine tasting it was such a pleasure to sit on the deck outside and marvel at...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank kelleyted1
Reviewed 4 October 2018

This is a wonderful place for lunch on a beautiful afternoon. Take in the views of the lake while you enjoy a bottle of their wine and one of their special creations. The salmon and scallops are amazing. It's one of our favorite places to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bayou-Babies
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Thirsty Owl in Ovid, NY was a wonderful surprise with its great lunch and tasting room. Staff was pleasant. Eating outside on the patio which overlooked the lake was very relaxing.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank A2823EQpatricias
Reviewed 25 September 2018

When planning our winery visits, decided to stop at Thirsty Owl close to lunch because the pictures of the food at their bistro looked amazing. Glad we did. The wine was delicious, the location is stunning (right on the lake with outdoor seating and blankets...More

Thank Giovanna S
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Visited yesterday with some friends as we were exploring the area around Cayuga Lake. As there aren't many restaurants in this area, we weren't exactly spoiled for choice. We had originally gone to that area for a pizzeria that has since closed. However, the Thirsty...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nidkirm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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An elegant French bistro offering a breathtaking view of Cayuga Lake from our covered wood porch or A/C dining room. Our cuisine is fresh, delicious and professionally prepared. We offer the finest appetizers, soups, salads and creative entrees that have become Finger Lakes Wine Trail favorites. Our dishes are prepared to complement our wonderful wines to satisfy our savvy guests.
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