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Mon-Wed: 4 pm to 8 pm | Thu - Sat: 4 pm to 8:30 pm | Sunday CLOSED

Mon-Wed: 4 pm to 8 pm | Thu - Sat: 4 pm to 8:30 pm | Sunday CLOSED

Steaks, Seafood, Mediterranean


Providing Quality Food & Service Since 1930

Our current management has over 25 years of experience working in restaurants. We have worked hard to remain consistent with the products and customer service quality offered since 1930.

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Our cooking and wait staff have the experience to give you a hearty meal every time you visit.


All our ingredients are fresh, delicious and nutritious to make the best possible dishes for our customers.


We use locally sourced ingredients when possible to give back to our community. Support Local!

Our History


Serving the area for 80 years.

The Community Restaurant, located in downtown Cortland at 10 Main Street, is a landmark of good food and friendly get-togethers and has been serving the area for 80 years.


Originally called El Dorado

tThe restaurant eventually became known as the Community Coffee Shop, but had a name change to the Community Grill in 1930 when Cy Costes and Anthony Nicholson took ownership.


New Management

Tony Souzas became the owner in 1963 and changed the name to the Community Restaurant. Tony and his brother, Bill continued the tradition of the restaurant by serving fine food in a friendly atmosphere to area residents.


THE 2000's

Evan Souzas has been the current owner since 2000 after his uncle Tony and his dad, Bill retired and moved back to the Old Country – Greece.

Keeping You & Our Staff Safe!

We have implemented new safety measures to provide our customers with an experience that is both hygienic and fun. 

Thank You To Our Customers

Tammy B.

We had a perfect experience, food was delicious, perfectly cooked and perfect waitress ! The young lady at the door to greet us was absolutely beautiful ??. Cute as a button and the most pleasant hostess ever ! Atmosphere and food and staff all around great night thank you

Eric Y.

Great place for food and drinks! Wonderful and extremely helpful staff. Food is terrific! Best selection of scotch and bourbon in the area. If you are in Cortland, don’t miss the Community!
10 N Main St, Cortland, NY 13045