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PJ Clarke's @ Tioga Downs

3.7
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216 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
P.J. Clarke's at Tioga Downs Casino Resort is a little taste of the big apple with an upstate, New York small town charm combined with a Resort full of fun. Although the restaurant is fairly new at Tioga Downs Casino Resort, the name P.J. Clarke's is a legend in New York. So in the original P.J. Clarke's words we're serving up "Fresh food, frosty drinks and good, old-fashioned conversation." P.J. Clarke's is know for their delicious burgers, such as our Cadillac Burger (double smoked country bacon, onion, American cheese, and bread & butter pickle) but we are not your average burger joint. Add in a full fresh Raw Bar with the best seafood in town and a master at shucking, the best Maryland Crab cakes, to die for French Onion Soup, Juicy USDA grass fed steaks, and much more! Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tiogadownscasinoresort

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 216 People Are Saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.6
food
3.9
service
3.8
ambience
3.4
value
Noise · Moderate
61% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LizDudette
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Scallops were so salty I couldn’t eat them. That’s a lot of money down the drain.

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MikeS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience5

My wife got the surf and turf for $55 which consisted of a 3oz lobster tail a 3 to 4 oz filet mignon and a tiny portion of mashed potatoes. Good thing she wasnt very hungry. I ordered the chicken pot pie which was $19. The pot pie was so bland that you could not distinguish if u were eating a piece of chicken or any of the veggies. Zero flavor even after adding salt pepper and some garlic powder. Waitress came once during the course of the meal to refill our drinks. I could only manage to eat 3 spoonfulls of the pot pie it was that terrible. When she came back at the end of dinner she looked at my dish and asked if there was anything wrong with it i said yes it has zero flavor. She laughed at me gave us the check and walked away. She didnt care apparently. We have eaten burgers here several time in the past with no issues. So after getting a bill of over $90 with a tip "and yes i still left a 15% tip" we left still hungry and ended up going to coasters bar in the casino and had some killer cheese steaks.

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RobertK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Since opening the restaurant has been poorly run. Undercooked food, missing salads and bad service reservations that get ignored. And it's not just me it's many of the people you talk to. Last Saturday early in the day I made a reservation for 7p at table 18. On arrival I'm told table 18 is occupied and I'm seated and have dinner at another table. This happens 8 out of 10 times. They just don't know how to manage reservations. To make matters worse, and I think this is more serious, I then get an email criticizing me for not showing up at the restaurant for my reservation. I say this is more serious because one of the employees there had to have maliciously reported me as a no show to open table. On another occasion again I had a reservation for table 18 and was just about to be seated when two casino employees sat down at the table. When I complained to the receptionist she said I can't refuse them they work for the casino upstairs I'll get fired The only reason I bother going to PJ Clarkes is you can use casino points to pay for food. If it wasn't for that I think the place would be closed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly great service!

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Gary
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bar service and tender was excellent and recommended many dishes. The selections were excellent. the food service started out with a little mix up of who was tending our table, but it was fixed. The waitress was pleasant and recommended items. The food selection choice was excellent, the flavors and presentation was also excellent. Ratio of food was great. Beverages and selection was excellent. The hot rolls were good.
The prices are a tad high for the area and what was being offered. even for market price.

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JaymeeR
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience3

The meal was ok but the portion was too small for the price. I asked for cheese on my burger and the waitress brought a piece out on a plate instead of taking it back to the kitchen. The mixed drink was too strong While the side salads we ordered didn’t even cover the bottom of the bowl. Was let down overall for a. Birthday dinner. Menus y to ok small of print to read as well

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Matt
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Not worth it

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ErinP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We did not end up staying. We were there 15 minutes and nobody came to wait on us so we left. Very disappointed yet again. After a bad experience last May we decided to give them another try. Not sure we will go again & definitely will not recommend to our friends.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

It took 20 minutes to get our drinks. Took 45 minutes to receive our appetizers. I had the mushroom ravioli’s which were under cooked and had been dried out. Our main course came as I was in my second bite of my appetizer. My main course was over cooker and cold. My overall experience was not pleasant.

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JSong
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Kitchen messed up the order, so we waited 40mins for starters. Fish bones inside dish and stuck in throat.

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rebeccas
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

I'm sorry but the Valentine's day menu was horrible. Was a waste of our 125. Sad that you grab fast food after you eat at a restaurant.

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ClairP
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was poor .steak wss full of fat and grisly. And the desert we had was very gritty and was un edible but the service and place was good . And great environment . Just disappointed of food

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LisaFromHillsborough
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Took my father here for a birthday dinner last weekend. The food was very good. We had the steamers to share and I had the scallops. They were fresh and delicious. The service was also very good! Will definitly go again.

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FrankM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, servers and staff friendly. And we were able to bring our own wine and pay corkage.

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ToiniP
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was haphazard, about half the food was not hot. The prime rib the middle was somehow more done than the outside. The shrimp was bland though we did order not breaded. It was probably the worst shrimp we had had.

The onion stack was not good.

Portions were small.

The steaks were ok but not spectacular.

The bread was basically a sister Anne's frozen bread cooked.

All in all not really what I would expect for the price.

Ambiance is bad too. The sound is like being in a garage, echoing etc.

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DanielB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I went to dinner with my wife on Friday. We were running late, so I called and they held our reservation. When we got there the wait staff was very nice and quick. My wife and I both ordered the seafood special and it was great. I would strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone who asks.

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CindyO
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was great, atmosphere was pleasant.

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MaureenA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Limited menu items were quite good. Service was good. No complaints. Prices a little high!

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TomL
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I am not making this complaint in the hopes of obtaining a free meal or a refund. We have had 2 PJ's meals previous to New Year's Eve and absolutely loved the food; however, this meal left way too much to be desired.

My wife's baked potato was cold and nowhere near baked through (it was downright hard) and her spinach had a flavor very foreign to both our taste buds - we think it was too much nutmeg. Very thankfully, her prime rib was prepared to her liking. My Delmonico was very fatty and my asparagus extremely stemmy - could not eat it.

Our reservations were 5:00 - not during peak serving so we expected better. Of course we did not bother our waitress with our complaints - what would be the point. All I can say is we were very disappointed that our New Year's Eve celebration did not include a fine meal that we paid for.

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JohnO
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food and service was great! Exception was the extremely disappointing haystack onions. We have dined at 2 of your NYC restaurants and the haystacks were piled high with onion strings. The haystack served at this restaurant was a measly pile of crumbles. So disappointing!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Cheese cake was fantastic but big! Be sure to share.

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THOMASH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience2

your portions of fries was enough to feed only a baby

the burger I had was very tasty

the diet pepsi was flat

the service was good

great waitress

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CarrieE
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cassie (sp?) Was the absolute sweetest. The food was INCREDIBLE. The decor and atmosphere were relaxing and well maintained. The beautiful tree added a special touch to our holiday getaway. The only "bad" part was there was sooo much good food we were STUFFED!! We had so great leftovers to take with us. We will be back for sure!

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BillM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice meal prior to the concert we attended there that same night. Very niceexperience althoughpretty noisy in the side room

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PatriciaB
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, outstanding service, lots of fun. We really enjoyed ourselves. thank you!

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WilliamJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What great steaks. I had the strip and my husband had the rib eye. It was our anniversary and the waitress overheard us toasting and surprised us with a very big, very delicious cheesecake.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Decent food, service is good.

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DonaldM
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we don’t dine there that often we have never been disappointed when we do. We enjoyed our Thanksgiving meal there this past week. I think the new chef has made a positive Improvement throughout the food service in the 🎰. We have noticed a improvement in the VIP special buffets events and the country buffet.

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Earnie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were a party of 6 and can be a bit overly critical of food quality and service! We had a mix of beef and seafood throughout our dinner. The food prep was good and service excellent. On the excellence side, the steak, salmon, fish & chips, crab cocktail and crab cakes were outstanding. On the more critical side, the prime rib was a bit dry and appeared to have been re-heated. I had 2 glasses of your Show Cabernet and thought it was excellent. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and will return again.

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GeoffJ
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went well and everyone was nice to us on celebrating our 47th anniversary
We'll be backl

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BFDW
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Not worth the money we spent. The food was not very good and neither was the service.

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ElizabethP
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyable meal but a limited menu for younger guests.

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Jayne
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was just ok. I can't say..wow...I'll go back there again.

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JoAnnS
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I met my family for my birthday and had a wonderful time. From the bartender and waitress to the great food, it was a very nice evening.

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EmmaV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Friendly and efficient staff. Our server was excellent. Food good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and totally impressed! The food was phenomenal, service was great, sat in bar area at high top was a little noisy but we didnt mind. It was a great nite and our server was superb ( wish I could remember his name) but tipped him well as he deserved it.

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richardc
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Part of the food was very good and part was not so good for the price. For example the french fries were served cold and soggy (I would recommend plating them just before serving). The prime rib was very good along with a hamburger. The lettuce wedge was very good. The chicken sandwich left something to be desired, but the crab cake was very good.
Final evaluation-- over priced for the quality.

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LaurenF
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great! My husband really enjoyed the raw clam bar. Both of our dishes tasted wonderful, but they came out a little on the cool side. My husband didn’t say anything, but I asked for mine to be heated and they were kind enough to send out a fresh plate with hot hot food, which was perfect! Drinks were good also. Prices seemed a little higher, yet I would still recommend going!

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vipSharonwnyny
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner. Take a drive to Tioga Downs and just have dinner. Food is wonderful!

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AnnK
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really excellent, service great and dessert delicious

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