Cliff's Elbow Room

1549 Main Rd, Jamesport
(631) 722-3292

Recent Reviews

Rita A

Called and ordered their famous baked clams and a large steak dinner. It was ready in 15 minutes and it was delicious. Done perfectly and a real treat. Nice person on the phone.

Jay Soucie

Excellent food & customer friendliness!

Nicole P.

We tried Cliff's Elbow Room last night for the first time and we will definitely be back. The best steak we have ever had. The fried pickles were delicious too. Our waiter was extremely sweet, helpful and informative. 5 stars isn't enough to describe our experience

Cherie B.

Never again. Read the mixed reviews but was hopeful we'd have a good experience ordering their infamous porterhouse steak. We had their French onion soup and shrimp cocktail as an app, both were good. Marinade on the steak was delicious, until we realized our steaks were raw in the middle (mind you, we ordered our steaks medium & medium rare and both steaks were completely raw throughout.) After sending the steaks back my boyfriend's steak came back well done (originally ordered medium rare) and my steak was still raw in the middle (originally ordered medium). We dine at an array of restaurants from your local dive bar to fine dining, never in my life have I sent food back to the kitchen to be fixed, never mind having to complain about it to the point where it's removed from the bill. There are far too many good restaurants in the North Fork to waste your time or money here. 2 stars for the apps and the fact that our waitress was very accommodating; she preemptively removed the steaks from our bill without us asking.

Emily Klein

Best French onion soup ever! But it’s seasonal so you’ll only be able to enjoy this while it’s here for winter! But my favorite...the marinated filet with mashed cauliflower and french fries are year round! Among many other options. We come here quite often for date or family night!

Victoria B.

So tiny inside it's basically for dwarfs and took absolutely forever to even get a meanu the women said they were "busy" with about 4 other people in there and check was outrageous for a place that wasn't that good idk I wouldn't go back plus it smelled bad inside the steak was pretty good and burgers were very well too the food good but the service wasn't well at all

Janet Lisa P.

We have visited Cliff's twice now and both times we were satisfied with our experience. We were a seated immediately and our waitress was always wat Hong for our que. The food is like having dinner with your family growing up. Small dining room and comfortable feel. We will be back next time we head that way.

Michael Lankau

Food was good,pricey and there is an additional charge,$4.00 if you use a credit card.

Paula Christian-Timpa

Steaks were excellent - very tender!!!

Tara K.

Valentine's Day. For starters, for me, excellent blend of unsweetened iced tea. I'm picky with that. My husband ordered a shrimp scampi dinner for an appetizer, they wouldn't make a smaller version. The flavor was great, but the shrimp were tough. My husband had the New England clam chowder, which he enjoyed. For me, there was way too much thyme flavor, and could have been thicker. He also had the marinated porterhouse steak. Cooked and seasoned to perfection, delicious. I had the fried seafood platter. Scallops, shrimp, fillet were excellent. Soft shell crab was a bit over fried. The baked clams...we are still trying to figure out. Nothing we have ever seen or tasted. A green, mushy consistency, like in a baby diaper, sadly. Considering the busy holiday, the service was friendly and flowed nicely. Prices were compatible to other restaurants. We absolutely enjoyed overall.

Deanna Culp

Amazing! Our meals were cooked to perfection and the waitress was a pleasure! Thank you! I'll definitely be coming back again.

Grant Spooner

I have been going here for over 30 years and can no longer give it another chance. Basically the steaks and famous stuffed clams are good, the rest of the menu really needs attention. My wife ordered mashed potatoes that were obviously instant flakes, the onion soup was not m ade from scratch it was bouillon cubes. It is not a cheap restaurant so it is tough to justify these expensive items being so low quality. This place is coasting by on reputation.

Kev1537

Saturday 12 pm wife an myself had lunch wife had Blue Berger I had dinner shell steak

Mike Olsen

Great Burgers. The best I have ever had. They start with really good beef then use there famous marinade.

Enrique A

Across the road from (Italian Restaurant) Grana. This a very laid back & friendly ‘old school’ place.

David A.

So the food here is actually a 5, but the waitress and my experience a 3. So once the bill came, and not until then, I was informed that there is an additional 3% fee for CREDIT CARD transactions. (In NY state this fee can not be charged on DEBIT card transactions, must be CONSPICUOUSLY posted, and must be stated on the menu in plain view. None of these are the case.) I asked the waitress to run my card as a debit card. That would mean that I can not be charged the 3% fee, and the merchant must bare the processing fee. The waitress rang it up as credit anyway and stated that the owner, Cliff, insists that all cards are ran that way (obviously so that the merchant can force the fees to the customer. In addition to being against the law in NY, that is also against Visa, and mastercards policy). I asked for a number to talk to Cliff, and was told Cliff doesn't take calls. So now, I will call my bank and dispute the charge, as well as call Visa and report the merchant. I have no problem with merchants participating in the credit card surcharging program, but they must comply with NY state law. Update: So after contacting VISA, I am of course, correct. I filed a complaint against this restaurant. In NY state, if you are a restaurant it is 1) illegal to charge a surcharge on DEBIT cards. The surcharge rules are for credit cards only. Even if a DEBIT card is run by the merchant as credit, it is illegal to surcharge it. 2) On the menu, which is a conspicuous place, it must say the restaurant is surcharging. And it must list the cost in dollars and cents using a credit card and cash, NOT A PERCENTAGE. The fact that my debit card was charged a surcharge is actually a misdemeanor in the State of NY, which, since they refuse to let me speak to the owner, I intend to pursue.

B Busifam

Good food. We had a steak and a flounder. Service was a little slow. It was our 2nd time there and we are coming back.

Donna B.

Worst service ever and foods awful! Walked in with 6 people and we felt we were bothering them! Foods below average and i would recommend goin anywhere else!

Lea E.

Most disgusting service, food, and customer service. I've never been more disappointed in a restaurant ever. Do not go here if you don't want to get sick. My knife was rusty. Had to leave. WHAT A DUMP.

ffd072mike

If you like them to nickel and dime you, go to this place, they charge a credit card fee and the dressing for the salad. REAlLY. To me that's BS. Theres other steakhouses that dont charge people a fee.

Denise Ramirez

The Elbow Room was quaint .. It's not roomy enough for a lot of people but still great. The service was good and staff friendly.

Janet Schaetzle

Always love having lunch here. The marinated burger is the best!!

Debbie Sue

The steak and clams has always been the best!

Ife M.

Hi Yelpers! This is going to be very brief and very to the point. Cuz I'm busy enjoying this delish food!!!! N.E. Clam Chowder- THE BEST I'VE EVER EATEN!!! EVER! In my 47yrs!!! I'm so for real right now. Meaty, seasoned to perfection Burger of the week- tasty, FRESH made patty, beefy. Not the best but def not the worst I've had Clams on the half- fresh and briney. Our server (Terry)- super helpful and attentive. But just enough. Not annoying in the least. Beer- Cigar City. Not the best. Lacking...punch.

Mike Arnold

Marinated 24 oz t-bone was delicious, clam chowder was great as well. Our waitress was friendly and outgoing. Overall a superb experience. I would highly recommend to anyone.

Diane Ramos

We had always heard about this place and were in the area so we decided to try it. We were surprised how outdated and dingy the dining room was. Definitely could use a good cleaning and makeover. We got the marinated steaks... once you get past the burned meat, the flavor was there. Our steaks were literally crusty and black. Yuk. The sides were ok, baked potato was small. The staff was the saving grace... very friendly and nice.

Ruben Castro

The marinated t bone steak is one of the best steaks I have ever had! The service was also outstanding! 5 out of 5stars!

Joe Ingoglia

Had dinner there this evening. Marinated steak was absolutely great. Our server was pleasant and attentive. Prices are good.

James K.

First: bartender greets us for brunch with a huge smile. She promised to make us a "special" Bloody Mary. It took a few minutes but she came back with a Bloody Mary with spicy pickles and shrimp. My dining companion remarked "One of the better bloody Mary's, I've ever had." Cliffs is known for steaks. We went for lunch and had sandwiches. The appetizers and drinks were even better than the sandwiches. Will be back for dinner soon!

Joan Palmer

Consistently fantastic food. Best marinated steaks and delicious sides. Professional and friendly staff. Highly recommend.

Paul Vetrano

Really good food and drink. Very cozy and warm environment. A bit loud, but in a good way. Lots of locals seem to be regulars, so that's a good sign!

Cee

I ate here with my family of four. 2 Adults, 2 children. The bill came out to $100 including a tip, I had a beer. We had 3 burgers, an appetizer an order of chicken fingers. It is a bit on the pricey side, but for the area you have to expect that. With that being said, the food was pretty good. We enjoyed our burgers with the marinade. They cook your food exactly how you ask for it. Service was very good and friendly. It was a bit tight in there but with a name like "elbow room", you have no right to complain. I would go back.

Raphael Moy

The food and service here was atrocious. The seafood was mid tier, and the clam chowder is watery and didn’t have any clams! The chicken is cold, rubbery, and plain disgusting. The pasta here is from a box and the sauce is watery. The worse part is the service. We enter the restaurant and we had to wait over 10 minutes before they sat us, and all the tables were empty! Once we got our food, it was all cold. They didn’t once ask us how are food was. Another thing that we didn’t like was the fact that there was a service charge on top of a tip. I’m going to pay a percentage of my tip from a service charge? This restaurant is horrible, do not come here.

Christianna D.

Service was fine but there's no room for anyone to even move around! It was so crammed! I've never seen anything like it! The food was mediocre and REALLY overpriced. We did not enjoy this place at all and won't be back.

Raphael M

The food and service here was atrocious. The seafood was mid tier, and the clam chowder is watery and didn’t have any clams! The chicken is cold, rubbery, and plain disgusting. The pasta here is from a box and the sauce is watery. The worse part is the service. We enter the restaurant and we had to wait over 10 minutes before they sat us, and all the tables were empty! Once we got our food, it was all cold. They didn’t once ask us how are food was. Another thing that we didn’t like was the fact that there was a service charge on top of a tip. I’m going to pay a percentage of my tip from a service charge? This restaurant is horrible, do not come here.

Jim B.

We have never had a bad meal in the last 20 years of visiting this establishment. The salad is always fresh, the rolls always warm. The service is always outstanding and the beer is cold. The steak's are awesome and so is the seafood...I highly recommend this North Fork restaurant!

Jason Smith

My type of spot... little hole in the wall with the best steaks... i had the porterhouse and it was perfect... don’t be fooled though... more people then you would think know about this spot. This little room packs out... so beat the crowd and head in for an early dinner or u can forget about a seat.

Cathy Anner

Great as always. Awesome New England clam chowder. Great staff, food and environment. Did I mention the clam chowder?

IngerB918

Stopped by the Elbow Room for dinner. Looks like it hasn’t aged a day from when I was a kid. Had a marinated T-bone steak. Perfectly cooked. Was a nice dinner.

Jay

My type of spot... little hole in the wall with the best steaks... i had the porterhouse and it was perfect... don’t be fooled though... more people then you would think know about this spot. This little room packs out... so beat the crowd and head in for an early dinner or u can forget about a seat.