Calaboose Grille

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The building that houses the Calaboose Grille began its life over a century ago as the Owego Town Jail. In fact, “Calaboose” is Cajun slang for jail, and the foundation is reported to have been laid by a chain gang. Some believe the restaurant is haunted by prisoners who once lived and worked here.

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Geographic Information

Address:
176 Main Street
Owego, NY
United States

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GPS:
42.103328, -76.26232099999999
County:
Tioga County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Owego, NY (0.0 mi.)
Apalachin, NY (6.0 mi.)
Nichols, NY (7.8 mi.)
Newark Valley, NY (9.2 mi.)
Candor, NY (9.8 mi.)
Little Meadows, PA (10.3 mi.)
Endicott, NY (10.9 mi.)
Endwell, NY (12.4 mi.)
Spencer, NY (13.9 mi.)
Waverly, NY (15.0 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://www.calaboosegrille.com/

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  1. Visited recently with my family – I had always done takeout and so was never in the building for more than five minutes and then just in the lobby. We ate upstairs; when we reached the second floor landing, it was like the three or four people were waiting there, and turned around to look at us. We weren’t left alone the whole time. I got tingles on (static, not moving) my back for a solid 45 minutes, and felt someone stroke my hair. They wanted to be noticed. I got the feeling as if someone else was pacing the walkway. It wasn’t scary, but it was very unnerving.

  2. Was there today for the first time.. spoke with Clark the Owner and he showed us a picture. . My husband and I went upstairs and no diners were there .. just us .. have some very intersting pics we took.. actually see a man AND a woman in his and mine pics. Cannot wait to go show Clark of our findings!!!!

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