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The Watermark

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188 s. erie st., Mayville, NY
7167532900
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11:30 am - 9:30 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 am
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: 716-753-2900

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood and scenic view of lake

The Watermark is a seafood restaurant that is open only in the summer months. It has a large variety of seafood dishes but also meat, pasta and salads. The ambiance is very nice- it is like being in a big modern barn with beams and skylights. There is also an outdoor terrace that is nice to sit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bijou C
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New York
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New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Watermark is a seafood restaurant that is open only in the summer months. It has a large variety of seafood dishes but also meat, pasta and salads. The ambiance is very nice- it is like being in a big modern barn with beams and skylights. There is also an outdoor terrace that is nice to sit on but the... More 

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Thank Bijou C
Corte Madera, California
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

There are very few places to get good food with a great view of Chautauqua Lake. Many places with water front locations figure that folks will come regardless of the food quality. Not so at the Watermark. They have indoor and outdoor seating. The actual space at the bar is small,but it IS nice to have a full bar available.... More 

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Thank Mary M
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8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I've been here several times over the last few years and each time I remind myself not to come back. However, it is a friends' favorite restaurant and the only one she will go to. She loves it, but then again she eats carrot and celery sticks for lunch most days. Trite salads, fish without flavor and vegetables that are... More 

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Thank Nancilee W
New York City, New York
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99 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the best places to eat in the county the quality is very good the prices are higher but definitely worth it!!

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Thank bens2787
Westfield, New York
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

If you are in the Mayville, NY area between Memorial Day and Labor Day and you are looking for a GOOD mid-range restaurant, check out the Watermark on the sore of the Chautauqua Lake. I have only ordered meals from their seafood side of the menu. So here are a few comments on that side of the menu. Certainly no... More 

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Thank Gavanim
Rochester, NY
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94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We went with friends to, as another reviewer has said, the only game in town. We've been there before and the lake view is wonderful. But, here's the problem. When we walked in, the fish odor was nearly overpowering. Either their ventilation system is bad or they are making bad food. In this case, I suspect it was both. My... More 

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Lincoln Park, New Jersey
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Good food, but overpriced for the servings. Decent view, super friendly and helpful staff and bartender. Kind of the only game in town on some nights, so it seems they can be pricier.

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Thank skorpio64nj
New York City, New York
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Ate there several times this year and in the past, and the food is fine, but at dinner time, services is often a bit slow, but well worth the wait. You won't be sorry...and a wonderful view of the lake at your dining side.

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Thank Alphapromo
Asheville, NC
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197 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Nothing about this place is recommended regarding the food- two of our group ordered mussels of two varieties, both were old and musty and should never had been served. Our fish fry (ie fish and chips) was not fresh but was at least edible. Sweet helpful young waitresses helped but could not overcome the lower than average food ratings.

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Thank breggie
Lynchburg, Virginia
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151 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My wife and I ate dinner with friends who recommended it for dinner. The location is easy to get to and there are beautiful views of the lake. Our server, Rebecca, was excellent. She was attentive without being fussy and brought out are drinks, food etc very quickly. The food wass excellent. My wife had .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 188 s. erie st., Mayville, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Chautauqua County  >  Mayville
  • Phone Number: 7167532900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

716-753-2900
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 am
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?