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188 s. erie st., Mayville, NY
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11:30 am - 9:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: 716-753-2900

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Watermark in Mayville NY

This is our go-to place off the Chautauqua Institution grounds. Sitting outside, seeing the lake, enjoying a good meal, good service is something all of us -- teens to seniors-- enjoy. Never wanted to send anything back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is our go-to place off the Chautauqua Institution grounds. Sitting outside, seeing the lake, enjoying a good meal, good service is something all of us -- teens to seniors-- enjoy. Never wanted to send anything back.

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Mayville, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good food and good service in a casual atmosphere with a wonderful view of Chautauqua Lake. A perfect place to meet with family and friends during the summer months on Chautauqua Lake.

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Mount Kisco, New York
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

After trying just about every eating establishment on or near the Chautauqua Institute grounds over the years, we keep returning to Watermark, as it is clearly the best of the bunch. The large menu doesn't vary much from year to year, so we have learned what to order. Beware of any dish that is "sauced" as the sauces are all... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you attend Chautauqua during the 9-week summer season, you know there's a significant lack of choice on the grounds when it comes to cuisine. The Watermark in nearby Mayville offers the solution to this problem. The decor is upscale. There are all sorts of good-looking dishes on the menu including salads, steaks, poultry, seafood, pasta, and veggie. Everyone in... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We arrived shortly after the place opened at 4:30 on a Sunday afternoon so we beat the crowd that I suspect was to follow. We were offered choice of outside or in, we chose in, and to our delight we were seated in front of window overlooking the lake. Never understood why when such tables are available we're not seated... More 

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Wexford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We have enjoyed meals at the Watermark multiple times over the last 3-4 years. Each dinner has been very delicious and vey enjoyable. This restaurant has outdoor seating with views of the lake, if that suits your fancy!

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Pittsford, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The 4 of us were at Chautauqua Institute for the week and we wanted a good dinner and to be able to sit outside to view the lake. Watermark fit the bill. We all ordered fish when were reassured that it was fresh. It was nicely prepared and tasty. It came with a house salad that was more than just... More 

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

There’s not a lot of great food in Chautauqua, but the Watermark is a clear exception! Although the service is informal, the food was absolutely terrific – especially the crab “bomb”, way better than a crabcake! We had such a lovely evening, enjoying the Watermark’s fabulous seafood on the outdoor deck, overlooking the lake. They pour a generous glass of... More 

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Derwood, Maryland, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

After many mediocre meals at Chautauqua, we decided to venture out for some real food. And this was a winner. We started with Berry Old Fashioned, just like a brandy old fashioned sweet you get in Wisconsin but with raspberries which made it so wonderful and fruity. Then on to artichoke dip with crackers. So welcome. Entry selection was nice... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I have given rave reviews for the Watermark however our last visit was less pleasant due to owner( I believe -a short stocky man with glasses). We were seated as requested on the patio but at a sunny table which was a problem for me. I asked our waiter to switch and if he could move with us he said... More 

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Additional Information about The Watermark

Address: 188 s. erie st., Mayville, NY
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Chautauqua County  >  Mayville
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
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

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?