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852 Coffeen St, Watertown, NY 13601-2317
315-782-7335
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun place, good food, good service

Went here for lunch and loved it! The ambiance is nice - casual, friendly, fun. The murals on the wall give a touch of "Old Italy" - nice. The food was tasty and the service good. We'll go again when we're in the area, for certain!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
MartikaG
,
NY
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Went here for lunch and loved it! The ambiance is nice - casual, friendly, fun. The murals on the wall give a touch of "Old Italy" - nice. The food was tasty and the service good. We'll go again when we're in the area, for certain!

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Watertown, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My husband and I frequent Watertown on business and are always looking for a good restaurant. The Fairgrounds Inn and worth the drive. The parking lot always looks busy and with good reason. This place is great. We ordered jalapeno poppers with raspberry sauce, I asked for an extra sauce, no problem with the waitress. The were quickly delivered to... More 

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Mehlingen, germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My husband and I stopped by for lunch during the holiday season. We arrived early before the typical lunch crowd, so we sat in the bar area. The environment sold us immediately and the food just got it over the top. First off, the waitress was pleasant and knew several of the people there by name. She recommended a couple... More 

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Almonte, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been frequenting the Fairgrounds since the early 1980's. Annual visits from Canada with my parents as a kid have turned into annual visits with my own kids. We love this place. Atmosphere and food quality are great. Price is also right for families on a budget.

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Burnt Hills, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I think you're going to like this place. Our group had lunch there and all had the chicken parmesan. It's a large fresh chicken breast normally served on bread; I opted out of that and it was served on a plate with your choice of sides. This was perfect and filling but I saved room for a slice of their... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My first clue should have been that the pizza on the menu was at the back of menu like it was an afterthought. For $12 we got a pizza that was almost the exact duplication of frozen pizza. I am not sure why the sign out front advertises pizza but this is not something that they do well.

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Watertown, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We loved Fairgrounds for years and ate in occasionally but got takeout there several times a month. Our visit in October will be our last. We had ordered a large (family size) antipasto salad to go, and when I picked it up I did not look at it, so I share part of the initial responsibility for the problem. This... More 

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Perfect place to stop for lunch or dinner, family owned, great food, sit in bar area and watch tv or sit in dining room. Great prices, you'll get the food for your money, and its delicious

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Old school Northeastern Italian restaurant. Typical fare for a home style Italian cooking. I enjoyed it, but I wouldn't go out of my way to got there. It must be one of the best around, it was extremely crowded on a Tuesday evening.

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Topeka, Kansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This place was awesome! Family owned from what my family told us it had a great selection of food from burgers steaks to Italian so glad we got to eat at a local mom and pop place. It was packed yet we had very good service and food!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 852 Coffeen St, Watertown, NY 13601-2317
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: 315-782-7335

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?