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Fairground Inn

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852 Coffeen St, Watertown, NY 13601-2317
315-782-7335
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect for a Business Lunch

I have visited here twice for business lunches. Quick and friendly service with a large menu selection. I had a salad that was the size of my face and delicious!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
MFM19
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Watertown, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Watertown, New York
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165 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I have visited here twice for business lunches. Quick and friendly service with a large menu selection. I had a salad that was the size of my face and delicious!!!

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Butler, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

These guys are a fixture, family-owned local eatery. Usually reliable but nothing great. It is a good place for sammiches and the like, great lunch place. Service is okay but once the servers recognize you, they can become a bit too familiar. Last visit the server sat down in the booth and started chatting me up about politics. Kind of... More 

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Watertown, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I lOVE rubens and have eaten them everywhere we travel. The very best is to be had at the Fairground Inn in Watertown. It's open-faced and just the most delicious. Very friendly staff and service is great. Enjoy it.

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Watertown
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

On a diet or not the antipasto is great , but order w/the house dressing plus get the large to take the rest home ! Fantastic house dressing ( plus you can buy just the dressing to take home !! On Thurs' the prime rib is a good value & Friday fish fry , both great for lunch or dinner... More 

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Alexandria Bay
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Fairground Inn is one of my favorites in Watertown. I have been going there for over 30 years. Great spot for lunch to avoid the chains. Get the French onion soup. It is very good. I like that they have quick draw keno there. I actually won my lunch and went home with some extra $.

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Dixon, Illinois
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Let me first say that any good restaurant that has a full menu makes sure all their meals are just as good as any of their other meals; this was not the case. I got the steak fajits and wow what a disappointment. Five pieces of steak were on the skillet...FIVE! To top it off they put frozen not grilled... More 

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Watertown, New York
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

the fairground inn is the best food in town great staff a quite place to take the family and to have a great meal for a great low price

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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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144 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I have been going to this place for years whenever I am in town and it never changes. Love that! The service and the food are always outstanding and on point.

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Horseheads, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Great food, very accommodating of our group of 9. In the area for 2 nights - - the first visit to Fairground Inn was so good that our group returned the following evening!

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Swiftwater, PA
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place was recommended to us several years ago, and we make it a point to go back every summer when we visit the area. The food selection is plentiful, prices at affordable, waitstaff is wonderful, and the food is delicious! We were disappointed this year to find them closed for renovations when we were in town, but there's always... More 

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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?