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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 - 10:00 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, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    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
Good Old Standby

You don't know where to go - you can always count on the Fairgrounds Inn. Food is good and prices fair. Have never been disappointed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
cathybutch2015
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Watertown, New York
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Watertown, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You don't know where to go - you can always count on the Fairgrounds Inn. Food is good and prices fair. Have never been disappointed.

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Adams, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service. Clean facility. Very fair prices with quality sandwiches and soup. Plenty of parking with comfortable booth seating. Operated by an Italian family for over a generation, but their pizza would be trashed if served in Italy or most Italian restaurants. Crusts are commercially ordered and resemble what you would buy in the super market with a canned sauce... More 

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Thank Duke149
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family visited Watertown to say our farewell to my beloved uncle. My father grew up in Watertown, and along with his two siblings (who have all settled in places much further south), recommended this establishment. My grilled chicken dish was excellent, but I just wish I could have had one of their tomato sauce-based pasta dishes. That is what... More 

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Thank A S
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and we were underwhelmed by the food. Our table ordered ravioli soup and chili as appetizers and neither was very tasty. The house salad dressing was delicious as usual. The service was rushed and somewhat rude. When one of our party tried to tell the waitress about the not so tasty chili, instead of listening, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I love to go there with my kids for the french onion soup. Each one of us will have a bowl of it every time we visited. The staff there wasn't so nice sometime. But most of all the soup was good.

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Alexandria Bay
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I had the Beef Dip with fries and the roast beef was very good dipping it in that great au jus. I won 50 bucks playing quick draw and came out ahead with a free lunch. Thanks for a great lunch Leo!!

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Thank kitakuni
Tyler, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Pretty good food. My wife had been before and said it was a good place to grab lunch with colleagues because it had a large selection to choose from. Went for lunch, was pretty busy but they got us right in. Food was good. Waitress was good. No complaints.

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Thank CWKCH5
Watertown, New York
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Fairgrounds has been in Watertown for at least 30 years. Always able to boast the most outstanding sandwiches, and homemade French onion soup. No scimpy portions, and a full menu for great lunches and dinners, at very reasonable prices. Nice Friday afternoon happy hour. I recommend the Fairgrounds to all my out of town guests.

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Watertown, New York
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We visit about 1x a month. Generally very busy but you get in and out in a timely manner. Good food, excellent customer service.

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is by far one of the best places to eat a hearty wholesome meal and not break the bank. The soups are exceptional and the sandwiches a great compliment. The Italian choices are some of the best around, highly recommend a visit!

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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: Italian, American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?