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Route 329, PO Box 272, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
(607) 535-2014
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice meal.

Service was very good. I ordered Filet with Lobster Tail. The steak was cooked perfectly and flavorful. My Lady had Scallops with pasta which she said was very good. We were too full after dinner for dessert but there were so many goodies on the dessert menu that sounded tempting that we got... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Steve S
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Danbury, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Danbury, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Service was very good. I ordered Filet with Lobster Tail. The steak was cooked perfectly and flavorful. My Lady had Scallops with pasta which she said was very good. We were too full after dinner for dessert but there were so many goodies on the dessert menu that sounded tempting that we got flourless chocolate cake to go. That was... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

When in Watkins Glen for racing I and friends like to stay here and eat here. While we like to eat at other places as well, it can always be counted on for a solid meal and reasonable prices. They have a decent wine selection. We were able to get Stags Leap Cab. Now they are open for breakfast! The... More 

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I have been going there for years and always find the food very good. The place gets busy so be prepared to wait. The barroom is interesting!

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We get it. This is the type of restaurant where the "vibe and history" supposedly trump good food and good service. That sums it up. The food is at best average ... we had stuffed sole and turkey entrees. Sole was quite bad ... turkey not too much better. Prices were on the high side too.

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Waverly, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We obviously did not read reviews prior to staying one night, thankfully not more. The owners of this place charge too much and obviously do not put back into their property to make it appealing. The desk women at night did not make you feel welcome. We stayed in November so breakfast and lunch restaurant was closed during the off... More 

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Finger Lakes, New York
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131 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

This is a place you have to experience to truly understand. It started as an archery competition place and has grown into lodging and a very popular seasonal restaurant. The log cabin style building houses the bar and restaurant. Good local craft beers along with a large selection of other well known beers and wines are available at both the... More 

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Van Etten, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

How bad was it? First: when we arrived at 4:50 PM we could not be seated even though the restaurant was empty because it was not yet 5PM 2nd: It was a cold and snowy day and it was very, very cold in the large open dining room. A lovely big fireplace dominated the room but it was not lit... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Steaks are awesome, so are the special ribs & kraut. Don't really bother with anything else. This is an iconic place, the bar is a hoot (and a place were we racers regularly hang out). Food is acceptable and not ridiculously priced. Fun, lodgey atmosphere!

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Austintown, Ohio, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

If I could rate this place in the negative I would. We had a party of 9 and half of us were there, we were told we could not be seated until our whole party were there. I totally understood so we waited 8 minutes until the other car arrived. As they were walking to the door I told the... More 

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cooperstown
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We spent one night at the lodge. Had dinner here and then breakfast in the morning. The food was wonderful. The service was great and we loved the atmosphere of this 1948 lodge. A real step back in time. Places like this just don't exist anymore. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Route 329, PO Box 272, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
  • Phone Number: (607) 535-2014

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene

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