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509 N. Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 8
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
What a pleasant surprise!

Hungry after hiking the Watkins Glen park, we walked towards the town's lakefront and just kind of stumbled on Maria's. What a pleasant surprise! Ordered turkey club which we shared. It was more than enough to feed 2, and probably the best turkey club we've ever had. Our bartender was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I'm not sure why previous reviews were so good. First and foremost, it is a very small bar. Secondly, there's almost no service and they don't always serve their full menu. They also don't take credit cards (not a big deal, but I was super glad I had some cash on me). I ordered the wings, because I heard they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Hungry after hiking the Watkins Glen park, we walked towards the town's lakefront and just kind of stumbled on Maria's. What a pleasant surprise! Ordered turkey club which we shared. It was more than enough to feed 2, and probably the best turkey club we've ever had. Our bartender was a friendly beautiful girl who told us about some places... More 

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outside Watkins Glen, NY
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Small, intimate local hangout. Kitchen is open late. Lots of wings offered in the area, but Maria's is the best!

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Binghamton, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Everyone says the burgers and wings are good - have the burgers and wings. My husband had a burger, said it was good, it looked good. I made the mistake of ordering a Philly Cheese Steak. If you've ever had a Philly Cheese Steak or anything like one, you will be very disappointed in this. It was a soupy mixture... More 

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Fredonia, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Every town needs a dive bar. Maria's offers cold draft beer, great burgers and wings, and local characters. The bartenders are friendly and easy on the eye. Can't wait for my next visit to Maria's.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Beer on tap: $2.25 ! I should stop there but there's more: Chicken wings: better than anything at home Chicken strips: Quite good, freshly made, nicely spiced French fries: "Steak Cut". Good Hamburgers: best in town according to our B&B hosts, and we weren't disappointed Atmosphere: good enough to come more than once on this vacation. We were included in... More 

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Watkins Glen, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Maria's is a awesome Bar with younger to older clientele that hanging out there or just coming in and sit down and eat in a real friendly atmosphere ! The food is totally outstanding they have the best wings in N.Y STATE can offer the hamburgers are to die for ... and the owner Bob Carson and his Beautiful wife... More 

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Nepean
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Best wings around along with cold drinks and good friends made for an awesome evening! Cash only, so come prepared!

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Elmira, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Stopped here for a bite to eat -great place , friendly atmosphere and best burgers and fries . Definitely worth the stop !

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Hermitage, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

On a recent excursion in Watkins Glen State Park, we emerged from the gorge famished. I had read another review suggesting that one will find many Watkins Glen local citizens at Maria's Tavern for some of the best food in town. We agree. Excellent, perfectly prepared and fully-topped burgers fit for folks with appetites. The steak fries my husband and... More 

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Additional Information about Maria's Tavern

Address: 509 N. Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: American, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 509 N. Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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