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509 N. Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY
Today
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beer, wings, and locals

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Charles B
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Fredonia, New York
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Fredonia, New York
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1 helpful vote 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
1 review
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 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Maria's is the type of small, local place that a tourist might simply drive past, but the locals highly recommend -- the reason: great food, reasonably priced, and friendly staff. We stopped in looking for a place to catch some March Madness basketball with a few beers and good wings -- we found a hidden gem! The burgers are terrific... More 

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Alpine, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Maria's Tavern is a good place to chat with friends, enjoy good food and meet locals - we frequent this Tavern about two times a month to share the great Chicken Wings. Me not being a Wings fan, am praising the Burgers. There is a good selection of beer on tap.

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Dundee, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Chicken Wings are the best around, Hands down!!!!!! Small sports ball with friendly staff and owner! A+++++

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We stumbled in here to watch a game and were immediately welcomed by the regulars. It's a small place, but didn't smell like a dive or have a sticky floor, drinks were affordable, and there were several TVs (no sound though).

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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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