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The Wildflower Cafe & The Crooked Rooster Brewpub

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301 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
+1 607-535-9797
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Brew Pub with a full local menu serving food until 10pm Sun-Thurs and 11pm...
Brew Pub with a full local menu serving food until 10pm Sun-Thurs and 11pm Fri and Sat for the summer season. Pub open until 1am.
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  • 192
    Excellent
  • 179
    Very good
  • 77
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great beer!

Loved almost all the beer I tried here. Good variety for everyone. Food was good, but not as good as the beer. Sweet potato fries were great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Julie K
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  • Bar scene
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Dundee, OH
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were knocking around Watkins Glen for the afternoon and just randomly picked the Crooked Rooster. I'm so glad we did because our lunch was excellent. We had a pizza and the goat cheese burger. The pizza had a delicious crust and was very tasty. The burger was cooked perfectly and was juicy and tender. The goat cheese and caramelized... More 

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New York
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

was underwhelmed by the food, given very high expectations from a recommendation and menu perusal. still, a nice meal. having local beers on tap from the next door brewery was a plus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Loved almost all the beer I tried here. Good variety for everyone. Food was good, but not as good as the beer. Sweet potato fries were great!

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Omak, Washington
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Have eaten here a couple of times and in each instance I have experienced good service and I have enjoyed my meal. The atmosphere is conducive to lingering over a beverage while engaging in conversation...

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ekelly_12, Manager at The Wildflower Cafe & The Crooked Rooster Brewpub, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! I will absolutely agree with you that the atmosphere could persuade you to linger over a beverage and chat! I'm so glad that you have enjoyed your visits for lunch and dinner. We hope to see you again! Ellen Manager More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Some of the family was on a grave stone hunting exposition in Lodi, NY, when one of them said we should try this restaurant in Watkins Glen. The service was good and the food was even better. Had the Goat Cheese Burger, it was very good. Not too strong. There was seven of us and got a first-time waiter. He... More 

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ekelly_12, Manager at The Wildflower Cafe & The Crooked Rooster Brewpub, responded to this review

Dear Charles, I'm so glad someone suggested that you try The Wildflower Crooked Rooster Brew Pub! We have very high standards for our farm to table foods and our customer service. We hop to see you next time! Cheers! Ellen Manager More 

Jersey City, New Jersey
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stopped in here after going to the state park. We weren't able to sample the beer this time which was a bummer but the food was great! I highly recommend the pretzels as a starter! The service was also excellent and they moved us a long quickly since we were in a rush to get back on the road.

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ekelly_12, Manager at The Wildflower Cafe & The Crooked Rooster Brewpub, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! So many people stop here after their hikes at the state park- great minds think alike! I'm very happy that you enjoyed your stop. You'll have to come back and try the beers- they are delicious. Ellen Manager More 

Florida Keys, Florida
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I stopped in for dinner with a friend while visiting. I was excited, having eaten here before, but my latest visit didn't live up to the hype of my memories. The food is still good, but the service wasn't as great as previous visits. We ordered burgers which seemed to take a abnormally long time to make it to our... More 

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ekelly_12, Manager at The Wildflower Cafe & The Crooked Rooster Brewpub, responded to this review

Dear Ian, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Please give me a call 607-535-9797. I would love to talk to you about your experience. As the manager of this awesome little brew pub, service is #1 to me. That includes local beers, wines, farm to table food, and great guest services. This type of feedback is... More 

Andreas, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Food was reasonably priced and delicious. Our waitress was 100% on top of everything, including helping me get something gluten free. The beer was really great and they had local wines. My favorite thing was sitting by the window, which is just a giant open hole in the wall. We could people watch and enjoy the breeze, but still got... More 

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ekelly_12, Manager at The Wildflower Cafe & The Crooked Rooster Brewpub, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review! I am so glad you enjoyed your experience! We make all of our food to order from local ingredients so it's easy to find something for everyone. I will be sure to pass your compliments on to your server and the kitchen staff! See you next time! Ellen Manager More 

Ellicott City, Maryland
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Stopped in after hiking the falls at the park. Burgers and beer were a perfect remedy for tired legs. The burgers were very good and the Rooster Fish beer did not disappoint. Another pint and we would have been ready to hike the gorge trail again.

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ekelly_12, Manager at The Wildflower Cafe & The Crooked Rooster Brewpub, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! I will certainly agree that our local burgers and brews are the perfect recovery meal after a long hike. We hope to see you again! Cheers! Ellen More 

West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Wonderful shrimp poboy, fresh cut fries and great kids options! Loved the hay stacks (onion strings)! Can't wait to go back!

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ekelly_12, Manager at The Wildflower Cafe & The Crooked Rooster Brewpub, responded to this review

Dear Sara, Thank you for taking the time to review our brew pub. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again! Sincerely, Ellen Manager More 

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Additional Information about The Wildflower Cafe & The Crooked Rooster Brewpub

Address: 301 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Phone Number: +1 607-535-9797
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
  • Phone Number: +1 607-535-9797

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Brew Pub with a full local menu serving food until 10pm Sun-Thurs and 11pm Fri and Sat for the summer season. Pub open until 1am.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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