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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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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 171
    Excellent
  • 163
    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 24
    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
Nice restaurant/bar

They offer a wonderful atmosphere with a good selection of beer at a reasonable price. Well worth the stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
kjc1601
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place has the best food in the area. Great organic selection, and wonderful food choices. I recommend the potato soup if available, and the mushrooms. Staff are friendly & helpful as well. Recommend to anyone!!

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Syracuse, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Went for dinner here the first night i arrived with friends in Watkins Glen this past April. It looked inviting there were several tables filled with customers. I guess I forgot that in a tourist area prices will be hiked. But hey I'm on vacation, I'll pay the price for the steak. So not worth it. More grizzle than meat... More 

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

Dear Julie, I am so sorry to hear that your experience was not as you expected. I can assure you that your meal as you described it is not up to our very high standards. I have expressed my concern with the kitchen staff and local farm that our meats are sourced from. As the manager, I take full responsibility... More 

New Milford, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It's been a few years since we have been to Watkins Glen and so glad our favorite restaurant is still doing well. Stopped in for a beer and dinner. They brew their own beer (Roosterfish brewery) which makes the best Nut Brown I have had anywhere and their Farmhouse Blonde was excellent as well. Had white wine and garlic mussels... More 

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

Dear Malinda, I am so pleased that you had such a great experience! Thank you for taking the time to review the restaurant, craft ales, and service. The Nut Brown Ale was our very fist beer brewed over a decade ago - it's definitely my personal favorite. I will be sure to pass your compliments on to the brewers, kitchen... More 

Oneida, NY
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The wife and I stopped for lunch before going to the State Park of a walk. I had the burger with local bacon. Excellent. The food was nicely presented and the pickles are fantastic, Only critic, no hard cider.

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

Dear Chiefopd, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I'm so glad you and your wife enjoyed your lunch! I will pass the compliments on to the kitchen staff. The local ingredients make a world of difference and we are very proud to support our local farms, wineries, and bakery. We will have to look into local... More 

New Haven, Connecticut
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I and friends have had lunch here a number of times over the last three years. The food is excellent, the service is above average and the beer and wine list is good. I am being a bit lazy since I am not being specific about the meals or dishes, but suffice it to say that we have never been... More 

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

Dear Glyn C, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our brewpub! The Wildflower Cafe' celebrated its 25th anniversary this year! We take great pride in our customer service because we see the same folks traveling through each year and hope that it is always a great experience. See you on your next trip to Watkins Glen!... More 

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Pickle Martini! Need I say more? So delish! Fun atmosphere, a group singing that night, great oldies to sing along to. Outstanding wings..grilled then sauced. Excellent Caesar Salad. Pizza very yummy! Humus savory and delicious. Craft beers, crafted drinks. Try the Shandy and Pickle Martini. Burgers and Mussels are also a specialty. Such good food, drinks and fun!

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

Dear Toritwo, Thank you for taking the time to review our Brewpub! I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit! Our craft cocktails are house originals and we are so pleased they they are making an impression! We hope to see you again and I will be passing the compliments on to the bartender and kitchen staff. Cheers! Ellen... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I had the Cobb Salad for lunch. Other times I've come and gotten the burgers. So delicious. I had one of their beer samples before. Quite excellent.

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

Dear Amanda, Thanks for stopping by while you were in town! I'm glad you enjoyed the food and atmosphere. I will pass your comments on to the kitchen staff. We hope to see you on your next trip to Watkins Glen! Cheers! Ellen Lampman Manager More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

They offer a wonderful atmosphere with a good selection of beer at a reasonable price. Well worth the stop.

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

Dear Kjc, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Brewpub! I am so glad you enjoyed the atmosphere! We try to keep it fun and welcoming! We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Watkins Glen! Thanks! Ellen Lampman Manager More 

East Amherst, New York
Top Contributor
304 reviews 304 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were in the mood for some craft beer and food and had heard about this place. It doesn't look like much on the outside and isn't elegant on the inside either. But the food is very good. They try to source their ingredients locally as much as possible. Their menu has the normal pub fare and pizza but so... More 

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

Dear Henry, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our brewpub! I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit and meal. We take great pride in our menu items consisting of house made specialties and locally sourced products. If you remember the name of your server I would love to personally thank her for representing the... More 

Queensland, Australia
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had a two night stay in Watkins Glen in late December, and ended up at Wildflower on both nights. Loved the local craft ales and the local wines, our meals were delicious (no complaints at all) and on the Saturday night a band was playing after our meal so we finished the evening with whiskeys and a bit of... More 

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

Dear Heggos, Thank you for your visit two nights in a row! I am very glad that you enjoyed your trip to Watkins Glen and The Wildflower Crooked Rooster Brewpub featuring Roosterfish Brewing Craft Ales and Seneca Lake Wines! We take such pride in our region and are so happy you got to experience some "local flavor" through the wines,... More 

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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
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?