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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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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 165
    Excellent
  • 160
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 23
    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
Classic brewpub

Probably our 5th visit and we always enjoy it Great place for a craft beer and a burger- small quaint and the servers are attentive!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
Chad B
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York, Pennsylvania, United States
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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428 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Amherst, New York
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We ADORE The Wildflower Cafe!! Every year, our family stays at Watkins Glen State Park for a camp vacation. And every year, we eat at Wildflower. We have tried a flight of new and favorite craft beers each time. And, seriously, the bread pudding is like manna from God. But be quick; they run out fast. I enjoy their sandwiches... More 

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

Dear Barton Family- Thank you so much for your review! I will be sure to pass the compliments on to our baker- she takes great pride in her house-made desserts! We are consistently working to grow and improve our restaurant! We have very high standards and use the freshest of ingredients- predominantly locally sourced. We have a new menu as... More 

Youngstown
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We spent a few days in the Watkins Glen area and had a wonderful time. This was our sole bad experience. We had a couple of sandwiches and they were extremely over priced - I hate to admit it, but we didn't even look at the prices before ordering. The sandwiches came with chips and the upgrade to French fries... More 

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

Dear Harry K, I’m so sorry to hear about your experience – that is certainly not up to our very high standards! Thank you for the feedback – we will certainly take it to heart and continually improve. We strive to bring you a quality meal of locally sourced ingredients with friendly, attentive service. If that’s not what you experienced,... More 

York, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

Probably our 5th visit and we always enjoy it Great place for a craft beer and a burger- small quaint and the servers are attentive!!

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

Dear Chad- Thank you for the review after your trip to Watkins Glen! I am very glad you enjoyed your burger and beer- we use fresh local products including local pasture raised beef and brioche rolls from a local bakery. We also take great pride in our craft ales from Rooster Fish Brewing! I will pass the compliments along to... More 

Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My daughter loved her garlic cheese white pizza and my simple soup (fish chowder of some kind) and salad were delicious. The portion were just a bit small but we may have been extra hungry after not having eaten all day traveling to visit a college. Great service and very nice ambience.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This place was great. Very different selection of sandwiches and huge beer selection which made my husband happy as well.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has a different menu that struck just the right tone with me. All natural ingredients and locally brewed beer. I had the vegetable lasagna which actually came out looking more like a portabella melt but was delicious! My husband ordered the three cheese pizza. It was good but they didn't mention that it didn't include tomatoe sauce (to... More 

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Highland, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This great little cafe was only a short walk from our hotel. They had delicious fresh muffins, danish,or cooked to order eggs,sandwiches. Very friendly staff,and great service.

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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Love Rooster Fish brews - and they have some of the best food in Watkins Glen. If you can - sit at one of the tables in the front when the windows are open! Love their burgers! Love their beer!

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York Haven, PA
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

We started with the mussels and they were ok. My daughter & I shared the bacon cheeseburger. It was cooked perfect, but lacked flavor and size. I've eaten better tasting burgers from fast food places. One of our friends had the steak tacos and said they were bland, no flavor. I wouldn't go back here, there are other places to... More 

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Brigantine, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Great location and food. Good service too. The food and beer selection is great. Low key, not stuffy or pretentious.

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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

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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