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106 S Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1507
607-535-2315
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery

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  • 4
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  • 7
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Great little place with a delicious chicken barbecue. Prices are right where they should be, plenty of parking, and conveniently located right on the main drag, only about a mile from beautiful Seneca Lake. Can get really busy in the summer, as Watkins Glen hosts a bunch of festivals during the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Dominic607
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Elmira, New York
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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Do not drive by! The portions were generous. The gravy was delicious. Fortunately for my waistline we were not back by here again! Three of us had the chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy and we were not able to eat it all! Delicious.

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Valrico
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Sad to say... But just ok. I have been coming here all my life. Every summer we hit Mr. Chicken. This summer it was a huge disappointment. The chicken was really dry, the side items were very expensive and it was not a good experience overall. Sure we'll give it another chance but it will be a while before we... More 

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Elmira, New York
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great little place with a delicious chicken barbecue. Prices are right where they should be, plenty of parking, and conveniently located right on the main drag, only about a mile from beautiful Seneca Lake. Can get really busy in the summer, as Watkins Glen hosts a bunch of festivals during the warmer months, as well as the NASCAR race each... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Great Parking, local vibe, right across watkins glen state park and it serves good tasting chicken. A meal will be something between 6-8$ per person. The that was served was roasted and yeah...its ok. quick service, love the slaw.

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Oshawa, Canada
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

It was 95 degrees during the vintage car parade day at Watkins Glen this year. Combine that with 10000 people and all those cars! Our group arrived hot and hungry and Mr Chicken was the first place we came to. Deciding not to risk walking up town, to restaurants that were all full we headed inside. Not very glamorous. Arburite... More 

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Been going to the Glen for 25 years and this was first visit. Should have gone years ago. Took a chance that this chicken restaurant might have dogs and we were right. they were great.

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Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A great place to eat after hiking at Watkins Glen which is right across the street. The rotisserie chicken is great, and goes amazingly with their delicious mashed potatoes & gravy, and cabbage salad (coleslaw). Boyfriend had the tenders platter, which came with three tenders, fries, and two dipping sauces, which was a bit more average. However, the buffalo dipping... More 

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Horseheads, New York
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108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is one of our favorite places to eat in Watkins Glen. The chicken is fresh and served in so many ways. The staff are great. This is an order at the counter and bring your food to a table place. The cole slaw is great, just ask for extra sauce when you order it. This is a very filling... More 

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Trumansburg, New York, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Mr. Chicken is a great, local owned restaurant featuring rotisserie style chicken. The chicken & biscuit and gravy fries are awesome. Great dessert selections too. Highly recommend.

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Horseheads, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The food is ok, nothing special, a bit pricy for what you get. Biggest inconvenience is that they do not accept credit or debit cards. They do have an ATM inside but both times I was there is was out of service.

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Additional Information about Mr Chicken

Address: 106 S Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1507
Phone Number: 607-535-2315
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 106 S Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1507
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
  • Phone Number: 607-535-2315
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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