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

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 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
Our Friends Couldn't Wait to Go

We saw this joint on our 1st drive through Watkins Glen and were pleasantly surprised when we accidently found it again the 2nd day. It was a great place to have a good but inexpensive and casual lunch after hiking Watkins Glen St Park. Fried Chicken sandwiches are fab!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
MBJBride0520
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Fallston, Maryland
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Gilbert, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This mom and pop restaurant has been a staple in Watkins Glen for decades. The rotisserie chicken is falling off the bone delicious and their freshly made cole slaw is mouth watering. Prices are very reasonable with generous portions. It may not look like much from the outside but I can tell you that you'll be one "happy camper" when... More 

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Thank Mike L
Montrose, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Nothing fancy but good down home chicken with fixings. Plain decor but the food satisfies and hits the spot. Cheap, quick, and good!

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Thank PastorLou
Fallston, Maryland
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119 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We saw this joint on our 1st drive through Watkins Glen and were pleasantly surprised when we accidently found it again the 2nd day. It was a great place to have a good but inexpensive and casual lunch after hiking Watkins Glen St Park. Fried Chicken sandwiches are fab!

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Thank MBJBride0520
Monroe, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

I was in Watkins Glen for about 2 months for work and as such I had to locate the tastiest places to find food. After about a week of sampling half of the places of eat, I found my way into Mr. Chicken and let me tell you what; it was my go-to lunch from then on. The simple yet... More 

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Thank Alex V
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This very unassuming Chicken restaurant a block south of the State park entrance has superb chicken with gravy. No dieters allowed though!

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Thank ned2384
PA
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The place specializes in chicken and they do it well. If you like chicken, it is worth checking out. Prices are reasonable.

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Thank Hockey_FanPA
Lewes, Delaware
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This location is a great place to get a very good chicken dinner at a low price and, what was attractive to us, we could use the outside patio with out dog. The facility is in rough shape but it is clean, the staff is friendly and helpful and the food is grerat.

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Thank 57RRoberts
Albany, New York
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This is a must-go place in Watkins Glen. If you haven't been here you are missing out. I've never had a bad meal here. Service is prompt and orders are always correct. Food is cooked to order and always hot and fresh. I highly recommend the chicken barbecue sandwich, coleslaw and french fries with gravy!

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Thank Logan C
Corning
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Mr. Chicken has been around for as long as I can remember (30+ years) and that doesn't happen if you're not serving up great food. The chicken is always very good, and don't forget the homemade cabbage salad. They have a decent-sized menu with other choices, and their desserts look great. I've always been filled up by my dinner and... More 

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Thank Steven G
State College, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

The chicken & biscuits were served with instant mashed potatoes & there was way too much gravy. My husband equated it to cafeteria food. We also had the homemade pecan pie which was pretty good & redeemed the restaurant a bit.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?