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The Gin Mill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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20 W Washington St, Ellicottville, NY 14731-9787
(716) 699-2350
7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were a group of four for dinner and sat across from the bar as the restaurant was full. Service was good but the noise level was high. Food was delivered in a timely manner. The fish and chips was tasty but I had to get my own malt vinegar as server forgot. The fries were hot and fresh and... More 

Thank Lawrence P
Cleveland, Ohio
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I traveled to Ellicottville, NY for their fall festival. Very nice festival and they shut down the main streets and all vendors/crafters are in the streets. Had lunch at the Gin Mill and was very pleased. Very busy but food was cooked perfect and tasty. Wife had mushroom and swiss burger and I have fried baloney sandwich.... More 

Thank Larry L
Watkins Glen
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The chicken wings and zucchini fries are excellent! Service was quick and bartenders are personable. We tried the Ellicottville Brewing Blueberry craft beer for first time there and loved it! We sat at the bar, which is very historic. The walls have a lot of interesting and historical items on them. Just an interesting place! We watched a 3-man band... More 

Thank Jill S
Tonawanda, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointed and overpriced. I probably will not return. It was busy since the Fall Festival was going on, but I had a burger and the cheese wasn't even melted.

Thank JJe4912560
Buffalo, New York, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the best biscuits and sausage gravy! Everything is made from scratch and you can definitely tell. It's a very casual place where (I assume) locals go rather than the more upscale restaurants that are geared toward tourists. This is shown through the service especially! Nicky the bartender was so personable and honestly wanted to talk with her... More 

Thank Ashley N
Collingwood, Canada
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stopped overnight in Ellicottville on our way home from north Carolina, went for a wlk to stretch our legs and heard a band playing at the gin mill, went in for a drink and listened to a great band, lots of fun ... seems to be a great place for all the locals

Thank debby m
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner with a beer. atmosphere was casual. food very good. we had dinner and beer. The burgers are great.

Thank Kathryn S
Tampa, Florida
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201 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After thoroughly enjoying the place during our last visit; I have to say this visit was a letdown. We arrived with a party of 4, as we brought family along to enjoy the experience. The only table that looked big enough was right out front by the window. The others were small booths along the wall, a very long table... More 

Thank George N
New York
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food service & prices! Great shopping, wine tasting & craft brewing! Please read everything above to avoid expectations that may only apply to the slope/golf side accommodations @ Holiday Valley! If you're not bringing children & want to enjoy the nightlife...stay in the village!!!!

Thank Larzfrommarz
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

The foods you expect and done well. Fun cluttery environment. Warm vibe. Lots on tap. Pints of Blue great deal at $3.50. Choice of fries , curly or straight.

Thank Toroncanada22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 W Washington St, Ellicottville, NY 14731-9787
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Ellicottville
  • Phone Number: (716) 699-2350

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?