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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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Davidson, North Carolina
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130 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've always had the Gin Mill Burger at this place because I think it's the best burger in town, but for a change I had the Gin Mill Wrap which is quite similar as far as what's in it. It's delicious! This time I had the chips with it because I don't like their limpy/greasy fries (which our friends had... More 

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Wheatfield, New York
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff, delicious food with reasonable prices, tasty drinks. We actually ate here for at least one breakfast (can't be beat !) one lunch and one dinner while we were in Ellicottville. The prices are great the food consistently good and not too expensive. Our waitress, Krista was pleasant and helpful. I actually went in the kitchen the last day... More 

Thank teresaxo
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. A cool place as far as decor. The food was very slow in being served. As I saw my lunch sit in the service window for at least 5 minutes. The food itself was good. I had a buffalo chicken wrap. It was tasty. I felt bad for the one server who had WAY too... More 

Thank Marty V
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It can get very crowded. The food and service has always been good. Music is usually local and really gets the place going. A lot of fun. It is not fine dining, romantic or quiet. If you want to dance and sing and laugh go here for a good time.

Thank adjskip5
Toronto, Canada
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316 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Know beforehand what to expect and you won't be disappointed. It's not romantic, It's not fine dining. It's not high-end service. It's not modern. It's not quiet. It is crowded at times. It is inexpensive. It can be noisy. It is well worn.It offers quick service. It's staff can be gruff in a friendly way. Great venue for mingling, lots... More 

Thank tripopinonsw
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just went there for a few drinks and listen to the "music"...little different entertainment there that evening...fun but raunchy duo...got a little raw..Drinks were good!

Thank Irene M
New York City, New York
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great music and people at this bar. Friendly all around. We had Nachos that were excellent!! All fresh with a good amount of jalepeno. For a bar we were impressed!

Thank lsp67
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Returned to this Ellicottville Classic and it hasn't changed. Funky décor from days gone by and authentic old clutter. A feast for the eyes. Staple beef on a weck and curly fries did not disappoint. Go next door and have a laugh at some of the cards and fridge magnets

Thank Carrie F
Davidson, North Carolina
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130 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in here recently for some drinks and a little live entertainment. Entertainment is pretty much always good to great at this place and we enjoy the ambiance here as well. Unfortunately, the house wine (Bully Hill I believe) is not very good - low grade at best in our opinion. We have had the 'house' wine in several other... More 

Thank urkidding24689
bonita springs fl
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240 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Recent changes in town and the Gin Mill has cleaned up their bar image of past decades. Still offer good burgers and cold beer, but the atmosphere is casual and friendly like the rest of the town.

Thank bonitabuffalo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?