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The Gin Mill

20 W Washington St, Ellicottville, NY 14731-9787
+1 716-699-2350
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“wings” (29 reviews)
“burger” (49 reviews)
“fries” (19 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
20 W Washington St, Ellicottville, NY 14731-9787
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21 - 30 of 248 reviews

Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Busy Saturday afternoon,sat quickly and waited for water for 20 minutes!! Server blamed the bartenders for wait on waters. Fried zucchini was all breaded,ceasar wrap was different with bacon inside,french onion was ok,roast beef was enough for another meal. Good prices for the portions,just slow...More

Thank heppegirl
Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

We've been hanging here for 30 years and seen the ups and downs.... Went for wings & fries. The wings were buffet quality - over sized / knuckle part BREADED wings. Sad, very sad product. Fries were good. Service was acceptable.

Reviewed November 9, 2016

A nice comfortable locals kind of tavern. Friendly and nice service, and the drinks were good and reasonably priced. They did also serve pub type foods.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed November 4, 2016

Love, Love, Love this place. Food is great, beer is great. Atmosphere is awesome. They have great bands that play there. Great to watch a football game too.

Thank Laurie M
Reviewed October 19, 2016

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...More

Thank Lawrence P
Reviewed October 12, 2016

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...More

Thank Larry L
Reviewed October 10, 2016

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...More

Thank Jill S
Reviewed October 10, 2016

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
Reviewed October 6, 2016 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...More

Thank Ashley N
Reviewed October 2, 2016

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...More

Thank debby m
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How late do you serve food weekdays in summer?
January 16, 2017|
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Response from Lawrence P | Reviewed this property |
It is open until 2 am in the morning.
what is the name of the awesome band, usually played Friday nights...3 guys drinking beer?
May 28, 2016|
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Response from george882 | Reviewed this property |
A group played on Wednesday when we were there but I do not know their name. They played a bunch of retro songs and were really good. A lot of people danced and the group went into the crowd to get people up to dance.
What is the cost to just use the zip line?
October 21, 2015|
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Response from amj1229 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I cannot help you with your question. We did not use a zip line
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, 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: +1 716-699-2350
  • E-mail