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The Watermark

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188 S Erie St, Mayville, NY 14757-1211
11:30 am - 9:30 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 am
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East Aurora, New York
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's the end of the season, so we weren't sure what to expect. It was perfect. We had great good, good beer, and a view of the lake. It was the perfect way to enjoy our time in Chautauqua. I ordered the Watermark Halibut. The fish was good but not the best I've ever had. What made the dish was... More 

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Oxford, Ohio
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We didn't get a reservation but lucked out and had outdoor seating as close to the water as is possible there, a nice view of the lake, people docking at the little drive-up marina, etc. (The indoor seating seemed a little dark, but there were window tables that certainly would have been just dandy on a cool day.) On that... More 

Thank deben44
Dayton, Ohio
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138 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There were six of us on Sunday night and the place was not crowded. Some people were sitting outside on the covered patio and we wondered what happened to them when a sudden rainstorm came up! I had Faroe Island salmon with Caribbean sauce, accompanied by green beans and house salad and it was delicious. Plenty to eat and enough... More 

Thank an2net_10
Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With the most delightful evening view of the lake, and a handsome restaurant setting, it is hard to believe the food could be so disappointing. The service was sloppy but sincere so we can forgive that, but the flounder stuffed with crab was clearly reheated frozen fish that was dry and tasteless with a sauce that was mushy, greasy and... More 

Thank galeshawpatron
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delightful water dining with nice variety of entree selections wonderful service and pleasant atmosphere sit outside to get lake view sunsets while enjoying your dinner!

Thank Patti M
Houston, Texas
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The watermark is a very family-friendly restaurant with a complete bar that is always willing to make any custom drink you might want. The view from the restaurant is amazing and only adds to the ambience. Everything I've had here from the Chautauqua salad to the tuna has been exceptional - the steaks are also amazing. The thing that has... More 

Thank michaelf50
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to Chautauqua Lake the first. Celebrating our anniversary, we were looking for an upscale restaurant to have dinner. Stopped in the Watermark to check out the menu before opening time. The owner greeted us warmly and spent time acquainting us with her restaurant and the area. Impressive! So, naturally, we went back later for dinner and had the... More 

Thank Susan L
Lewistown, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The watermark is high priced. My wife got the shrimp scampi and the shrimp was good but the pasta and shrimp were floating in the grease. Actually butter and probably olive oil. I got the grilled lobster because I was really hungry for it and my brother was in Bar Harbor sending me pictures of lobster meals for $20. Well... More 

1 Thank PAski88
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best restaurant around Chautauqua lake. It has the best food and view. The service is exceptional! Landmark is also great.

Thank Gregg A
Macedon, New York
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174 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoy going to Chautauqua institute for their Sunday service and our route takes us past the Watermark and the Inn on the Hill. For the past month or so we have not seen any signs of activity at either location leading us to the conclusion that they both are out of business.

1 Thank Bruce B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 9:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 188 S Erie St, Mayville, NY 14757-1211
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Chautauqua County  >  Mayville
  • Phone Number: 7167532900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?