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The Watermark

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188 s. erie st., Mayville, NY
11:30 am - 9:30 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 am
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here because the reviews were mostly favorable. And someone at Chautauqua Institution even recommended it. I understand that this is probably a seasonal restaurant and, as a result, it is grossly overpriced. One good thing: lovely location on Lake Chautauqua. My meal was so dreadful and flavorless, I had to box both orders up to take home and... More 

Thank nacreouseye
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting this restaurant for the second time in as many years. Located a few minutes north of the Chautauqua Institution in Mayville on Lake Chautauqua in Western New York State. Anyone in the area on vacation will find this restaurant just right for a evening out. The menu covers everything from burgers to lobster so it an be for a... More 

Thank BallardSimone
Dewittville, New York, United States
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

ordered the steak and lobster, service was skechy and the lobster was burned to a crisp, had waited over an hour and didn't want to wait to get a replacement so I wont be back

Thank rzh2014
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just had a drink at the bar and appetizers. The drinks were well made and the bartender was friendly but busy. The coconut shrimp was the best I have ever tasted and the shrimp flatbread was delicious. This is a great place to stop.

Thank Nancy5960
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We make sure to go here for dinner every time we are in the area and have always been pleased by the good service, delicious food and nice shaded outdoor seating area.

Thank carol c
Dewittville, New York
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Atmosphere is great both inside and out on one of their two exterior patios. The interior is open concept with large crew rowing boats suspended from the ceiling. The restaurant has it's own dock should you wish to travel by book with two parking lots ensuring sufficient overflow parking. They only take reservations for parties of 6 or more so... More 

Thank auditor45
New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

The Watermark is a seafood restaurant that is open only in the summer months. It has a large variety of seafood dishes but also meat, pasta and salads. The ambiance is very nice- it is like being in a big modern barn with beams and skylights. There is also an outdoor terrace that is nice to sit on but the... More 

Thank Bijou C
Corte Madera, California
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105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

There are very few places to get good food with a great view of Chautauqua Lake. Many places with water front locations figure that folks will come regardless of the food quality. Not so at the Watermark. They have indoor and outdoor seating. The actual space at the bar is small,but it IS nice to have a full bar available.... More 

Thank Mary M
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I've been here several times over the last few years and each time I remind myself not to come back. However, it is a friends' favorite restaurant and the only one she will go to. She loves it, but then again she eats carrot and celery sticks for lunch most days. Trite salads, fish without flavor and vegetables that are... More 

Thank Nancilee W
New York City, New York
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106 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the best places to eat in the county the quality is very good the prices are higher but definitely worth it!!

Thank bens2787

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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
  • 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?