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Fairground Inn

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852 Coffeen St, Watertown, NY 13601-2317
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh this was a nice little find! Locally owned with a huge menu selection. Food was good. Dessert was delicious. The staff is super friendly. You can tell it's a favorite among the locals here.

Thank K H
Bridgeton, New Jersey
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310 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was terrible - the clam chowder was like wallpaper cement and lumpy - steak was too tough for words. Service non-existent Stay away

Thank Greg P
Syracuse, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been there on 2 occasions now. We found the location convenient for meeting friends from northern New York as we live in Syracuse. The staff is friendly. The food is tasty. Portions good.

Thank Gail P
Olive Hill, Kentucky
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204 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow ! Giant portions of great food ! Great service too ! I had the grilled chicken & broccoli pasta and it was great. We wish we could eat our way thru the entire menu....

Thank Patiodadio
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove up from Watertown MA to visit my nephew who was recently stationed at Ft Drum. Since he will be in the area for the next couple years he wanted to try a non-chain restaurant so we picked the Fairground Inn. Everything was great! Our server was so nice and friendly, the food was really good with huge portions,... More 

Thank Karen M
Dexter, New York, United States
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is usually a busy place and it was on this day. Very fast seating and very fast service. Your choice of eating in the bar area or the dining room. The bar area does have a large screen TV for sports. The food was very good like it always is.

Thank 315Ray
Syracuse, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant overall. We sat at the bar while waiting for a table. Snacks were good with our drinks. Food was very good and huge portions. The cold plate was very tasty and my fajitas were cooked well. There were leftovers for another meal. Good food, good service and great prices.

Thank dwierenga
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

This is your basic no frills motel and Suites are much better based on size alone and only $20 more. Daily breakfast generous with decent coffee. Place is very clean and well run and room cleaning staff does an excellent job. Indoor pool only Small gym but adequate. TV for treadmills do not work but then again they are not... More 

Thank Jim S
Laurel, Maryland, United States
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Visited on Sunday afternoon and had a nice meal and cold beer. Food was hot, appetizing and filling. Nice decor, kept lots of the old character.

Thank TiaPatrol
Black River, New York
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Service was really good and fried mushrooms were good too. Beyond that, the meal was good but nothing exceptional. Rather annoying was that I ordered a Riesling and it was closer to a Chardonnay. The main dishes we ordered were alright, but again nothing to gush or insist that others absolutely visit for. Pricing was decent.

Thank mmgarrett201305

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:15 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 852 Coffeen St, Watertown, NY 13601-2317
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: 315-782-7335

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