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Maria's Tavern

American, Bar, Pub
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509 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1301
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Vernon, New York
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Maria's was recommended to us for wings. The wings were just ok... They were over-cooked and the garlic wings come with tons of minced garlic which was way too much. Nice atmosphere and friendly stacf

Thank mrspeck22313
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017

We popped into Maria's as we were walking back from dinner - loved the friendly feel and the cheap prices.

Thank KatTonyG
Nashville, TN
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159 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Small bar and grill type of atmosphere with great burgers and wings ! The wings can be ordered according to heat degree with Buffalo sauce, lots of blue cheese and celery sticks. Delicious.

Thank Irmi E
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Yes, I am from Buffalo. And, I went to college just down Main Street from the world famous Anchor Bar. I had many an afternoon or evening eating wings there. So, I am fussy. Real Buffalo wings are not soggy or dripping with sauce. Surprise! The key is, they cook them longer, so they are crisp and the sauce cooks... More 

Thank Wickedmotion
Hamilton, Canada
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

This place looks like a dive and we would likely never have stopped here but a local waitress recommended it as a good place to grab quality eats after her restaurant stopped serving food at 9pm. Glad she did. It's a very small place with no table service, but the burgers and wings are cheap and delicious, the sides were... More 

Thank Banky B
Salisbury, Maryland
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164 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Okay so if you want some great wings don't let the outside of this place fool you! This a little hole in the wall bar that serves bar grub. Looks to be a spot all the locals hang out in. We stopped here only for the wings to go and weren't disappointed. Don't be in a hurry though. Bartender was... More 

1 Thank momof4inmd
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

Been here many times, never disappointed. Friendly staff and clientele. Good location, tasty bar grub, cold beer. What more do you need!

1 Thank 669mike
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Great bartender when we went. Food came out quickly...great wings and fried mushrooms. It is a small bar...but a great Dive Bar for those who enjoy the smaller bar feel.

1 Thank Meredith N
Watkins Glen, New York
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60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015

The wings are amazing! Get the garlic medium buffalo wings! You won't be disappointed. They don't take cash which is an inconvenience, but I don't think that stops them from getting business. As locals, it's nice to have an adult place to hang out in the winter.

1 Thank Jannica
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2015

I'm not sure why previous reviews were so good. First and foremost, it is a very small bar. Secondly, there's almost no service and they don't always serve their full menu. They also don't take credit cards (not a big deal, but I was super glad I had some cash on me). I ordered the wings, because I heard they... More 

2 Thank Kellie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1301
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen

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