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The Wildflower Cafe & The Crooked Rooster Brewpub

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$$ - $$$
Brew Pub, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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301 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1202
+1 607-535-9797
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sacramento, California
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

The food was good but not spectacular. They offer A couple good vegan options. Service was friendly and fast. Seemed a little pricey. $12 for a quinoa bean burger. Soup was Thai pumpkin- a less esoteric option would have been good on this rainy Sunday.

Thank cindy h
upstate New York
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148 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2016

So the Wildflower café is located right on the main street of Watkins Glen. It is also affiliated with a brewery which I've personally never tried. The inside of the Wildflower is decorated to fit the aesthetics of the history of the building as well as of the vicinity in general; hardwood floors, hand carved hardwood details, pictures of cars... More 

Thank scuba6
Atlanta, Georgia
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135 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Their beer quality varies from batch to batch so it's hard to know what you're getting. The food is bland and served in overly large portions. Who really needs 1/2# of meat in their burger? Unfortunately when it's served to me I'll eat it. The servers are energetic and hustle to serve you.

Thank Bill R
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2016

A cute place, but it is so very loud that it was nearly unpleasant. your sandwich comes with coleslaw, and you have to pay and upcharge of "a couple bucks" to get fries instead. For an appetizer, two burgers, and two sodas, our bill was nearly fifty bucks. Nope, not going back.

Thank Betty K
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Passing through Watkins Glen & stopped to eat here since we saw good reviews. Part of another restaurant. Waiter very nice. Quickly served our food. Fish tacos (3) using catfish. Chicken wrap with avocado, pico de galo, lettuce. Nice sized servings. Would visit again.

Thank Debbie L
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2016

We stopped in here after a fairly stressful day of travel, and it was a pleasant place to unwind. The wood-fired goat cheese pizza with carmelized onions was a treat for the vegetarian in our family. Also, we appreciated that the food on the kids menu was prepared with the same care and standards as the regular items. My husband... More 

Thank Leah S
Forked River, New Jersey
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2016

We went to lunch at the Crooked Rooster, there was was four of us. The service was ok, they weren't that busy. We ordered a Cheddar Apple Chicken sandwich. It came out on a large spongey roll, a small piece of chicken, a slice of apple and it was totally tasteless. It came with potato chips, so for $2 more... More 

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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2016

We had dinner here 2 times while in the area, it was so good. I had the California Rachel, my husband had a wrap. The beer here is really good too, we had the tripel witch, even bought a growler to bring some home!

Thank readytoleavethesnow
Punta Gorda, Florida
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2016

Our server was so irritating it was hard to enjoy the experience. Ever been to a restaurant where they were so anxious to remove plates and silverware from the table you wondered if they suspected you were going to try to steal them??! Throw in average food in somewhat small portions with a limited selection of beer and wine.

Thank Jo L
Syracuse, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2016

Four of us ate at the Cafe for lunch. Each of us ordered a different menu item. Everything was delicious and our waiter was very attentive. I would definitely recommend and would go back.

Thank Kathie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$10 - $30
Brew Pub, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1202
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
  • Phone Number: +1 607-535-9797

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?