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Glen Dairy Bar

433 S Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1528
+1 607-535-2757
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (21 reviews)
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433 S Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1528
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. @@Huge@@ @@portion@@ sizes
"The pricing is laughably cheap. This will be my go to place"
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2. Wow! Great treat
"knew that we had made the right choice when we saw the line of people"
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3. A Watkins Glen Destination!
" What makes it 5-star is the quality and generous serving size."
Toni P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had this ice cream today and they were out of homemade ice cream. :( So I picked up a large soft chocolate waffle cone. It honestly was the largest ice cream cone I have had. They also did chocolate dip that I like, because...More

Thank Kirk E
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Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here with the family one evening while visiting Watkins Glen. Plenty of options including home made ice cream on the menu. I ordered a small cone (I forgot I was in the USA when I made this order) and got a huge hunk...More

Thank LookingForReasonable
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little ice cream stop... very crowded!! They do sell a few sandwiches/hotdogs as well, but the main draw is the large number of ice cream flavors! Would have loved to try them all... lol I had a milkshake which was delicious and my husband...More

Thank WheelerFamily805
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best black raspberry soft serve ice cream we've ever had! Stopping at the Glen Dairy Bar was a wonderful end to a great day in the Finger Lakes. Be warned, many hungry mosquitos around the outdoor patio!

Thank Lana T
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Everyone of our group loved the ice cream treats they got here. It was so good that we became repeat customers while on vacation at Watkins Glen.

Thank Marsha D
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Their homemade selections are especially good. But it’s really the portions. They’re huge!!! Caramel Caribou. Winner. Try it. You’ll like it.

Thank globetrot873
Reviewed August 2, 2018

This is the best ice cream in Watkins Glen. You get lots of ice cream for your money. I would suggest ordering a kiddie cone on your first visit as the smalls are three large dips.

Thank Darkpurple
Reviewed July 25, 2018

We swung by Watkins Glen so my husband could see the Speedway on our way to Niagara Falls and Rochester! Stopping in town around lunchtime, my husband saw a sign for this place. Now I have eaten Ice Cream for lunch before, BUT this place...More

Thank hmypa
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

I purchased Maine blueberry ice cream and it was wonderful! Nice outside area with tables. A huge variety of ice cream awesomeness they also have hot dogs BLT etc

Thank kayleigh2
Reviewed June 22, 2018

I love visiting ice cream places where they serve their own homemade ice cream. This is one of them - very interesting flavors and a good variety.

Thank Sharon N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $200
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 433 S Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1528
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
  • Phone Number: +1 607-535-2757
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Where the locals go for ice cream Originally opened in 1948 and remodeled in 2012, the Glen Dairy Bar is located on the south end of Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen. We are open from April to October. Stop by and try your favorite homemade flavor! General Information we are open everyday we hope to stay open till November if the weather holds Please call during the fall as if the weather is bad we may close at 7:30 hope to see you soon
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