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“Can be good, but incredibly inconsistent”
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Winchell's Pizza
Cuisines: Pizza
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Kingston, New York
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Can be good, but incredibly inconsistent”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

I've had some amazing pizza, chicken and ribs here. I've had some horrible, under cooked pizza and dealt with their inability to keep basic menu items in stock (no chicken several times in a row). Therein lies the problem with Winchell's pizza. Management is almost non existent. There is a certain waitress (manager? - she's been there quite a while) - when she is in, the place runs smoothly and food is great. When she isn't there, I don't even bother staying. Without her, staff just don't seem to care, and the experience is very poor. If she ever leaves, the place is done.
It could also use a good Spring clean.
Still, when the food is on point, it's a fun and enjoyable experience.

  • Visited March 2013
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17 reviews from our community

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Kerhonkson
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Unpredictable but sometimes great”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

There are times I would rate this place a five and other times a two. Good pizza and sandwiches, but some days it's like a different chef is in the kitchen and not as good as the other chef despite making the same stuff. Their fresh lemonade is great on a hot day and I stop off special for it. I like their pizzas and calzones. Salads are okay, but not a full meal. Definitely worth checking out if you are in the area, as there are no other decent food places around, but I can't guarantee if you will be happy or not. Atmosphere is a little drafty in winter, but nice in summer. As someone else mentioned you have to be careful about the parking, it's tight and awkward. I hate that Trip Advisor assumes I have only been to a place once, but I will fill out the form based on my last visit.

  • Visited October 2012
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New York
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Stromboli winner”
Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

Get the stromboli. Most things we have had there have been delicious. A miss here or there but those have mostly been things you shouldn't order in a pizza/BBQ restaurant.

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Bethesda, MD
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Not what we expected”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

This place looks charming and gives the impression that everything is fresh and good. The bread definitely is good, but skip the meatball sub and try something else. Inside was drafty, cold and noisey, due to the air conditioning, but eating on the deck was impossible due to swarming yellow jackets. Overall, a disappointing lunch.

Visited September 2012
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Putnam Valley, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“LOVED”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

Excellent food and service!! perfecto! Casual and friendly. The four 11 year old boys all enjoyed. Especially the bread.

Visited September 2012
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