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“Wonderful Italian tradition” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fairground Inn

Fairground Inn
Ranked #3 of 146 Restaurants in Watertown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, American, Bar, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Watertown, New York
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wonderful Italian tradition”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

So many precious memories here....this special homey family restaurant has never disappointed me for over 40yrs. Things that have never changed: cozy, warm, fabulous homemade timeless recipes from many years past, friendly welcoming staff, beautifully maintained atmosphere from the good olds where I had my first dinner date ever. So, do yourself a favor, enjoy this timeless treasure

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Ruby1947
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English first
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Always good ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

The Fairgrounds Restaurant has been a favorite of mine for over 30 years, the food is always good and at a fair price, I highly recommend it

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1 Thank Tim D
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Gananoque, Canada
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111 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“My Escape from the chains.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

A local favorite cooking in-house Italian-American food, at reasonable prices. Good food and you'll never leave hungry. Nothing more to be said.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank islandtwatch
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Alexandria Bay
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131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Great food at Great price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

We have been to the fairground inn many times and we are never disappointed. The bar is always packed. (That should tell you something) Quick draw service is very quick. I love the clam chowder and blue cheeseburger. Quick service and we never go away hungry. The burgers here are better than any place in watertown, in my opinion. The place maybe aging in numerous areas but it is clean and friendly.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank kitakuni
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Watertown, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Generations of Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

We frequent the Fairgrounds Inn often and are always satisfied with quality, service, food portion and price. The last time there I was getting ready to box my extra pasta to bring home, I asked the waitress if i could have a little more sauce. I only asked for a little to wet up my leftover pasta but the waitress came back with a container with enough sauce for me that I used on a little more pasta that i cooked for another meal for two the next night. If you are looking for a local 3 generation restaurant when you come to Watertown, this is the stop...as opposed to chain restaurants or fast food stops. I highly doubt you will be disappointed. Their menu is online

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Ginfav
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