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“Great food, good prices, crowded dining room.”
Review of Fairground Inn

Fairground Inn
Ranked #3 of 149 Restaurants in Watertown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Antwerp, New York
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great food, good prices, crowded dining room.”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

If you're from the North Country, there is nothing new to say about the Fairground, Same menu for years, and for a good reason. The food is tasty, the portions large and the service is top rate.
The dining room at the Fairgrounds, even when not full, feels crowded with close together tables. Comfy or uncomfortable, depending on how your neighbor has his chairs.
They have a huge selection of sandwiches up to full steak dinners.
I'm a sucker for French Onion Soup, and this is the place to get it! The cheese on top was soooo thick and the broth so tasty.
We visited on a Sunday, which happened to be the day that dinners from the Italian selections were all $2 off. So I decided to order the Italian Combo for only 10.99. Lasagna, manicotti, a stuffed pepper, spaghetti and choice of a meatball or sausage. A huge plate of delicious Italianess. (In fact, mine came with both a meatball and a sausage.) It was more than I could eat, so I brought home lunch for the next day.
My wife ordered the Grilled Chicken dinner. Other places call this smothered chicken, with peppers and onions and cheese. Very tasty.
My only little whine would be what my wife found at the bottom of her salad plate when she was finished with it. A butter wrapper was stuck to the bottom side of the plate. We had not used any butter yet, so it belonged to a previous diner. The dish washer needs to do a better job.

  • Visited December 2013
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Alexandria Bay
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Just say no to the chain restaurants”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

My favorite place in Watertown for burgers. The clam chowder rules! I hate to sound like a broken record but Just say no to the chain burger places. You will get a great meal at a great price. We will be back soon.

  • Visited November 2013
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Watertown, New York
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wonderful Italian tradition”
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
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Always good ”
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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Gananoque, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“My Escape from the chains.”
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
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