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watkins glen?

karin Jul 16, 2005 02:00 PM

Does any one have any rec's for a place to eat in Watkins Glen, mainly for lunch. Thanks

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    Bea Goode RE: karin Jul 16, 2005 04:11 PM

    Not much there...

    If you're lucky, there is a cornell bbq chicken stand just south of town, on route 14. Not to be confused with Mr. Chicken, in town.

    Capt. Bills on Seneca Lake is a nice view, but pricey.

    For the better breakfast (never been there for lunch, since I'm always driving at the track during lunchtime), try Savard's Family Restaurant in town.

    I would never go to Watkins Glen for the food.

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    1. re: Bea Goode
      Wanda RE: Bea Goode Jul 16, 2005 04:58 PM

      I agree, unless things have changed the food is really bad here. Try going up the lake to wineries & hotels by Geneva, or over to Ithaca for an excellent choice of restaurants; it's just about 1/2 hour drive.

      1. re: Wanda
        Bruce B RE: Wanda Jul 16, 2005 09:54 PM

        You might also consider the Hickory House on Rte 14 between Horseheads and Millport.

      2. re: Bea Goode
        karin RE: Bea Goode Jul 18, 2005 03:43 PM

        thanks, we're actually going for the scenery, but I'd though we'd get a decent meal along the way!

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        Liet RE: karin Jul 18, 2005 05:18 PM

        My neighbor (a professional foodie) swears by the Wildflower Cafe in Watkins Glen--you might want to check it out. By the way, the waterfalls in Watkins Glen are INCREDIBLE!

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          johnpm RE: Liet Sep 16, 2007 07:57 AM

          Wildflower Cafe is now a brewpub, associate with Crooked Rooster Brewing. They have better than average pub food and a pretty good ale (dog-something (-fish? -head? -food?)

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