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The Crystal Restaurant

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87 Public Sq, Watertown, NY 13601-2626
+1 315-782-9938
07:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 07:00 - 21:30
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place! The atmosphere is like an old speakeasy! The menu is the same and the prices are like 20 years ago!

Thank Tracy Q
Syracuse, New York
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've always enjoyed the crystal.... it's been there for MANY years, with budget dining and simple American fare favorites. It has the classic tin ceiling and soda fountain decor of the 1940'5 and 50's... They are most famous at the holidays for their signature drink, the Tom&Jerry... It's really one of the few places where 2 people can eat under... More 

Thank PorkDiddy98
Watertown, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with family for their holiday Tom and Jerry Cocktails!! Have eaten breakfast,lunches and dinners there. Great food. Great prices. Locals favorite. Takes you back in time!!

Thank WEE1150
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When in Watertown, try the Crystal. Unhurried atmosphere and quick service by Morgan. Salads, asparagus fries, and mashed potatoes with gravy we special treats. We will return

Thank Bob M
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Had breakfast here, our particular server seemed less than thrilled to be there which put a bit of a bad vibe to the whole place although I did see another server being rather friendly and quick. The food was good and the pricing a little under average.

Thank kevkan-ott
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I really like this place. It's downtown, parking in the back and a walk upstairs. From what I hear this place has been here for years. It's a pretty dinner. The service was top notch and the food was great. I got the eggs and hash. It's just humble dinner food. I can't hate it's yummy. If you're in town... More 

Thank Max C
Watertown, New York
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Watertown, New York oldest restaurant. Very quaint but good food at a reasonable price. The staff is very friendly and usually very busy. Breakfast for four (4) ran about $12.00. They have shirts that say "Be patient - Peter is cooking" Unlimited coffee and a very casual pace.

Thank James O
Potsdam, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Hope this place NEVER changes! 10 deep at the door waiting for a table. Enjoyed Tom & Jerry's at the bar while waiting for a table (10 minutes). Service & food were top notch. We had the Leg of Lamb & Turkey dinners...both large portions & excellent & less than $8 each!!!! Enjoyed a couple glasses of Pinot Noir, really... More 

Thank steve p
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Great love their Tom and Jerry,s Food is great too big portions old fashion restaurant friendly reasonable prices

Thank Barbara F
Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

From the outside the place does not look very inviting, however once you step in the front door you take a small step back in time. A time that would remind you of the 1950's and the hey day of the diners. The place was very clean, the service staff were excellent and the food was very good. My partner... More 

Thank Amos1073

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Public Sq, Watertown, NY 13601-2626
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 315-782-9938

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?