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The Wildflower Cafe & The Crooked Rooster Brewpub

) #1 of 28 Restaurants in Watkins Glen $$ - $$$ , American,
301 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1202
+1 607-535-9797
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“rooster fish” (64 reviews)
“burger” (156 reviews)
“jambalaya” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Brew Pub, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
301 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1202
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121 - 130 of 843 reviews

Reviewed 7 October 2016

Loved this place, loved their craft been, their soup, their burgers, their servers and everything else. I wish they were in my neighborhood, I'd be there everynight and would gain 50 lbs!!!

Thank DebbieMoon
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Some people we met recommended The Wildflower for lunch. Well, we started out with the bruschetta and all I can say is fantastic. I then had a cup of the Chipotle corn chowder. Again fantastic. Next as our course for lunch we shared a rooster...More

Thank OldDudeDiver
Reviewed 1 October 2016

After so many good reviews I guess I just expected more than this restaurant delivered...fried Brussels sprouts drew me in, but were under seasoned and a bit greasy. Jambalaya was one-note spicy and really needed salt. Haystack onion rings were pale and limp. Fish tacos...More

Thank Bridget G
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped by the Wildflower on our way to the Watkins Glen State Park. I had their Truffle Burger. Wow! It was fantastic! The Maytag blue cheese sauce, with the truffle....the flavors were perfect. The service was first rate too. So glad we stopped there.

Thank Stan S
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I ate here in September 2016 after a trip to Watkins Glen State Park. My girlfriend and I each had burgers that were delicious and shared the Poutine. A wide menu of options; and fast and friendly service. A solid choice if you're in the...More

Thank smg1116
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to a restaurant ranked among the top in trip advisor by its contributors and everything was as expected and more than food was so good that we came back the night after and was equally great. Their crafted beers were...More

1  Thank Andres L
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We came to the wildflower Café based on great reviews from trip advisor. Our experience was alright, but I think we were expecting a little bit more based on the great reviews we read. The poutine we had for an appetizer was pretty good, but...More

Thank maction9
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We ended up going to this place two nights in a row, because we liked it so much. We went for drinks the first night and listened to the band, and they were great. It was just a really fun atmosphere. The next night we...More

Thank Lindseym15
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Biscuits are a must to have. Breakfast sandwiches and coffee. You might have to wait for a seat. No service at tables.

Thank Kenneth F
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after going to Watkin's Glen State Park for lunch and we were glad we did. We tried the White Bean Dip Appetizer which is served warm. It came with carrots, celery and bread. It was really good. I also got the Cuban...More

1  Thank wohdonkey
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Wendy V
29 August 2015|
Response from Heather G | Reviewed this property |
Yes! I got a whole rundown from the wait staff on what was able to be customized. They can certainly accommodate you. The vegan tacos I got could certainly be made with veggie filling instead of the gluteny seitan.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1202
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
  • Phone Number: +1 607-535-9797
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