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Nickel's Pit BBQ

205-207 N Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1201
+1 607-210-4227
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (67 reviews)
“curly fries” (25 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
205-207 N Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1201
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked around the town and the options were somewhat limited. We wanted something authentic and local and we found this gem. The BBQ chicken was so good. The southern greens were kale based and incredible. We will try to duplicate the kale recipe.

Thank GibsonFamily21157
Reviewed 6 days ago

Restaurant was busy on Thursday night, 15 minute wait at the bar with some great local beers. Totally worth the wait. The pulled pork, brat and brisket were so good! On par with some of the best BBQ restaurants I've experienced.

Thank jlhoytema
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the best BBQ restaurants we have been to. We got the split BBQ which was a huge plate of several meats and two sides to share. The ribs were fabulous as was the turkey, pulled pork, wings and sausage. The mac...More

Thank sandeechalk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great flavor! Great portions and selection on the menu! Great service! Great beer list! Great everything. If you are in Watkins you must give this place a try! I enjoyed our time at Nickel's! The location and atmosphere was trendy and welcoming. We ate at...More

Thank Skbqc
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a family road trip through upstate NY, we took my parents (from Australia) who had never experience BBQ. Nickel's Pit was such a good choice for their first experience. The ribs were something special - my Mum loved them. I recommend that you get...More

Thank Mutiny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took out a large order including brisket, chicken, macaroni salad, corn muffins, tater tots (delicious!!), curly fries and coleslaw. I had the brisket on a bun (purchased the buns separately somewhere else) with Nickel's Pit's BBQ sauce and coleslaw. It was great! The chicken...More

Thank KrisSteve06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was ok, service was excellent and the seating was fun. We sat outside. There is not a great selection but then it is just a bbq place.

Thank Frostcove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Sunday night before 4th of July. We had a party of 6. After a 1.5 hour wait (what was understandable for that weekend) we finally got seated, we were told by the host that they were out of ribs and baked...More

1  Thank Tine O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I ate at Nickels Pub on Saturday July 1st. We found parking along Main street and walked up to the restaurant. There was a waiting line and we were told the wait would be about 25 minutes. We were seated on time...More

Thank Gordon R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today me and some friends visited for dinner and had Sarah as our server. She was excellent, she was prompt and knowledgeable on everything sold within the restaurant. She was funny and always there if we needed anything. She is personable and an exceptional server,...More

Thank NYBuffalomike
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$44
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205-207 N Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1201
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
  • Phone Number: +1 607-210-4227
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We partner with a small, local farm and our menu is updated to reflect availability. Our ribs, chicken, brisket and other meats are so popular that they may sell out during business hours, or not be featured. All of our meats are smoked fresh and smoking is very long, intricate process that cannot be rushed. Give us a call to see what we are offering! We do classic BBQ with an Upstate NY spin and want to give you the best dining experience. We appreciate your understanding, flexibility, and appetites!
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