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Tobey's Donut Shop - CLOSED

137 East 4th Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1211
+1 607-535-5355
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good13%
  • Average29%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
1 week ago
“Very good breakfasts”
1 week ago
“Looking for a GREAT place for breakfast? Tobey's is the place in Watkins Glen. FRESH donuts made daily.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Vegetarian Friendly
137 East 4th Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1211
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11 - 20 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 1 November 2013

Stopped for breakfast bought lunch don't think I ever had a better philly in my life. Donuts were great also bought a Grape pie to take home and freeze for Thanksgiving. Will defiantly stop back again. Good job folks!!

Thank onecast
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Just great food, Just great service, good experience will certainly return for more. I had a skillet peppers onion potatoes choice of meat with eggs served on top& choice of homemade toast. It was great and a little more then I could eat.( they gladly...More

Thank Madartist2
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Nondescript small town diner. I don't mean diner in the traditional formica and shiny sense. More like wooden chair and paneling. Nothing out of the ordinary here...that's not bad as it also means no drama or issues with our meal or service. Decent place for...More

Thank DarlaJF
Reviewed 20 September 2013 via mobile

The food was good. Little cramped but the service made up for the tight quarters. Really not a bad place overall but there are better in and around WG.

Thank Mstitley
Reviewed 13 September 2013

Busy but we waited for a table rather than sit at the counter. We used the napkins to wipe the water left on the table from the wash cloth.Ordered tea and honey, no honey, lemon? no lemon. Should have taken this as a sign .French...More

1  Thank djb
Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

Small town diner. Good food great service. Pancakes were delicious and they make theoir own donuts. A great place to start before wine tasting

Thank Holly H
Reviewed 24 July 2013

This was a great little hometown place. Nothing fancy, but good food and a good value. Home made donuts, too!

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 19 July 2013

Tobes offers a wide variety for breakfast. Their pancakes were enormous but delicious. It's a great value for such large portions. No one went away hungry!

1  Thank pbh813
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Almost didn't stop in they were so busy glad we did. Only three empty seats and they were at the breakfast bar. Rainey morning and to wet to hike so we decided to try Tobes which was close by where we were staying. (At the...More

Thank NYGrapePicker
Reviewed 2 July 2013

3 of us Quick service good food great price. Donuts were great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also appeared to be an Ice Cream shop I think they sold Wine Ice Cream. Owner came out and served coffee and gave some great recommendations for dinner and site seeing.

Thank jimmytwoputt
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$4 - US$10
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Open Hours
05:00 - 13:00
05:00 - 13:00
05:00 - 13:00
05:00 - 13:00
05:00 - 13:00
05:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 East 4th Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1211 (Formerly Tobes)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
  • Phone Number: +1 607-535-5355
Tobey's Donut Shop is a third generation, family owned business. All donuts are hand made fresh every morning using the same basic recipes and techniques as my Grandfather used at "Tobe's Bake Shop" on Franklin Street in 1952. We sell donuts made fresh on the premises daily, limited cookies and pastries. We also have breakfast sandwiches made fresh to order. Beverages are: Fresh hot coffee, cappuccino, hot cocoa, assorted juices, sodas, milk, sports drinks, energy drinks, bottled water, etc.. You can sit down and eat here, inside, on the patio, or at one of the small 2 seat tables on the 4th street sidewalk where smoking is,(for now), still permitted. Larger orders of 2 dozen or more should call and order 24 hours in advance, if possible, as we sell out quickly some days and may have a very limited selection remaining. This is a recommendation and not a requirement!
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