While you’re enjoying your time in Watkins Glen, you’ll want to savor some of the locally-owned and operated restaurants. Here is a list of the best eats when visiting Watkins Glen!
Jerlandos boasts both a restaurant AND a pizza place! Depending on your mood, Jerlandos offers the best of both worlds: Take out, or dine-in.
Originally located in Montour Falls, New York, Salvatore, and Maria Purpura began the Jerlando’s Pizza Corporation. Having immigrated from San Guiseppe Jato, Italy, Sal, Maria, and their family were swept away with the beauty of the area and the beautiful natural surroundings, reminiscent of their country Italy.
The restaurant menu has a variety of appetizers and main course meals. The pizza place has limited seating, as it’s mostly geared for to-go orders. They’re famous for their hand-tossed pizzas and garlic knots. The original pizza place in Montour Falls is still operated by the Purpura family.
Located north of town as you enter the village, Seneca Harbor Station provides you with a beautiful view of the lake. It is located at the southern point of Seneca Lake. They have a covered deck for outdoor dining, a luxurious dining room, and a bar, to enjoy a cocktail, a glass of wine or an ice-cold beer before you sit down to eat. Click here to view their food choices.
El Rancho Mexican Restaurant & Grill
Located in the heart of Watkins Glen, El Rancho Mexican Restaurant & Grill provides a great atmosphere and delicious Mexican cuisine. This is one place you should check out! To find out more about them, you can check out their Facebook page.
House of Hong Chinese Restaurant
House of Hong gives you the option of eating in or take out. They have consistently provided the local community with excellent service and delicious cuisine for over twenty years. They have an online menu, should you wish to order out.
Bleachers Sports Bar and Grill
Bleachers have been around for eighteen years. They’re a very popular location during the summer months, with their outdoor section and dine inside while watching a game on the big screen t.v. They have a full menu on their Facebook page under photos and their burgers are so delicious!
Rooster Fish Pub
This pub is favored by locals and tourists alike. They offer perfect pairings of their dishes and on-site crafted brews. Their brews are derived from local sources.
Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream
Want to have some dessert after you’ve eaten a delicious meal? Then Ben and Jerry’s is just the right place! Their about us page details their storied past. Check out their flavors page, as there are so many options to choose from!
I hope that you’ve enjoyed a virtual tour of some of the best places to eat in Watkins Glen, NY! Below are a few more places of interest.
Atlas Brick Oven Pizza
Nickel’s Pit BBQ