15 Outstanding Watkins Glen Restaurants in New York

Watkins Glen is a quaint village nestled in the gently rolling hills of the scenic Finger Lakes Region in upstate New York. It sits along the southern shore of stunning Seneca Lake, one of the 11 Finger Lakes.  

There are many things to do in the Finger Lakes. During your visit, savor some of the region’s outstanding food. We will outline 15 renowned Watkins Glen restaurants so you can make the most of your visit. 

Best Watkins Glen Restaurants

If you are looking for traditional Thai food in a quiet, family-friendly setting, head to Thai Elephants. The restaurant boasts fresh ingredients with a modern interpretation of classic Thai dishes. 

Thai Elephants

Kookalaroc’s Bar & Grill

Kookalaroc’s specializes in homemade seafood so fresh and delicious you may forget you are in upstate New York. The rustic eatery is spacious and includes a terrace with outdoor seating. 

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In addition to seafood, Kookalaroc’s carries local favorites like a chophouse burger, Philly cheesesteak, and pulled pork sandwich. 

Graft Wine + Cider Bar

If you desire a fun evening with excellent food and drinks, look no further than Graft Wine + Cider Bar. Only open in the evenings, the establishment serves delicious local fare with New York state hand-crafted wines, ciders, and beer.

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