Seneca Lake provides a stunning backdrop for the small town of Watkins Glen. With fewer than 2,000 permanent residents, Watkins Glen offers world-class attractions such as the State Park and Watkins Glen International. After a day of exploring miles of winding paths, streams, and waterfalls at Watkins Glen State Park, enjoy a picnic or grab a bite to eat at one of the town’s local cafes and restaurants.

Jerlando`s Ristorante

Established in 1993, Jerlando`s has been expanding ever since. Currently we have three locations serving delicous Italian & American Cuisine for over fifteen years. We strive to offer the best in quality, value, and of course quantity. If you are lucky enough to spend time in the Gorgeous Finger Lakes Region, you owe it to yourself to pay us a visit. // Amazing Italian pasta dishes with a welcoming atmosphere. The garlic knots are a MUST!
Location: Watkins Glen, NY

Seneca Harbor Station

Looking for a special place to eat? Try the Seneca Harbor Station for a unique dining experience. Enjoy your dinner on the shore, or experience a dinner cruise aboard the Seneca Legacy. With boat tours aboard the Stroller IV as well, this is one stop that you should definitely take!
Location: Watkins Glen, NY
Phone: (607)-535-6101

Nickels Pit BBQ

Great Pit BBQ and Beer. Try their Rooster Fish Brewing location also!
Location: Watkins Glen

GRAFT Wine and Cider Bar

Graft Wine and Cider Bar is in downtown Watkins Glen, just a short walk from the end of Seneca Lake and the pier. GRAFT highlights local Finger Lakes producers on a rotating seasonally focused bar and kitchen menu. Creative, simple, seasonal small-bites, snacks, salads, sandwiches and desserts are thoughtfully prepared in-house and designed to pair with the ciders and wines available.
Location: Watkins Glen, NY

Thai Elephants

Wonderful, fresh Thai cuisine in a small, cozy atmosphere just off of Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen
Location: Watkins Glen
Phone: (607) 210-4168

El Rancho Mexican Restaurant

Small Mexican restaurant with some really great margaritas!
Location: Watkins Glen

RoosterFish Pub Brewing

Formerly known as Wildflower Crooked Rooster, Rooster Fish Brewing Pub sounds new but offers the same pub fare you love. Our brewpub menu is in-house curated and features unique ingredients and themes with decadent pairings for our brews.
Location: Watkins Glen

Glen Mountain Market Cafe and Bakery

Glen Mountain Market Bakery & Deli is located in the bustling upstate village of Watkins Glen, NY. Amidst rolling vineyards and estate wineries, boating and sailing excursions, waterfalls just waiting to be explored, and bountiful race history you will find our market on the north end of town. Located at 200 North Franklin Street, here you can find a plethora of amazingly tasty local eats and drinks! As a fully functioning cafe, deli, and bakery we are sure to supply anyone`s unique tastes!
Location: Watkins Glen

Sapalta Dining at Plum Point

Sapalta is working with a number of local farmers and artisans to add an interesting and unique local flavor to all our dishes. We are proud to work with and serve some truly unique food made by artisans around the Finger Lakes. We also offer a hand selected wine menu of some of our favorite Finger Lakes wines that have made this area so popular. -from Sapalta
Location: 3482 Plum Point Rd S Himrod, NY 14842
Phone: 607-243-7535

Stonecat Cafe

Sustainable regional cuisine. Garden to glass cocktails. Finger Lakes wine.
Location: 5315 State Route 414, Hector, NY 14841
Phone: (607) 546-5000

The Elf in The Oak

An adorable place with delicious, expertly prepared sandwiches, breakfast, salads and daily creative specials and local beverages too.
Location: 4221 New York 414 Burdett, NY 14818
Phone: 607-546-4641

Grist Iron Brewing Company

The pizza is incredible here! If you are not into that, they also have BBQ, Handwiches and shareables.
Location: 4880 NYS Route 414 Burdett, NY 14818
Phone: (607) 882-2739