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The Gin Mill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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20 W Washington St, Ellicottville, NY 14731-9787
+1 716-699-2350
07:00 - 02:00
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was the best part of this trip. The restaurant was overcrowded and understaffed. 1 waitress for 12 tables. Long wait for everything. Had my family with me. I will not bring them back again. Lots of other kids but just too dirty for me. And the bathroom, omg I almost walked to a neighboring business for my young child... More 

Thank David S
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was excellent and the decor has a tonne of character! A fun pub atmosphere with a live band but our server was very grumpy and the washrooms aren't nice at all.

Thank Amanda I
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have eaten there before and service has always been ok, but today was horribly slow. After skiing at nearby Holiday Valley this morning/afternoon, my husband, son and I stopped in for what we thought would be a quick lunch before a long ride home. Quite the opposite. We seated ourselves promptly and the server was quick to take order. We... More 

Thank smprph
Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was AWFUL. Our server was Natalie. She touched all of our silverware at eating end with dirty hands. Also observed server for another party do the same. She was extremely rude--very inpatient when taking orders and short with all interactions. We waited 1+ hour for food. During this time, did not check on us. This is even more unacceptable... More 

Thank Nickkandl7733
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great, friendly service at this cool spot in Ellicotville, NY. The food was good - menu had nice selection. Live music!

Thank vsmith152
Hamburg, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was disappointed in the entertainment during the New Year's Eve weekend at the Gin Mill. The same bank played 3 nights in a row! WHAT the place was busy could they not afford to hire a different band? We came into town for the weekend, not to hear the same band on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday which was... More 

Thank csbrown1956a
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot for apres ski drinks and food. Can be very busy at times. Lots of drink options, but food was mediocre.

Thank iliketravel99
Wainfleet, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fun place to go for the young and old. Part of the EVL experience. Great long island's, burgers and fish and chips. Gotta go for the fun atmosphere. Usually packed during ski season.

Thank kimbeverley13
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Only order one and share, a huge portion, served fresh with choice of side, coleslaw, bun & butter. The burger's are a great option as well, and return in the morning for an omelette, coffee is 50 cents. There might be a line-up, this location is a local favorite, excellent value, try to sit in the front, the back room... More 

Thank Marleen V
Medina, New York
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Me and some friends stopped in during a outing in ellicottville. It's was our first time, place was packed, many many taps on hand and a good band that night. Great service and staff

Thank crgardner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 W Washington St, Ellicottville, NY 14731-9787
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Ellicottville
  • Phone Number: +1 716-699-2350

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?