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The Crystal Restaurant

87 Public Sq, Watertown, NY 13601-2626
+1 315-782-9938
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“turkey dinner” (13 reviews)
“peas” (5 reviews)
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87 Public Sq, Watertown, NY 13601-2626
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had lunch for 8 at this place after a bike ride. Don't let the 1960's prices dictate the food quality. It is excellent as is the service and the ambiance. Some of our group retuned a few day after. Worth the stop if passing by...More

Thank gijoejr53
Reviewed 1 week ago

Early breakfast before some appointments. Great place to run into friends. Price, quality, atmosphere and speed can't be beat. Serving staff watched the cups and keeps the coffee flowing. A Watertown institution. Can't wait for the Tom and Jerrys and the to try the new...More

Thank SuperVisor1000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat here for a while before someone brought menus, placemats, and forks. No one brought water right away. Waited about 10 minutes to place drink and food order. It is dimly lit. The original decor is really neat. Some things could be updated with maintaining...More

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the food. I had the Roast Turkey. It was delicious but very filling. The prices were amazing- about half of what you would pay anywhere else and the portion size is substantial. A heads up about the restrooms - they are only...More

Thank Wedde2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you enter this establishment you are transported back to yesterday. Such a cool place, the food is home made and reasonable. Delish!

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Service owners are on the property always. They great with a smile. feels like you are home. Nice place

Thank EdDonato
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had relatives from out of state visit in July and we went to the Crystal for dinner. It was around 7pm and there were 13 of us. They didn't blink an eye about setting us up altogether. Everyone was pleased with their dinner. All...More

Thank littlebirdie3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on a trip to Canada with our grandchildren and checked Trip Advisor for a restaurant recommendation and we picked The Crystal Restaurant. It is located in the center of town and the décor makes you think you are walking into the 40's...More

Thank navybng
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is working class food. If you want seafood that isn't breaded, this is not your place. If you want turkey or beef or ham smothered with in-house produced gravy and dressing with a side of homemade beet pickles, this IS your place. Good appetizers,...More

Thank hilwoman
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The four of us just loved this place. Wherever you look there is something bringing you back to 1925. If you happen to need to go to washrooms, definitely 1925 environment! A very warm and smiling service with simple, tasteful meals at very low prices.

Thank Pierre C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Public Sq, Watertown, NY 13601-2626
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 315-782-9938
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