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The Wildflower Cafe & The Crooked Rooster Brewpub

$$ - $$$, American,
301 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1202
+1 607-535-9797
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (93 reviews)
“jambalaya” (17 reviews)
“rooster fish” (49 reviews)
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Brew Pub, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
301 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1202
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Came here for dinner on Friday night. Atmosphere was inviting. My wife had the bacon cheeseburger, which was excellent. My Fun Guy burger was not so fun. Cheese sauce was barely there, same with IPA Mustard. Therefore, I asked for additional mustard, beware, they will...More

Thank jbogle2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice English style pub. I had a burger. My wife had fish taco's and my step-daughter had a chicken wrap. I had a sprite and my wife and stepdaughter had ice teas. Our final tab was a whopping $57. While the food was, I...More

Thank GeorgeNadine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have dined here before. This time we probably waited 45 minutes for a table, which was fine with us. We enjoyed a beverage on the Rooster Fish side while we waited. The sweet hostess checked in a few times and eventually seated us. Then...More

301FranklinStreetInc, Manager at The Wildflower Cafe & The Crooked Rooster Brewpub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you so much for posting your review and please allow me to deeply apologize for your experience. There is never an excuse for poor service and our staff should know better than to act this way. I will personally follow up with them...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking into the Wildflower Cafe is like stepping into an old time saloon. Not the sort of place one might expect to be accommodating to vegans. However, I was impressed with how many vegan options there were and how delicious the food was. The prices...More

Thank greyhop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant business is a tough one so I am not one to expect everything perfect but the Rooster feels like it's just phoning it in. It's a brew pub with brewing equipment on premise yet they are out of 3 of the 7 beers...More

Thank CowboyCraig
301FranklinStreetInc, Manager at The Wildflower Cafe & The Crooked Rooster Brewpub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Craig, Thank you so much for the honest review and I am so sorry that you had a rough experience with us. I don't want to make excuses for anything but we will always remake any food - no questions asked - if they...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tomas and I stopped here for dinner after Watkins' Glen. He had the Jambalaya. The chorizo, shrimp, and mussels in it were really great. There were also a lot of really nice additive flavors like peppers and onions. I felt like the wild rice that...More

Thank Anna L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had some really good burgers and wraps here for lunch with some tasty local beers. THe service was friendly and fast and prices were reasonable..atmospherre was cool..with brew tanks and so forth ..definitely go back here !

Thank traveler541
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a vegetarian, try the quinoa burger, served with a spicy sauce and a great fresh roll. My friends said their beef burgers were also very good.

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting wine country near Seneca Lake. First night of visit had a fun, casual dinner here and it was so good. Best chicken wrap I have ever had - must have been the organic chicken! My husband had a lobster roll sandwich and was really...More

Thank debrapetraska
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband loves hot wings. We happened to strol through Watkins Glen and decided to stop at Wildflower for lunch. So glad we did! We ordered beers, very tasty, and appetizers: the wings and artichoke spinach dip. Delicious. Fresh, well cooked, served with care. Can't...More

Thank MarieIC
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Wendy V
30 August 2015|
Response from Heather G | Reviewed this property |
Yes! I got a whole rundown from the wait staff on what was able to be customized. They can certainly accommodate you. The vegan tacos I got could certainly be made with veggie filling instead of the gluteny seitan.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1202
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
  • Phone Number: +1 607-535-9797
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