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Fred's Inn Restaurant & Lodging

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Steakhouse
5149 State Highway 12, Norwich, NY 13815-3208
+1 607-334-9282
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good21%
  • Average26%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible17%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
5149 State Highway 12, Norwich, NY 13815-3208
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A little out of the way. Have eaten lunch, dinner and weekend buffets here. Nothing special. A great place for a quiet lunch or dinner as there are usually just a few people there. Staff needs help though. Very poor service and looks like they...More

Thank valerie830
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Bbq was spot on. They start you with bread and fresh raw veggies, a nice touch. I had the ribs and chicken, it was very tasty with a variety of sauces available. This is a casual, local place that delivers on flavor and service. My...More

Thank kelly s
FredsInn, Owner at Fred's Inn Restaurant & Lodging, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Thank You for prioviding tour comments on your stay and dining experiance it is very much appreciated!

Reviewed 29 May 2017

Just returned from Fred's - stayed 2 nights - the room was really spacious and clean. Quite comfortable. My only problem with the lodging is the staircase to the second floor rooms. Extremely steep (seems like a long climb up).... I also believe 2 handrails,...More

Thank DMF53
FredsInn, Owner at Fred's Inn Restaurant & Lodging, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thank you for your positive comments and we will look into the handrails. Thank You! David Cirello Owner

Reviewed 14 April 2017

We checked into the Lodge (I reviewed this too) then had lunch. French onion soup was good, solid and we shared a Rueben which was aso very nice. Good menu selection, fair prices. Décor is warm and inviting.

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Stopped eating there because the food was awful. Prices are high. Service not so great. Surprised they are still in business.More

Thank poetwoman
FredsInn, Owner at Fred's Inn Restaurant & Lodging, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Hello, It is disappointing that we could not wow you during your visit with us as we do strive to provide our customers with high quality, inventive meals that will leave your taste buds wishing for more! We would appreciate you providing us with the...More

Reviewed 6 February 2017

Worst food and service we have had in years. Food was either out of a can or over cooked. Service was totally non-existent. Was never asked if we needed drinks and had to ask for the champagne. Got up 5 times to get my own...More

2  Thank Timothy B
FredsInn, Owner at Fred's Inn Restaurant & Lodging, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Timothy, We're sorry to hear that your experience with us could not be more positive. We do strive to make your experience the best that it can possibly be, and it's disappointing that your experience did not make that apparent. If you wouldn't mind, please...More

Reviewed 31 January 2017

stopped at Fred's for dinner with tow friends. was very pleased. extensive menu. pleasant atmosphere. good food. good service. reasonable prices. all very good

Thank Hartland28
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Menu very heavy on meat..and more meat. And lots of it. Finally settled on a pulled pork sandwich and it came double sized. Too much BBQ sauce made it very unappealing. Sweet potato fries were under done. Even though I barely touched the meal the...More

Thank CSSnowshoer
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Met family members here Wed. after Christmas. 6 of us. The relish tray was good. Had a nice dip (I presume honey mustard) that had a good kick to it. Bread was served with a dipping oil containing herbs. Pretty good. Entrees were okay but...More

1  Thank kayofcny
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Fred's Inn is a long-standing and reliable eatery in Norwich, NY. The menu is low key fare, nothing very fancy. But the items they have are good solid casual food. There are a number of televisions (large, flat screen, ceiling mounts), the bar is quite...More

Thank Trish F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5149 State Highway 12, Norwich, NY 13815-3208
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +1 607-334-9282
  • E-mail
Rocco’s Inn was owned between 1933 and 1935 by Rocco Battista. The restaurant was sold in 1941 to Fred Biermien who named the restaurant Fred’s Inn. Fred sold half interests in the business to Carl Genneris and Mudd Fuller in 1952. Wolfgang Bogler purchased the Inn in 1974. The restaurant was then purchased in 1977 by Armando “Chick” Cirello who currently owns and operates the business with his partner and son, David. Fred’s boasts of fine casual dining for groups of 2-200. In 1998 six upscale guest rooms were added to the property. Two years later Fred’s Inn was home to 25 guest rooms with amenities including high speed internet access in every room, Jacuzzi suites with fireplaces, a handicapped accessible room with man down alarm, microwaves, hairdryers, irons, and complimentary coffee pots.
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