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The Crystal Restaurant

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87 Public Sq, Watertown, NY 13601-2626
+1 315-782-9938
07:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 07:00 - 21:30
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Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had breakfast here, our particular server seemed less than thrilled to be there which put a bit of a bad vibe to the whole place although I did see another server being rather friendly and quick. The food was good and the pricing a little under average.

Thank kevkan-ott
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really like this place. It's downtown, parking in the back and a walk upstairs. From what I hear this place has been here for years. It's a pretty dinner. The service was top notch and the food was great. I got the eggs and hash. It's just humble dinner food. I can't hate it's yummy. If you're in town... More 

Thank Max C
Watertown, New York
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watertown, New York oldest restaurant. Very quaint but good food at a reasonable price. The staff is very friendly and usually very busy. Breakfast for four (4) ran about $12.00. They have shirts that say "Be patient - Peter is cooking" Unlimited coffee and a very casual pace.

Thank James O
Watertown, New York
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we go out to dinner this is one of the first places we think of. Their food is very good. On the busiest nights it seems like everything moves efficiently. Only draw back is that it is super noisy in there. But that is the way it is set up to be

Thank kellyfh
Potsdam, New York
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62 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Hope this place NEVER changes! 10 deep at the door waiting for a table. Enjoyed Tom & Jerry's at the bar while waiting for a table (10 minutes). Service & food were top notch. We had the Leg of Lamb & Turkey dinners...both large portions & excellent & less than $8 each!!!! Enjoyed a couple glasses of Pinot Noir, really... More 

Thank steve p
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Great love their Tom and Jerry,s Food is great too big portions old fashion restaurant friendly reasonable prices

Thank Barbara F
Kingston, Canada
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

From the outside the place does not look very inviting, however once you step in the front door you take a small step back in time. A time that would remind you of the 1950's and the hey day of the diners. The place was very clean, the service staff were excellent and the food was very good. My partner... More 

Thank Amos1073
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198 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This was such an iconic restaurant. It took me back to my childhood. We loved the old, never changed decor! The menu was right in period. The service was average but not exceptional even though it was a slow night. The food was also average....good, but not exceptional. The cost was very reasonable. Would I suggest going here....yes I would.... More 

Thank Buckeye017
Massena, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I can hardly believe places like this still exist. This is very great. I can't believe anyone would be mad enough to give this a one-star rating. It is amazing!

Thank MongolRaider
Pascagoula, Mississippi
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Great environment, lots of old original decor, good food! My wife and i wrote attempting to eat local foods.

Thank db_dot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?