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Nickel's Pit BBQ

205-207 N Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1201
+1 607-210-4227
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (95 reviews)
“curly fries” (32 reviews)
“baked beans” (20 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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205-207 N Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1201
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time at Nickel's... Stopped in for a quick lunch between winery visits. Had the brisket and pulled pork and 5 of the pig wings and 2 pints of IPA. We left so full, I needed to sleep in the car before the next winery....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank eshaffer2009
Reviewed 6 November 2018

After a day of visiting wineries my family stopped in for a dinner meal. We got there about 5:15 on a Friday afternoon. As soon as we entered you could smell all the meats cooking. What an intoxicating aroma! I ordered a pork bbq sandwich...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ccbbssee
Reviewed 21 October 2018

We stopped in here for a quick bite and we were pleasantly surprised. We had the Nachos and the Pulled Pork. Everything was very tasty. One note: this is a BBQ place with a lot of Smoke for the Meat. So we did smell of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kirk S
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

What great food, service, and our meals were timely. Some of the best BBQ we've had in a long time. The pig wings were amazing, just have/try. We bought the bloody Mary mix & there dry rub. Yum...

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

My partner and I went for a long moderately strenuous hike. When we were done barley able to speak we began our trip back to the center of town, Watkins Glen. We pulled up to a restaurant where we had eaten the evening before. We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cjpl63
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Quick service with friendly staff. LOVED the fried pickles with beer batter breading. Conveniently located near Watkins Glen National Park.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank michelemS4222ZQ
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I each ordered the pick 2 combo so we could try the variety of meats offered. We had the pork, brisket, kielbasa and turkey. All the meats were very good. In addition we had the chili, baked beans, tater tots and grilled...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dave K
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We ate at the bar and had a mix of the barbecue (wings, kielbasa, pulled pork on nachos, etc.). The barbecue was a nice mix of smoke with still being able to taste and appreciate the taste of the meat (not oversmoked). Their house rub...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank luellen
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The meal was great. We had chicken and ribs. Both fell off the bone and very tasty and filling. Brought part of the meal home as we were both full. They are always very busy so expect a wait, it's worth it.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Missy918
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Highly recommend eating here. If you like BBQ you wont be disappointed. The prices are reasonable, drinks are cold, the service is friendly.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank swablecarol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 60
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205-207 N Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1201
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
  • Phone Number: +1 607-210-4227
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We partner with a local farm and our menu is updated to reflect availability. Our ribs, chicken, brisket and other meats are so popular that they may sell out during business hours, or not be featured. All of our meats are smoked fresh and smoking is very long, intricate process that cannot be rushed. Give us a call to see what we are offering! We do classic BBQ with an Upstate NY spin and want to give you the best dining experience. We appreciate your understanding, flexibility, and appetites!
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