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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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“pulled pork” (70 reviews)
“curly fries” (32 reviews)
“ribs” (64 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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1 - 10 of 365 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We are Barbeque snobs from the South. This was really good. Creative dishes...loved that! The service was okay...our waitress wasn’t very attentive, but it was busy.

Thank Wynne W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent smoked wings then deep fried crispy with dry rub or sauce of choice. Fall off the bone succulent ribs. Great pulled pork and brisket sandwiches. Even the sides are tasty. O yes and the Rooster Fish beer's on tap are delicious. Nickel's is a...More

Thank Joe R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was just a short walk from the Harbor Hotel. We ordered the pork nachos, smoked chicken wings, mac attack, & buffalo pulled pork sandwich. All of the food was good. We also had some very good beer.

1  Thank doublecrossed
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the charming village at the start of many Nice fingerlakes, we drove by Nickel’s Pit BBQ. Als a Good alternative to the foods of Washington DC, we took the 3 combo. Brisket, pulled pork and turkey. Me as a bbq fanatic, am always in...More

Thank Erikk85
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for a nightcap and was immediately seduced by the rich smokey aroma that permeates the place. We decided then and there that we’d be back for lunch. We returned at lunchtime but were seated after a short wait at the bar. Brisket,...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being from the Carolinas, I am always hesitant to buy barbecue. However this barbecue met all expectations. My husband and I enjoyed dinner especially the pulled pork on Friday night. We picked up a pint of the barbecue because it was so good to bring...More

Thank toricreech12
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live right in the village, and visit this great place every week! You are greeted by friendly staff, and in warm weather, you can sit outside and watch the bustle of the main strip, or sit inside. There is live music on some days....More

Thank cwat321
Reviewed 1 week ago

MY wife and I decided to try Nickel's, we were promptly seated and look at a menu full of exciting options. The food was soon on the table and I was enjoying the pulled pork nachos and my wife had the pulled pork combo with...More

Thank drgah
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was amazing. There were ten of us and we were seated in a comfortable length of time. I had a pulled pork and my husband had beef brisket on a bun and both were great.

Thank Patricia5019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We never eat BBQ that often, so this was a good choice. Food was ordered and came out quickly. It is a very busy place so kudos to the cooks for working hard to get the food out. Food was very good and everyone there...More

Thank Julianne S
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Restaurant Details

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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