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Nickel's Pit BBQ

) #3 of 28 Restaurants in Watkins Glen ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Barbecue
205-207 N Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1201
+1 607-210-4227
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (70 reviews)
“curly fries” (26 reviews)
Opens in 7 min
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
205-207 N Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1201
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11 - 20 of 288 reviews

Reviewed 10 July 2017

We took out a large order including brisket, chicken, macaroni salad, corn muffins, tater tots (delicious!!), curly fries and coleslaw. I had the brisket on a bun (purchased the buns separately somewhere else) with Nickel's Pit's BBQ sauce and coleslaw. It was great! The chicken...More

Thank KrisSteve06
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The food was ok, service was excellent and the seating was fun. We sat outside. There is not a great selection but then it is just a bbq place.

Thank Frostcove
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We went on a Sunday night before 4th of July. We had a party of 6. After a 1.5 hour wait (what was understandable for that weekend) we finally got seated, we were told by the host that they were out of ribs and baked...More

1  Thank Tine O
Reviewed 4 July 2017

My wife and I ate at Nickels Pub on Saturday July 1st. We found parking along Main street and walked up to the restaurant. There was a waiting line and we were told the wait would be about 25 minutes. We were seated on time...More

Thank Gordon R
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Today me and some friends visited for dinner and had Sarah as our server. She was excellent, she was prompt and knowledgeable on everything sold within the restaurant. She was funny and always there if we needed anything. She is personable and an exceptional server,...More

Thank NYBuffalomike
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We were in Watkins Glen for the weekend 6/23-25 and were headed toward another dinner destination when we found that destination closed due to a private function. We ended up walking in to Nickel's. We probably should have made it our first choice. Great BBQ...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We are from Tennessee, home to lots of great BBQ. This was excellent! We recommend the pig wings, loaded tots, and beans. The pulled pork was just okay. Overall, fantastic.

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We so were looking forward to some BBQ . Not here . No smoke at all sauces meh - marinated chicken 24 hours = mush . corn pucks are just that onion donuts rings heavy & greasy . On the up side a very good...More

Thank omni98
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Nickel's Pit BBQ was a real surprise. It seemed like one of those unique neighborhood restaurants you run into in a place like NYC. Right on the main street through town, you can sit in the nice open area and watch the world go by...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 24 June 2017

My husband loves visiting BBQ pits when he visits the USA, I have only ever tried brisket, pulled pork and ribs from standard menus in restaurants. We visited on a busy Thursday night, after a short wait we were seated and drinks orders taken. We...More

Thank Jofrod
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 44
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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 small, 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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