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Fred's Inn

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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5149 State Highway 12, Norwich, NY 13815
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Binghamton, New York
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

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

Thank poetwoman
FredsInn, Owner at Fred's Inn, responded to this review

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 date and time of your experience. As these dishes are typically graced with compliments, we... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles 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 water. Once while two server's were standing right next to me by the drink table... More 

Thank Timothy B
FredsInn, Owner at Fred's Inn, responded to this review

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 send an email to dcirello@citlink.net with more details regarding the date/time of your visit so... More 

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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
New York City, New York
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909 reviews
521 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 waitress did not even ask if everything was ok. Passing this one by, next time.

Thank CSSnowshoer
Syracuse, New York
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113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 nothing great. I got the flat iron steak and it was medium rare (which I... More 

Thank kayofcny
Tyler, Texas
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 sizable, and the dining room is also large. We are not fans of the all-you-can-eat... More 

Thank Trish F
Norwich, New York
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We went to Fred's Inn for the buffet and were less than impressed. They do have a large buffet with many varied choices but unfortunately not of it was very tasty. Food all seemed processed....nothing fresh from main courses to side dishes to desserts. We wouldn't go back or recommend.

Thank miggy2016
FredsInn, Owner at Fred's Inn, responded to this review

Hello, We regret to learn that we had let you down during your visit with us. We try our absolute best to be as consistent as possible with the taste and quality of our food, and we apologize for providing you with an experience that did not reflect our usual standards. We can assure you that it's a top priority... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Referred here by many. A small 'homey' restaurant. It is well known for it's steaks. Small tables for couples and larger room for groups. And if you enjoy yourself too much there are rooms to be had.

Thank Richard K
Brossard, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Stopped here on our annual bike trip to DC. Great rooms, great food, great fun!!!! Everything was perfect! Keeping this one in the books for years o come!!!

Thank brian l
Smithville Flats, New York
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Wife took me to Fred's for my birthday-never had a bad experience there until today. First the drinks we ordered were wrong (waitress said she never made them before so she had to remake them), secondly, waitress said there was no cook on duty so we would have to wait which wasn't a big deal. Website says they are open... More 

1 Thank William L
FredsInn, Owner at Fred's Inn, responded to this review

Hello William, I am so sorry that you birthday experience was not as positive as your visits in the past. Customer Service and satisfaction are of our greatest priorities and I am sorry that it did not come across that way to you. I would also like to apologize for any confusion from the menu, as we are making transitions,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5149 State Highway 12, Norwich, NY 13815
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Norwich

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?