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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (74 reviews)
“curly fries” (31 reviews)
“wings” (62 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
205-207 N Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1201
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On our annual trip to Watkins Glen we almost always stop here. The food is good, amazing selection of sauce and rubs and plenty of options to share with your party. Brisket salad my wife got was the highlight and truly amazing.

Thank BuffaloDanielL
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Stopped in Friday night for some beer and barbecue. Ended up going back Saturday as well. The smoked wings were incredible. I recommend getting the dry rub, and just adding the different sauces at the table. The pulled pork was also very good. The onion...More

Thank Dave Y
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Lovey spot in Watkin's Glen, serving RoosterFish craft beer which has a good selection. V friendly service, got a table straight away at one of the nice booths, it was busy but you wouldn't notice. I had the Ross & Rachel with the mac n...More

Thank scutchy_jo
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Enjoyed the "Prince" themed cocktails--among the 4 of us we tried 2 of them. Local wine and beer is on the menu too. As some have mentioned, there are a lot of really good choices on the menu! The fried jalapeno appetizer was delicious! Had...More

Thank mizlori
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Excellent bbq wings and craft beer at Nickels Pit, Watkins Glen. Long weekend get away in October - had dinner here one night. The place was packed - a good sign- service was great as were the bbq and beer. Would have liked to have...More

Thank debrapetraska
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

After a day of hiking, boating, and wine tasting, this was a great place to stop for a bite to eat. The staff went above and beyond. The Pig Wings were fantastic. The servings were generous and tasty. I enjoyed my wine selection as well....More

Thank Theresa M
Reviewed 30 October 2017

fun restaurant with good vibe..Service was very friendly and fast. Prices were reasonable and portions were large. THe BBQ was good but honestly wouldnt rave about it. WE did enjoy our meal here and would also return

Thank traveler541
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We left this place totally stuffed! The only downside to this place is there are so many tasty options to choose from its hard to just pick one. The wings are HUGE, seriously....... The bbq sauces are so tasty, and the pulled pork is done...More

Thank Mellayella
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The Pig Wings are a "must". Their dry rub is good. They've got a great list of sauces. The Mac & Cheese has peppa-dew included and is a great creamy side. Place was busy on a Wednesday night, off season...so, they've got it going on....More

Thank bradbeebe52
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Decent sandwiches, but the menu is rather limited. Very nice local wine on tap, yes...on tap! If you like it, the liquor store across the street sells it for about $12.

Thank Linda P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 3 - USD 44
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 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 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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