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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%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (74 reviews)
“curly fries” (31 reviews)
“wings” (62 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
205-207 N Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1201
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Associated with the Rooster Fish brewery, stop in to Nickels for a great brisket sandwich or rubbed wings. Bartender very friendly and helpful, fun comfortable atmosphere with half the bar outdoors, outdoor seating with heaters for when the temperature dips a little. Definitely will go...More

Thank M Kathleen S
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We took a mini vacation to the Finger lakes and stopped in for dinner at Nickel's Pit BBQ. We shared the pulled pork nachos, which were amazing & a brisket sandwich, which was tender and juicy. The service was wonderful. Great portions, you will be...More

Thank chefkristie
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I would highly recommend this place. Food was great and they had a great variety of beer and wine. Staff were great and very laid back. Beware: they aren't open for lunch, but they are worth the wait for dinner.

Thank Gasherbrumfour
Reviewed 18 October 2017

After hiking the gorge in Watkins Glen, we really worked up an appetite so we headed for this bbq joint. The restaurant is in a large, open space like an old garage with brick walls and cement floor. They have a big selection of bbq...More

Thank nancynj
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The fried dill pickle chips were outstanding along with the brisket on Weck! They had a great selection of beers and food to select from. When in bbq this area again, we will definitely eat hete again!

Thank Myboysareloved
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. The ribs were outstanding...with various tasty sauces to choose or not...as were the tater tots and other sides. The cornbread was awful, however...dry and crumbly. All portions were generously sized and the service was excellent. One additional note... I...More

Thank PamelaK O
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We went for dinner while staying on Seneca Lake and this place was great. The weather in October was crazy warm and when we got there around 7 or 8 they said they weren't seating outside but we more or less still ended up at...More

1  Thank alissaks
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Had a delicious dinner here. The food was fresh and tasty. We arrived at the restaurant a little late (8 pm), so they had sold out of some of their selections, but the pulled pork and smoked turkey were delicious!

1  Thank PCjunior805
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I live near Watkins Glen and know it fairly well from many shopping trips. I was surprised to find Nickels BBQ recently. Pleasantly surprised with the BBQ. Since I have spent a fair amount of time as well in TX, I know my way around...More

1  Thank MamanNY
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Friendly atmosphere, great BBQ. You must try their Buffalo Pig Wings. Who knew pigs had wings. My new favorite.

1  Thank valaly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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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