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A Local's Guide to Watkins Glen Restaurants

A Local's Guide to Watkins Glen Restaurants

Whether you are visiting Watkins Glen, New York, for the first time or after a while, hitting the restaurants in the area is a must. The village has many local eateries to provide an unforgettable experience and meal.

Here are five popular Watkins Glen restaurants that locals always flock to.

1. Curly's Family Restaurant

Stop by Curly's Family Restaurant for a bite on the way to or after visiting Watkins Glen State Park. The mom-and-pop shop offers delicious breakfast and lunch items you can enjoy. Get diverse meals, from omelets and pancakes to sandwiches, burgers, seafood or classic Italian dishes.

2. Nickel's Pit BBQ

If you're in the mood for smoky, savory barbecue, be sure to make a trip to Nickel's Pit BBQ for dinner during your stay in Watkins Glen. This BBQ joint offers various renditions of pulled pork, wings, brisket, chicken and ribs. You can also get beer, wine and cocktails.

3. Thai Elephants

Do you enjoy delicious Thai food, or are you interested in experiencing a new cuisine type? Either way, visiting Thai Elephants is a must while in Watkins Glen. The restaurant offers authentic Thai flavors and dishes like pad thai, drunken noodles, curry and tom yum.

If you want or need vegan options, visit Thai Elephants' partner restaurant, Green Elephants Thai Vegan Restaurant.

4. Jerlando's Ristorante & Pizza Co.

Get your Italian and American cuisine fix while eating at Jerlando's Ristorante & Pizza Co. The restaurant offers unbeatable pizza, pasta, chicken, steak, fish and oven-baked dishes.

5. Graft Wine + Cider Bar

If you want a special date night during your vacation, check out Graft Wine + Cider Bar. The restaurant offers locally sourced, farm-to-table-esque dishes you will love. Graft Wine + Cider Bar also has a selection of wine and cocktails.

Try All the Restaurants While Staying at Watkins Glen / Corning KOA Resort

Whether you go on a food tour or try one or two places on the list, you need a place to call home for the duration of your trip. Watkins Glen / Corning KOA Resort is the perfect solution. Our KOA Campground is family-friendly and has everything you need to remain comfortable and relaxed. Plus, the campground is less than 10 minutes from these Watkins Glen restaurants.

Stay in your RV, at a Tent Site or in one of our lodging options and enjoy the campground's diverse amenities. Are you ready to experience the cuisine Watkins Glen offers? Prepare for your trip by booking your campsite with us today!

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