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Roosterfish Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Roosterfish Brewing Co.Roosterfish Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
3.71/5
Based on:
25 Beers
107 Reviews
Place Score: 88
Reviews: 29
Visits: 47
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Eatery ]

303 N. Franklin St
Watkins Glen, New York, 14891
United States
phone: (607) 535-9797

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
Place added by: John

Also home to Wildflower Café.
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Reviews: 29 | Visits: 47
Reviews by mobud:
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2.9/5  rDev -25.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

Stopped into the brewpub on a Saturday at lunch and expected a crowd based on the 60 or so cycles parked out front. That was not the case; there were only 5 or 6 tables full. My party of six wanted to try the HopWarrior, but they were out. We tried to get the Pale Ale and that was out also. Not a good start! After placing our order, I settled on the Brown Ale; more towards a porter to me. The heavy roasted malt taste was different,but welcomed on this hot day. The food took a long time; nothing but a few burgers. Other tables that came in after us got served faster by a different person, our lady did not seem all that sure of herself. Tried the IPA to kill time and was not disappointed.

When the food came, we were all happy with the outcome. Burgers were good and the salads tasty. The prices were good and the food/beers were of good quality. The only real knock I have is the availiblity of several of their marque beers and of the swag that they sell. We all wanted glasses and shirts, but our server told us they were all out, "the last week was crazy". I know sometimes things happen behind the scenes, but how do you miss an chance for free (for them) advertising? I will hit this place again when my wife decides she need to go wine hunting! (1,261 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of JWhat
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Nice location in the heart of Watkins Glen. Hang out inside or in the open air entry ways that look out at tourist, classic autos and motorcycles cruising through town. (168 characters)

Photo of craftaholic
4.86/5  rDev +24.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

The new tasting room is going to be gorgeous! Saw the blueprints and it is going to bring a top notch beer garden to watkins! (125 characters)

Photo of indianabeerman
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of ColdOne
3.39/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of greyghost86
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of logicalparadox
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Quaint interior with a down to earth, pub ambiance. Staff and service are OK, but vary widely. They won't fill a half growler?! Beers are really good overall and they've got a good selection to choose from (10-12, I think). The food sounds better than it tastes, but to be fair it sounds really awesome. Pub food with personality and a focus on fresh, local ingredients. Beer menu is well made and they have a handy tasting sheet so you can easily tell them what you want and always know which is which. Nice place, overall. (524 characters)

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3.32/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Jaybirdbrew
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of boszormeny
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Stopped in for dinner while on a Finger Lakes brewery tour. An outstanding selection of beers. There was inside and outside seating. very cool garage doors to the outside. Food was awesome. If you like BBQ stop in. Lots of beer selections, something for all tastes. They had a band starting just as dinner finished, wished we could have stayed longer. (351 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Stopped in here for lunch on my birthday trip to Ithaca.

The beer selection was alright. Nothing crazy on tap, but all of their usual suspects. Rooster Fish beer runs from average to bland to me most of the time. Drinkable, but I wouldn't seek it out. Hop Warrior and Cocoa Porter were the best I tried.

The food was better. They claimed to use all local ingredients, and it made for a very tasty experience. Salad and burger was great.

The service was satisfactory. Refilled sodas and waters at a good pace. The atmosphere was alright as well, the place was a little too dark at times. (590 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of rmargeson
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Long time restaurant (Wildflower Café) is now known for the brewpub but it is good pub grub and a "happening" place in Watkins Glen - old-timey English phone booth out front. Music often on weekends and the place can get really jammed in the summer but off season is very pleasant way to spend an evening in a fairly British-type pub atmosphere. (346 characters)

Photo of johnnnniee
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

We stopped in here on 8/2/2011 while on vacation.
Small dimly lit restaurant on the left side and a dimly lit bar on the right side. This place takes up two store fronts that are connected in the front with a small passageway by the front windows. We ate an early dinner in the restaurant half. Service was a little confused, but once things got rolling we were taken care of. The staff even prepared a cake for my daughter who turned 7 that day. The food was good, a step above pub food, but it was a bit pricy. The beer I had I really enjoyed. If I were ever in Watkins Glen again I would definitely stop by again. (616 characters)

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Roosterfish Brewing Co. in Watkins Glen, NY
88 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.