We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Fairground Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
852 Coffeen St, Watertown, NY 13601-2317
+1 315-782-7335
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:15
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

195 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 194: English reviews
Alexandria Bay
Level Contributor
131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is old faithful to me. I have been eating at the Fairground Inn since I was a teenager and I am now 50. Leo Coleman is a great man and has a great special on thursday with the prime rib and side. Always good no matter what you order. The soup and chowder are always a must too.... More 

Thank kitakuni
Watertown, New York
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family oriented, waitresses are very personable, very busy place waiting time can be up to a half hour. Food is excellent great sandwiches that are very large, great Italian food, prices are great for the amount of food served.

Thank ramonas850
Potsdam, New York
Level Contributor
66 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful surprise! Got there on a Friday a little after Noon, place was packed...good sign. Got seated in the bar which was fine with me. Good service, great menu choices & fantastic prices! Food was EXCELLENT. Will definitely be back.

Thank steve p
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is usually quite good. Reuben sandwiches are very good. Wait staff is friendly and efficient. Bar has great atmosphere.

Thank Tracy Q
Syracuse, New York
Level Contributor
75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First off, I love this place... always have. Been going there since I was a kid. It's right next door to Coleman's and Sboros but I love Fairgrounds for the variety, family atmosphere and budget pricing. Great sandwiches, Italian food, and their bar is quaint. Another reason to skip Applebee's and go to a real restaurant. The beef dip is... More 

Thank PorkDiddy98
Medford, New Jersey
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't want fast food but wanted a quick meal as we were travelling back from Canada. We will remember it next time. Great service, ample portions and good food.

Thank Joneill119
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Service was good but the prime rib WAS FABULOUS!!!! Never thought I could taste one out here like back home did... KEEP IT UP!

Thank rjpkkv
Watertown, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Great selection and service. Locals frequent this restaurant. You won't be disappointed

Thank WEE1150
Clayton, United States
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We visit at least once a month. We have never been disappointed even if we had to wait. Friendly atmosphere, great food and quick service. Quality always the same. They do it right!!

Thank RiverT24
Manlius, New York
Level Contributor
37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful EVERYTHING! Listen, the Fairgrounds Inn is a landmark eatery in upstate Ny. Located next to the Alex Duffy fairgrounds on Coffeen Street, the place is easy to drive by. Don't. The sandwiches are the best, the Italian dishes are wonderful and let's take a moment to acknowledge the desserts, too. Now here is the trick that only a Watertown... More 

Thank mayorriven

Travellers who viewed Fairground Inn also viewed


Been to Fairground Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:15
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 852 Coffeen St, Watertown, NY 13601-2317
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 315-782-7335

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fairground Inn staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?