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“great bbq”
Review of Nickel's Pit BBQ

Nickel's Pit BBQ
Ranked #4 of 43 Restaurants in Watkins Glen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$44
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: 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!
Eagleville, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great bbq”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We stopped here for lunch on a Sunday and were seated immediately. We ordered 3 different bbq dishes and they were all delicious-meat was perfectly cooked and tender. Not many options for a non-meat eater(didn't expect many!), but the onion rings were a meal by themselves. A little pricey for lunch but well worth it.

Visited July 2014
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New York, NY
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“oh my, those wings !”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Awsome beers (Rooster Fish) and some of the best wings I can recall in a loooong time! Efficient and attentative staff.

Some complain they run out of food BUT that is to be expected at any good BBQ joint...the smoking takes hours to a day, so get it while they have it ! We missed out on the ribs and I'm ok with that because we got there late at night....that's the chance you take.

The wings...oh my! Have never before had a dry rub wing and now it is my favorite. Extremely crispy and yet moist on the inside. Excellent! Tried the sauced wings on our second visit and they were also excellent. The chili needed a touch of salt for my taste but was a meat lovers dream - loaded with brisket & huge chunks of pulled pork !

Heard good things about their loaded curly fries but was entirely too full to order them so I guess we'll just have to return there on our next visit to Watkins Glen.

  • Visited July 2014
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“I could bathe in the original bbq sauce”
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

We stopped for a quick bite, and split the brisket burger and fries. We quickly realized we needed more fries to soak IP the BBQ sauce offered on the table that blew us away! Building is very neat and the staff was super friendly.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“No ribs at a rib place”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

We tried going twice, but they were out of ribs.......at a place known for ribs! It was a bummer because we heard the beer was great.

Visited July 2014
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Watkins Glen
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food but very expensive.”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

The BBQ was good, but the prices were horribly expensive. More so than any place in town. Their beer prices were very high!!!

  • Visited July 2014
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