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John Harvard's Brewhouse

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American, Bar, Pub
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Holiday Valley, Ellicottville, NY
+1 716-699-5350
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a few meals at this restaurant and everything was very good. Service was great. If you are here on weekends, reservations are a good idea. Their fish and chips, nachos and pastas are recommended.

Jamestown, New York
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246 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for dinner and drinks with some friends. It's a bit pricy, but what do you expect being at a resort. The food was good and they have a nice selection of beer. Overall I liked it there, just be prepared to spend some bucks.

Thank Jim W
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We stopped here on our way to dinner; at 8:00 p.m. on a Saturday night we were expecting something a little more upbeat. The place was practically empty, music was on but it was hard to hear and slow. We had a drink and left because we were bored. I'm guessing ski season is a little different, but this night... More 

Thank wendychev
Cohoes, NY
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197 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stopped in with my husband and daughter-in-law for lunch on Saturday. Our food was fresh and delicious. The portions are large. My daughter-in-law and I enjoyed the house salad and their chicken and cheese quesadillas...We could only eat a half portion...so my husband finished mine! My husband enjoyed his soup and sandwich, too. Our server was very accommodating...nice location, good... More 

Thank smartcookie1916
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had dinner at John Harvard's on a Sunday night during the Ellicottville Fall Festival. The restaurant was crowded, but were seated in 15 minutes. The food was very good and the portions were generous. The four of us had different menu items. I had fish and chips, which was excellent. Our friends had Salmon and Pot Roast. Everyone was... More 

Thank Ed F
Buffalo, New York
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We visit Ellicottville every year at this time for a couples weekend. We have lunch at John Harvards each time. The food is great each time including this time! Perfect location for what we need. The bartender kind of ruined it for us this year and was pretty obnoxious and making rude remarks. Hoping this doesn't ruin the experience for... More 

Thank Sun_chaserNewYork
Hamburg, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Great atmosphere, very good food and great value. Six of us stopped for lunch and ate on the patio which had great views. Everyone enjoyed their food. Large portions. Only quibble was the fruit salad-nothing special and apple wasn't that good but all the sandwiches were delicious and the fries were awesome. Appetizers were all very good.Mimosas were great!!

Thank Rosalita10
Rochester, New York
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We stopped by for lunch on a beautiful Saturday afternoon and sat on the patio. Service was slow but friendly. Please note is was Saturday of Labor Day weekend so there were lots of people at the pub as well as the adjacent pool (which also gets their food from here). Food was adequate. Beer flight was good. The atmosphere... More 

Thank RochesterIBC
Rochester, New York
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104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Service was amazing and quick with Stella as our waitress! She handled our party of 5 couples with a great attitude! Food was prompt! The food was just average, nothing special but the salads were huge! Martini from the bar were very good! The margarita tasted like they were made from a mix. We had a great time!

Thank Slanz
Wheatfield, New York
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Had lunch here and we really enjoyed it. The restaurant and bar area are nicely decorated and classy. The prices were good and so was the food. It over looks the pool area which is the only thing we didn't like but it wasn't a deal breaker. I suppose when the pool is closed in the evening it is much... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holiday Valley, Ellicottville, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Ellicottville
  • Phone Number: +1 716-699-5350

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?