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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Tamarack so having the restaurant right there in the building was very convenient. We enjoyed the food and the prices were reasonable. Service was very good despite being very busy. No reservations but if you get there before 6:00 you can get in without waiting.

Thank lingar
Arlington, Virginia
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115 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For dinner three of us each ordered different dishes, A vegetarian dish, a steak, and a lobster mac and cheese. All three were happy diners but my lobster mac and cheese was tasted by all and voted top choice. Later that evening we returned for desert. Recommend the butterscotch bread pudding with vanilla ice cream.

Thank William D
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location after skiing all day but food was too salty or greasy. Very bad tasting. My whole family had a bad meal. Pizza was soggy and overloaded with cheese, my hamburger was too salty and so were the fries. The mac and cheese was horrible so my son did not eat it. The fish fry tasted of but you... More 

Thank Mike P
Bethesda, Maryland
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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was crowded and the food came out late. We also noticed that after people left, some of the tables had not been bussed. I would recommend it for drinks and dessert.

Thank GeraldWW2
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited on a number of occasions. The ambiance is good, but the food nothing spectacular. Prices are fair, staff decent, but the location central to the slopes. Maybe they need a new menu.

Thank Ssouthpaw
Hamilton, Ontario
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food, good value, great micro brewery beers. Location is perfect inside the Holiday Valley Hotel.

Thank hamiltonian1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

A lot of craft beer on tap, the food is fresh, served hot with a friendly smile, all staff was very knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank Marleen V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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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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

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
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?