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Chef's Diner

Watkins Montour Rd, Montour Falls, NY 14865
+1 607-535-9975
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (2 reviews)
“large menu” (2 reviews)
“comfort” (2 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Diner
Watkins Montour Rd, Montour Falls, NY 14865
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I stopped here while visiting Watkins Glen. We had actually asked someone for recommendations for somewhere to eat breakfast but decided to stop here for dinner. Hubby had chicken and biscuits, which he said was the best he'd ever eaten. I only had...More

Thank cgbingo
Reviewed 21 April 2017

When I slid into the booth and sat own, the vinyl took a dip (lol) so I slid down a bit to find some comfort. I am pretty sure THAT needs to be fixed. Nevertheless, I enjoyed having breakfast here. They offer some pretty good...More

1  Thank JuneNY
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I think this originally opened in 1949. It's not fancy, but the service and the food have been good every single time I've been there. They have a very large menu to pick from and serve breakfast all day I think. Be prepared and have...More

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I have been going to races at Watkins Glen since 1970 and Chefs was frequently our first choice for breakfast. A couple years ago it became average so I stopped going. I tried it again this past weekend, September 11, 2016 and it wasn't good....More

Thank mnovakowski
Reviewed 18 August 2016

As a tradition we always have breakfast here after the race Monday morning. As noted good food but slow service.

Thank Masterchiun
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This place is a blast from the past- prices are very reasonable and the service great. Nothing fancy but good food. Had their homemade soup and chili both very tasty and a meal with fried cod- love the rice pudding they give u with the...More

Thank Debra T
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We sat ourselves and were provided with quick service. The breakfast menu was standard and the food was cooked to order, and done right. The only problem was the water. It had an odd taste, perhaps well water and maybe treated because it's near Seneca...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Been going there for years and it is excellent staff with great specials! There menu will remind you of that old fashioned cooking. Great place to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner, or if you just want to stop for a cup of coffee and visit!

Thank teluda
Reviewed 21 December 2015

We have gone to this restaurant several times over the last few years and were never really impressed. However, they got a new chef about a year or so ago, and the food is truly unbelievably good! We go for the all day breakfast and...More

1  Thank w0lfw0man2k
Reviewed 26 October 2015

What can I say, it's homecooked food at reasonable prices. They have a great hashbrown casserole....it's good. I got mine with eggs and bacon. Just like mama made. Great place for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Portions are big. It's a throw back to the 60's...More

1  Thank Patti L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Watkins Montour Rd, Montour Falls, NY 14865
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Montour Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 607-535-9975
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