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The Crystal Restaurant

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87 Public Sq, Watertown, NY 13601-2626
+1 315-782-9938
07:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 07:00 - 21:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great love their Tom and Jerry,s Food is great too big portions old fashion restaurant friendly reasonable prices

Thank Barbara F
Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the outside the place does not look very inviting, however once you step in the front door you take a small step back in time. A time that would remind you of the 1950's and the hey day of the diners. The place was very clean, the service staff were excellent and the food was very good. My partner... More 

Thank Amos1073
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such an iconic restaurant. It took me back to my childhood. We loved the old, never changed decor! The menu was right in period. The service was average but not exceptional even though it was a slow night. The food was also average....good, but not exceptional. The cost was very reasonable. Would I suggest going here....yes I would.... More 

Thank Buckeye017
Massena, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can hardly believe places like this still exist. This is very great. I can't believe anyone would be mad enough to give this a one-star rating. It is amazing!

Thank MongolRaider
Pascagoula, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great environment, lots of old original decor, good food! My wife and i wrote attempting to eat local foods.

Thank db_dot
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

amazing very historic place, just on the old town square, with pressed tin ceilings and amazing panelling and bar, old style tile floors. completes the 1920 décor. Equally amazing are the prices. I had a turkey dinner, dressing, mashed potatoes, peas, with a side of home made macaroni salad for $7.50. All was home cooked. A must visit to the... More 

Thank thephoenixrisesagain
Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Stopped in for a late lunch after reading lots of positive reviews. Atmosphere is good, all old woodwork and tin ceilings, a real dinner experience. I had jalapeño poppers and the roast turkey meal with were good and reasonably priced. You can get a burger for $3.50, where are you going to get that kind of price for a homemade... More 

Thank D B
Ghent, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband & I stopped in for dinner while on a mini vacation. Loved the tin ceilings, woodwork and fixtures. I ordered an app. of fried asparagus-what a treat! It was delicious and alot of it. I had the turkey dinner which was also very good. My husband had the steak which he enjoyed. I know of no other place... More 

Thank sarestifo
Burlington , Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were passing through Watertown and noticed that the Crystal has been around for many years .... there's usually a real good reason for that !! We were very happy with the selection and value pricing for a genuine home cooked meal . There aren't too many places like this and we wish that there were! The booths are old... More 

Thank John D
Upper Arlington, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

It's like a step back in time, including the prices. The food was pretty good. And the building itself is worth going in for a meal.

Thank MartinMcS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Public Sq, Watertown, NY 13601-2626
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 315-782-9938

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