Looking for a good restaurant that's off the beaten track? On the western shore of Seneca Lake, nestled among the vineyards, is Rainbow Cove. It's a small, unpretentious resort, away from town. The restaurant is good, but not too pricey. One of its most appealing features is its beautiful, rustic, lakeside setting.
It's open from May to October. I never stayed at the resort, but it's a quiet, rather out-of-the-way place. You can "get away from it all" right here.
Favorite Dish: The seafood is fine.
Address: 3482 Plum Point Road, Himrod, New York 14842
Directions: About a mile off Route 14, roughly 14 miles north of Watkins Glen. Look for the signs along the highway.
- Wine Tasting
- Spa and Resort
The community surrounding watkins glen is a mixture of cattle ranchers AND vegan enthusiasts. In this city you can have your choice: steak or nature/grain burger. The local fast food burger chain place was the first in North America to try selling veggie burgers to customers. Well you don't have to eat there because the city is full of restaurants.
Castle Grisch Estate Winery and Restaurant. This restaurant that specializes in Swiss and German food has a wonderful atmosphere. On Friday nights they have a German Swiss buffet. The also have a nice brunch on Sundays too. There is also a variety of other dishes too including pasta, and nice large salads.
Favorite Dish: The Swiss Fondue with toasted bread.
Address: 3380 County Rt. 28,Watkins GlenAdd to your Trip Planner
Glen Mountain Market This cafe and deli offers great and unique food with many options for vegetarians and vegans.
Favorite Dish: They offer a great selection of sandwiches and baked goods.Their focaccias are out of this world! Also the Mountain House sandwich which is hummus,lettuce,tomato,olive relish and feta cheese. Yummy!
Address: 200 N.Franklin Street ,Watkin's GlenAdd to your Trip Planner
Very nice waterfront dining, with great views of Seneca Lake. The building was once a railroad station, built in 1876; the old tracks are still visible.
Favorite Dish: I had a really good burger.
Address: Franklin St
Directions: On the waterfront, near the Miniature Gold Course and Marina.
Phone: (607) 535-4541