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Fred's Inn

$$ - $$$
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
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5149 State Highway 12, Norwich, NY 13815
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South Lyon, Michigan, United States
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We checked into the Lodge (I reviewed this too) then had lunch. French onion soup was good, solid and we shared a Rueben which was aso very nice. Good menu selection, fair prices. Décor is warm and inviting.

Thank Bob W
Binghamton, New York
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Stopped eating there because the food was awful. Prices are high. Service not so great. Surprised they are still in business.

Thank poetwoman
FredsInn, Owner at Fred's Inn, responded to this review

Hello, It is disappointing that we could not wow you during your visit with us as we do strive to provide our customers with high quality, inventive meals that will leave your taste buds wishing for more! We would appreciate you providing us with the date and time of your experience. As these dishes are typically graced with compliments, we... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Worst food and service we have had in years. Food was either out of a can or over cooked. Service was totally non-existent. Was never asked if we needed drinks and had to ask for the champagne. Got up 5 times to get my own water. Once while two server's were standing right next to me by the drink table... More 

1 Thank Timothy B
FredsInn, Owner at Fred's Inn, responded to this review

Timothy, We're sorry to hear that your experience with us could not be more positive. We do strive to make your experience the best that it can possibly be, and it's disappointing that your experience did not make that apparent. If you wouldn't mind, please send an email to dcirello@citlink.net with more details regarding the date/time of your visit so... More 

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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

stopped at Fred's for dinner with tow friends. was very pleased. extensive menu. pleasant atmosphere. good food. good service. reasonable prices. all very good

Thank Hartland28
New York City, New York
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920 reviews
529 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 398 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Menu very heavy on meat..and more meat. And lots of it. Finally settled on a pulled pork sandwich and it came double sized. Too much BBQ sauce made it very unappealing. Sweet potato fries were under done. Even though I barely touched the meal the waitress did not even ask if everything was ok. Passing this one by, next time.

Thank CSSnowshoer
Syracuse, New York
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119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Met family members here Wed. after Christmas. 6 of us. The relish tray was good. Had a nice dip (I presume honey mustard) that had a good kick to it. Bread was served with a dipping oil containing herbs. Pretty good. Entrees were okay but nothing great. I got the flat iron steak and it was medium rare (which I... More 

1 Thank kayofcny
Tyler, Texas
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Fred's Inn is a long-standing and reliable eatery in Norwich, NY. The menu is low key fare, nothing very fancy. But the items they have are good solid casual food. There are a number of televisions (large, flat screen, ceiling mounts), the bar is quite sizable, and the dining room is also large. We are not fans of the all-you-can-eat... More 

Thank Trish F
Norwich, New York
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We went to Fred's Inn for the buffet and were less than impressed. They do have a large buffet with many varied choices but unfortunately not of it was very tasty. Food all seemed processed....nothing fresh from main courses to side dishes to desserts. We wouldn't go back or recommend.

1 Thank miggy2016
FredsInn, Owner at Fred's Inn, responded to this review

Hello, We regret to learn that we had let you down during your visit with us. We try our absolute best to be as consistent as possible with the taste and quality of our food, and we apologize for providing you with an experience that did not reflect our usual standards. We can assure you that it's a top priority... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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132 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Referred here by many. A small 'homey' restaurant. It is well known for it's steaks. Small tables for couples and larger room for groups. And if you enjoy yourself too much there are rooms to be had.

Thank Richard K
Brossard, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Stopped here on our annual bike trip to DC. Great rooms, great food, great fun!!!! Everything was perfect! Keeping this one in the books for years o come!!!

Thank brian l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5149 State Highway 12, Norwich, NY 13815
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Norwich
Rocco’s Inn was owned between 1933 and 1935 by Rocco Battista. The restaurant was sold in 1941 to Fred Biermien who named the restaurant Fred’s Inn. Fred sold half interests in the business to Carl Genneris and Mudd Fuller in 1952. Wolfgang Bogler purchased the Inn in 1974. The restaurant was then purchased in 1977 by Armando “Chick” Cirello who currently owns and operates the business with his partner and son, David. Fred’s boasts of fine casual dining for groups of 2-200. In 1998 six upscale guest rooms were added to the property. Two years later Fred’s Inn was home to 25 guest rooms with amenities including high speed internet access in every room, Jacuzzi suites with fireplaces, a handicapped accessible room with man down alarm, microwaves, hairdryers, irons, and complimentary coffee pots.

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