Restaurant wasteland?? Where are you people from? I take exception to the posts that insist you need to drive to Syracuse or to Potsdam for a decent meal. We may be in NNY but we certainly have some wonderful local choices. It sounds to me as tho some of the people who are responding to your question have not bothered to find/try our local restaurants. Some of our local places are : Art's Jug, Sboro's, The Fairgrounds Inn, Pete's Restaurant, The Partridge Berry Inn, The Apollo, Cavallario's Cucina...all serve a wide variety of TERRIFIC food (Italian, Greek, Barbecue, American) They are all locally owned and WONDERFUL. Sackets has some great places,too..The best restaurant in the area by far, is Tin Pan Galley. I would put them up against any place, anywhere. The Barracks, the Sackets Cantina, The Sackets Harbor Brewing Company and Goodfellow's are also wonderful places. Watertown also has their share of chain eateries..Ruby Tuesday's, Applebee's, Texas Roadhouse, Red Lobster and TGI Fridays, if you are looking for that "comfort zone". Please do not assume that because we are not a big city we do not have any good choices, because if you do, you will be missing out on some GREAT meals.