Most Popular Restaurants in Niagara Falls

April 14, 2018 Rosalyn Ihle

A popular spot for getting wowed or soaked amid natural splendor, Niagara Falls attracts curious spectators and adventurous honeymooners from around the world. The splendid main attraction - more than six million feet of water cascading over a rocky crest - sits partially in the United States and partially in Canada. The U.S. side has recently been busy promoting other activities to lure visitors. Venues like the Aquarium of Niagara offer parents fun and engaging alternatives for kids, after or in between visits to the Falls. Outdoor recreation such as hiking, biking, fishing and camping can be found at the Niagara Falls State Park. The storied history of attempts to conquer the majestic Falls is captured at the Daredevil Museum; the Schoellkopf Museum concentrates on the history and geology. There's more to the Falls than, well, the Falls, including a wide array of dining and lodging options, from budget to upscale. This awe-inspiring region makes for an exhilarating and multi-faceted getaway
Things to do in Niagara Falls

1. Third Street Retreat

250 Rainbow Blvd, In Rear of Jefferson Apts, Niagara Falls, NY 14303-1247 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 716-371-0760
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 185 reviews

Third Street Retreat

We serve ALL day Breakfast! For Lunch come and enjoy our Village Greek Salad (yum). In the mood for something different? Try our unique sandwich options such as the Cran Club, Ghost Roast, and many other local favorites. So MANY options. Dinners served on Friday and Saturday, everything is fresh and made to order so you may change it to your likings!

Reviewed By lovetotravelIl - Il

We found this place through Tripadvisor in our search for a brunch type of menu and it didn’t disappoint. Good selection of breakfast and lunch dishes. We’ve ordered pancakes, an omlete, burgers, and sandwiches – all were very good and the portions were very satisfying. The place itself is very small and seems to be popular with both the locals and Niagara visitors. It’s décor is pretty neat with old records plastered on the walls and funny saying hanging around. They have a pool table that you can use if you have some spare change on the second floor.

2. Bakery Restaurant and Lounge

3004 Niagara St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303-2030 (Formerly Bakery Lounge and Grill) Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 716-282-9498
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 197 reviews

Bakery Restaurant and Lounge

Bakery Restaurant is famous for Steaks, Lobster Tails, BBQ Pork Ribs,Chicken, Seafood, Pasta, Fish Fry, Gluten Free Options, Bakery Burgers, Beef on Weck,Chicken Wings and Tasty Desserts

Reviewed By sanddollar1977 - Hamburg, New York

We were recommended to come here by our hotel. It’s an incredible experience. The caring staff (both Madison & Rich were awesome) and impeccable food quality made our visit perfect. Steaks are so tender. Lobster is perfect. Baked potatoe great. Had drinks after at the...MoreHi Sanddollar, Thank you for the awesome review and Five Star Rating. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Kevin Young

3. The Griffon Gastropub

2470 Military Rd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304-1558 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Brew Pub, Bar, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 716-236-7474
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 687 reviews

The Griffon Gastropub

A Gastropub is defined as a pub that serves high quality food and drink. We here at The Griffon serve fresh, inventive, thoughtful food with a twist, from around the world, cooked to order with love. We have 50 craft beers on tap, an assortment of great beers in the bottle, over 250 different liquors & a great wine list. Our guests are like family and the lifeblood of our restaurant, service is of the utmost importance to us. We a re a casual fine dining, full service restaurant. We thank you for supporting a locally owned restaurant and if there is ever anything we may do to make your experience better please don't hesitate to ask for us!! Come experience the PubLife!! Ken Scibetta & Edward Webster

Reviewed By SockBeek - Ontario

We had great service from our bartender, Dave, and everyone at the bar seemed be getting great service and enjoying the drinks and atmosphere. There were a steady stream of people all night, and many regulars, as the bartenders remembered many by name.
The food was great - good portions, and the waitress was friendly. The chicken fingers are awesome! So fresh, juicy and tasty! Enjoyed my salad entree as well, and hubby liked his sandwich. We'd go back. If you're going, definitely make a reservation!

4. Donatello's Restaurant

466 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1506 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, American, Pizza, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 16 +1 716-282-2069
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 363 reviews

Donatello's Restaurant

Reviewed By AL K - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A must visit for every individual who visits Niagara Falls. Donatello's offers a variety food...Pizza, subs, salads etc. I mostly get a sub for breakfast. The food is made with lots of love and the staff will treat you like family. They also serve great coffee and cookies. Note : "THEY ARE CLOSED ON SUNDAYS"

5. Savor

28 Old Falls St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303-1280 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 52 +1 716-210-2580
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 277 reviews

Savor

Savor, the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute's (NFCI) fine dining restaurant, provides a real-world hands-on learning experience for students enrolled in the Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, Restaurant Management and Hospitality programs. Savor features an open kitchen where student chefs are on "display" to showcase their talents to the guests. Students work in rotation throughout Savor, including the wood-stone oven, serving fine dining cuisine. The goal is to expose students to classically prepared cuisine, presented in today's modern style, with an emphasis on using high quality local ingredients, all in a state-of-the-art kitchen. Product used in the restaurant are purchased from local sources. Savor's menu changes with the four seasons to give student chefs opportunities to work with and sell the freshest ingredients.

Reviewed By Peg4157 - Youngstown, New York

We had been here a year or so ago and weren't very pleased then. We thought it was time for a return visit. My husband and I shared the Beet salad to start with. I LOVE beet salads but this one was okay. Then he...MoreHi Peg, Thank you for your honest review, we love all feedback. We hope to see you back soon! Best, Dana & Savor Team

6. Michael's Restaurant

3011 Pine Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-2445 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 18 +1 716-282-4043
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 297 reviews

Michael's Restaurant

Reviewed By carrie0866 - Maryland

The food was beyond what I expected. Although it looks slightly like a dive this place is well worth the visit for some real homemade Italian food! The portions are large and the prices are reasonable along with good service. My friend and I had to share to stuffed rigatoni. It came with a simple but very delicious salad and sliced Italian bread for the table. We couldn't eat it fast enough! It was delicious!

7. Villella's Ristorante

795 Rainbow Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14303-1313 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +1 716-284-9778
Excellent
66%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 346 reviews

Villella's Ristorante

Open for lunch & dinner. Casual Italian restaurant featuring home made specials. Located inside the Kalika Hotel on the corner of Rainbow & John Daly Boulevards.

Reviewed By Laura F - Centerville, Ohio

Upon walking up, the thought entered my mind to turn around and go elsewhere. We were not even sure we were in the right place and this was a public restaurant. It is in a small motel/apartment/something across from an indoor pool for tenants/guests/people. Really confusing.

Upon checking at the door - they could have a table ready for us shortly. Upon glancing around a few (and I mean few!) tables - and not much atmosphere - I again debated on leaving. However, we stuck it out.

Good thing we did. What great service and a delicious meal! It took the location, size, and ambiance from a 1 to a 4. While the wine selection was very small - they did have some. The food was fabulous. None of it was wasted at our table!

There really isn't much they can change - I suppose they care stuck with their location.

8. Wine on Third

501 3rd St, North East Corner of Third and Ferry Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1507 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 26 - SGD 33 +1 716-285-9463
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 411 reviews

Wine on Third

Wine on Third is the premier fine dining, tapas and wine bar in Niagara Falls.

Reviewed By TiaraRochester - Rochester

After 2 attempts to book on-line, our reservation was confirmed for New Year's Eve dinner. We were given a choice of eating at the bar or 'up front'. We chose a small table next to the bar which had a view of the exciting Bills game. The bar was busy, but not excessively loud. Our server was courteous and a bit soft-spoken for our elderly ears, but we managed. We each ordered the prime rib special which came with mashed potatoes and asparagus. I do not like asparagus and asked if there was another vegetable I could substitute. He said yes and named squash, zucchini and artichokes. I said I love artichokes and he asked if I wanted them plain or fried. I chose fried and again asked if it would cost extra to which he replied no, it would be substituted for the asparagus. I also asked if they serve bread with the meals. He said he could get us some bread with something to dip it in. He did not mention that there would be a $2 charge for this. It was a bit of a wait for the bread which had a very tasty dipping sauce with it. After about 45 minutes he asked if we would like more to which I replied yes as we were still hungry. But, at that point,our meat, potatoes and veggie arrived and the added bread did not. My artichokes were served on a separate plate in a very appealing presentation. I was somewhat 'shocked' when the bill arrived to find I had been charged $8-9 for the 3 artichokes. They were delicious. The meat was cooked perfectly medium as we had ordered and the mashed potatoes were tasty also. I did question the charges on the bill, and the server explained them to me even though they were contradictory to what he had originally told us, I paid the bill, tipped him well and went on without making a fuss. My companion had a glass of beer with dinner which we weren't charged for. We asked about dessert and were told there was chocolate pie, fried dough and cheese cake, but the cheesecake had just sold out. That would have been really good. The atmosphere was upbeat with many patrons seeming to be regulars. A friendly place with a nice menu. There needs to be better communication for the server to know exactly what to tell the customers though about up charges. I hope the owner continues to do well. We need more places like this. We were visiting the area from Rochester and near-by Buffalo, and will perhaps stop in again.

9. Mario's Pizza

307 Prospect St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303-1105 Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 716-282-2080
Excellent
54%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

Mario's Pizza

Mario's pizza specializes in authentic NY style pizza. We also serve vegan and gluten-free pizzas and garden salads with or without grilled chicken as well.

Reviewed By Sandy B - Xenia, Ohio

We stopped here for a snack one afternoon. We were pleasantly surprised with the pizza. The slices are huge and the prices are great! Will come back again!!!

10. Red Coach Inn - Restaurant

2 Buffalo Ave, Ste 2, Niagara Falls, NY 14303-1133 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 52 +1 716-282-1459
Excellent
53%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Red Coach Inn - Restaurant

The chefs at the Red Coach Inn in Niagara Falls create a new feature menu for lunch and dinner each day. The popular AAA Three Diamond restaurant was rated "Four Stars-Excellent" by the Niagara Gazette, and it was the winner of the Western New York Chef Challenge and the Taste of Buffalo "People's Choice," "New York" and "Best Seafood" awards.A roaring wood fire in the natural stone fireplace warms the Grill Room in winter. In summer the patio, surrounded by a beautiful garden and koi pond is a favorite dining spot. The Rapids Room, an enclosed porch with leaded-glass windows, offers a panoramic view of the majestic Niagara Rapids. The Cruvinet wine bar has rich mahogany paneling with granite and brass accents. It features an array of vintage wines by the glass, flavored coffees, cappuccino, and beers from around the world. The cozy Fireside Room has an extensive library. It is the perfect gathering place for cocktails, an after-dinner drink, or for simply relaxing with a book by the fire. Banquet rooms with picture windows offering spectacular views of the Rapids can comfortably accommodate parties up to 50. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served seven days a week.

Reviewed By George W - Harmony, Pennsylvania

Went for lunch on a very sunny Monday. View of the rapids leading to Falls was great from where we were seated. We all had sandwiches, all were very large with fries or macaroni salad, and delicious. Large portions. we also ordered a cup of vegetable beef soup, which my wife said was the best she had ever had!! Topped off with Creme Brulee, perfect ending to a fabulous lunch. Server Tim was tops!!

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