Where to Eat in Lockport: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Mikaela Didonna

Lockport is a city in Niagara County, New York, United States. The population was 21,165 at the 2010 census. It is so named from a set of Erie Canal locks (Lock Numbers 34 and 35) within the city. Lockport is the county seat of Niagara County and is surrounded by the town of Lockport. It is part of the Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Things to do in Lockport

1. Shamus Restaurant

98 West Ave, Lockport, NY 14094-3608 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible American, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 - SGD 33 +1 716-433-9809
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 187 reviews

Shamus Restaurant

Reviewed By Clubcats3

We recently heard that Shamus did a large renovation. As a married couple with two kids, we don't get out to each much but love Shamus when we can. We took the kids and my parents with us this time. The new, fresh look was great. Just the kick it needed to stay one of our favorite restaurants. The owner was friendly and kind to our children. Kids menu had a good selection. We all enjoyed our meals. The scallop appetizer with caramelized onions was my favorite.

2. Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream

79 Canal St, Lockport, NY 14094-2817 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa American +1 716-201-1643
Excellent
88%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 191 reviews

Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream

We are a cool little artisan ice cream shop that specializes in amazing ice cream in flavors that will astound you.

Reviewed By arwerther - Rochester, NY

After completing the Lockport Cavern tour, we stopped here for a snack. Amazing place - beautiful building, friendly staff and phenomenal ice cream! Didn't expect this "artisanal" ice cream parlor to be as good as it was! We thoroughly enjoyed our hot chocolate, peanut butter, cookies and cream and glazed donut scoops. Decadent and unique, we will definitely visit again if we are in the area.

3. One Eyed Jacks

5983 S Transit Rd, Ste 1, Lockport, NY 14094-6369 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 716-438-5414
Excellent
63%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 176 reviews

One Eyed Jacks

Reviewed By rodney01 - st. catharines

We were looking forward to this and our expectations were only heightened after smelling the wonderful aroma of smoking meat in the parking lot. The meal did not disappoint. Generous portions cooked to perfection. The brisket was juicy and melting tender. The BBQ sauces were good and the service fast and friendly. An all around good time.

4. Frey's Tasty Treat Incorporated

6186 S Transit Rd, Lockport, NY 14094-6361 Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout +1 716-625-4068
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Frey's Tasty Treat Incorporated

Reviewed By Moomus - Lockport, New York

Went early this afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed an outstanding Black Raspberry/Vanilla Custard Banana Split Hof Fudge Sundae! It was the finest sundae that I have ever had! The service was very prompt and thoroughly enjoyed my experience thanks to The Dale Association's PROS Center For...MoreIt was great having you! Glad to hear you enjoyed your "tasty treats". Hope to see you again soon!

5. Aguacates Authentic Mexican Restaurant

5674 S Transit Rd, Lockport, NY 14094-5843 Reservations, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 9 - SGD 33 +1 716-280-3785
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 93 reviews

Aguacates Authentic Mexican Restaurant

We offer the best authentic Mexican food in the area. We are family friendly and a family run local business. Stop in for dinner you will be glad you did.

Reviewed By JuneNY

I had been here a couple of times before and went again today with seven friends. Service was prompt, efficient and friendly. Everyone was well satisfied with their lunches off of the lunch menu. Prices are VERY reasonable. The decor is interesting and colorful. They certainly do not skimp on the size of the portions. I had the chicken chimichanga and it was delicious! I think this may be the best Mexican restaurant I have eaten at.

6. Lock 34 Bar And Grill

80 Main St, Lockport, NY 14094-2843 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 716-433-4222
Excellent
56%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 81 reviews

Lock 34 Bar And Grill

Reviewed By 528sunshine - Williamstown, New York

I moved from Lockport a couple of years ago and came back to visit.
Met a friend who recommended it. We met early enough that we missed the typical lunch crowd and were seated right away.
Our waitress was friendly and accommodating. Lunch didn’t take long and even though there was a misunderstanding with my order, it didn’t take long to fix.
My friend had the steak salad and I had the portobello burger. The dressing for the salad was unique and good! (Grape believe it or not)
My burger was good but the bun was close to being stale, so that took away a bit.
Other than that it was a good meal.

7. Hilltop Restaurant & Bar

4206 Lake Ave, Lockport, NY 14094-1163 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 9 - SGD 33 +1 716-433-7060
Excellent
79%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 74 reviews

Hilltop Restaurant & Bar

Family Owned & Operated, Comfort Food at Comfortable Prices

Reviewed By RLU818 - Niagara Falls, New York

One of our friends retired and in order to celebrate we decided on lunch and the retiree picked the Hilltop Restaurant. While it is out of the way the food and service were excellent. The specials list was as long as a menu and the waitress had it committed to memory. The selections included salads, sandwiches and meatloaf. All were pleased with their selection and a return is already planned so more of the selections can be tried. The hardest part of the visit was the selection of the entree. The waitress was exceptional.

8. Tom's Diner

11 Main St, Ste 1, Lockport, NY 14094-3627 Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 13 +1 716-439-4283
Excellent
56%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 106 reviews

Tom's Diner

Step Inside, Step Back in Time

Reviewed By JuneNY

I had lunch with my sister here today. I think it is her favorite place, and it's certainly ONE of my favorite places to eat in downtown Lockport. I ordered the PiTTSBURGH SALAD off of their specials blackboard. It was really good and it was so huge that I brought much of it home. I requested that the fries on my salad be their fresh cut fries rather than the ones that are frozen but somehow that request got lost. The regular fries were good anyways. I hope they make the PITTSBURGH SALAD a regular item.
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9. Village Eatery

429 Davison Rd, Lockport, NY 14094-4025 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, American, Pizza, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 716-433-0688
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 92 reviews

Village Eatery

Reviewed By Paul T - Washington DC, District of Columbia

We went to the Village Eatery Italian Bistro for my brother-in-law's birthday; 10 adults, 2 children. They were able to handle us well; set up the tables in a back room, but still open to the rest of the restaurant. Food is a wide variety of Italian dishes (Lockport is heavily ethnic Italian); everything from basic pastas to scampi, and variations of veal, pork and chicken dishes. I had the fruit de mar on a bed of linguini with a white wine sauce. It was very good, with a lot of pasta but not as much on the seafood: Two scallops, 3 cherrystone clams, a few shrimp...$19 plus tax and tip.

10. New York Beer Project

6933 S Transit Rd, Lockport, NY 14094-6330 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Grill, Pub, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 12 - SGD 39 +1 716-743-6927
Excellent
40%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 192 reviews

New York Beer Project

New York Beer Project is a Destination Brewery, Gastropub, Taproom, Private Event Space, and Outdoor Biergarten located in Lockport, NY.

Reviewed By Paul M - Buffalo, New York

We like New York Beer Project (NYBP) in Lockport. They have a massive beer selection, including their own microbrewery choices. They have good food, and the place always seems to be packed. But this recently we had a disappointment.
I invited two friends to NYBP for lunch on Sunday. We arranged to meet at 1:00 pm. When we got seated, we discovered that NYBP only served their limited brunch menu, with the change to the full menu at 2:00 pm. We didn't want to wait until 2:00 pm, so we had to order from the brunch menu. Everybody in my party was disappointed with the limited choices. We all went with the best option we could find, but none of us were able to order what we had hoped to order.
It would be nice if the restaurant made their full menu available a little earlier, maybe even 1:00 pm, but 12:00 would be better. We've learned our lesson and if we go again on a Sunday, it will not be before 2:00 pm.

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