We had a fairly busy day planned and didn't want to spend a lot of time at lunch so we found a couple of middle eastern places on Victoria. The nicer of the two was a sit down restaurant, the menu said everything was made to order and expect a 20 minute wait. So we decided to eat at the other place we saw, no tables inside and only one outside, this is definitely a take away place. We found a nice shady spot on the grass across the street and ate our lunch there
Favorite Dish: We both ordered chicken shawarma sandwiches, pita bread filled with spit roasted chicken and topped with whatever you want on it-lettuce, onions, tomato, peppers, garlic sauce, tahini sauce, hummus. For the two sandwiches and two sodas it was around $13CDN
The Falls and Firkin is a nice place to relax with a beer. The pub which is in the Casino foodcourt/dining area serves traditional pub meals and snacks. It is quite compact with dining booths and a few tables but it has a nice atmosphere.
We sat on the terrace overlooking the falls. It was a cool night, people were friendly, our waitress was attentive. We got beautiful photographs.
Favorite Dish: We enjoyed our salads, vegetable spring rolls and teriaki salmon.
Niagara's Finest Steak & Seafood restaurant, the award winning - Remingtons of Niagara. Delicious food. Very nice and relaxing.
Favorite Dish: Casual yet elegant atmosphere is equally ideal for family and romantic dining.
Close to the tourist trap area, yet off the beaten path. Great variety in food, reasonably priced, nice atmosphere and service.
Favorite Dish: Amazing view of the Chippawa creek and blossoming flowers accross the street.
The special was a steak and fries for $8.00
"A traditional grille house with a southern flare"
GREAT cuisine, Vine list consists of some of the finest wines in the world.
The food was amazing and the service excellent.
Favorite Dish: http://www.monticello.ca/menu.html
We had the thali here but nothing was great really! Infact after this experience we decided not to quite spend these kind of monies trying to get an Indian meal. While in US be an American was the thought! :)
In the Niagara welcome center there is a food court, so head there for Chinese, italian, mexican or Indian food. All quite affordable and fresh since the number of people eating here is very high!
Favorite Dish: Indian Veggie Thali, for $9 it was really filling and the guy at the counter gave us as much dal as we could eat. So three cheers for him!
A NICE PLACE TO EAT ON YOUR WAY BETWEEN NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE AND NIAGARA FALLS. You are about 10 - 15 minutes north of Niagara Falls when at this restaurant.
Favorite Dish: I think I had a nice turkey and tomato sandwich, as I recall.
There's not enough space on this page to list all of the restaurants in Niagara Falls. Suffice to say most of the popular family style restaurant franchises are here: Appleby’s, TGI Friday's, Perkins, Denny’s, Boston Pizza, etc. Lots of take-out and fast food places too: Popeye’s, Quiznos, KFC, McDonalds, etc. and of course Starbucks and Tim Horton’s.
Word of caution: Niagara Falls is a tourist destination and menu prices at the franchises can be higher here than in your town, especially if the restaurant is located near "the falls". Check the prices before you order! BE REAL CAREFUL WITH DENNY'S and PERKIN'S!
You will find quite a few buffet style places in Niagara Falls with huge banners advertising All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast $7.99! Be careful, you may get the food for $7.99 but a cup of coffee or glass of juice will cost you $3.50 and another $3.50 for refills. Check prices before you order!
Criticisms aside, there are countless good quality reasonably priced restaurants in Niagara Falls serving everything from Korean to Italian and even a few greasy spoons. Best way to find them is "ask a local" ... hey, I'm a local!
My choices for best-bet dining in Niagara Falls:
Tim Horton’s – Good coffee, great breakfast sandwiches.
Simon's - Greasy spoon at Bridge Street and River Road. Great breakfast, fair prices and your hosts Pat & Rose will treat you right! As a point of interest, Simon's is the oldest restaurant in Niagara Falls.
Lococo's Deli - It's actually a deli counter in a large Fruit and Vegetable Market on Victoria Street not too far from the Niagara Parkway. Great place to buy a loaf of bread, choose from a great selection of top-quality lunch meats and cheeses and maybe pick up some fresh tomatoes or a basket of fruit. Lococo’s is a leading distributor of fruits and vegetables in the Niagara Region.
Quiznos Subs, Little Caesar’s Pizza and Popeye’s – For fast food and take out gotta go with these three. Great subs at Quisnos, excellent sauce on Little Caesar’s Pizza and Popeye’s, well, hands-down the best chicken
Mick & Angelo’s: Italian, good food, fair prices and friendly atmosphere.
Buffets at Casino Niagara or Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort – Best bang-for-your-buck if you really want to tie on the feedbag. Prices are very reasonable. One price includes all you can eat from an outstanding selection of Canadian/American, European and Asian foods and all the coffee and soft drinks you want.
Lucky’s Steakhouse in Casino Niagara – A little pricey but they offer good service in a very nice restaurant and the steaks are outstanding.
These recommendations are obviously biased. I know what I like! There are some other very nice places to dine in Niagara Falls including:
The Rain Forest Cafe
The Copacabana Brazilian Steak House
And others …
The food at most of the restaurants around the falls was just ok. The only restaurant where we really enjoyed the food was at Wolf Gang Pucks. It was great gourmet Italian food. Two other restaurants we ate at had magnificent views of the falls but the food was just good.
Favorite Dish: Wolf Gang's had a dish with home made pasta, sundried tomatos, prosiutto, and an awesome cream sauce. Great but fattening!
Early evening we were taken to this restaurant approximately a 15 minute drive into the countryside. Arriving at the restaurant located high on a hill overlooking timbered country and wetlands we enjoyed the view as we sipped on pre dinner drinks.
The table settings were outstanding and my main course Fillet Mingnon was delightful, Jill had the local salmon. The starters and sweets were of similar standard.
Planet Hollywood was near the CN Tower, which was near our hotel--Renaissance At The Skydome. So....we dropped in for lunch and ordered hamburgers, which were delicious!
Where else could we dine where the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Demi Moore peered over our shoulders? Music videos projected onto screens accompanied our meal--very much like Hard Rock Cafe! It made a routine lunch interesting!
Home cooked meals, polish, italian, and canadian dishes, fish and chips, steaks,baby beef liver, roast turkey etc. They have a daily menu at reduced prices. Childrens Menu also available.
Favorite Dish: I like their baby beef liver and onions, perogies, and their steaks.
Hans and I met up with Jenny (JennysTravels) and MelsTreks ( Melanie) while we were in Niagara Falls. We met at SHOELESS JOE'S , which was right next to the new Fallsview Casino.
I had the classic Burger ( $9.98 ) and Hans had the Phillies Steak Sandwich ( $11.98 ).
Their Classic Burgers are certified Angus Beef Sirloin Burgers and are served on a poppy and sesame seed egg bun, with lettuce, tomato onion pickle and fries.
Their Phillies Steak Sandwich is thinly shaved beef dipped in au jus and smothered in mixed cheses, sauteed onions and peppers and served on a panini bun with au jus.
For an additonal .98 tiy can add a caesar salad, house salad or soup of the day.
They also offer Sirloin Steak, Ribs, Teriyaki Stir Fry, Fish and Chips, Penne, Fajitas and chicken wings.
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