Best Places to Eat in Niagara Falls

From fine dining at great overlooks, Italian food or delicious grilled meats. Check out the best places to eat in Niagara Falls.

Ana Caballero

Ana Caballero

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Best Places to Eat in Niagara Falls

Breathtaking Niagara Falls | ©Salah Alawadhi

To accompany the spectacular views of Niagara Falls with a good meal is a real pleasure. However, throughout the year, thousands of people come to spend the day contemplating the imposing waterfall, so it is sometimes difficult to find a quiet and original place to eat.

Even so, the gastronomy of this border area between the U.S. and Canada is very rich and varied and we can find many offers adapted to all palates. With prices ranging from 20 to 70 €, there are places to eat ranging from the local offer with the best views, to restaurants specializing in Italian food or even English brunch.

Where to eat near Niagara Falls

Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls| ©Gary J. Wood
Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls| ©Gary J. Wood

If your main goal when you come to visit this wonder of the world is to be able to observe it and have it as close as possible, in this list I will summarize the three best places from which you can have quite privileged views, accompanied by a delicious meal. You may have to look ahead for reservations, but they will be worth it.

Local food and scenery at Table Rock House Restaurant

If you are in love with Niagara Falls and what really interests you is being able to access one of the most privileged views of the entire area, one of the best options for dining is at Table Rock House Restaurant. This place, literally, seems to be built on one of the slopes closest to the waterfall and offers unparalleled scenery.

This restaurant has a varied menu of local and simple meals that do not overshadow its attractive location, but offer a pleasant evening. Their signature dish, the Smoked Salmon Sandwich, is one of the most requested dishes by tourists, who have to book in advance to get a table.

Details of Interest

  • Where: 6650 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls.
  • Average price per person: between 25 € to 40 €.

The best views at Skylon Tower Revolving Dining Room

Another of the most spectacular views of the entire Niagara Falls environment is offered by the Skylon Tower building, a huge observation deck near the waterfall that, at the top, has a restaurant that makes a 360-degree turn, offering a panoramic view that can be accessed from helicopter rides. Don't hesitate, book the complete Niagara Falls experience with helicopter ride and lunch at the Skylon Tower and enjoy in style.

The dishes prepared in the Skylon Tower Revolving Dining Room are ideal to celebrate dates or special moments for the experience of eating at heights and for its continental and varied style that conquers any palate. The marinated salmon or pasta with seafood are their most renowned dishes.

Details of Interest

  • Where: 5200 Robinson St, Niagara Falls.
  • Average price per person: between 40 € to 60 €.

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Romantic date at Morton's Grille

Morton's Grille offers its diners a familiar and local meal in the heart of Niagara Falls. Its grilled recipes and its variety of local products, make it a safe bet to eat something delicious and quality in your passage through the attraction.

It also has a privileged view of the Falls, but being a little further away from the crowded tourist area, so it offers more tranquility and privacy if you are thinking of having a romantic moment with your partner or celebrate the vacations with your family. Its great variety of fish and grilled meat is its strong point.

Interesting details

  • Where: 6740 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls
  • Average price per person per visit: between 20 € to 40 €.

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Where to eat around Niagara Falls and the city of Niagara Falls

Queen Charlotte Tea Room| ©Queen Charlotte Tea Room
Queen Charlotte Tea Room| ©Queen Charlotte Tea Room

Having a good view of Niagara Falls is not bad, but if you want to immerse yourself in the charms and tradition of the city that encompasses these impressive waterfalls, the best thing to do is to go and try the wide range of restaurants on offer. From local dishes, based on meat and fish, to international cuisine. Everything is designed so that no diner is left hungry.

Taste good wine at the Reif Estate Winery

And if on your trip to Niagara Falls, you want to learn about the winemaking in the area, you can visit the Reif Estate Winery and enjoy a wine tasting while admiring the wonderful views from the vineyard.

You will also learn all about the winemaking process and the history of these popular vineyards.

Details of interest

  • Where: 15608 Niagara River Parkway.
  • Average price per person: From $14.

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Enjoy a tasty burger at Hard Rock Coffee

Enjoy a tasty burger is another very good proposal to eat in Niagara Falls and regain strength for the rest of the day, and an option that does not fail is Hard Rock Cafe, where you will find a wide variety for all tastes and preferences.

Interesting details

  • Where: 5705 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2H 6T3, Canada
  • Average price per person: From 37 €.

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English distinction at Queen Charlotte Tea Room

For lovers of English cuisine and style, the Queen Charlotte restaurant is undoubtedly the best choice. Billed as a "tea room," this quaint spot in the vicinity of Niagara Falls is a little piece of England on the new continent.

The recipes, aesthetics and style are clearly English, so whether you're in the mood for fish and chips on your visit to Niagara or want to take a break with a delicious tea and some fluffy sweets, Queen Charlotte is the place for you.

Details of Interest

  • Where: 5689 Main St, Niagara Falls.
  • Average price per person: between 10 € to 15 €.

Try the oysters at Tide&Vine Oyster House

As the name says, Tide&Vine Oyster House honors oysters and all products that can come from the sea. With a wide variety of recipes and a strong attachment to seafood, Tide&Vine Oyster House is an experience for tourists who come to visit the Falls and want to enjoy a first class product.

In this restaurant, every June, they have an oyster festival, their star dish. However, no matter when you come, the restaurant will offer fresh seafood products so that you leave the place with a complete experience.

Details of Interest

  • Where: 3491 Portage Road, Niagara Falls.
  • Average price per person: between $10 to $40.

Craft Beer at Taps Brewhouse

For people who aren't looking for a sit down first and second course meal, but want to enjoy a good craft beer and something to nibble on, Taps Brewhouse is the place for you. This quaint spot is near the park museum and offers very affordable prices.

Their specialty is craft beers, of which you'll find several options on tap to choose from. In addition, among their different meals, there are several vegetarian options to suit everyone. In this award-winning bar, what predominates is to have a good beer or lemonade accompanied by a house pizza.

Details of Interest

  • Where: 4680 Queen St, Niagara Falls.
  • Average price per person: between 15 € to 30 €.

The wineries of Two Sisters Vineyards

If we move a little away from Niagara Falls Park we can find a great experience for our senses in one of the most important wineries in the area. Two Sisters Vineyards is a young winery that began to be known in 2007 with its first plantation, which boasts of being bathed by the Niagara River.

Apart from a spectacular visit to the vineyards, this magical place also offers an extensive culinary menu that allows you to enjoy a good wine with appellation of origin. My recommendation is to try the tasting menu and let yourself be carried away by the flavors of this wonderful land.

Details of Interest

  • Where: 240 John Street East, PO Box 608, Niagara on the Lake.
  • Average price per person per visit: between 80 € to 150 €.

The best grilled meat at Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse

The U.S.-Canadian border area may have a great tradition in steak, but if you are looking for a place where you can get a delicious grilled recipe in the purest Brazilian style, you have to go to Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse. Enjoying one of the strong points of Brazilian food in a privileged environment such as Niagara Falls is a great experience.

With the best of the local meat and the typical Brazilian preparation, in this restaurant you will find a perfect balance with a mixture of cultures that will enhance and improve your visit. Its free buffet mode allows you to choose the type of meat and preparation you like the most.

Details of Interest

  • Where: 6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls.
  • Average price per person per visit: between 30 € to 40 €.

The best of Italy at Casa Mia Ristorante

Continuing along the line of international food, we find Casa Mia Ristorante, for all lovers of pasta and Italian cuisine. It may not be one of the most typical panoramas in the area, but this restaurant receives hundreds of tourists every day and is one of the best rated in the area.

Casa Mia has several menus for different types of occasions, as well as a wide variety of pastas, pizzas and meats that will transport you to Italy. It is geared especially for couples and visitors who want something exclusive and intimate.

Details of Interest

  • Where: 3518 Portage Road, Niagara Falls.
  • Average price per person per visit: between 40 € to 60 €.

Family atmosphere at Betty's Restaurant

If what you are looking for is to integrate yourself within the typical landscapes and spaces of the area, I recommend you to go to eat something at Betty's Restaurant. This place has an old-fashioned, family atmosphere that makes it highly recommended for families with children or groups on vacation.

Its specialty is breaded fish and chips, although it also has several types of dishes based on vegetables and local products and delicious desserts ideal for those with a sweet tooth.

Details of Interest

  • Where: 8921 Sodom Road, Niagara Falls.
  • Average price per person per visit: between 20 € to 30 €.

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Typical Niagara dishes

Putine Dish| ©Mack Male
Putine Dish| ©Mack Male

Although the park where Niagara Falls is located is a highly touristic area and has all kinds of local and international offers when it comes to food, the Niagara region has its own gastronomy. The relevance of the river and the areas full of vegetation favor the local product and the English and American influence can also be seen.

Its typical dish par excellence is the poutin, a meal based on french fries, granulated cheese and meat sauce. In addition, there is also a great variety of fish and meat, the specialty being breaded or grilled.

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Budget needed for lunch at Niagara Falls Park

View from the Skylon Tower Observation Deck at the Falls| ©Ansel Adams
View from the Skylon Tower Observation Deck at the Falls| ©Ansel Adams

Approximately, the price per person for a meal at Niagara Falls ranges from 25 ¤ to 80 ¤, depending on what you are looking for. We must not forget that we are in a place with a lot of tourist activity, so prices may seem a bit inflated when going out to eat. However, if we take it easy and check the surroundings, we can find real treasures with affordable prices.

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Lunch, dinner and restaurant opening hours in the park

Night at the Falls| ©Ken Lund
Night at the Falls| ©Ken Lund

It is normal to have lunch around 12-1 pm and dinner around 8 pm. Therefore, you will find restaurants open as early as 11 am offering their menus and menu.

It is typical in the Canadian area, as well as in the northern USA, that lunch and dinner are adapted to the sun hours which, in these locations, usually occur earlier than in the central areas.

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How tipping works in Niagara Falls park restaurants

Tipping plate| ©Lea Latumahina
Tipping plate| ©Lea Latumahina

Tipping in Niagara Falls is not mandatory, as it is in any area of the USA. However, due to its tradition and culture, it is highly frowned upon if after good service and a tasty meal, you are not encouraged to leave extra. This tipping percentage usually ranges from 15% to 20% of the total bill.

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