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The Village Inn

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Italian, American, Grill, Family Fare
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1488 Ferry Road, Grand Island, NY 14072
+1 716-773-5030
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Village Inn is located in the historic Ferry Village in Grand Island...
The Village Inn is located in the historic Ferry Village in Grand Island, New York. Its quaint, homelike atmosphere and close proximity to the Niagara River make this restaurant a popular meeting place for locals, as well as for those visiting off island. In 1988, owner Michael Carr took over The Village Inn that was previously named Lippens Grill. He changed the name to The Village Inn, which was inspired by his father. With the help of his friends and family, he renovated this 1890's building to make it the cozy eatery that it is today. At The Village Inn, we pride ourselves on creating all of our food from scratch. We are best known for our unique, culinarily adventurous soups as well as baking all of our desserts in house from homemade recipes. From our moist and sweet bread puddings to our spicy lemon tabasco clam chowder, we strive to please all taste buds. The Village Inn has customers from all over the area that come in to experience this one of a kind restaurant. You are sure to enjoy your meal served by our light-hearted, welcoming wait staff while engaging in our distinctive dining atmosphere. All of us at The Village Inn are looking forward to your dining with us while experiencing our historic niche in Ferry Village.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Home style comfort

We love everything about the Village Inn from the food, the friendly staff and the ambiance. All the desserts are homemade by Sarah and we always make sure to save room for one of her special treats!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Grand Island, New York
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English first
Grand Island, New York
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We love everything about the Village Inn from the food, the friendly staff and the ambiance. All the desserts are homemade by Sarah and we always make sure to save room for one of her special treats!

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Go early, if possible, to get best parking and a good table. Food is very well prepared and met our fancy. Had the fish fry, which is only available certain days a week ... it was nicely done and very tasty. Also had the Roast Beef on a Weck--nice portion, great roll and served with horseradish on the side (they... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Don't be fooled by the muddy, pot holed parking lot. This old, creaky place still has the best beef on weck sandwich around. You can even ask the owners how they prepare it and they will tell you. Very casual and always full of the local "islanders" as clients. Desserts are usually pretty good too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We love eating here !! Great food beef and weck is wonderful , great desserts very nice staff !!! This is one of my favorite restaurants when I lived in Grand Island

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Grand Island, New York
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband and I are "Islanders" and love The Village Inn. Great food, generous portions both from the kitchen and the bar! The Fish Fry is definitely our favorite but we have never been disappointed with anything we have ordered. Add reasonable prices and friendly staff and you have a 5 star experience.

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marketingmanager13, Owner at The Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We strive to make everyone feel "at home!" This is our 28th year in business on Grand Island, and one thing we know for sure is that our customers are our family! Providing great quality homemade food has been the key to our success. We hope to continue to grow with the changing times,... More 

GRAND ISLAND
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683 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

what a delightful night, centering on the Cheap Gourmet's seasonal corned-beef dinner, so tender it could be cut with a dirty look, but not many of those in this cheery atmosphere ... just loud enough to know you were somewhere, but no deterrent to conversation... other top items, roasted red pepper tomato soup, specialty club sandwich on sourdough bread, seemingly... More 

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Corning
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A tiny, family restaurant tucked away on Grand Island. We enjoyed some terrific Beef on Weck. It was delicious, tender, and soaked in tasty au jus. They label it as "award winning" on their menu and I have to believe them--it was excellent.

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marketingmanager13, Public Relations Manager at The Village Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate the great review! We strive to have the very best of everything we make!!! We roast our beef in house and make our kimmelwick rolls to order. It happens to be one of my favorites too! Keeping the greatest buffalo traditions on our menu is something we will never change :) Sarah M. More 

GRAND ISLAND
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683 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

stopped in here after a long wrestling match with the health care "system" and it was just what the doctor ordered, singularly relaxing on a slow afternoon ( 3 p.m.) with a scrumptious greek burger (albeit, cooked too long) and the signature club sandwich on sourdough... great IPA for accompaniment and have brought home a monstrous square of death-by-chocolate cake...... More 

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Niagara Falls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

The moment I called Sarah, I knew it would all work out and be the huge success Dave's 60th birthday party was. Everyone of the staff helped me by doing whatever I needed. They hung up banners, placed balloons, and decorated the huge table. The food was delious and Sarah made wonderful pies that I had asked for that melted... More 

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Grand Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Prices are very reasonable. Usually a short wait as it is always busy. food is exceptional. The staff goes out of their way for you. If there's something you don't like they're happy to substitute. Can always takeout on any of the menu items.

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Additional Information about The Village Inn

Address: 1488 Ferry Road, Grand Island, NY 14072
Phone Number: +1 716-773-5030
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Grand Island
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Italian, American, Grill, Family Fare

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1488 Ferry Road, Grand Island, NY 14072
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Grand Island
  • Phone Number: +1 716-773-5030

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Grill, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The Village Inn is located in the historic Ferry Village in Grand Island, New York. Its quaint, homelike atmosphere and close proximity to the Niagara River make this restaurant a popular meeting place for locals, as well as for those visiting off island. In 1988, owner Michael Carr took over The Village Inn that was previously named Lippens Grill. He changed the name to The Village Inn, which was inspired by his father. With the help of his friends and family, he renovated this 1890's building to make it the cozy eatery that it is today. At The Village Inn, we pride ourselves on creating all of our food from scratch. We are best known for our unique, culinarily adventurous soups as well as baking all of our desserts in house from homemade recipes. From our moist and sweet bread puddings to our spicy lemon tabasco clam chowder, we strive to please all taste buds. The Village Inn has customers from all over the area that come in to experience this one of a kind restaurant. You are sure to enjoy your meal served by our light-hearted, welcoming wait staff while engaging in our distinctive dining atmosphere. All of us at The Village Inn are looking forward to your dining with us while experiencing our historic niche in Ferry Village.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?