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The Village Inn

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American, Italian, Grill, Family Fare
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1488 Ferry Road, Grand Island, NY 14072
+1 716-773-5030
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: 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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Good for:
Families with children
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
just what the doctor ordered

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
DOUGANDPOLLY
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GRAND ISLAND
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  • Families with children
  • Reservations
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
GRAND ISLAND
Top Contributor
625 reviews 625 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
360 helpful votes 360 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Awesome homemade soups and desserts. The whole menu is great, but these are the stand outs for me! Highly recommended

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Hamburg, New York
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Home cooking at its best, everything is homemade with lots of choices. Wide varied menu, waiters know the menu items (some even do the cooking and baking, from scratch). Both my sister and I ordered the salmon dish, grilled perfectly. Vegetables (green and yellow beans) were fresh from the garden - delicious! I opted for mac and cheese as my... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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356 reviews 356 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

From the French onion soup to the haddock fish fry, everything was superb. The Kimmelweck sandwich (a local thing) and the seafood croissant are outstanding. The butter pecan/pretzel/mud (chocolate) dessert is unique and delicious. You won't go wrong with anything they offer; highly recommend The Village Inn.

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Buffalo, New York
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We happened by the Village Inn the other night and over all thought the place was good. Actually the food was terrific. The wine selection was fine and they pour a generous glass. Their selection of beer is excellent both bottled and draft. What was lousy was the service. It seemed as though it was everyone's first night on the... More 

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Grand Island, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Located in an old home in a residential neighborhood on an island you pass over on the way to Niagara Falls,this is a bit out of the way but worth the detour. The food is always home made and tasty...especially love the soups and desserts and the Friday night fish fry can't be beat. There's a small bar and the... More 

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Been here several times when I have visited family in Buffalo. Best beef on weck. Heard wings are also good.French onion soup really tasty. Always good service and friendly staff.

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NY
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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Four of us visited the Village Inn after a day of golf. We were hungry and certainly were not disappointed. The beer was cold, drinks well made and the food was excellent. We had both specials and off the menu. The cheddar, broccoli stuffed chicken over rice was amazing. Such flavor!! The burger, beef on weck and chicken with portabella... More 

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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: American, Italian, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?