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2 Detroit St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
(716) 693-7971
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12:00 am - 11:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:00 am
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Located on the tip of Tonawanda Island, The Shores offers all you need for...
Located on the tip of Tonawanda Island, The Shores offers all you need for a summer fun. Have a cocktail at the bar, dine inside or outside on our patio and enjoy the panaramic view of the Niagara River. The Shores also offers indoor and outdor accomidations for all your banquets needs, everything from funerals to weddings. Are you a boater? We have 90 slips located on site with decks for a cottage like setting, something no other marine can offer in the Buffalo/ Niagara Fall area.
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  • 5
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Overpriced

Nice view but everything is so overpriced (Paying for the view I think). I won't bother going back, there was nothing there worth the price.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2014
JLRJ1021
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The shores is a good place to go have a cocktail and watch the river flow by. The food is above average, dinner prices are a little pricey but your paying for the view and ambiance. Go watch the sunset, have a drink, and relax.

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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Nice view but everything is so overpriced (Paying for the view I think). I won't bother going back, there was nothing there worth the price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Had a great time this summer on a Sunday afternoon. Live music, good drinks and wings. Location is great, band was great.

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Toronto, Canada
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228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were about 2 hours from home, but heard good things about The Shores, and we were nearby, so we stopped in. It was a good decision because the food was excellent. We started with the spinach dip and steamed clams as appetizers, and finished with the grilled salmon, battered shrimp and a cheeseburger. With coffee and 2 drinks and... More 

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Buffalo, New York
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Yesterday, August 2nd, I got married at the Shores Waterfront. The scenery and backdrop is spectacular. I am very satisfied on how the ceremony went off. However, once inside, the catered lunch was nothing like we discussed with the owner. I started to realize that there wasn't full disclosure on the service we would expect. I am disabled and in... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have been there before for cocktails and music and it was nice, but this time we took my mother to The Shores for her birthday lunch and it was very disappointing. The location is great and it has a terrific view, but that is all The Shores has to offer. My sister had a piece of plastic in her... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Menu was ok, some say pricey,but don't mind paying for good food..if its good.. chose Mahi Mahi, and choice of sides were poor.. cole slaw came with mostly everything (tiny cup) no salad offered.. fries sweet potato fries or dried up pasta from a previous affair that was burnt on bottom.. not even new sauce..no bread in sight save your... More 

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North Tonawanda, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Visited THe shores on Saturday nite... Had to wait for a table outside.. No problem.. WHen we finally got a table, had to wait for a waitress.. Now that I don't feel is something you should have to do.. The view is nice.. especially on a nice evening... BUT.. the menu... ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? SOOO limited... SOOOO expensive!!!! They... More 

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Grand Island, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Recently stopped here on a whim for lunch. Beautiful setting overlooking the Niagara River. I looked at the menu and was really surprised how expensive everything was - even the cheapest burger is 11 bucks. I ordered what the menu says are "Sea scallops" - they definitely were not - these were very small bay scallops enclosed in a an... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Staff is wonderful and accommodating!! Atmosphere -can't beat it!! Dinner was good- great value. I would recommend it for family or just a nice night out for two.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Detroit St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  North Tonawanda
  • Phone Number: (716) 693-7971

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Located on the tip of Tonawanda Island, The Shores offers all you need for a summer fun. Have a cocktail at the bar, dine inside or outside on our patio and enjoy the panaramic view of the Niagara River. The Shores also offers indoor and outdor accomidations for all your banquets needs, everything from funerals to weddings. Are you a boater? We have 90 slips located on site with decks for a cottage like setting, something no other marine can offer in the Buffalo/ Niagara Fall area.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:00 am

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