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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great waterfront location but...

Situated on the banks of the mighty Niagara River, the location is five-star. However, The Shores falls short of its potential. The food is good and most people will accept food that is good(but not great) in this kind of setting as long as the other aspects of the dining experience are first... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

3 Couples for dinner. Service was excellent. In fact, our server was exceptional - she did not write anything down but all of our drinks, appetizers and entrees were served quickly without any of us ever feeling rushed, and more importantly, correctly. I love the potato crusted cod and my husband normally opts for a steak of some sort. Our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Situated on the banks of the mighty Niagara River, the location is five-star. However, The Shores falls short of its potential. The food is good and most people will accept food that is good(but not great) in this kind of setting as long as the other aspects of the dining experience are first rate. At The Shores, they are not.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The view is spectacular but 15 dollars for a hamburger??? Then they don't have free refills on soda pop and the waitress doesn't tell you. I haven't been to a place without free refills in many years and when they were not free I was told. I could have had a real drink for what I paid for two Diet... More 

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North Tonawanda, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

You are right on the water, see the boats, and really good place to chill. We love the potato encrusted Cod with lobster sauce. This specific dish is excellent. I have had it numerous times and have trouble ordering anything else!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Wonderful place to go for dinner or drinks. Amazing views right on the Niagara river. Indoor or outdoor seating. Good food and good service.

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Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Fabulous water views. Great food, especially the potato encrusted cod. Great live music. Clean in reasonably priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I would like to comment on the past 2 reviews. I was having lunch on the patio the day your group came in. We could not enjoy ourselves because all the children were running around and none of the parents left there seats. The servers looked like they were trying there hardest to accommodate your group but with all the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

we went with a group of 44. 22 kids and 22 adults to celebrate a 5th grade graduation. Being a large group we understood it may take some time for food to come out. Service was terrible! Not only did they mess up several orders, they overcharged us! Tried to say that our children went to the bar to order... More 

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Amherst, New York, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Let me start by saying I eat out on a daily basis. I don't write reviews often, but I frequent establishments that provide good food and service. Great views at the Shores where I have enjoyed appetizers and drinks on a couple of past occasions. About 20 of us decided to take our children there today for their moving up... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Cute little restaurant on the water. Very casual and beachy atmosphere. Patio furniture for outside seating with an amazing view of the river. This would be a good place to go for a couple drinks with friends. The food was okay, for the price I would not recommend it ($100 for two appetizers, one entree, & three cocktails). Service was... More 

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Additional Information about The Shores Waterfront

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

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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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