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375 Niagara St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-1908
716-693-5558
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great outdoor seating

Made a return visit to a place we often went years ago The place has the familiar look and is a bit funky, which has always been the charm. Great Sahlen's hot dogs are a big reason to eat here. The best hot dogs around. The day I was there they had locally grown corn on the cob. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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South Haven, Michigan, United States
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Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Arrived at 11:30. My husband ordered a chili cheese dog, myself a fish sandwich, and our grandson chicken fingers.Also order fries to share. The hot dog and fries were placed on our tray promptly. We then waited 10-15 minutes for the fish and fries, leaving us with a cold hot dog and fries. Even though they had just opened at... More 

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Santa Clara, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Maybe we didn't order the right food, but we came here for a good hot dog and fries and we were sorely disappointed. The bun was as dry as a week-old bun straight out of the package and Costco beats the hot dog any day of the week. The fries were okay, nothing special. What made it two-star worthy was... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Old Man River was one of my favorite places to go when I was younger. My friend and I decided to head to Niawanda Park yesterday to enjoy the beautiful day. I was so happy to see that Old Man River is still doing well! It looks like they completely renovated and restored the restaurant. The fences, walls and decorations... More 

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South Haven, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Made a return visit to a place we often went years ago The place has the familiar look and is a bit funky, which has always been the charm. Great Sahlen's hot dogs are a big reason to eat here. The best hot dogs around. The day I was there they had locally grown corn on the cob. The corn... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Stopped in for lunch last weekend while visiting a relative in a nearby facility. Enjoyed the hamburger and shake. Nothing real special, but the view was fantastic on a nice summer day.

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Amherst, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Located on the river, it is a great place to catch a hot dog and fries. Of course there are other choices, and during the summer there is a clam bar in the garden! IT's a tradition and most choose the favorite - sweet potato fries! Ice cream is also alvailable for an after dinner treat! A popular destination, especially... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went for on single scoop cone and one double scoop cone. We paid $3.09 and $3.99 respectively. The ice cream did not fill the small cone on the single and just went above the cone on the double. It was a rip off, and when I mentioned it, the girl shrugged and said "it is hard to scoop, and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I love Old Man River and the food is delicious but I have a serious problem with the cleanliness. I have been there several times and the cleanliness issue is a problem. However, a group of us went there on Father's Day and it was worse than ever. Tables are sticky, floor is filthy and anything glass just looks like... More 

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Falls Church, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A fun casual place to have a good hamburger, hot dog or BBQ. Open air, but a covered area allow for enjoying the wonderful weather along the river. Try the Sweet Potato Fries. I had never had them with a huge scoop of butter and honey before – glad I tried this version as it broaden the dimension on what... More 

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Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love going to Old Man River they have Great Food good price and the view of the Niagara River is great to see and you have Grand Island to North also, many people come to Tonawanda to see the River and the Falls, and during the summer you have Canal Fest.

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  • Address: 375 Niagara St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-1908
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Tonawanda
  • Phone Number: 716-693-5558

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  • Cuisine: American

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