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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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South Haven, Michigan, United States
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
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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Lockport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Located across from Niawanda park and has been in business for decades, so they must be doing something right. Good food hot dogs cheeseburgers fries milkshakes type fare, and priced fairly. The decor is unique cool and fitting. Check out the giant whale statue on the roof, a one of a kind landmark.The restaurant is clean and food comes quick.... More 

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Kenmore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

The food was cold and alittle over priced..but the view of the river was worth the trip...I must say it was a Sunday and there was live music so it made up for some of the wrongs things.

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Buffalo, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I visited here with my family while my brother was visiting from NYC. Even though I live in the area, I rarely go here- and I was reminded why on this visit. Sure you are across a busy road from a water view & that's ok. Otherwise, the place was filthy dirty & the staff was rude- full of young... More 

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

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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