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Old Man River

375 Niagara St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-1908
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Ranked #18 of 98 restaurants in Tonawanda
Cuisines: Californian
Most recent review
- Jul 6, 2013
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13 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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buffalo, ny
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Nice chicken sandwich. Milkshakes are not very good and neither is the sweet potato fries. The area is really nice, not too bad. I'll give it average.

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Davenport, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Yes, I tried the bunny dog and the cold slaw dog. Both were very good and would eat either again. Sweet potato fries I did not like at all because the sweet potatoes were not peeled which made the fries rather tough to eat. The potato would melt in your mouth but still there was potato skin, just not a... More

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Kenmore, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, I went with a friend to Old Man River to enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding the Niagara River. I also had a craving for a Bunny Dog, which is a (very large) marinated grilled carrot, served on a roll, with all the fixings which would normally be selected for a hot dog. I opted to... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Nothing says summer like eating favorite eats with a riverside view and the open air. All the more special when you can push the season with the eats and the atmosphere at the edges of spring and fall. OLD Man River will always have a special place in my heart for traditional comfort foods of summer and endearing veggie options... More

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Pittsford, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is a longstanding family owned staple in the City of Tonawanda. The food is amazing. You have a great view of the river. My favorite is a plain old burger and fries. The price is very reasonable and the service is quick. A great spot to have an easy meal.

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Amherst, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Their sweet potato fries are to die for. The best. Love sitting out on the patio and listening to live music. Food is great! Staff is very attentive. We go there all the time for the Zydeco music.

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Buffalo, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

I love going down by the river for a bite to eat at Old Man River. We usually take a walk after dinner and watch the sunset. The food at OMR can be good, but it can also be kinda bad. I've had a great chicken dinner at the Shack, the seafood and BBQ hut located behind the main restaurant.... More

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Buffalo, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

The perfect formula for an easy going night out on the river...Old Man River delivers on all counts. Whether it is steamed clams or a cold beer, a hot dog or a glass of wine and fish platter, if you want it good... this is the place. If you want it fancy...not so much. This a can't miss place made... More

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Niagara Falls, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

I was so excited to come here for the first time because my husband had said so much good things about the place. He used to perform for customers while they waited for their food. Then that was many years ago. Now... well it could use some improvements.

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Buffalo, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

Went with my hubby and a friend for a bike ride along the Ellicott Creek Bike Path from Amherst to Tonawanda and stopped here for steamed clams. They are absolutely delicious and this was a great place to take a break at. :)

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