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Old Man River

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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
Most recent review
Good Food and Sights

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Tonawanda, New York
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Tonawanda, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

loved the dogs best ever atmosphere nice.busy but fast service. good view. popular place line around the lock was weary of wait but took no time and great place to people watch

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North Tonawanda, New York
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435 reviews 435 reviews
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232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Had a nice fish fry and corn-on-the-cob. We also had the Crystal Beach Loganberry drink. There was live music and, of course, a river to watch while we ate.

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

If u haven't gone to old man rivers lately give it a try ! We went for Mothers Day . Great service considering how crowded it was . We ordered From both inside and the outside stand . All the food was fantastic ! Raw clams yummy ! After u can go across the road and walk along the Niagara... More 

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buffalo, ny
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 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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Restaurant Details

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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: Californian

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