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Old Man River

375 Niagara St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-1908
716-693-5558
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Ranked #19 of 99 restaurants in Tonawanda
Cuisines: Californian
Most recent review
- Jul 28, 2014
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English first
San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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Buffalo, New York
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241 reviews 241 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
26 helpful votes 26 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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