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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
A Tonawanda institution

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
James O
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Lockport, New York
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Falls Church, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 375 Niagara St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-1908
Phone Number: 716-693-5558
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Tonawanda
Cuisine: Californian

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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: Californian

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