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375 Niagara St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-1908
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Ranked #23 of 100 Restaurants in Tonawanda
Cuisines: Californian
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Lockport, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Top Contributor
401 reviews 401 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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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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