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Old Man River

375 Niagara St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-1908
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Ranked #20 of 98 Restaurants in Tonawanda
Cuisines: Californian
Most recent review
- Aug 6, 2014
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English first
Buffalo, NY
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Buffalo, New York
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274 reviews 274 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
55 helpful votes 55 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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