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375 Niagara St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-1908
716-693-5558
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice location and raw bar

They have a nice raw bar and the location is ideal if you're around the river. I recommend stopping here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
Sean B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

They have a nice raw bar and the location is ideal if you're around the river. I recommend stopping here.

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Buffalo, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Arrived at 11:30. My husband ordered a chili cheese dog, myself a fish sandwich, and our grandson chicken fingers.Also order fries to share. The hot dog and fries were placed on our tray promptly. We then waited 10-15 minutes for the fish and fries, leaving us with a cold hot dog and fries. Even though they had just opened at... More 

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Santa Clara, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Maybe we didn't order the right food, but we came here for a good hot dog and fries and we were sorely disappointed. The bun was as dry as a week-old bun straight out of the package and Costco beats the hot dog any day of the week. The fries were okay, nothing special. What made it two-star worthy was... More 

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Thank Julie F
Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Old Man River was one of my favorite places to go when I was younger. My friend and I decided to head to Niawanda Park yesterday to enjoy the beautiful day. I was so happy to see that Old Man River is still doing well! It looks like they completely renovated and restored the restaurant. The fences, walls and decorations... More 

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South Haven, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Made a return visit to a place we often went years ago The place has the familiar look and is a bit funky, which has always been the charm. Great Sahlen's hot dogs are a big reason to eat here. The best hot dogs around. The day I was there they had locally grown corn on the cob. The corn... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Stopped in for lunch last weekend while visiting a relative in a nearby facility. Enjoyed the hamburger and shake. Nothing real special, but the view was fantastic on a nice summer day.

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Thank Kathleen E
Amherst, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Located on the river, it is a great place to catch a hot dog and fries. Of course there are other choices, and during the summer there is a clam bar in the garden! IT's a tradition and most choose the favorite - sweet potato fries! Ice cream is also alvailable for an after dinner treat! A popular destination, especially... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

We went for on single scoop cone and one double scoop cone. We paid $3.09 and $3.99 respectively. The ice cream did not fill the small cone on the single and just went above the cone on the double. It was a rip off, and when I mentioned it, the girl shrugged and said "it is hard to scoop, and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I love Old Man River and the food is delicious but I have a serious problem with the cleanliness. I have been there several times and the cleanliness issue is a problem. However, a group of us went there on Father's Day and it was worse than ever. Tables are sticky, floor is filthy and anything glass just looks like... More 

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Falls Church, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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