Downtown Niagara Falls
Downtown Niagara Falls
3.5
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Queen Street has become the most dynamic destination in Niagara Falls for locals and tourists alike. We are different and unique! We are indeed the hidden gem, just a few minutes from the spectacular Wonder of the World, the majestic Falls! Queen Street is where you enjoy the REAL local flavour, colour and tempo of Niagara Falls! WELCOME! In short there is so much to see and do on Queen Street in Niagara Falls! With unique merchandise at affordable prices, and sumptuous food not found anywhere else in the region, Queen Street is now fast becoming the hub and a must-stop destination at Niagara Falls. Queen Street is also peppered with dozens of business operations, from lawyers, accountants, tax services to architects and doctors. Once again we welcome you to the pulse of Niagara Falls. As always, we appreciate your support and interest as we continue working together to make Queen Street Niagara Falls your distinct destination for a local experience.
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fulcorno
Caluso, Italy26 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Family
We planned to stroll through Queen Street after seeing the website http://www.niagarafallsdowntown.com/ that lists dozens of shops and restaurants.
Actually (it was arount 6.30 pm on a Tuesday), all shops were closed (due to closing hour? we couldn't understand). Many of them were out of business or being remodeled. Only a couple of bars/restaurants were open at that time.
A very sad experience, like walking in a ghost city.
And it's a pity, because Niagara Falls would really need a place like this, far from the craziness of the falls area.

N.B. beware of the other reviews, some people are confusing the falls area with the proper "downtown" area (i.e., Queen st)
Written August 29, 2012
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SixtyOne
Ashby de la Zouch, UK2,170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
Like most tourists areas in the world today things are different. Downtown Niagara Falls isn’t better or worse than other places I’ve visited. Yes in places it’s a little on the tacky side.
We visited in winter so not everything was open. Also the area looks bleak without the sunshine and flowers of summer etc.
Written February 21, 2019
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Robert D
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
Queen Street has a great downtown kind of feel. Not as hustle and bustle as a bigger city, but still a great historic feeling. Grand Central is my favourite place to eat and drink. I wish more stores would open. Lots of small time businesses that would attract the tourists from the bigger chains.
Written March 31, 2015
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Hodihodi1
Toronto, Canada68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
The Old Downtown area is worth a visit for so many reasons. There are amazing historic buildings though some are closed. There is a core of very good thriving restaurants and coffee shops at local prices (Paris Cafe, Willie Johns,Hi Lite Diner, Good Bean Coffee). It is everything Clifton Hill isn't...quiet, authentic, quaint, safe, arcadeless.
It won't appeal to everyone and is still a work in progress thanks to the hard work of the city and local businesses. But stand in front of the train station and look across the street at the once impressive Empora (?) Hotel and you'll feel like you're in Niagara Falls in the 1940's.
It's just around the corner from the White Water Walk and well worth a stop.
Written June 9, 2018
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Wayne T
Niagara Falls, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Friends
Ignore the reviews from people who speak about downtown Niagara Falls and think its where the Casino is, Sheesh! do they think downtown Grand Canyon is a big hole in the ground?
Queen street Niagara Falls is the best, a perfect mix of history and entertainment. There are quaint antique shops and discount stores, a bakery (EVERYTHING BAKED ON PREMISES!), a great mix of restaurants that will appeal to any taste. From bar fare at Taps Brewery (great beer made on premises!!!) with .22 cent wings Wednesdays or any day for the hand breaded chicken fingers, you can even get bottled beer to go. Right across the street is a higher end Serbian restaurant "The Nautica"! all meals will melt in your mouth, wine bottles adorn every table, this is a place to take that girl you're trying to impress! Jeffros, the Grand Central, all great stops and all of this in less than a mile!!
Written December 14, 2017
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deantachbruce
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
There are some interesting shops the only downside is the Town has put parking meters on the main street recently, the Seneca Queen Theatre has some great entertainment and very inexpensive admissions. I think this area of Niagara has great potential and should be visited.
Written October 9, 2019
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Allen21096
Chicago, IL27,186 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
We found that in downtown Niagara Falls, Ontario, there were two places to go. The low key place is Queen St., as it does not have all of the arcades, amusement centers and restaurants on Clifton Hill. But what it does have, is nicely done and is a distinct improvement over the American side in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The second location is only a short distance away and I would consider it part of downtown Niagara Falls, Ontario, and that area would be the Clifton Hills district. We were far more impressed with the Canadian side than the American side.
Written May 31, 2018
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Casualhiker22
Pearl River, NY132 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
We were staying at the Ramada right by the VIA train station, and having arrived by train decided to walk to the Queen Street District to find an evening meal. Some tourist guide had suggested it would be a place to get away from the crowds clustering round the Falls hotels and casinos. The receptionist gave us directions to the local brewpub as three blocks south, six blocks east (along the length of Queen Street), so we walked most of the District. To be fair the season was just starting, but really this area seemed close to derelict in places: half the stores looked like they were permanently closed, and there was no one around.

It’s sad really, Queen Street is the original heart of Niagara Falls, and the post office, bus station, and train station are still there. But all the action has moved 2 miles south to Clifton Hill where the Falls, hotels, casino and other attractions are.

Tripadvisor should curate this page, and maybe not call it “Downtown”, since half of the reviews here are of that other downtown right by the Falls.
Written May 11, 2018
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Phil R
Thorold4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
The Q is a worthwhile visit if you have seen all of the local attractions. there are some vacancies, but there are some good restaurants and stores, friendly service and fair prices. Definitely a place that is renewing....nice arches and infrastructure and flowers.
Written April 10, 2015
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MuirImage
Niagara Falls, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
A gem! A quaint atmosphere with a ton of local love! Queen st. is a great place to go on your own, with family or as a couple with a few new Business opening their doors & some great shops!

For Coffee - Nautica Cafe, Coffee Culture
For Dinner - Jeffros BBQ the finest BBQ around!
For Craft beers - Old Crow Bistro with a great selection of Craft beers, bourbon and a tasty menu !

Leave time to check out the shops & stop in a few bars for the live music in the evening and dance the night away!
Written April 1, 2015
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