Skylon Tower
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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  • Ricardo
    Mississauga, Canada8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome
    We did the buffet dining experience and it was amazing. For $49.00 CAD per person you can’t beat that. It’s cheaper than the regular menu. Also if you dine in you get to the observation deck for free. So it’s great deal.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 23, 2023
  • garchr
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania127 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    wife's first trip to the top
    This was my wife's first trip to the top and my second, but the first was over 30 years ago. The view is great and you can get a dollar off deal if you find a coupon in one of the many tour books they put out. They really do not limit the time spent on the observation deck so feel free to take your time. The one thing I did not care for was the photos they try to get you to take and then purchase on the way down. Too pricey. Also, they try to get all the people they can in the elevator so the trip up is rather cramped.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 3, 2023
  • Patti S
    Bradenton, Florida49 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Experience - OK Food
    I would go again for the atmosphere and delightful views. The food is not memorable and there is a required minimum amount per person, which seemed to be $50 Canadian, not including beverages or dessert. One person in our party attempted to order two appetizers and a dessert, which would have cost over $50 and she was told that, regardless of ordering the dessert, she needed to order a third appetizer if not ordering one of the pricier entrees. Service was very good and it was a charming evening all in all.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 7, 2023
  • GHalewood
    Liverpool, United Kingdom112 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views,and a good Buffet.
    My wife booked the Skylon tower buffet before we arrived in Niagra, and to be fair we really enjoyed it.like other reviewers have stated the tower is looking its age but the reception area and lifts up and down are well organised ,so no long wait. We were seated at a table for two next to the windows and wow !!! the views are fantastic.but to honest regardless were your sitting the views are stunning. The buffet isn’t the biggest ,so don’t expect a Vegas casino sized one ,but the selection was good and we enjoyed are food. After our meal your ticket includes a trip to the viewing platform, and again great views. A really good experience we both enjoyed and if I’m being honest probably the best meal we had during are stay in Niagra falls.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 16, 2023
  • mrsronnydavis
    Sebago, Maine75 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most beautiful view ever while eating!
    Had a great dinner at the buffet with a Perfect view of niagara falls while we ate. The buffet was wonderful (a little pricy for a buffet dinner) But the view while eating was worth it. The meal also came with a free ticket to the observation deck, and what a view. Tip: for the best view reserve dinner early in the evening .
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 19, 2023
  • Tracy L
    32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic! Highly recommended
    We ate at the Skylon Tower, choosing the buffet restaurant at $50. As it costs $20 just to go up to the observatory, we thought the price was okay. The food was really good, and as it is an all you can eat buffet, there's plenty of choice and the food is good quality (except the 'chicken fingers' were awful - tasted old as well as being cold!). Our table was booked for 5pm and we arrived to check in at 4.45pm, securing a window seat. The views are truly amazing. Highly recommended.
    Visited September 2023
    Written September 14, 2023
  • paula656499
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Views and a delicious meal
    We had a delicious early dinner that included admission to the observation level. Service was wonderful! The views of the various falls and the river were breathtaking during our meal and afterward from observation area. Restaurant rotates so you have the opportunity to see everything for miles in every direction.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 17, 2023
  • Felicity M
    Hertford, United Kingdom31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit Skylon Tower if you can!
    Amazing dinner and views from Skylon Tower today. We ate at the buffet restaurant, delicious selection of foods with starter, mains, desserts, cheese & coffee/tea for $50 per head (£37) Staff were lovely and couldn't have been more helpful. Parking is so easy in the town, even for the motorhome with multiple parking lots offering all day parking for $5-10
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 26, 2023
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travellingthrutime2
Toronto, Canada36 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Extreme waste of time! There used to be a time when the arcade was a fun place to visit. Now there are more games that are out of order than actually working! Even the token exchange machine was broken, only accepting US dollar bills and not Canadian ones to exchange for tokens! The guy behind the “prize” counter exchanged a $5 bill for tokens for me and let’s just say that it’s beyond sad when an adult and a teen cannot find enough interesting things to do to even spend $5 in tokens at an arcade. Tickets earned from games are sparse and we walked out with 2 bouncy balls for which we were 20 tickets short of earning but the prize guy said to take it.
On the main level the “souvenir” shop was sparsely filled and overpriced. Really underwhelming visit!
Written January 18, 2020
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dlink
Boston, MA108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Many reviewers comment that any restaurant with a view of the Falls demands high prices and serves mediocre food. Mostly true. Our experience at the Skylon Restaurant did confirm the high prices for everything....drinks, main courses, desserts, and wine. However the food was excellent. We had the prime rib, which was cooked to perfection and one the best I have ever had. We were only 3 people, and although you cannot reserve a window table, we were lucky to be seated at one at the time of our reservation. The service was very good and we did not feel rushed through the meal. The servers are always around if you need them. Our visit was a special occasion and a highlight of our weekend. Make a reservation as far ahead of time as you can.
Written January 20, 2022
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JDBode
Lucan, Canada2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
If you're keen on having a unique dinner experience, I imagine you won't find much better in the immediate area around the Falls themselves. Though we didn't have great luck with visibility due to poor weather, the food was delicious and fairly accommodating for those with dietary restrictions.

Be prepared for a lofty bill (tourist tax included...).
We started out with an appetizer, each had a protein based entree ($60-65 each), a nice bottle of wine and some desserts. We were close to $300 with gratuity.

That said, my wife had the creme brulee and it was incredibly smooth and creamy; she says possibly one of the best she's had. I had the apple pie, which was also incredible.

We popped up to the observation deck just for fun, but again we couldn't barely see the parking lot, let alone where the falls were. I'm sure the views are awesome at any other time though.
Written January 8, 2020
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mars
New York69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
After visiting the falls, we figured we had to stop at the Skylon Tower. The elevator ride was so cool with great views of the falls. At the top it wasn’t super busy which is nice, and there is a lot of info surrounding the location. It was around 30Fahrenheit on the outside deck, which makes sense due to being so high up in February. If you don’t like cold wind, you can stay on the inside portion, or maybe come in the summer months. If you are afraid of heights, this is definitely not for you. I am so glad I stopped here!
Written November 9, 2020
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Rhiannon B
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We went at 5:00 as we heard about the early dinner menu. for $45 you get a starter salad, choice of 5 or 6 meals, and a dessert (note you can upgrade to the best cheesecake ever for $4, very good and large so definitely sharable.)

The views were unbeatable, much better than the Keg Falls view, and the food and service were better too.

Dinners are perfectly cooked, large portions and delicious, everything my boyfriend and I ordered was fantastic. We had Tom as our server and he was incredibly attentive and amazing.

Would go here again in a heartbeat.
Written February 5, 2020
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t_niagara86
Welland, Canada156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
We decided to spend our one-year anniversary at Skylon Tower, and we were not disappointed. All expected covid protocols were in place, including all servers wearing masks (many wearing gloves also), lots of hand sanitizer, and enforced social distancing. The tables were spaced nicely apart, which made for a nice intimate dining experience that wasn’t crowded. The 360 view of the city was INCREDIBLE.

As always the service was impeccable from start to finish, as was the dinner. My husband enjoyed his rack of lamb, which was cooked perfectly. My filet mignon with Béarnaise sauce was the best steak I’ve ever had. We finished our meal with an amazing cheesecake, made in house. This is the best place in Niagara Falls to celebrate an occasion.
Written November 14, 2020
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ILTraveller
Algonquin, IL7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
If you are planning to visit Canda side of Niagara falls from USA, I would recommend going through the Peace Bridge rather than the Rainbow Bridge as the wait times are shorter. e.g. When we went on a saturday the wait time on Rainbow bridge was 60mins while that on Peace Bridge was 10minutes. The skylon tower provides the best view of Niagara falls in my opinion. There wasn't a long wait time (less than 10 mins). Once you are up there there's glass enclosed area as well as open air area. It's best to take a fleece or light jacket as the open air area is a bit chilly. It was pretty windy too up there so be prepared for that. Overall it took about an hour from the point of parking the car to going up and coming back down.
Written June 21, 2022
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Alicia
Dayton, OH70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We ate at the restaurant and it did have an amazing view! I had to get my "sea legs" up there with the rotating dining room, but the views were indeed incredible.

The food....be prepared. You have to order at least $45 per person and the entrees were like $55 and over and the menu was taste specific. I got appetizers and you have to order at least three. The food was definitely so-so and very expensive. It was pretty warm up there as well. I was hot!

Overall, great experience, but not sure I'd go again. It was over $200 for two adults and a kiddo.
Written July 4, 2022
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ldtc2
Hoboken, NJ995 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
We had dinner there as per someone’s suggestion. At first I wasn’t going to do it because it seemed a bit touristy. I’m glad we did because the food was fine and the price was even better! If you go to the 430 or 5 PM seating it was under $50 PP for the meal not including the tip. And, you got to ride the scenic elevator for which there is an admission fee. Our waitress and waiter were excellent and the view is incredible.

Of note, the other couple we were with , questioned “reservations “
about the 3% fee that they add to your bill - recreational fee or some such nonsense. It is listed on the homepage after the menu. I missed it completely. They were told that they could ask the waitress to remove it from the bill. It was removed.
Written July 22, 2022
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LegoDad77
Alert, Canada1,493 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
We took the stairs up to the viewing deck, it's spacious and there's a gift shop. The view is incredible! I'm not sure what the cost is, we had dinner prior and was included.

I recommend putting away hats, masks etc before you step outside, the wind was strong!
Written July 28, 2022
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