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The Village Inn

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American, Soups, Italian, Bar, Grill, Pub
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1488 Ferry Road, Grand Island, NY 14072
+1 716-773-5030
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Cleveland, Ohio
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been here once before and came back. We long ago discovered beef on a Kimmelweck. We'd been in downtown Buffalo on our boat prior to this and had one at Ulrich's which was just ok. We asked this waitress about there's which was listed as award winning. She said they were excellent and said we could get it medium... More 

Thank skm4444
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Has a lot of potential. The frozen vegetables were a turn off and the steak could have a used a specialty sauce. Food was cooked well though and the staff were pleasant.

Thank TeamJOKE
marketingmanager13, Manager at The Village Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry that your meal was just "okay". Our goal is to have everyone leave with a great culinary experience. As for the vegetables, we always use fresh for service, and only when we run out do we rely on a backup frozen vegetable. We hope you come back again and have the experience that we aim for! Thank... More 

Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Love this little restaurant and look forward each year to have lunch after a day of fishing nearby. Everything is sourced locally when possible and made from scratch. Great soup and cannot say enough about the meals. Fish fry on Wednesday and Friday is not to be missed. Small bar area with a handful of good draft choices adds to... More 

Thank Jeffrey55
marketingmanager13, Manager at The Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review. We love when our customers appreciate the efforts we put into our business to make it feel like home! Our staff is like a family. And when Mike Carr started this restaurant his vision was to create a restaurant with meals just like he had with his mother and grandmother. We make... More 

Western NY
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Who would think pulling up to this renovated house restaurant you would find this gem. Comfy. Good food. The desserts....to die for. All homemade. Obit reason not 5 star is very small, slow. Service but worth the wait.

marketingmanager13, Manager at The Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we appreciate your feedback! Yes we are a little on the small side, but that's what makes us quaint. I apologize for slow service, that's not usually how we are. But we will address that. We hope to see you again soon :) More 

Buffalo, New York
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

What a fun, enjoyable place to have a meal! Being local, we've been there many times. Excellent selection of high quality foods, from sandwiches to fish fries to full dinners, that are sure to leave tummies happy and satisfied. Everything on the menu is good, but special mention goes to the daily selections of wonderful homemade soups (especially the lemon... More 

Thank Ron_Sipos
Grand Island, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We have strange work schedules so Wednesday is our "Friday." We hardly ever go anywhere else. Soups are awesome, specials are creative and desserts are to die for.

Thank csskelly
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Good food definitely worth the money!!! It's a busy place but they have a small bar area to wait. Locals were getting take out by the dozens

Thank ssreca
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1,010 reviews
583 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 494 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

actually, a few months ago, a few things went awry here and although we know the management from long patronage, we filed a slightly "down" review... musta been a bad night, as this time, everything was splendid, even with the place jammed and we reservationless on a Saturday night, how foolish of us... great tacos, sandwiches and an extraordinary Cajun... More 

Niagara Falls, New York
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

This is the 2nd time I have ordered take-out from this restaurant (LARGE orders) and everything was delicious! The orders were correct also (no missing sides, and they deliver on special requests like no mayo, side of blue cheese, etc that most places forget). The employees even helped me carry my order out to the car! The lemon pepper tabasco... More 

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marketingmanager13, Manager at The Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued business, we like to not only make things right but go above and beyond for our customers. More 

Buffalo, New York
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Needed a place to meet friends for lunch. Wife found the advertisement in the news. Online reviews were very positive (and correct) Unless you go to Beaver Island Beach, this place will be hard to find. As the subject line says, there is no village there But you should not be disappointed. A very complete menu. We were there for... More 

Thank QuikAg80
marketingmanager13, Manager at The Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your interest in our restaurant! The name, The Village inn was a name Mike Carrs father came up with when he opened. And although it's a small neighborhood, it is called Ferry Village. Before the bridges the Ferry would dock just up the road.. It is one of the historic neighborhoods on the island! As for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Soups, Italian, Bar, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1488 Ferry Road, Grand Island, NY 14072
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Grand Island
  • Phone Number: +1 716-773-5030
The Village Inn is located in the historic Ferry Village in Grand Island, New York. Its quaint, homelike atmosphere and close proximity to the Niagara River make this restaurant a popular meeting place for locals, as well as for those visiting off island. In 1988, owner Michael Carr took over The Village Inn that was previously named Lippens Grill. He changed the name to The Village Inn, which was inspired by his father. With the help of his friends and family, he renovated this 1890's building to make it the cozy eatery that it is today. At The Village Inn, we pride ourselves on creating all of our food from scratch. We are best known for our unique, culinarily adventurous soups as well as baking all of our desserts in house from homemade recipes. From our moist and sweet bread puddings to our spicy lemon tabasco clam chowder, we strive to please all taste buds. The Village Inn has customers from all over the area that come in to experience this one of a kind restaurant. You are sure to enjoy your meal served by our light-hearted, welcoming wait staff while engaging in our distinctive dining atmosphere. All of us at The Village Inn are looking forward to your dining with us while experiencing our historic niche in Ferry Village.

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