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Mom's Family Restaurant

American, Diner
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8881 Buffalo Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14304-4458
+1 716-283-6667
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

This restaurant is privately owned since 1955. The guy at the cashier looked like he’s “Mom’s” grandson, very nice and friendly. The décor was retro-diner style and very spacious. The people who went for Sunday brunch were down to earth locals. The coffee came in a thermo, saves on refill labour. The half and half and sugar were packaged, save... More 

Thank MCHToronto
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Seems like a real gem, popular mostly with locals. Friendly and competent staff and plenty good food at fair price. And clean attractive place. Not a chain. Wish I could find more places like this. We had trouble finding the place, but worth the effort. It's now in Payne Plaza at 2410 Military Road. Not sure if they're open for... More 

Thank BigEdZPittsburgh
Lake Placid, New York
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Love the new location; in the center of all. The food is typical diner food, service is well worth it. The place was packed...I give two thumbs up, and will return.

Thank chefhaick
Niagara Falls, New York, United States
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Moms has moved from the Buffalo Avenue location up Military Road but it is none the lass excellent. Mom's has been serving up great comfort food for many decades and it is still a very popular place to dine ... You get good service, good portions and a fair price, what else can you ask for ?

Thank Carl B
Kissimmee, Florida
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife stopped her for a late lunch. Food was awful. Coleslaw was hot, haddock was under cooked and greasy. My wife's tenders were still frozen in the middle... don't do it...

Thank Jeff S
Buffalo, New York
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

Came for breakfast on a Sunday. The waitress was very nice. Food got to us fast and hot. It was a decent breakfast for the money! It was clean and had a good atmosphere! cant go wrong with this place.

Thank Leslie B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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187 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

It's what you would expect at this type of place. The breakfast was pretty decent, although the home fries were way too salty imo... Could have just been a salty batch. Service was fast and nice.

Thank leahkc17
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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146 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2015

Home style food that is tasty and inexpensive. Good service, clean facility, nothing to complain about.

1 Thank Kona-KonaKen
Annapolis, Maryland
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109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

Stumbled across this place on our way from our hotel in Buffalo to the Niagara Falls State Park. So glad we did - food fantastic, service delightful, definitely the place locals go and out of towners wish they knew about.

Thank WorldScout
Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

After reading reviews on trip advisor we stopped at this restaurant/café/diner for early morning breakfast. It is very close to the Lewiston crossing from Canada which is a plus but not sure if we would have found it without GPS. Parking was not plentiful but we had no problem getting a spot at 8:00am on a Thursday. The restaurant has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8881 Buffalo Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14304-4458
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Niagara Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 716-283-6667

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?