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The Shores Waterfront

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2 Detroit St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120-6843
(716) 693-7971
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 am
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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I first came here last summer, but have been back several times and I've always enjoyed the ambiance and the friendly staff. The food has ranged from decent to delicious. Their banana pepper soup is phenomenal! The salmon was also good. They have dockside parking on the canal side, and have indoor and outdoor seating. On the weekends, they often... More 

Thank J S
North Tonawanda, New York
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were entertaining visitors from Germany and desired to show them the beauty of the Niagara River while eating dinner in North Tonawanda and we were overjoyed with the Shores restaurant. Whenever you can eat outside while taking in the scenic Niagara are two pluses - add the great extensive food menu and you have the perfect combination!

Thank Bob P
North Tonawanda, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and drinks. Good options on the menu. Indoor and outdoor seating on the river. Staff is friendly and attentive. The only reason it doesn't get a 5, is $30 drink and sandwich is more than I'd usually pay for a lunch like that.

Thank Heidi H
Buffalo, New York
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A restaurant you would never drive by unless it was your destination or you owned a boat. Secluded on Tonawanda Island near Smith Boys Marina in North Tonawanda. Great lunch spot for leisure outside dining on the waterfront. Came back three times in one week for the open strip steak sandwich with mushrooms and blue cheese. Some may find the... More 

Thank ambergrisjohn
Lockport, New York
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How have I lived in Niagara County for so long and not ever been here before. Sitting on Tonawanda Island it has marinas, bars, inside seating, outside seating and beautiful scenery. Casual dining with canned and live music.

Thank John B
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'll start by saying that this restaurant has one of the best waterfront views in WNY. Which is why I always end up going back just to give it another chance. Last night was a beautiful warm night. The view was gorgeous! The service was the worst I've ever encountered . We got our drinks and it took 45 min... More 

Thank Heidi F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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194 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, met up with friends for drinks and dinner at the Shores. Checked Trip Advisor and Yelp to see what kind of place the Shore was. 1. Very crowed, with a lot of parking but still not enough to handle the volume. 2. The inside reminded me of a Fla. Crab shack, but not as nice. 3. The bar sucked.... More 

Thank Chuck C
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have lived in the City of Ton for 26 years...and just a mile away is a nicely hidden restaurant.. The SHores. So, on a beautiful Buffalo summer evening, my husband and I decide to give it a try!! It was primarily recommended to us for the great view it has of the NIagara River, Grand Island, and the riverwalk... More 

Thank Mary B
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

My companion and I had a lovely time. We had great burgers, sweet potatoe fries and beverages. The RiG (a local rock band) was playing and the music was really rockin'. This is a pub-like atmosphere with lots of regulars who hang out. The river view is wonderful and we had great weather--except for the bugs which drove most folks... More 

Thank Joan G
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

This place has received a lot of negative complaints as of this week 4/21/2016 due to cats. WELL let me tell you nothing but outstanding on everything the food the service and the family & Staff A day to remember for a very long time. Love everything & everyone there

Thank Sharon W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Detroit St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120-6843
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  North Tonawanda
  • Phone Number: (716) 693-7971
Located on the tip of Tonawanda Island, The Shores offers all you need for a summer fun. Have a cocktail at the bar, dine inside or outside on our patio and enjoy the panaramic view of the Niagara River. The Shores also offers indoor and outdor accomidations for all your banquets needs, everything from funerals to weddings. Are you a boater? We have 90 slips located on site with decks for a cottage like setting, something no other marine can offer in the Buffalo/ Niagara Fall area.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?