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Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Live Music
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Reviewed August 3, 2021

I love the food and the ice cream. I suggest the chili dogs and fries. They also have rooftop dining which is awesome for watching the sunset in the park across the street.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 28, 2021 via mobile

Right on the river. Great view. Food and drinks were great! Service was awesome. Shaded tables. Good music. Love the atmosphere!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed July 2, 2020

We have frequented Old Man River many, many times over the years We used to like this place but after our most recent visit, we will not be going back again. I am an asthmatic and sometimes have a hard time breathing so when I...was ordering my food I had to pull the mask away from my face. The woman taking my order immediately scolded me and said "You have to keep your mask on"..In response I said "I am trying". I put the mask on and gave her my order and I had to yell the order to her three times because she couldn't hear me over my mask. We paid with a credit card at which time the woman took the credit card from my husband and handed it back to him WITH NO GLOVES on. So we were certainly getting germs from others that had ordered and paid before us. We moved down the line after paying to where they prepare the food. Due to my asthma I had to remove my mask again but only slightly so it was just under my nose but covering my mouth. Another employee behind the counter immediately approached and said, "You need to put your mask over your nose". I said I could not so I turned to leave the counter, which is, by the way, an outside area. The employee then yelled to me as I was walking out and said, "You are not being fair to us". Not once did either employee ask me if I had a problem with which I could not wear a mask nor did they ask me if I was ok due to me pulling it away from my face two times while standing there in the heat, unable to breathe properly. I also noticed a customer ahead of us in line that also had her mask pulled down under her nose and NOTHING was said to her by these employees. I was surprised at the treatment I received from these employees. It makes me wonder if I was discriminated against because of my medical condition or because of the fact that I am hispanic. We will never go back to Old Man River for these reasons, not to mention they are price gouging because of the COVID-19 situation. Their prices have gone through the roof.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed August 10, 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our barbecued meats, beans and cornbread. We enjoyed the vibe and sitting outside with a view of the Niagara River. The meal came quickly. We weren't so impressed with the overall cleanliness of the restaurant and restrooms. The place looks a little...worn out.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

My. family went to Old Man river for our annual summer dinner. We've been going for many years. The location is still fun, live music, great to be close to the water. We were disappointed with the barbeque chicken dinners. We have always enjoyed the...chicken, however this time the chickens were tiny and meat dry. The sides were good(, coleslaw, beans,mac and cheese). We wanted ice cream afterwards, disappointed to only have Perry's, no soft serve. The chocolate shake was delicious and the size of a single scoop ridiculously large. Still a fun family noght out. Not a cheap eat as some may say...total cost for 4 with pop and 3 icecreams was close to $90. We will still keep it part of our family summer tradition.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

A WNY landmark is what Old Man River is. Hot dogs, burgers, seafood, the best fries and the beautiful Niagara River. Prices are reasonable, food is great, setting is perfect. You wont be disappointed.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 17, 2019

Was looking for something near to our home base & this was within walking distance. Ordered to go~ burgers, slaw, pork were standard, everyday fare; however, the Clam Chowder, Lobster Rolls, & Steamed Clams were very good! We got a lot of food for the...price. Would recommend the seafood menue over regular menue.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed May 9, 2019

I have been to this funky hot dog stand/seafood shack thru many changes for decades. A beautiful spring afternoon drew us...not much has really changed and we easily found convenent lot parking. Everything was tidy and clean-ish. We ate from the main restaurant (there is...a second area that does BBQ & seafood) where they offer a large menu for grill items (lots of types if dogs, burgers & the like). We had a chicken sandwich with bacon & guac, a greek chicken sausage, sweet fries & onion rings. Food was adequate; portions small especially for the price. The thin chicken with guac & a scrap of bacon on a good quality four inch roll was just short of ten dollars. The sausage with three leaves of baby spinach, a few sliced black olives & a bit of feta was just under seven bucks. The battered sweet fries had honey & a big glob of fake butter that refused to melt (five & half dollars), and boring onion ringers from a box ($4). Food & ambiance not worth the sky high prices. I know its a short season, but ouch!More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 29, 2019

This is a great summer time adventure - outdoor seating and indoor too - summery atmosphere with numerous seafood, and casual food choices. Even a grilled bunny dog (charcoal grilled carrot! for teh vegans! Gorgeous view of teh Niagara River and yummy ice cream choices...for dessert. Go---it is an experience. Only open spring-fall.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Don't think about stopping here. If you do you'll regret it? Same as Mississippi Mudds and owned by the same person!

Date of visit: October 2017
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Normally it's April....But thanks to the buffalo winter we had it might be later...I'm hopeful it won't be.. ;-)
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Yes, Old Man River offers takeout services.

Old Man River is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4