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Review of Old Man River

Old Man River
Ranked #31 of 113 Restaurants in Tonawanda
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Their sweet potato fries are to die for. The best. Love sitting out on the patio and listening to live music. Food is great! Staff is very attentive. We go there all the time for the Zydeco music.

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Reviewed August 30, 2012

I love going down by the river for a bite to eat at Old Man River. We usually take a walk after dinner and watch the sunset.

The food at OMR can be good, but it can also be kinda bad. I've had a great chicken dinner at the Shack, the seafood and BBQ hut located behind the main restaurant. I've also had really burned, yet still slimy on the inside BBQ chicken. Most recently, the corn on the cob was fresh and tasty. I had decided the few visits prior to this last one, that I wouldn't order the corn because it had been so disgusting, tasteless and overcooked.

There are many ways to order a hot dog or a burger. Many more topping options are here than down the street at Mississippi Mudd's. You can get a beer here, too. It's relaxing to sit with your steamed clams and beer and listen to music or just enjoy a nice summer evening.

I enjoy the environment at OMR until someone lights a cigarette in the very nearby designated smoking area. It would be nice to eliminate that altogether. Usually, it's the employees that sit there and smoke. Also not appetizing.

This place has more dining options than Mudd's, so it is better to eat your entree here. A walk one block away to Mudd's is in order afterward for ice cream. Mudd's has many more dessert options.

Improved consistency and removal of the smoking section would improve my rating for this restaurant. Improved consistency would also warrant a higher VALUE score. That score changes based on how good the food is that day.

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1  Thank joyousmoments
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

The perfect formula for an easy going night out on the river...Old Man River delivers on all counts. Whether it is steamed clams or a cold beer, a hot dog or a glass of wine and fish platter, if you want it good... this is the place. If you want it fancy...not so much. This a can't miss place made especially homey for you by the Barafato family and I look forward to spending another lazy evening there with people I like...go check it out and you will see it the same way for sure.

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Reviewed May 11, 2012

I was so excited to come here for the first time because my husband had said so much good things about the place. He used to perform for customers while they waited for their food. Then that was many years ago. Now... well it could use some improvements.

1  Thank Angela25_12
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

Went with my hubby and a friend for a bike ride along the Ellicott Creek Bike Path from Amherst to Tonawanda and stopped here for steamed clams. They are absolutely delicious and this was a great place to take a break at. :)

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1  Thank JamieBuggy
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