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Secret Garden Restaurant

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5827 River Rd, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3K9, Canada
+1 905-358-4588
08:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I would've given this another rating higher because the view is great, food is good and somewhat well priced but our server was just not as friendly as I expected. Every time we asked for a refill on drinks, or more napkins (they only give one per person and I have a toddler eating spaghetti), or an extra fork (toddler... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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212 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To be honest, we can't comment on the food as we just had drinks in the attractive dining room as a break from a few hours of walking. The space is clean and well organized. It is directly on the river, on a lower promenade, near the Rainbow Bridge. The people are outstanding. They were just as glad and gracious... More 

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Mike B, Owner at Secret Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words!! We are so happy you enjoyed your time here. Maybe next time you can try our food too!!! More 

Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The concierge at the Sharaton suggested this family restaurant for breakfast. The food was good and being a family restaurant the ingredients of the breakfast was farm fresh.

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Mike B, Owner at Secret Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy to hear you were recommended from the hotel and enjoyed your time! More 

Starkville, Mississippi
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

The whole time we were here I couldn't help but think of Betty White and the rest of the golden girls!! It's such a cute place and the food is pretty good.

Thank Taylor M
Mike B, Owner at Secret Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed it. More 

Bromley, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

After an early Hornblower Falls excursion, my wife and looked for a decent place for breakfast. The staff on the Hornblower gift shop recommended this. It is about 10-15 min gentle stroll along the river away from the falls, on the left hand side. It is set back slightly higher from the roadside, behind some beautifully lanscaped gardens. As the... More 

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Mike B, Owner at Secret Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We really appreciate your kind words! More 

Powderly, Texas, United States
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food is excellent with a good variety of options, the service friendly and good, charming atmosphere and an excellent view of the falls.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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218 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We were staying at the Sheraton On The Falls, and really wanted to avoid paying their astronomical prices for the breakfast buffet, so we decided to explore. Don't you know, right outside our front door, through the beautiful park across the street, was this little gem of a restaurant. It has an attractive exterior and magnificent views, plus whimsical decor... More 

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Paris, Canada
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The Secret Garden Restaurant is located on River Road across from the American Falls. This is a place where you can go in and have a sandwich and soup or salad without getting piles of fries, etc. and ending up with a bill for two in the $50.00 range. We stop by for lunch so that we can have something... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is a must stop for us in Niagara. We are always well treated by the staff and then bend over backwards to make sure we are happy. The wait staff are especially accommodating to my son who has Autism. They treat him with respect and kindness. Will always make this a stop. Food is delicious and served fast.

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Delevan, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The wait staff made sure that my special dietary need were met, the meal was very flavorful, and more than enough to fill you up.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5827 River Rd, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3K9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 905-358-4588

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