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The Shores Waterfront

2 Detroit St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120-6843
+1 716-693-7971
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible22%
Travellers talk about
“strip steak” (2 reviews)
“potatoes” (3 reviews)
“niagara river” (17 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
2 Detroit St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120-6843
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived around 5, only one table had customers, we asked if we should go to bar to get our drinks before dinner. We also said we wanted to sit on the patio, she said go inside to get drinks and you cannot sit on...More

Thank Riverwench
Reviewed 1 week ago

We gave this place a second chance after not being here for something to eat in 7-8 yrs. It was very good! It's not a fancy place by any means. Very laid back. The food is very good, but priced more like a fancy restaurant....More

Thank Maureen R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for dinner after a long travel day with our children. Our youngest was so tired and was really upset causing us to feel really upset. The staff were amazing. Absolutely amazing. They made it known that it was ok and not an...More

Thank MissyStr
The Shores Wate... R, General Manager at The Shores Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, we appreciate the positive comments.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went at about 2 in the afternoon so not terribly crowded. Great view of the river but although we were seated right away we could not get someone to take our order for quite some time. Once we put in our drink order it was...More

Thank Shari S
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The food is nice. You're not here for solely for the food, though. This place is better for the live music and the spectacular views up and down the Niagara River. I can't think of a better place to get a few beers with family...More

Thank xzmattzx
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely place with a great view of the river. Good food and drinks with nice service. Nice place for family and friend outings.

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Over the years we have been going to The Shores the outside dining space is getting better. At the beginning it was just plastic tables on a patio. Now they have different areas with options for full sun or coverage. We were there on a...More

Thank sket101
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The Bar Tenders are very rude...They were all males maybe u should get some girls behind the bar ...I know they would be more polite to your customers...

Thank klbs830
Reviewed 18 August 2017

On a warm summer evening this a great place for a few cold beers and some informal food. Great view of Grand Island over the river.The entree's are overpriced and under good. Best for a light bite on a great night..

Thank AmherstNY1
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Went there for a celebration, Haven't been there in years. Always remembered it as being a great place to eat. Well the food is very overpriced and not at all good. The restaurant itself is old and outdated. Not at all clean, stained ceiling ties...More

Thank Kathleen S
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Lori Z
13 January 2015|
Response from Mongo171 | Reviewed this property |
The Shores offers spectacular views for a back drop for a wedding. However, I would hold the reception elsewhere. They do not give table-side service. You have to get your own drink refills. They charge a gratuity on top of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$26
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Detroit St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120-6843
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  North Tonawanda
  • Phone Number: +1 716-693-7971
  • E-mail
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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