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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%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible21%
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“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 16 September 2018 via mobile

I rarely give 2 stars but the only thing we enjoyed was the view of the water. I had the seafood dinner, scrimp, fish and scallops. All 3 were in my opinion not fresh. Also really not seasoned at all. Also my wife’s chicken parmigiana...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank leon039
Reviewed 23 August 2018

No NY wine or Local beer.Waitress not sure of whats on menu and availability.. good place for view and music.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank davecind
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Went out for our Friday night fish fry with 9 people to the Shores. Seated and waited on quickly. However, the waitress (manager) refused to give us separate checks. When it came time to pay she split the checks into each 1/2 of the table...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Susan F
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Had a great burger and some delicious stuffed peppers. Good service and cold drinks. Enjoyable. The view on the river is perfect.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank spot12368
Reviewed 21 June 2018

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

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Riverwench
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Maureen R
Reviewed 13 June 2018 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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank MissyStr
The Shores Wate... R, General Manager at The Shores Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Thank you, we appreciate the positive comments.

Reviewed 29 May 2018

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

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank xzmattzx
Reviewed 5 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.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Bill H
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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
USD 15 - USD 26
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Bar Scene
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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