One of the tourism meccas in not just Ontario but the entire country, Niagara Falls sees hoards of tourists every year. As such, you would think that quality food is hard to come by. This is certainly not the case! There are a number of Niagara Falls restaurants that knock it out of the park. Whether you’re a foodie looking to enjoy a stellar meal during your visit or local folks that want to try a new spot in the city, you won’t want to miss this list of the best restaurants in Niagara Falls!
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Table Rock House Restaurant
If you’re looking to enjoy a delicious meal with stunning views of the falls, there is no better place to go than the Table Rock House Restaurant.
This FeastON Certified restaurant sources many of its ingredients right from Niagara as well as Ontario. They pride themselves on supporting Ontarian farmers and producers as well as brewers and distillers. At the helm is Chef Matt Krupa, a graduate of the Niagara College Culinary Management Program who has trained internationally in Europe focusing on old French-based cuisine while tying in international inspirations and flavours.
One thing I love about Table Rock is that its menu changes seasonally and there is no shortage of incredible dishes. From warm, cozy pastas to light and filling fish dishes, there’s plenty to offer all palettes. Plus they offer a Prix Fixe Menu of three courses for $65 which includes a starter, entrée and dessert. This way you can get a real feel of what Chef Krupa has to offer! Take a look at the full menu here.
Another thing I adore about Table Rock is that it’s owned by Niagara Parks, the ones that bring you Journey Behind the Falls, Currents at the Power Station and many other iconic Niagara Falls attractions. That means all earnings go to this organization which maintains the entire Niagara Parkway – and they do a fantastic job I might add.
The Table Rock House Restaurant can be a busy spot in the summer, especially on weekends so reservations are recommended.
Table Rock House Restaurant Information
Address: 6650 Niagara River Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 0L0
Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm, Friday through Sunday from 9:30 am to 10:00 pm
One of the newest restaurants in Niagara Falls, enjoy a taste of the tropics without the hassle of the airport! The bright turquoise walls and vibrant decor will have you dreaming of the beach.
Chances are you’ll be greeted by Daelys who owns Havana Restaurant. He is incredibly attentive and his passion for sharing his culture shows through with every interaction. As the name suggests, you’ll find a range of Cuban eats on the menu. Now I’ve heard many people say Cuban food can be lacking in flavour – and that’s certainly NOT the case here! Daelys specially sources a number of ingredients which elevates these dishes to a whole new level.
While the menu isn’t massive, there’s a wide variety of flavours. I cannot recommend the ropa vieja enough. I honestly didn’t know beef could be so juicy! Plus the portions are fantastic and there’s a high possibility of leftovers which is always a win in my books. Whether you opt for a variety of appetizers or one of their larger meals, make sure you save room for dessert. You don’t want to miss out on their churros!
Havana Restaurant Information
Address: 4555 Queen St, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 2L4
Hours of Operation: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays from 5:00 pm to 2:00 am, Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
Vittorio’s in the Fallsview Casino
Over the years, the Fallsview Casino has become a one-stop destination. In previous visits, I’ve found that the food is typically what was lacking… until I visited Vittorio’s Italian Eatery. This is easily some of the best Italian food in Niagara Falls.
Don’t let its location in the food court fool you as this restaurant offers an upscale atmosphere with elegant decor and private booths. Vittorio’s menu provides a wide range of eats that will transport your taste buds to Italy. One thing to note is that you won’t find any pizza on their menu, however the variety of pasta dishes is spectacular. Ravioli, gnocchi, orecchiette… you get the idea. If you’re a fan of seafood, I highly recommend the spaghetti alla pescatora, especially with a drizzle of their chilli oil.
No matter what you choose to indulge in, make sure you order their bruschetta con burrata. You can thank me later.
Address: 6380 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 7X5
Hours of Operation: Sunday through Thursday from noon until 10:00 pm and Fridays & Saturdays from Noon until Midnight
For almost 20 years now, Taps Brewhouse has been serving up small-batch custom craft beers in the heart of Niagara Falls. They tend to fly a little under the radar but with a fantastic patio during the summer months, it’s not to be missed next time you’re in town!
Each of their beers complements their tasty pub menu. You’ll find classics such as fish and chips along with several sandwiches, salads and appetizers. Vegetarians will find a variety of options to suit their needs, too! Taps also has a variety of poutines which you can sample as part of their “hot mess” poutine box. I mean, why have just one when you can enjoy four?
Taps Brewhouse also has a number of features throughout the week which makes them one of the best restaurants in Niagara Falls in my books! Enjoy their happy hour from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday with $5 pints, $5 wine, $8 flights and $7 select appetizers. There are a variety of food specials Monday through Thursday as well as events like comedy night on Tuesdays, karaoke on Wednesdays and live music on weekends. As you can see, Taps keeps the party going all week long!
Taps Brewhouse Information
Address: 4680 Queen St, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 2L8
Hours of Operation: Daily from Noon until 11:00 pm
Paris Crepes Cafe
Niagara Falls is a destination for international visitors from all over the globe but as you can see, it’s also home to a range of worldly tastes. Enjoy a French classic at the Paris Crepes Cafe!
If it isn’t clear from the name, this Niagara Falls restaurant focuses on crepes. With a plethora of sweet and savoury options, you can enjoy a taste of France no matter which way you’re leaning. They also feature a fantastic brunch menu with larger dishes such as steak and eggs as well as omelettes.
For our readers who need to avoid gluten, the Paris Crepes Cafe has a number of options making this a great gluten-free restaurant in Niagara Falls.
Paris Crepes Cafe Information
Address: 4613 Queen St, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 2L7
Hours of Operation: Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Mondays from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Wednesday through Friday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm as well as 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm as well as 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Closed Tuesdays
Taku Sushi & Ramen
Taku Sushi & Ramen is a quaint Japanese restaurant in the heart of Niagara Falls. Offering some of the freshest fish in the city, you can guarantee quality eats in a calm atmosphere.
The menu has plenty of Japanese eats from appetizers like takoyaki and calamari to sushi pizza and softshell crab. Feel free to order whatever your heart desires as there is certainly a variety to choose from, though I absolutely love their combos. The salmon combo is my favourite with six pieces of salmon sashimi, four pieces of salmon sushi, six pieces of spicy crispy salmon roll along with their house salad and miso soup. Salmon lovers will adore it!
While their offerings do skew heavily on seafood, there are still plenty of land meats for those who aren’t a fan of the sea eats. Plus their ramen is the perfect way to warm up on a chilly winter day!
If you’re a fan of ramen, they have a special on Tonkotsu ramen on Thursdays!
If you’re able to, snag one of their booths. Each one has a privacy curtain offering a more intimate and cozy dining experience! It’s a great date night spot in Niagara Falls.
Taku Sushi & Ramen Information
Address: 5259 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 4E6
Hours of Operation: Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm, Closed Mondays
Taco n Tequila
Enjoy a taste of Mexico right here in Niagara Falls. Taco n Tequila is a vibrant space with a lively vibe. Grab a seat and enjoy the Latin beats as you peruse the menu.
Admire the gorgeous murals that adorn the walls as you sink your teeth into burritos, enchiladas, tostadas… or tacos, obviously. They have an assortment of fillings that cater to carnivores, omnivores and herbivores alike. This is another great spot for gluten-free options, too! Make sure you enjoy their homemade “macho” hot sauce. Despite the name, it’s quite mild so all can enjoy it!
Taco n Tequila is also known for its massive 45 oz margaritas which you can enjoy in strawberry, mango, passion fruit, peach or go the traditional route with lime. Of course, they have smaller options available too alongside a number of tropical cocktails making it a great spot for a night of drinks with friends!
Taco n Tequila Information
Address: 6405 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3Y6
Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday from 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays from Noon until Midnight, Sundays from Noon to 11:00 pm
Located in the north end of Niagara Falls, Counterpart Brewing is the perfect spot for a low key, casual hangout. They’ve been serving up fantastic beers from hazy IPAs to fruity sours since 2019.
Their menu has a heavy focus on hand held eats ranging from light nibbles to hearty meals. A few dishes have an Asian spin which I find is unique to breweries. If you’re looking for some great beer and food pairings, Counterpart Brewing has you covered! Be sure to take a peek at their features board for their latest concoctions before you order.
Counterpart Brewing is a great spot to bring the family (yes, it’s a family-friendly brewery!) in the summer months as they have a number of games you can enjoy on their expansive patio. Let the little ones play a few rounds of cornhole while you enjoy a pint or get in on the fun. The patio is also dog-friendly so bring along your furry family members, too!
Somehow despite visiting numerous times, I don’t have a food photo in my repertoire… I guess I’ll have to return so I can fix that!
Counterpart Brewing Information
Address: 3659 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 0A6
Hours of Operation: Daily from Noon until 9:00 pm
More Top Restaurants in Niagara Falls
If you’re not salivating by the time you get here, that’s pretty impressive. However, there are more great options for Niagara Falls restaurants! If the above aren’t quite tickling your fancy, here are some more recommendations for great restaurants in Niagara Falls.
Country Fresh Donuts – These lovely folks have a sort of cult following in Niagara and for good reason. While their donuts are delicious, people flock here for their wonton soup. Get it half and half to enjoy a mix of wontons, noodles and generous chunks of pork. Bring some bills as it’s cash only.
Coop Wicked Chicken Niagara – You might recognize Coop Wicked Chicken from our round-up of amazing Hamilton restaurants. That’s because they opened a location in Niagara Falls! If you’re craving some fried chicken, they’ve got you covered, but they also have burgers, salads and tacos.
The Kasbah Mediterranean – A top destination for Greek cuisine, they have one of the widest menus around. Gyros, souvlaki, pitas, sarma… you name it, chances are they’ve got it. You’ll also find their spin on Armenian and Italian dishes as well. For those who are vegetarian and vegan, The Kasbah is a great spot with a variety of dishes to fill your belly.
Weinkeller – If you’re looking for some solid eats while avoiding the chains on Clifton Hill, Weinkeller will provide just that. Think brewpub but for wine! This is an upscale restaurant which features a fully customizable menu, making it not just a spot to grab a meal but an entire experience.
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