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Dena's Home Cookin'

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3747 Portage Rd, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2J 2L1, Canada
+1 289-296-9600
08:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Wed 08:00 - 15:00
Thu - Fri 08:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 13:00
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Winnipeg, MB
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just happened upon this small family restaurant and what a find! The meals are truly homemade style... hash browns made from boiled potatoes, ham cut from the bone. Our two eggs and hash browns could hardly be seen with all the extras... sauteed whole mushrooms, two large wedges of fresh tomato, slice of orange and a large amount of ham... More 

1 Thank Write4u
Tavistock, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of meat in the breakfast combo but the "sauteed" mushrooms we had heard so much about turned out to be deep fried and squirting grease. The poached eggs had firm cooked yolks while the whites were still jiggly and undercooked. The server was unapologetic and only asked if I wanted the cook to... More 

1 Thank Magnum58
Niagara Falls, Canada
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Amazing food cooked homemade style. We go as a family for breakfast every once in a while and I love their omelettes and home fries. Typical breakfast pricey and so worth it. A small little place so you may have to wait for a table. Get there early in the morning.

Thank Victoria G
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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274 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The locals rave about this place. It's a tiny restaurant with only 7 tables - great for small families or couples, but not so great for big groups. This was our first visit. Everything was very clean and organized. The breakfast menu was loaded with options. I was disappointed that they did not have corned beef hash. We ordered the... More 

1 Thank Miranda C
Welland, Canada
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Very friendly owners. Excellent food, great service and price. The only drawback is the space. I could not believe how tiny the place is. They actually served one of my favorites- fried bologna. A unique twist with most entree's- sautéed mushrooms with half a tomato. Will definitely return if I can get a table.

Thank wayne b
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162 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We found Dena's even though there was construction in the area, and we are glad we did. The chicken schnitzel sandwich was delicious, and was gi-normous. The whole menu was reasonably priced and Dena and Harry were very friendly and attentive.

Thank MidwestLiketoTravel
Hagerstown, Maryland
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154 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This was our second trip to Dena's the last when in the falls 2 years ago, its not a very big place but the portions are large and the food is freshly made, the sauteed mushrooms are wonderful. Try the raisin bread french toast!

Thank d a m
Toronto, Canada
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213 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Dena's does not offer a view of The Falls. Dena and Harry do offer a really good basic breakfast at a very reasonable price. We had the Peameal Bacon with eggs (plus mushrooms, potato wedges, whole wheat toast, tomato) and the French toast with bacon. Both were great. The grilled mushrooms with the Peameal Bacon plates were a delightful surprise.... More 

Thank BandB-1508
Niagara Falls, Canada
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Husband and wife Dena & Harry ROCK..small place but great service and amazing food..love that Dena always remembers our order!! Everything is home made and the best eggs benny ever!!!

Thank Rose P
Barrie, Canada
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I met friends there and even though they had told me that the food was great I was still surprised. I ordered the Greek Salad and it was a real one. No lettuce just the good stuff that I loved from the Greek Town on the Danforth in Toronto. The owner came around and made sure everyone was satisfied and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 13:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3747 Portage Rd, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2J 2L1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 289-296-9600

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