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The Village Inn

) #2 of 28 Restaurants in Grand Island €€ - €€€ American, , Soups
1488 Ferry Rd, Grand Island, NY 14072-3024
+1 716-773-5030
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“soups” (17 reviews)
“clam chowder” (5 reviews)
“cajun fish” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Soups, Grill, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1488 Ferry Rd, Grand Island, NY 14072-3024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I come to the Village Inn, I always order the soup of the day for a side or appetizer. This past time I was here I had the chipotle clam chowder which was very good. I also tried my wife's loaded potato soup which...More

Thank kwnike13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food! love this place its older quaint great people and the desserts are great and i like the whole idea of homemade food at its best! If you like good food you got to get there. we drive from lancaster to the island because...More

1  Thank stonekingofwny
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Food was very good and service was great. Restaurant is very small and very loud when it gets busy. Tables are close together marking it hard to not hear other conversation. Otherwise, it's good.

Thank unitedstates2015
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great home made food. Every thing I've ever ordered from there has ways been delicious. Actually our waitress told us that she makes all the deserts from scratch. I couldn't believe it because she listed about 10 pies and a coupleof cheesecakes. 5 stars all...More

Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Charming place with delicious food - their soups and salads are out of this world. come early often the front parking is packed but there is parking across the street. You are just a block from the Niagara River.

Thank Kris B
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I love Village Inn. If you want real home cooked food that is just incredible or if you just want a beer and wings Village Inn is for you. If this isn't enough, the third reason why you might stop here is for the desserts.

Thank globtratta
Reviewed 21 February 2017

If a friend hadn't recommended this restaurant we would never have found it. It is located on a residential street and looks like just another house. It is not a large restaurant but that adds to it's charm. The menu was varied and the servings...More

Thank M Q
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a very nice casual restaurant in Grand Island. You can enjoy every meal sitting on their enclosed porch or in the dining room. The menu offerings are very good and plentiful. The soups, made in house, are always excellent.

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Very quick, food was excellent and a very relaxing atmosphere,very reasonable and plenty of parking but it is quant..call ahead if you have more then 4 people in your party.

Thank ewalsh7
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for quick lunch. French onion soup is the best I ever had. BBQ wings were great. Really cool place with great food and service. Don't let the exterior scare you away. It's a hidden gem.

Thank Bob R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1488 Ferry Rd, Grand Island, NY 14072-3024
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Grand Island
  • Phone Number: +1 716-773-5030
  • E-mail
The Village Inn is located in the historic Ferry Village in Grand Island, New York. Its quaint, homelike atmosphere and close proximity to the Niagara River make this restaurant a popular meeting place for locals, as well as for those visiting off island. In 1988, owner Michael Carr took over The Village Inn that was previously named Lippens Grill. He changed the name to The Village Inn, which was inspired by his father. With the help of his friends and family, he renovated this 1890's building to make it the cozy eatery that it is today. At The Village Inn, we pride ourselves on creating all of our food from scratch. We are best known for our unique, culinarily adventurous soups as well as baking all of our desserts in house from homemade recipes. From our moist and sweet bread puddings to our spicy lemon tabasco clam chowder, we strive to please all taste buds. The Village Inn has customers from all over the area that come in to experience this one of a kind restaurant. You are sure to enjoy your meal served by our light-hearted, welcoming wait staff while engaging in our distinctive dining atmosphere. All of us at The Village Inn are looking forward to your dining with us while experiencing our historic niche in Ferry Village.
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