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The Shores Waterfront

) #32 of 58 Restaurants in North Tonawanda €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
2 Detroit St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120-6843
+1 716-693-7971
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible23%
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“fish fry” (2 reviews)
“niagara river” (15 reviews)
“great summer” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
€€ - €€€
2 Detroit St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120-6843
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I went with my husband and another couple. There was only indoor seating available with no air conditioning, in August. We made the best of it by ordering several cold drinks. The service was good, food good and atmosphere was good. I guess it was...More

Thank Patti R
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

A college classmate selected this place for a summer evening dinner. Being next to water and watching the sun set was awesome. We were able to hold a conversation without a hitch. The food was average. The service was great. Prices were reasonable. I would...More

Thank LadyArchitek
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Horrible service it took 20 minutes for our drinks to arrive. We decided that the service was so bad and the food menus so over priced that we would leave without eating. I then had to track down our waitress for the tab and it...More

Thank JohnVar
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Wonderful restaurant and bar where you can relax and dine - or drink - along the picturesque Niagara River. Music four evenings a week. Food and staff are wonderful!!!!

Thank NancyL1952
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Beautiful location right on the Niagara River. Lots of patio seating. A very enjoyable place to sit and listen to the evening entertainment. Tonight there was a wonderful Sinatra impersonator who was so good he had a following of fans. We sat on the patio...More

Thank 14ninapinta92
Reviewed 5 August 2016

we stopped in for chicken wings and beer and stayed the evening....it was a hot summer nite and the band playing outside added to the relaxed party atmosphere...great summer venue that you need to visit ...bands generally play on friday and saturday with an occassional...More

Thank dwdj52
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I first came here last summer, but have been back several times and I've always enjoyed the ambiance and the friendly staff. The food has ranged from decent to delicious. Their banana pepper soup is phenomenal! The salmon was also good. They have dockside parking...More

Thank J S
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were entertaining visitors from Germany and desired to show them the beauty of the Niagara River while eating dinner in North Tonawanda and we were overjoyed with the Shores restaurant. Whenever you can eat outside while taking in the scenic Niagara are two pluses...More

1  Thank Bob P
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Great food and drinks. Good options on the menu. Indoor and outdoor seating on the river. Staff is friendly and attentive. The only reason it doesn't get a 5, is $30 drink and sandwich is more than I'd usually pay for a lunch like that.

Thank Heidi H
Reviewed 14 July 2016

A restaurant you would never drive by unless it was your destination or you owned a boat. Secluded on Tonawanda Island near Smith Boys Marina in North Tonawanda. Great lunch spot for leisure outside dining on the waterfront. Came back three times in one week...More

Thank ambergrisjohn
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Lori Z
12 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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 11:00
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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