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The River Grill

) #19 of 89 Restaurants in Tonawanda €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
70 Aqua Ln, Tonawanda, NY 14150-7702
+1 716-873-2553
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (5 reviews)
“seafood” (8 reviews)
“calamari” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
€€ - €€€
70 Aqua Ln, Tonawanda, NY 14150-7702
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Reviews (56)
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1 - 10 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 15 May 2017

This place is a little bit of a hole in the wall and GPS couldn't find it but it was worth the search. We went on a Saturday night and they had live music - Terrie George and the Shadows. Really good band playing a...More

Thank JD B
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Have been going to the River Grill for many years...not a customer who stops in for a quick drink or two...but always spends a significant amount of money on drinks, food and appetizers. Went there today to have dinner and enjoy our favorite band...felt rushed...More

Thank BuffaloDebbie
Reviewed 1 April 2017

dumpy dive, parking was horrific! wait staff inattentive, food, over priced, cold and tasteless. cramped and loud. obviously the people who were enjoying this were too drunk to notice anything else! not worth my time or money!

Thank sunnygirl1152
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Good food but does not take reservations and you can wait over 1 hour to sit.Get there early. Great fish tacos and other fish dishes and great music. A must "summer time" place to visit! Inside and outside dining. Wish they could expand dining area....More

Thank beachlover2307
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Awesome atmosphere, awesome live music, awesome food, awesome service. A really fun place to have a good time. Take a large group and you will have fun.

Thank Terry384
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Great food and service. We try to get there every year. We always eat on the patio. They also have music most nights.

Thank deansad116
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The river grill is one of the few places to eat on the waterfront. It's a nifty little place and if you like fish, fried, you will love it here. The food is good, not spectacular, but for a relatively inexpensive meal this is a...More

Thank BrendanCunningham
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I enjoy restaurants with patios, and this one delivers. However, the restaurant is not well located for unimpeded views of the water. That said, the food was enjoyable, and service was good. Not sure I'd return.

Thank Heidi014
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Table for six didn't pose a problem for this establishment even at dinner time. We chose to eat outside with a very relaxing view of marinas and boats. Checking out the names on the boats became a great conversation subject while we waited for our...More

Thank justmoi1604
Reviewed 11 August 2016

First time here. Restaurant is on the water. View is ok. Sat on the patio since the restaurant is very small and has live music which makes it very loud. I had the cheeseburger which was very good. Others had a shrimp dish special which...More

Thank Jeannelil
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Sandy R
Only 5 entree for dinner?
2 August 2016|
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Response from Johnny R | Reviewed this property |
I have ñever bought into entrepreneurs lunch etc..... show me your menu, I will pick what I want... not sure just ask.... they can make it for you. Again it'seems more of a bar atmosphere and menus reflects that..... just... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Aqua Ln, Tonawanda, NY 14150-7702
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Tonawanda
  • Phone Number: +1 716-873-2553
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