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Jeanette’s Guide to the Niagara Region

Jeanette

Jeanette’s Guide to the Niagara Region

Restaurants - Favourite places I've actually been to
Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner - these are my favourite places I've eaten at. Please reach out and let me know if you've had a great local restaurant experience not on this list. Thanks!
Farm-to-table with excellent wines and service. This is a romantic spot in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The outdoor patio is tucked down the lane right off the main strip. I highly recommend you make reservations. ~ps. I don't know why the old location in Port Dalhousie is listed with the picture as the restaurant is now located on Queen Street in NOTL, but the website takes you to all the right information.
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Treadwell Cuisine
61 Lakeport Road
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Farm-to-table with excellent wines and service. This is a romantic spot in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The outdoor patio is tucked down the lane right off the main strip. I highly recommend you make reservations. ~ps. I don't know why the old location in Port Dalhousie is listed with the picture as the restaurant is now located on Queen Street in NOTL, but the website takes you to all the right information.
Iconic - Late Night tradition - loads of food in a fun atmosphere
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Flying Saucer Restaurant
6768 Lundy's Lane
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Iconic - Late Night tradition - loads of food in a fun atmosphere
Wood oven pizza - yes! Located near the Hill (Clifton Hill)
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Antica Pizzeria & Ristorante
5785 Victoria Ave
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Wood oven pizza - yes! Located near the Hill (Clifton Hill)
On the Canal in Port Colborne, this is a nice spot to eat very good food after cycling the Greater Niagara Circle Route, boat watching, fishing at the nearby marina, or shopping West Street. The interior is tiny/cozy but there is a patio if you want more space.
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The Smokin' Buddha
265 King St
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On the Canal in Port Colborne, this is a nice spot to eat very good food after cycling the Greater Niagara Circle Route, boat watching, fishing at the nearby marina, or shopping West Street. The interior is tiny/cozy but there is a patio if you want more space.
Tastefully decorated and always busy with the usual breakfast fare. Service has always been great here and I like the atmosphere. Parking at the side lot or on street.
The Pelham Street Grille
1507 Pelham St
Tastefully decorated and always busy with the usual breakfast fare. Service has always been great here and I like the atmosphere. Parking at the side lot or on street.
Toronto-style bar and restaurant with outdoor patio. The food is excellent. It's in a plaza so there is plenty of free parking.
My Place Bar & Grill
20 Hwy 20 E
Toronto-style bar and restaurant with outdoor patio. The food is excellent. It's in a plaza so there is plenty of free parking.
Great house band and great house beer. Traditional Irish Fare. Great place to hang out.
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The Irish Harp Pub
245 King St
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Great house band and great house beer. Traditional Irish Fare. Great place to hang out.
In the heart of downtown Niagara Falls...I love crepes! ...and occasionally The Shea D Duo/Juliet Dunn Jazz will sing here ;)
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Paris Crêpes Café
4613 Queen St
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In the heart of downtown Niagara Falls...I love crepes! ...and occasionally The Shea D Duo/Juliet Dunn Jazz will sing here ;)
If you're heading to PAC (Performing Arts Centre) or just checking out downtown St. Catharines, give this place a go-see.
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Mahtay Café & Lounge
241 Saint Paul Street
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If you're heading to PAC (Performing Arts Centre) or just checking out downtown St. Catharines, give this place a go-see.
Vegan doughnuts to die for.....usually a line up but worth the wait
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Beechwood Doughnuts
5 James St
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Vegan doughnuts to die for.....usually a line up but worth the wait
I keep coming back to this place. Fun, cozy with a tiny outdoor patio directly across from PAC (The Performing Arts Centre) - giant burgers, great fries - there are still things on the menu I want to try.
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Hambrgr
233 St Paul St
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I keep coming back to this place. Fun, cozy with a tiny outdoor patio directly across from PAC (The Performing Arts Centre) - giant burgers, great fries - there are still things on the menu I want to try.
Family run restaurant right at the Allanburg Bridge (Bridge 11) and on the Greater Niagara Circle Route. Plenty of parking. Made to order so you will have to wait. Just order the Lunch Plate. The samosas are yum.
Indian Flame Bar & Grill
13330 Lundy's Lane
Family run restaurant right at the Allanburg Bridge (Bridge 11) and on the Greater Niagara Circle Route. Plenty of parking. Made to order so you will have to wait. Just order the Lunch Plate. The samosas are yum.
Full disclosure - I work for Niagara College - but I have had Benchmark food at breakfast meetings and I have attended some CFWI events. The food and the wines are excellent. The campus is beautiful with a conservation area, ponds and trails, retail greenhouse, retail brewery store, winery, and Benchmark Restaurant. Give it a try!
Benchmark
135 Taylor Rd
Full disclosure - I work for Niagara College - but I have had Benchmark food at breakfast meetings and I have attended some CFWI events. The food and the wines are excellent. The campus is beautiful with a conservation area, ponds and trails, retail greenhouse, retail brewery store, winery, and Benchmark Restaurant. Give it a try!
Amazing - pop by for lunch, grab some baked goods on your way out for later. Located in a house, you can sit indoors or on the porch. Parking available.
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The Pie Plate
1516 Niagara Stone Rd
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Amazing - pop by for lunch, grab some baked goods on your way out for later. Located in a house, you can sit indoors or on the porch. Parking available.
Popular with locals and wedding parties - there is an oyster bar at the back. This is a converted church and a lovely place. I've been for a Christmas reading of the Mistletoe Bride presented by The Shaw. Great to visit in all seasons.
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Silversmith Brewing Company
1523 Niagara Stone Rd
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Popular with locals and wedding parties - there is an oyster bar at the back. This is a converted church and a lovely place. I've been for a Christmas reading of the Mistletoe Bride presented by The Shaw. Great to visit in all seasons.
Great views! Sit on the patio and listen to a guitarist strum and smell the barbecue cooking up something delicious. Chat with your partner or stare out over the Niagara River and watch the sailboats. Plenty of indoor seating as well. There is some free parking if you're lucky. This place usually closes up at 9pm. Great food here!
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Niagara Golf Club
143 Front Street
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Great views! Sit on the patio and listen to a guitarist strum and smell the barbecue cooking up something delicious. Chat with your partner or stare out over the Niagara River and watch the sailboats. Plenty of indoor seating as well. There is some free parking if you're lucky. This place usually closes up at 9pm. Great food here!
Fun place that usually has music. Nice atmosphere. Plenty of free parking.
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The Old Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar
2228 Niagara Stone Rd
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Fun place that usually has music. Nice atmosphere. Plenty of free parking.
I don't know what most of the menu tastes like because I ALWAYS order the Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burger. Historic Inn - cozy - Bands Thursday - Sunday.
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The Olde Angel Inn
224 Regent St
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I don't know what most of the menu tastes like because I ALWAYS order the Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burger. Historic Inn - cozy - Bands Thursday - Sunday.
If you're in Port Dalhousie, check out this gem.
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Lock Street Brewing Company
15 Lock St
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If you're in Port Dalhousie, check out this gem.
The place to go for some pizza, beer and wings. Play trivia online for free - just ask your server. Great location in charming Port Dalhousie.
Scorecard Harry's Inc
17 Lock St
The place to go for some pizza, beer and wings. Play trivia online for free - just ask your server. Great location in charming Port Dalhousie.
Snacks and board games! Fee to play. Great service.
Ludology Boardgame Cafe
52 St Paul St
Snacks and board games! Fee to play. Great service.
This place has been around a long time - I love the pizza and bruschetta.
Fresco's Euro Grille
This place has been around a long time - I love the pizza and bruschetta.
The best Mandarin in the Region. Fresh and so many choices. Friendly staff. It is in a mall on the outskirts of Niagara Falls with access from the parking lot. Plenty of free parking and Cineplex nearby if you feel like catching a flick after.
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Mandarin Restaurant
7555 Montrose Rd
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The best Mandarin in the Region. Fresh and so many choices. Friendly staff. It is in a mall on the outskirts of Niagara Falls with access from the parking lot. Plenty of free parking and Cineplex nearby if you feel like catching a flick after.
Long wait but everything you could want and great service. This is the place we celebrate birthdays - more bang for your buck and you always meet interesting people in line. Second only to Borgata in Atlantic City (but I haven't been to many casinos so let me know what you think)
Grand Buffet
6380 Fallsview Blvd
Long wait but everything you could want and great service. This is the place we celebrate birthdays - more bang for your buck and you always meet interesting people in line. Second only to Borgata in Atlantic City (but I haven't been to many casinos so let me know what you think)
Up-scale bar in Fallsview Casino Resort located upstairs - indoor couch and bar seating, outdoor seating. Great drinks and snacks.
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R5
6380 Fallsview Blvd
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Up-scale bar in Fallsview Casino Resort located upstairs - indoor couch and bar seating, outdoor seating. Great drinks and snacks.
If you like meat, you've come to the right place. I was here for a birthday celebration. Had a blast. Great mojitos!
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Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse - Niagara
6671 Fallsview Blvd
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If you like meat, you've come to the right place. I was here for a birthday celebration. Had a blast. Great mojitos!
Great buffet!! Great views!!
Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
5875 Falls Ave
Great buffet!! Great views!!
The charm starts when you drive in - the parking is tucked behind grape vines. There is an outdoor garden at the entrance used by the restaurant. The tasting area is busy so grab a glass and head out back to sit under the umbrellas or tour the grounds.
Jackson Triggs Estate Winery
2145 Niagara Stone Rd
The charm starts when you drive in - the parking is tucked behind grape vines. There is an outdoor garden at the entrance used by the restaurant. The tasting area is busy so grab a glass and head out back to sit under the umbrellas or tour the grounds.
Right on the Welland Canal at Bridge 13. Outdoor patio available all seasons - in the winter they have bubble pods (igloos), blankets and heaters. Great food and a nice atmosphere. Washrooms are down a set of stairs. Parking is just off Niagara Street at the start of the Division Street Bridge.
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Taris on the Water
25 W Main St
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Right on the Welland Canal at Bridge 13. Outdoor patio available all seasons - in the winter they have bubble pods (igloos), blankets and heaters. Great food and a nice atmosphere. Washrooms are down a set of stairs. Parking is just off Niagara Street at the start of the Division Street Bridge.
Amazing! Vibrant restaurant right on the corner of St. Paul St. and Carlisle, and across from Performing Arts Centre. Fantastic tacos and great service. Tip: enter through the patio
Lost + Found
259 St Paul St
Amazing! Vibrant restaurant right on the corner of St. Paul St. and Carlisle, and across from Performing Arts Centre. Fantastic tacos and great service. Tip: enter through the patio
Seriously good pizza. Hang out with friends on the patio. Great spot to be during street festivals.
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Grand Central Sports
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Seriously good pizza. Hang out with friends on the patio. Great spot to be during street festivals.
Lovely spot in the heart of the tourist area - make a reservation!
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Weinkeller
5633 Victoria Ave
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Lovely spot in the heart of the tourist area - make a reservation!
Spas
Here is a list of spas in the Niagara Region with recommendations from friends . Please let me know if you've tried one not on the list (there are so many!) and whether you had a good experience or not. Thanks!
This spa has top ratings from my friends and spot on inspections from the Niagara Region. It is in Welland. Free street parking beside the building.
Elan Vitale Salon and Day Spa
172 W Main St
This spa has top ratings from my friends and spot on inspections from the Niagara Region. It is in Welland. Free street parking beside the building.
Great views! Hydrotherapy - Reiki - Reflexology - Hot Stone and Thai Hot Stem (yes stem) Massage, plus all the usual services.
Christienne Fallsview Spa
5875 Falls Ave
Great views! Hydrotherapy - Reiki - Reflexology - Hot Stone and Thai Hot Stem (yes stem) Massage, plus all the usual services.
Great recommendations for this place from people I know. Clean inspection record. I've been here to eat (Play) and play raquetball. I like the atmosphere here. Located across from the Outlet Collection of Niagara, Niagara-on-the-Lake.
White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa
253 Taylor Rd
Great recommendations for this place from people I know. Clean inspection record. I've been here to eat (Play) and play raquetball. I like the atmosphere here. Located across from the Outlet Collection of Niagara, Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Great salt water pool with small hot tub. I love the hotel and plenty of free parking. Services are the usual fare but I found everyone had their appointments at the same time so it seemed crowded and the therapists all said their goodbyes to each other while you tried to navigate around them to get back to the change rooms. My aunt thought it was too rustic and would have preferred a more modern setting. Just our personal opinions. There is also an outdoor heated grotto...it is okay.
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Pillar and Post Inn & Spa
48 John St W
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Great salt water pool with small hot tub. I love the hotel and plenty of free parking. Services are the usual fare but I found everyone had their appointments at the same time so it seemed crowded and the therapists all said their goodbyes to each other while you tried to navigate around them to get back to the change rooms. My aunt thought it was too rustic and would have preferred a more modern setting. Just our personal opinions. There is also an outdoor heated grotto...it is okay.
Niagara Falls & Region Attractions
Things to do in and around Niagara Falls
Previously called the Maid of the Mist - after the legend. Put on the supplied rain coat and get up close to the Falls. A must-do!
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Hornblower Niagara Cruises
5920 Niagara Pkwy
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Previously called the Maid of the Mist - after the legend. Put on the supplied rain coat and get up close to the Falls. A must-do!
Part of the tourist experience of Niagara Falls
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Journey Behind the Falls
6650 Niagara Pkwy
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Part of the tourist experience of Niagara Falls
I did it. Open top boat. More locations so must still be popular.
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Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
14004 Niagara Pkwy
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I did it. Open top boat. More locations so must still be popular.
Tourist stop along the Parkway
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Floral Clock
14004 Niagara Pkwy
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Tourist stop along the Parkway
Beautiful gardens. Nice to wander here or have a picnic. The Butterfly Conservatory (fee) is located here.
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Botanical Gardens
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Beautiful gardens. Nice to wander here or have a picnic. The Butterfly Conservatory (fee) is located here.
A summer staple when I was a kid. Built up now and popular. Wear proper hiking shoes and there are lots of stairs ....and the River IS dangerous so stay out.
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Niagara Glen Nature Centre
3050 Niagara Pkwy
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A summer staple when I was a kid. Built up now and popular. Wear proper hiking shoes and there are lots of stairs ....and the River IS dangerous so stay out.
The Hill - mini putt, museums, restaurants, etc etc. This place is the central tourist hot spot - great for families.
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Clifton Hill Entertainment
4960 Clifton Hill
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The Hill - mini putt, museums, restaurants, etc etc. This place is the central tourist hot spot - great for families.
Love their escape rooms and I've tried many. Friendly staff. Also a great place to try games you may never have heard of.
The Crux Escape Room Inc. | Niagara
5001 Victoria Ave
Love their escape rooms and I've tried many. Friendly staff. Also a great place to try games you may never have heard of.
If you like plays, then catch one at Shawfest. Visit their website to find out about "Today's Deal" and details on the next Jazz Speakeasy after-hours event. Don't forget to sign up for alerts for the next (shhh) Secret Theatre performance. That's all I can say!
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Shaw Festival Theatre
10 Queen's Parade
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If you like plays, then catch one at Shawfest. Visit their website to find out about "Today's Deal" and details on the next Jazz Speakeasy after-hours event. Don't forget to sign up for alerts for the next (shhh) Secret Theatre performance. That's all I can say!
A nice place to have a picnic. Plenty of free parking.
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Dufferin Islands
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A nice place to have a picnic. Plenty of free parking.
Beautiful spot - cherry blossoms nearby
Floral Showhouse
7145 Niagara Pkwy
Beautiful spot - cherry blossoms nearby
Great for history buffs. Also, the Friends of Fort George host Ghost Tours of the Fort.
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Fort George National Historic Site
51 Queen's Parade
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Great for history buffs. Also, the Friends of Fort George host Ghost Tours of the Fort.
I've done this! It's a fun, lantern-led tour and you go in a lot of the buildings.
Ghost Tours of Niagara at Fort George
51 Queen's Parade
I've done this! It's a fun, lantern-led tour and you go in a lot of the buildings.