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Important Note: Be aware that taxes are high in Ontario. Meals are subject to 13% HST. Factor in a tip and you've added a whopping 28% more to the price of your food!


There are literally hundreds of restaurants in Niagara Falls. You can get everything from Indian Cuisine to Japanese to the obvious North American food. If you're down by the Falls, and you don't want to venture out of the tourist district due to time or travel constraints, there are some places that have great food for a fairly reasonable price. Some of our favourites, as well as other local residents we have questioned are as follows:



Within Walking Distance to Falls

Zappi's Pizza & Subs

It's not just pizza! This is a great little Italian Eatery within about a five minute walk to the Falls. We are regulars to this establishment, which has been in business since 1971. You won't find anything cheaper this close to the actual Falls, and the food is good. If you visit their site, you can even print some coupons to save you even more money.




Mama Mias

If you like authentic Italian food, you'll like this place.  It's located on Victoria Avenue, just up from Clifton Hill, so it's within walking distance to the Falls.  The prices are reasonable for a touist area restaurant.  Please be prepared to see prices inflated in this tourist area.




Spicy Olive

Another Italian restaurant near Clifton Hill (on Centre Street).  This place has great food, but it's a little bit pricier than the other two I've mentioned.  It also has more of an adult feel to the place.  I haven't seen many kids in here when I've been by it.




Kelsey's

Unfortunately, there is no link directly to Kelsey's, so you cannot preview their menu, but this is basically a bar and grill type restaurant with an outdoor patio.  It has your basic North American food.  I think the prices are probably inflated because of the location.




Links to some other restaurants near the Falls

Boston Pizza

Rainforest Cafe

Planet Hollywood

The Secret Garden Restaurant

Skylon Tower Buffet

Hardrock Cafe


Worth the Drive

Betty's Restaurant

It's not just pizza! This is a great little Italian Eatery within about a five minute walk to the Falls. We are regulars to this establishment, which has been in business since 1971. You won't find anything cheaper this close to the actual Falls, and the food is good. If you visit their site, you can even print some coupons to save you even more money.




Fine Kettle of Fish

Personally, I am not a seafood fan, but I've heard from others in the area that a great seafood restaurant is Fine Kettle of Fish . It is not within walking distance to Niagara Falls, but if you have a car, it will take you about 10 minutes to get there from the actual Falls. It's in a plaza, and since it's tucked in the back, it may be difficult to find, but you'll know you're in the right area, because there are several plazas within that particular block.




Flying Saucer Restaurant

The breakfast food is decent, and the price is right! (I've heard the dinners aren't the greatest). For just $1.99 you get two eggs, toast and hash browns. You can get a side order of bacon for a reasonable price. I think there were four slices on the side order, so you may be able to share it with another member of your group.

Check out some online reviews and decide for yourself whether you want to venture into this place. The atmosphere is fun, and the kids love it. The really fun thing about this place is that years ago people claim to have seen a U.F.O. hovering over this location on Lundy's Lane in Niagara Falls. Later, a Flying Saucer shaped building was built.




REALLY, REALLY CHEAP FOOD FOR THE REALLY, REALLY BROKE TRAVELLER

If you're family consists of some "big eaters", there is a chip truck on McLeod Road, right in front of the Canadian Tire Store that offers some great deals. For instance, the family sized fish and chips is just $16.00 and feeds a family of four easily. We even had lots left over. (Since I've put this website up, I've learned that some people do not know what a chip truck is. It is exactly what it sounds like -- a truck made into a snack bar). 

The deals are amazing, but there isn't really any place to eat. You'd have to stop by a local park or go back to your hotel/motel room. Still...the price is unbeatable.


Links to some other restaurants worth the drive in Niagara Falls

Mick and Angelos