The Niagara Region has a number of blessings that make for an interesting collection of restaurants.
It has a strong immigrant community, and is a favoured destination of many well-travelled vistors,
whoe are exposed to many cuisines and culinary influences.
Niagara Falls, Clifton Hill
There are a full range of restaurants in Niagara Falls, most clustered around Clifton Hill, including many that are unique or worth visiting, including the Rain Forest Cafe and the the Hard Rock Cafe. There are also a range of family-style restaurants along the hotel/motel strip on Lundy's Lane.
There are several restaurants located along the Niagara Parkway, operated by The Niagara Parks Commission, each with their own breathtaking view. Visitors can admire the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, golf courses, or the Niagara River from high atop the escarpment. As well, on the lower Niagara, there are a number of wineries with dining (see below).
Niagara on the Lake
Niagara-on-the-Lake offers many choices in a variety of settings from waterfront to historic Queen Street. "Fast food restaurants" do not exist in Niagara-on-the-Lake Old Town. Niagara-on-the-Lake is unique for many reasons, including the number and variety of world class fine dining choices available in a small, historic and charming community. Most restaurants are either a leisurely stroll or a very short drive away.
St Catharines, Downtown
Enter the world of downtown St. Catharines, where century heritage is wrapped in a new groove. Downtown's main street is St. Paul, a former Indian trail; the street winds its way through the District leading curiosity seekers to 130 one of-a-kind shop and boutiques. Our merchants have been inspired to personally hand-select and create an extraordinary gallery of great values available nowhere else in Niagara. With more than fifty restaurants and eateries offering the pairing of regional cuisine with local wines, you can compare our homegrown bounty with the finest flavours of Europe, the Mideast, India and the Orient.
St Catharines, Port Dalhousie
Smartly refurbished historic buildings, dating back to the First Welland Canal, today house galleries, fashions, eclectic boutiques, casual/fine dining restaurants (serving fish fresh off the boat) and boat cruises. Entertainment includes live theatre presentations.
A rather unique part of the Niagara Penninsula/Niagara Frontier dining scene are the winery restaurants. These are often located in the finer wineries, and have hired bvery talented chefs to create cuisine that feature local produce to prepare a variety of first-rate dishes that complement that wineries vintage selections. Of course, after sampling the wines with dinner, they hope that you will take a case back with you, for consumption at home.
Use the pop-down list at upper-left to quickly find restaurants by cuisine. You can use the Restaurant Search Form to quickly filter the restaurants by community/neighbourhood AND by cuisine. You can even search by postal code, even by street to find all restaurants really close to you.
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