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Nikhil Mar 28, 2002 09:50 AM

Chowhounds,

We will be heading to Niagara Falls (Canada) and wanted any recommendations for restraurants that are family friendly (prefer Italian, Indian, Pizza, Mexican)

Also any recommendations for the Niagara-on-the-lake area would be greatly appreciated.

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    Brett Mar 28, 2002 10:34 AM

    I'm not familiar with the Niagara Falls area, but the Canadian side is the attraction. It has really been built up over the last couple of years and there are alot of places. I'd say try and avoid the American chains, as they are way over priced and not that great(TGI Friday's, Denny's, etc). There is an Italian place called Mama Mia's at 5719 Victoria Avenue. There are other places at the bottom of Clifton Hill near the falls. Hope you find something good!

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      DL_Ressel Mar 28, 2002 11:03 AM

      As one caveat. It has been a while since I have been to that area, so I may be a bit rusty...

      Niagara-on-the-lake is quite inviting, and a wonderful quaint place to visit, particularly for the Shaw Festival. For dining options, many of the restaurants are quite long on atmosphere and charm, and many are very decent places to eat, I feel the warmth, atmosphere and character are preeminent--and the fare is standard Canadian/American offerings.

      In particular, are THE PRINCE OF WALES, nice victorian setting and my family's favorite, CARRIAGES, fit these descriptions. More Casual is THE BUTTERY, which also does theater, and i recall does some offbeat "theme" specialties on their menu.

      Niagara Falls is inundated with your touristy restaurants, that our not worth your time or money. If you want decent ethnic Italian eats, a few miles away on the American side is Little Italy, i'd say worth a trip, if you cross the border (or take the drive down to Buffalo or Tonawanda for Wings or beef on weck, or excellent pizza)

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        jason Mar 28, 2002 05:01 PM

        niagara falls is full of chain restaurant's, if you go a little further out (lundy's lane and drummond) there is a restaurant called frank's tomato pie. It is family friendly. The best restaurant in Niagara on the lake is Peller estates, however it is a high end restaurant. Lunch is somewhat casual.
        Cheers

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          Peter Apr 24, 2002 10:43 AM

          We've always enjoyed the Obann Inn in Niagara-on-the-Lake, especially for lunch.

          As for Niagara Falls, you might take a look at St. Catharines for better restaurants. It's only a half hour or so drive away.

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