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Jul 8, 2010 10:09 PM

Niagara Falls Canada on a budget


Any advice on a budget food around “touristy” area of Niagara Falls, Canada? We will not have a car, so we need to find something around PeopleMover route.

Thank you.


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  1. If you area staying within the tourist area of the Falls I would say the best bang for your buck is Tim Hortons on Clifton Hill...just about all the other chains in the vicinity are a rip IMHO...

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    1. re: Beermonger

      I absolutely agree! We spent $90 on breakfast for 4 adults and 1 child at Perkins! PERKINS!!! Coffee was $3 per person. Unfortunately, all prices are inflated in NF.

    2. Antica Pizzeria is pretty good and fairly cheap. It is located at 5785 Victoria Ave., right in the tourist area.

      Antica Pizzeria
      5785 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2G3L6, CA

      1. Portage Bakery (5803 Gladstone) - just a tiny street off Ferry - an easy walk from Clifton Hill, makes the most ridiculously delicious sandwiches. You can also buy great bread and pastries...oh and great espresso too!

        1. Not a gourmet option but if you go to the old casino in the food court area there is a "falls and the firkin" with a semi decent view of the falls. The pricing there is the same as my local Firkin in Toronto.

          Not the greatest, but not the worst.

          Also The Keg is only slightly more expensive then in Toronto, I'd say its one of the best bets if your looking for a nicer dinner.

          I hate buffets personally, but if you get a free casino card (Takes a swipe of your drivers license thats it), it comes to something like $18-$20 for the buffet and includes softdrinks. Tipping isn't really neccassary.

          Hope this helps, Niagara Falls is such a tourist trap.

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          1. re: dotca

            Thank you everyone for great ideas.

          2. I recommend Sui Sun restaurant for Dim Sum. It is on Erie St (near Bridge St and the greyhound station). It is cheap and good! Also Simon's Restaurant for breakfast around the corner at Bridge and River Sts. It claims to be the oldest restaurant in Niagara Falls. Affordable, friendly, and very kitch.

            Sui Sun Restaurant
            4568 Erie Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2E3N3, CA

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            1. re: South Carolina Girl

              Would agree with Antica Pizzeria - got a great dish of meatballs with penne pasta there for around $ 10.

              Antica Pizzeria
              5785 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2G3L6, CA