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Niagara Falls Canada on a budget

2mom2 Jul 8, 2010 10:09 PM


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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    Beermonger RE: 2mom2 Jul 9, 2010 06:26 AM

    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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      Chocolatemama RE: Beermonger Jul 9, 2010 12:06 PM

      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.

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      frais RE: 2mom2 Jul 9, 2010 10:48 AM

      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

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        katzsass RE: 2mom2 Jul 9, 2010 12:46 PM

        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!

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          dotca RE: 2mom2 Jul 9, 2010 04:07 PM

          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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            2mom2 RE: dotca Jul 9, 2010 08:36 PM

            Thank you everyone for great ideas.

          2. South Carolina Girl RE: 2mom2 Jul 10, 2010 05:59 AM

            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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              steveindurham3 RE: South Carolina Girl Dec 7, 2010 08:14 AM

              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

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              StriderGirl RE: 2mom2 Dec 8, 2010 09:40 AM

              If you can get over to Lundy's Lane (not sure if the PeopleMover goes that far), I would actually recommend the Flying Saucer restaurant. I know it's a total dive, but it's fun, cheap, and filling. They have $3 breakfasts with real eggs and bacon, and surprisingly tasty burgers at lunch for $9-10. Decent fish and chips, too. Plus the place is kind of a hoot - the interior is really built to feel like you're inside a UFO... or at least the 1950s diner version of a UFO!

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                StriderGirl RE: StriderGirl Dec 8, 2010 09:45 AM

                Ooops, sorry. I just took a look at the PeopleMover website to refresh my memory, and it doesn't go along Lundy's Lane. So never mind! *blush*

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