Where to Eat Lunch in Niagara Falls

01 of 08

The Best Places for Lunch in Niagara Falls

Chicken wings
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After a day full of sight seeing it's pretty easy to work up an appetite. I've put together a list of the best places for lunch in Niagara Falls so you won't have to spend time searching yelp reviews for a place that will quench your gargantuan hunger.

02 of 08

Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls, New York

Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls
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If you're in search of a place that has plenty of character then Hard Rock Cafe on the New York side of Niagara Falls is perfect for you. The first of the two Hard Rock locations to open in the area nearly twenty years ago, this restaurant is just a five minute walk from Niagara Falls State Park where you get totally unobstructed views of the Falls.

For lunch, try the Jumbo Combo which is a favorite among diners. The dish is a complete offering of everything that the area is known for, including Buffalo wings, bruschetta, onion rings and chicken tenders.

Cost: $23-$45 per person (including entree, tax and tip)

333 Prospect Street
Niagara Falls, NY

03 of 08

Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls, Ontario

Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls, Ontario
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While the Hard Rock in Ontario may share a name with its sister property across the river, the two are distinctly unique. The Ontario location opened only five months after the New York restaurant, but has a personality all its own. The restaurant has two separate dining rooms, one dedicated entirely to Elvis and the other to The Beatles, with a vast collection of their memorabilia.

If you've worked up an appetite from all the sight seeing then try one of their smokehouse sandwiches or the hickory smoked ribs. The portions are sure to keep you full for quite a while.

Cost: $23-$45 per person (including entree, tax and tip)

5705 Falls Ave
Niagara Falls, Ontario

04 of 08

The Griffon Gastropub

Griffin Gastropub Niagara Falls
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With over fifty beers on tap at their Niagara Falls location I'm sure you can understand why this is a favorite destination among travelers and locals alike. The setting is more upscale than other pubs in the area with framed televisions above the bar and decor like a pressed tin ceiling and a mahogany wood bar that stretches the length of the room.

For a unique take on a local dish try their Buffalo-style deviled eggs, or for something more substantial try the gnocchi poutine--a spin on the traditional Canadian dish of french fries covered in gravy and cheese curds.

Cost: $20-$30 per person

2470 Military Road
Niagara Falls, NY

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05 of 08

Michael's Italian Restaurant

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Michael's is a great option if you're traveling with a group of picky eaters as there's something for everyone. Their varied menu covers all types of traditional Italian dishes, but also offers local favorites like chicken wings.

Having served the local community and travelers to the Falls for over 55 years, Michael's is a great choice for anyone interested in finding a great local spot.

Cost: $15-$22

3011 Pine Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY

06 of 08

Third Street Retreat Eatery and Pub

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Third Street Retreat is perfect for the grab-and-go crowd with their simple dishes and affordable prices. If you don't want to get bogged down with a more formal lunch then Third Street is a great stop for you. With a long list of delicious sandwich options it's also a great place to swing by before you head to see the Falls.

Cost: $12-$18

250 Rainbow Boulevard
Niagara Falls, NY

07 of 08

Duff's Famous Wings

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A trip to Western New York just wouldn't be complete without stopping for chicken wings at Duff's. The restaurant is so popular that President Barack Obama made a stop a few years ago when he was in town, albeit at a different location. The atmosphere is like any other sports bar you've been to with large televisions on the walls and a simplistic seating arrangement of benches and chairs, but no one comes for the atmosphere. The wings here are like no other in town and lunch is the best time to go as they offer a great special.

Cost: $13.50 for wings and two sides

8351 Niagara Falls Blvd
Niagara Falls, NY

08 of 08

Rainforest Cafe

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The Rainforest Cafe is a great option if you're traveling with kids and you want a place that will keep them occupied. The setting is just like you'd imagine with decor set to remind visitors that they're deep in the rainforest making it a fun location to go with family.

If you're traveling for a special anniversary or birthday, make a point to try their Sparkling Volcano ($15.99), a behemoth of a brownie sundae topped with a sparkler. It's a fun way to celebrate any occasion.

Cost: $15-$30

4915 Clifton Hill
Niagara Falls, Ontario

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