Great food and great weed go together like…actually we can’t think of anything that actually goes together as well! Beyond the stereotypes of the “munchies” any cannabis connoisseur will tell you that pot enhances the taste and enjoyment of eating good food. However, just like we all have different tastes when it comes to the strains and weed products, we all have different taste buds too.
When we’re hungry, high (or both) we can’t imagine anything worse than diner’s regret. The feeling of wishing you got something different or were somewhere else might be a first world problem but it still sucks right? The entire ritual of going to a restaurant, choosing a scrumptious looking meal then regretting it is, not to be too dramatic, a freaking tragedy. This problem is compounded when you’re in a new city and don’t know the best eats yet.
When you’re in a new town and looking for a restaurant you don’t have time to have a poor dining experience. You need someone who’s been there, eaten there and got the t-shirt. Bonus feature: It would also be nice if the guide wasn’t full of pop-up ads that ruined the reading experience! Enter Stok’d Cannabis’s Ultimate Food Lover’s Guide To Niagara Falls Restaurants. Over the next few paragraphs we will share our best recommendations for your enhanced dining experience. We’ve included a wide variety of choices to meet any stoner’s budget and taste. We’ve also not included banner ads every three sentences so you can actually enjoy reading it 🙂.
Before we get to the food, we want to encourage you plan your meals around the sites and excursions of Niagara Falls: Niagara Falls (Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls), Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, Skylon Tower, Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and Butterfly Conservatory, Niagara Glen Nature Reserve, Journey Behind the Falls, Hornblower Niagara Cruises, White Water Walk, Whirlpool Aero Car, Niagara SkyWheel, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum and Bird Kingdom are only a few of the incredible attractions in Niagara Falls. For a full listing check our Top 50 Things To See and Do In Niagara Falls. Now without further ado…
Look, we love truffle french fries as much as the next hipster but we know that’s not what everyone is looking for. So while this guide will definitely tick all the foodie boxes we also have budget and family friendly choices too. Being folks who love food as much as we love weed, we understand sometimes you want the best slice of pizza or burger you can get. No shame in our game, the Ultimate Food Lover’s Guide to Niagara Falls Restaurants has sizzling recommendations for every craving, occasion and wallet.
This wouldn’t be a Niagara Falls restaurants food guide if it didn’t kick things off with the most tantalizing and unique dining experiences. The views man, the views and incredible backdrop of the region’s breath-catching sights will make this section perfect for memories as well as satisfied tummies. These restaurants and dining adventures provide unique settings to enhance your visit to Niagara Falls. Whether it’s a rooftop dining experience with panoramic views, or a dinner cruise on the Niagara River, these next reco’s are the best of the best for getting the full Niagara experience.
The Watermark Restaurant is a rooftop restaurant located on the 33rd floor of the Hilton Niagara Falls. It offers breathtaking views of the falls and provides a unique dining experience with its panoramic setting. Towering over downtown Niagara Falls, you can see it all from here!
“While vacationing at Niagara, we had dinner one evening and breakfast twice, the service was fantastic and the food delicious each visit! I chose a healthy breakfast option, fruit, yogurt, granola and sliced almonds plus a muffin – it was too much for me to eat, but delicious! My husband had eggs Benedict which he said was cooked to perfection! Our dinners too were delicious! I highly recommend!”
6170 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
Featuring upscale mains, this place is not to be missed: “It’s not just a tagline, Table Rock House Restaurant really is the closest you can dine to the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Perched on the brink [of the Falls], enjoy our locally sourced and internationally inspired menu with the breathtaking Niagara Falls as your backdrop.”
“Table Rock is Feast On certified, which means they use mainly locally-sourced ingredients on their menus! The restaurant is also in the same building as the Journey Behind the Falls attraction, so it’s a great spot to grab a meal before or after.”
6650 Niagara River Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 0L0, Canada
Original walls and mill, this farm-to-table spot is one of oldest remaining buildings in Niagara Falls: “Fresh, local organic produce and Ontario wines in a cozy farmhouse setting.”
“Escape from the lights of the entertainment district and Niagara Falls Boulevard into this rustic oasis inside the Old Stone Inn, now a boutique hotel. Sample dishes based on local ingredients such as Niagara cheeses or house-cured meats in a romantic setting with a large open fire. Booking is essential in this cozy space.”
6080 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3V5, Canada
The Queen Victoria Place Restaurant is situated within Queen Victoria Park, offering stunning views of the falls. It provides a unique dining experience with its outdoor terrace, allowing guests to enjoy the scenery while savouring their meal: “Dine indoors or on the expansive covered terrace overlooking the American and Horseshoe Falls as you indulge in Chef Matt Hemmingsen’s mouthwatering creations. Enjoy a locally sourced menu and diverse Niagara VQA wine list and craft beer selection.”
“This is the best place to have lunch or dinner and enjoy the falls, we had to do reservation in advance to get a table, but it was worth it. The food was delicious, servers are great and views are breath taking. I went with family and 2 little kids and everyone was accommodating.”
6345 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON
Boat cruise ride into the mist of the falls aboard Hornblower Niagara CIty Cruises. Get up close and personal with Canada’s Top Visitor Experience! Buffet Dinner overlooking the Falls at the Sheraton Fallsview Restaurant. Enjoy the scenic Niagara Falls during the day and in the night!
“I’ve never been to Niagara falls. Seeing the falls in person and specifically up close in the boat is a memory I will never forget.”
This revolving restaurant offers panoramic views of the falls and the cityscape. Enjoy a candlelit dinner while the dining room slowly rotates, creating a romantic and memorable experience.
“Breath taking views and an amazing experience. We were celebrating my husbands birthday and they surprised us with a cheese cake at the end. The staff was professional and the service was excellent!!”
5200 Robinson St, Niagara Falls, ON
Niagara Falls restaurants offer a taste of local flavours, Ontario produce, and traditional Canadian cuisine, ensuring a memorable dining experience that highlights the region’s culinary offerings. Here are our recommendations for the foodies who love to know where and how their food found its way to their plate!
Treadwell is a renowned farm-to-table restaurant that celebrates the local bounty. They source ingredients from nearby farms and vineyards to create a menu that showcases the flavours of the region.
“Definitely one of the best restaurants in Ontario. My favourite place [to] sit is at the bar looking onto the kitchen. Seeing the chefs move is like dinner and a show. Typically a set menu, but really some amazing combinations of favours! They are a great twist on classics would appeal to foodies and less adventurous eaters alike. Ingredients are super fresh, food is unreal and with an amazing wine list, this place is a must dine.”
114 Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (near Niagara Falls)
AG Inspired Cuisine is dedicated to showcasing local Ontario produce and ingredients. Their menu changes with the seasons and highlights the flavours of the region, offering a true farm-to-table dining experience.
“Get the true farm-to-table experience at AG Inspired Cuisine, where they plant, produce, and pick their own produce at their own farm! You’ll find unique and creative dishes like their Chili Citrus Grilled Octopus with dill labneh and their Crispy “AG” Farm Sunchokes with baba ganoush.
Go for their 3-course menu for $99 [per] person, which comes with your choice of appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Or, opt for the bistro menu for $25 per person, which comes with your choice of entrée and side.”
5195 Magdalen St, Niagara Falls, ON
The Yellow Pear Kitchen is a cozy restaurant that sources local ingredients and emphasizes seasonal flavours. They offer a menu that combines traditional Canadian cuisine with modern twists, using local produce and proteins.
“Hands down, the best, most creative and consistent restaurant in all of Niagara. I’ve eaten here almost every weekend since I first tried them, and cannot get enough. Always thinking of the most amazing food combos. Try EVERYTHING, don’t shy away from a single menu item. Never a miss. Go for the true yellow pear experience and let them guide your pallet through pure ecstasy.”
A short 15-minute drive from Niagara Falls. 526 Lake St, St. Catharines, ON L2N 2C3, Canada
Serving Indigenous and Haudenosaunee fusion cuisine, housemade drinks and coffee, Yawékon is located in nearby Six Nations. For an experience of creative and delicious Indigenous fusion cuisine served with local ingredients check them out!
“This place is a true gem. Such wonderful service, lovely atmosphere, and the food is wildly original and delicious. I’ve never had anything like it and I plan on going out of my way to come back to this one of a kind treasure.”
An hour drive from downtown Niagara Falls, consider visiting on your way from Hamilton or Toronto or combining with other experiences in the area. 1721 Chiefswood Rd, Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0
No matter our budgets we all love to save a few bucks when travelling right? And just because we want a cheaper option doesn’t mean we want to sacrifice taste either! These restaurants offer affordable options and value-for-money dining experiences in Niagara Falls. Here are five budget-friendly Niagara Falls restaurants that will hit the spot without hitting your wallet.
Zappi’s Pizza and Pasta is known for its delicious and affordable pizzas. They offer a variety of toppings and sizes, making it a great option for those on a budget.
“Not enough words to describe how much I loved Zappi’s!
From the looks to the smell and taste… Delicious pizza and spaghetti!
The crust and the great ingredients combined in a perfect pizza!
The tomato sauce was definitely another highlight that dressed very well the food served here. Zappi’s staff was also outstanding, who not only are very nice people, but also keep the restaurant nice and cozy…If you’re around Niagara, and enjoy good food, you should come to this place!”
6788 Thorold Stone Rd, Niagara Falls, ON
Johnny Rocco’s Italian Grill offers affordable Italian cuisine with generous portion sizes. They have a range of pasta dishes, pizzas, and other Italian favourites that provide excellent value. 20% off the entire menu every Tuesday!
“I LOVE JOHNNY ROCCOS! Been going here on and off for years. This most recent visit, we did a tapas night. Fantastic!! Loved everything I ate. Fast service and the server was awesome! Always a solid place for us.”
6889 Lundy’s Ln, Niagara Falls, ON
Classic, unpretentious South Indian comfort food such as dosa, biryani & curry in a simple counter-serve. Well priced and well spiced.
“Exquisite cuisine, and great service. This is our first time trying Kerala food, and we found it really tasty. They had [a] special platter with ghee rice, malabar chicken, chilli chicken, beef, papad, and payasam. The dish was awesome and a fulfilling lunch. A must try. The other dishes we tasted were squid roast, appam, and fish cutlet. And each of them were fresh and flavorful. Highly recommended.”
6095 Main St, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 6A1, Canada
If you’ve never had the pure glutinous delight that is Mandarin Buffet hold onto to your elastic waistbands! Nothing fancy about the eat-all-you-can experience that is Mandarin. Weekday lunches go for only $25.99. Pro-tip: Start with proteins, sprinkle in carbs towards the end! Plan for a post-meal nap 😴
You’ll find it in the Niagara Square shopping centre. 7555 Montrose Rd, Niagara Falls, ON L2H 2E9, Canada
“All the food we tried was perfect, particularly the chicken, desserts, and french fries. My brother’s daughter loved those and enjoyed them a lot. The food was tasty and the assistance was great. Such mindful help, exceptionally warm and fun staff. We have tried multiple Mandarin restaurants.”
Family vacations are the stuff memories are made of. However, the needs of a family can differ from a bachelorette weekend significantly. But that doesn’t mean you have to eat McDonald’s the entire time (not that there’s anything wrong with that). These restaurants strive to provide a welcoming environment for families, with kid-friendly menus, play areas, and options for dietary restrictions. It’s always a good idea to check with the individual restaurants for any specific amenities or offerings they may have for families:
Boston Pizza is a popular chain restaurant known for its family-friendly atmosphere. They offer a diverse menu that includes pizza, pasta, burgers, and more. The restaurant also provides a kids’ menu, colouring sheets, and a play area. With three locations, you can always find a quick route to this classic family chain.
The Flying Saucer Restaurant is a themed restaurant that appeals to kids and families. It features a flying saucer-shaped building with an arcade and play area. The menu includes classic diner fare and kid-friendly options. NGL is also a great place for sci-fi nerds of all ages, whether you’re team Star Trek, Star Wars, Big Bang Theory or Young Sheldon. 🖖
“If I could I would rate higher then 5 stars!!! This place is amazing. My Aunt, Uncle and myself stumbled upon this place…And all enjoyed our meals so much we decided to go back in the morning for breakfast!!”
6768 Lundy’s Ln, Niagara Falls, ON
T.G.I. Fridays is a family-friendly restaurant chain known for its casual atmosphere and American-style cuisine. With two locations in Niagara Falls, they offer a variety of dishes, including burgers, sandwiches, and salads, along with a dedicated kids’ menu. The Fallsview location is also a great spot to enjoy the Horseshoe Falls Illumination all-year-round and the fireworks every night from May 19 to October 9. A second location will be opening soon.
On the Lobby level of the Embassy Suites Hotel: 6700 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
On the Lower Lobby level of The Four Points Hotel:
6455 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls ON
Mick & Angelo’s is a family-friendly Italian restaurant that offers a relaxed atmosphere. They have a kids’ menu, and the restaurant is known for accommodating dietary restrictions and offering allergen-friendly options. Mick & Angelo’s offers a generous family menu as well!
“I was looking for a local Italian restaurant for dinner Monday night. Mick and Angelo caught my eye because it is close to Americana and kids [eat] free on Monday. I am glad I made the correct choice. The food is so good here.”
7600 Lundy’s Ln, Niagara Falls, ON
Not to brag but we know Niagara Falls pretty well. While you’ll definitely enjoy meals out at the restaurants listed so far, up next is our hidden gems. The places that our staff eats at regularly. In addition to these hidden gems, keep in mind that Niagara Falls also has various food trucks and food stands that offer unique culinary experiences. Exploring local festivals or markets in the area can lead to discovering even more hidden food treasures. Check out our festival guide in the Top 50 Things To See and Do In Niagara Falls [LINK] Here are five hidden gems and local favourites in Niagara Falls, Ontario:
Tide and Vine Oyster House sources local and sustainable ingredients. At the time of writing they are also the only oyster bar in Niagara Falls and are recommended by almost every food guide to the city. They specialize in pleasing seafood lovers, particularly oyster aficionados, and offer a menu that highlights the best of Ontario’s seafood offerings.
“If you love fresh seafood that pairs scrumptious dishes with an all-star selection of local Ontario wine, this is the place for you. Everything on the menu is produced straight from the kitchen. Chefs’ specialties such as seafood chowder and lobster rolls pair magically alongside signature oyster dishes that include mignonette and Scotch bonnet hot sauce. The cozy atmosphere means that this Niagara Falls seafood restaurant only seats 24, so ensure you get your reservation in ahead of time in order to avoid missing out.”
3491 Portage Rd, Niagara Falls, ON
There’s hidden gems and then there’s “the best wonton soup you will ever have”. Don’t be fooled by this donut shop, our staff swear by it! Yes, really. They also sell great donuts 😂
5076 Victoria Ave Niagara Falls ON L2E 4E2
A down-to-earth mainstay for massive portions in a modern atmosphere, this is your breakfast and lunch spot! Open from 8am to 2pm daily.
“Small seems to be family owned restaurant in a shopping plaza. Places like this always have the best food, I would highly recommend if you’re in the area. Service was great, and got our food quick! The coffee was really good as well. Good portion size.”
8123 Lundy’s Ln, Niagara Falls, ON L2H 1H3
With the three pillars of beer, food and community this is another of our staff’s hidden gems. The plethora of 5-star reviews speak for themselves.
“This place is a MUST try. Great selection of great brews. Great staff and service in a fun, bright, cheery atmosphere. The food is amazing – always fresh, hot and high quality. More like a high end restaurant than a small, local brewery.”
3659 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 0A6
Quaint, informal eatery serving classic & specialty pizzas along with subs, wings & salads. Places like Frank’s exist all across South Western Ontario and are known for their quality of ingredients and service, outlasting national chains. Dine-in, take-out or get a Frank’s pizza and sub delivered to your home or hotel. Staff pick!
“Me and my friends went there on a Saturday. Our first time there, and we all agreed that it’s a great pizzeria. We’ve been to other pizza places at the falls, and well they usually fall short of great. We got the party size pizza with pepperoni, sausage, and hot peppers. It was delicious, everyone at the party was happy. My friend got the chicken caesar salad as well and he said that it was really good.”
4854 Bridge St, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 2R9
All-you-can-eat Japanese and Thai with à la carte menu options, in a modern setting. You order with a tablet at your table and wait as plate-after-plate of sushi, padthai and other Asian goodness comes knocking. Word to the wise: Only order what you can eat as they sometimes charge for wasted food. Elastic waistbands are recommended unless you’re ordering off the menu. A Stok’d staff favourite!
“Some of the best Thai in Canada. Every time we stop by niagara we always stop by. My gf loves the veggie stir fry as a vegetarian. We usually do a la carte but they have [an] all you can eat option.”
7241 Lundy’s Ln, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1W3
Serving patrons for almost 30-years Queen’s Coach is a staple for locals and is a well-deserving member of our hidden gems section. Another staff selection, we recommend Queen’s Coach for dine in or take-out. Vegan friendly too!
“Family owned business, the restaurant is very homey and local. It was packed when we went and no wonder why, their food and service is great.
Even with a huge rush, the people working were able to manage the customers and seat us quick.”
2845 St Paul Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2J 2L3
Located right down the street from Stok’d Niagara you may find our staff or customers frequenting this hidden gem. Run by the Pingue Family since 1962, you’re getting one of the best Napoli style pizzas this side of the Atlantic.
“Great food and friendly service. We almost missed this gem. We didn’t have reservations and they were turning people away, which I appreciated. They chose quality of service over seating more tables than they could handle. We had a sausage pizza, the pasta oglio and bolognese. The meal started with warm focaccia, yum! We also tried a local cab franc which was tasty. Everyone was very friendly and the service was great. Make a reservation so you don’t miss this authentic Italian spot amidst the sea of chain restaurants.”
5485 Ferry St (corner of Stanley Ave), Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1S3
Our final hidden gem is a great place to give the chains and hooplah of downtown a miss. Also a staff favourite, it’s a well priced watering hole with great food and atmosphere: “The next time you want to catch the latest game with friends, head to the Hooligans Sports Bar. This trendy bar offers plenty of TV screens to watch the games. There is pool as well. The jukebox offers an entertaining background music. Guests can sample the chicken wings and other snacks served with beer and drinks. Karaoke is also organized here.”
“Love this place! Wings are perfect! Best wontons we have had.
Server Eric is cool as a cucumber in a bowl of hot sauce. Was the only server when a large group walked in. He handled everything flawless and kept all the patrons happy. Such a great place to be!”
3515 Portage Rd, Niagara Falls, ON L2J 2K5
There are two seasons in Canada, winter and patio season! Please note that availability and specific patio offerings may vary, so it’s recommended to check with the individual restaurants or visit their websites for up-to-date information on outdoor dining options and reservations. Here are five restaurants in Niagara Falls that offer outdoor dining and patios with scenic views:
This upscale steakhouse boasts a patio with breathtaking views of the falls. Enjoy delicious steaks, seafood, and cocktails while taking in the natural beauty.
“The Keg is a classic Canadian steakhouse chain, and it’s probably one of the best places in Canada to get a good steak. My family and I love coming here for special occasions – I love the Filet Mignon! I’m rarely disappointed by The Keg – they’ve always got delicious options on the menu. If you’re looking to grab appetizers as well, try the Escargot, Scallops & Bacon, or the Baked Brie (the red pepper jelly is awesome).”
6700 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
This Brazilian steakhouse features a rooftop patio that offers views of the city and the falls. Guests can enjoy a rodizio-style dining experience with a variety of grilled meats and dancing entertainment!
“I loved this place! ambiance was nice, the place was clean and decor was cute. service was extremely friendly and helpful, everyone had a smile on their face. food was great! meats were flavourful and moist. they also have a little bar full of sides, i highly recommend the fried plantains, they were delicious. the drink i got, tropical storm, was pretty strong! usually restaurants skimp out on the alcohol in mixed drinks, but not here!”
6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
Situated near Clifton Hill, this brewery and restaurant has a spacious outdoor patio. Guests can indulge in Canadian craft beer and pub-style food while enjoying the lively atmosphere.
4915-A Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON
Well we’ve finally come to the end of Unleash Your Taste Buds: The Ultimate Food Lover’s Guide to Niagara Falls Restaurants. From AG Inspired Cuisine to Tide and Vine Oyster House to The Flour Mill Scratch Kitchen Restaurant to the best wonton soup in town we covered all your culinary bases. If you can’t find something you’ll like in this guide then you probably win “most selective eater of the millennium” award. From the “see it to believe it” experiences to family fare, hidden gems, patios and of course budget friendly, we’ve included all our list of places to eat in Niagara Falls.
We couldn’t let you go without making a recommendation for the place that pairs well with every single one of these restaurants! That would be our homebase for all things weedy in Niagara Falls. Stok’d Niagara will be glad to know you before, during and after your next trip to the city. Our budtenders are standing by to recommend what cannabis products go best with your sweet or savory taste buds. We even have a rolling station to get you tuned up before dinner! If you’re too full to make it over, we also deliver!