Lewiston, New York


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

3 Votes - "Best For Food"


Lewiston’s proximity to Niagara Falls in the Niagara River region makes for a mix of outdoor recreation, history, shopping and food and wine. While a trip to the falls is a must, the Niagara River provides the perfect setting for picnicking, hiking and white water rafting. Visitors often come to boat and fish as well, with biking, cross-country skiing, Frisbee golf and swimming also available.

At Niagara Falls take a boat tour on the famed Maid of the Mist or aim for an aerial view with a helicopter ride. Then head to the Niagara County Wine Trail where over a dozen wineries offer tours, tastings and year round events. Visit in July for the Annual Wine and Culinary Festival or September for Harvest Fest, amongst others.

Lewiston has a rich history for its role in the War of 1812 and the Underground Railroad. Tour Old Fort Niagara or The Lewiston Museum to go back in time, or visit one of three local theatres and Artpark in the summers for entertainment and creativity showcased. Our Lady of Fatima Shrine is another cultural attraction with scenic and spiritual significance.

Most importantly, Lewiston’s dining is enough of a draw on its own. Our team’s favorite stops included Orange Cat Coffee Company, Tommy George’s Village Coffee House, Mangia Café and Bakery, Village Bake Shoppe, Brickyard, Apple Granny, Hibbard’s Custard, Macri’s Italian Garden and six other fantastic finds. See where locals love to eat in Lewiston’s reviews.

Love all the restaurants along Center St. Great town!
Reviewed by milanosue
on May 31, 2012
Lewiston has a great variety of food choices in a beautiful, pastoral setting. All standard fare is available at numerous scenic locations, as well as several unique offerings indigenous to the area such as beef on weck, fresh smelt and home-grown peach shortcake. Great food choices, friendly service people, excellent river views and NO neon signs...we have a WINNER!
Reviewed by majorleege
on May 31, 2012
There is a very nice variety of tasty treats in Lewiston - BBQ, Italian, American, great bakeries, coffee, and so much more! Considering the size, it packs in quite a bit.
Reviewed by RebekahKremer
on May 31, 2012
My Grandparents lived in Lewiston all their lives, and I loved coming to visit them and going out to eat at several of the family owned restaurants. Miss all the good food, beef on weck, buffalo wings, steak n cheese sub, Dicamillos bread, and the new Silo for icecream, just to name a few.
Reviewed by tracyv281
on May 31, 2012
I vote for Lewiston, NY, a beautiful, walkable village on the Niagara River. As if food wasn't enough to draw you here, we're loaded with history: the War of 1812, the Underground Railroad, the Masons, the "cock" tail, ties to "Arsenic and Old Lace," visits from McKinley and Dickens. We've got culture: the annual Art Festival, Jazz Festival, and Artpark, a local outdoor music venue with big name draws. But, if you want food, we've got it. Start your day with freshly brewed organic coffee from the Orange Cat, also serving scones, muffins, and large cookies, all vegan-licious. Have lunch at Mangia Cakes, a small cafe that makes everything fresh, including all their pastries for dessert. Or on a nice day, head down to the water for lunch at the famous Silo Restaurant, featured on "Man vs. Food." Haystack, anyone? Fabulous grilled food and ice cream served in an old grain silo and train car overlooking the Niagara River. Dinner: where do I start? Italian: Macri's, a family-centered establishment with scrumptious red sauce, Case Antica's Penne Vodka, Carmello's upscale cuisine and local wines. American: Apple Granny's, a staple on Center Street with great burgers, sandwiches, and fish fries; Tin Pan Alley, a classic American grill; Waterstreet Landing, tastefully prepared food with a beautiful view of the Niagara River. BBQ: The Brickyard, also a great hot spot for summer evenings. Wine Bar: Hops n' Vines, a basement bar with cozy sophistication, fabulous wine selections and local bands on weekends. Don't forget dessert! Pastries are served up daily at the Village Bake Shoppe, and ice cream abounds at Hibbard's, a local tradition, with new handmade flavors every day. Come for the food! Come for some fun!
Reviewed by lfrankov
on May 31, 2012
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