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.

We moved here 4 yrs ago and everything about Lewiston is "The Best"... The choice of food, drink,music and festivals are awesome... It feels like I am on vacation everyday...We really appreciate all the restaurants we have to choose from and the great food they provide.. Linda and Joe
Reviewed by josebongo
on June 22, 2012
I visited Lewiston in 2000 and loved it ! I was so impressed with the beauty and home town spirit that I moved here !...It's just about the pretiest place on earth !
Be sure to visit MANGIA CAFE'...It's Naturally Good Healthy Food and the atmosphere is as beautiful as the people who work there !...I also like the Silo who has a great view of the Niagara River and gorge.
Burt Fatta
Reviewed by spellbound
on June 22, 2012
We have been camping in the Lewiston area (four mile creek state park), for 30 + years and agree with all of the comments on this town,but they forgot the one of the most unique McDonalds,it is situated in a restored historical building,all though the interior is typical .
Reviewed by jimbo131
on June 7, 2012
Lewiston's historic riverfront villgae offers the best variety of food, all with in walking distance of its many shops and historic sites. These restaurants are some of the greatest in Western NY. Lewiston has Greek, Chinese, Italian, American, Seafood, simple diners & icecream stands, as well as a variety of bars for late night entertainment.
Reviewed by zcollister
on June 4, 2012
Lewiston is the most friendly, safe and beautiful place on earth along the lower Niagara gorge.The restaurants are fabulous and range from home coooking, barbecue, fine dining , Italian and Greek cusine.
Reviewed by ecollister
on June 1, 2012
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