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.

Lewiston's one square mile depicts the best of Small Town America, while offering over two dozen cafes, restaurants, bakeries and bars. Options range from Italian to Greek to Chinese; Steak House to Fish Fry; Pizzeria to Pub; Coffee House to Wine Bar; as well as Burgers and Ice Cream Shops.
Reviewed by MAReedy
on June 1, 2012
Lewiston has a remarkable variety of restaurants - something for everyone and every mood. Apple Granny's is the comfort food establishment. Having a bad day? Apple Granny's is soothing and comforting. Need something Mediterranen exotic with lovely wine? Try Carmella's. Sometimes only pizza and wings will do. There's the Brick House and Village Pub. If it's summer, Water Street Landing has fresh steamed clams and beer, along with pub grub, mixed drinks, and live jazz music on the shaded patio, overlooking the Jet Boats on the lower Niagara River. The Steelhead Restaurant, with its Irish theme, always has delicious food. The Silo, formerly a real coal silo, has seating surrounding the silo (where the food is prepared) and overlooks the river with a view of Lake Ontario. So - take your choice, depending on your mood. You can't make a bad decision.
Reviewed by Rosanna
on June 1, 2012
Sure, Lewiston is picturesque, packed with fun festivals and super friendly people, but what REALLY makes us shine is the incredible variety of fantastic food choices all within the most historic square mile in the country. Fantastic BBQ and Brews? The Brickyard. Best Friday Fish Fry? Apple Granny. Localvore with a Creative Seasonal Menu? Carmello’s. Chicken Parm with Ambiance? Macri’s.Hot Dog and Sweet Potato Fries? The Silo.Greek with a Twist? Syro’s. Italian Bread and Peanut Sticks? Di Camillo’s Bakery. Best Mixed Eggs Breakfast? The Villa. Great Homemade Cake? Mangia Café.Fresh Maine Lobster? Lewiston Village Pub.Authentic Italian? Casa Antica.Upscale Lounge? Hops n Vines.Pizza? We got ‘cha covered: Favorites. Smith Brothers. Trusello’s. Coffee and conversation? The Village Bake Shoppe and Orange Cat.Clams and a View of the River? Water Street Landing.Smoothies and juice bar? Ashker’s.Hands Down Best Damn Custard in America? Hibbard’s
Reviewed by leandra922
on June 1, 2012
Lewiston, ny has the best variety of food. Excellent pizza at Smith Brothers, great custard at Hibbards, best fish frys at Apple Granny's, The Brickyard for BBQ, a Greek restaurant, several excellent Italian restaurants. There is such a variety and they are all great places to eat and meet friends. For a small town it is a great place to eat.
Reviewed by rcolpetzer
on June 1, 2012
Melloni's Meats makes there own homemade sausage. it is served with fried peppers and onions. Won 1st Place for best sandwich at the taste of Lewiston.
Reviewed by dianemelloni@yahoo.com
on June 1, 2012
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