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Old Man River Restaurant Tonawanda NY

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For over 30 years, the gigantic blue whale on the roof of Old Man River has been a recognizable symbol of summers arrival on the Niagara Street waterfront. But Old Man River is more than just a seasonal restaurant for many families throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario, it is a dining destination.

When you arrive you will enjoy the clean, fun, casual atmosphere. You will be treated to a spectacular view of Niawanda Park and the Mighty Niagara River from our indoor and outdoor patio decks.

Each year, Old Man River attracts people who are hungry for all the local favorites: Sahlens hot dogs, specialty Black Angus burgers, Italian sausage, our famous sweet potato fries, and of course, ice cream. Have you ever tried our famous Bunny Dog? Its a marinated, grilled carrot, served on a hot dog roll with all your favorite fixings. (Trust us its good!)

If you have a taste for seafood Old Man River Seafood & BBQ Shack is the place to be. OMR offers fresh clams, (raw, steamed or casino), shrimp, and live lobster dinners. In addition OMR now offers BBQ chicken, ribs and pulled pork. Beer and wine is also available at OMRs Seafood Shack.

So bring your family and come join us on the river this summer to discover for yourself what Tonawandans have known for decades. Old Man River is great food and great fun, just look for the blue whale!