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 is such a beautiful town great place too live and have the most amazing restaurants like Casa Antica they have the best Italian food i have ever eaten in my life. located on 5th st beautiful place with a great patio. There award winning Rice balls and Peppers are too die for not to mention there great two for twenty meals that feeds a small army and there unbelievable dinner specials. Every time I'm in Lewiston it's a must great owners too they make me feel like I'm italy when I'm in there truly the best!
- on July 30, 2012
Lewiston is the best of the best when it comes to people, food, accommodations and small town attractions we stayed at the portage house motel and totally enjoyed our stay. They also have a horse and carriage ride that we took down to the water front. The horse was so elegant as was the carriage. That was the most romantic time I have had since my husband and I were dating. I felt like a princess waving to all the people on the streets!
Lewiston, ny is a beautiful get away for everyone's liking! Food, quaint shops and motels, and even a carriage ride!
- on July 20, 2012
- I'm a native NYC girl who was completely won over by Lewiston's charm, people and eateries. The secret is out! Lewiston, NY was America's best kept secret to good food and good friends, until now! We welcomed Mike Shubic and Brian Cox, judges for the Rand McNally/USA Today “Best of the Road” contest, AKA "Road Bros.". Congratulations Lewiston on the Road Atlas nomination! The Travel Channel will air an one-hour special on the contest on July 25 at 8pm, available on your high-def digital cable channel.
- on July 20, 2012
- Lived here my whole life, and I can't think of another town that has more to offer. We are such a such a tight group of people, were all family. Lewiston is very well known for having the best food around. All my family and friends out of state live being here because of that fact. This community is something special. It's totally one of a kind.
- on June 22, 2012
I grew up in Lewiston, and I can honestly say that if I want good food, I come home.
You can't beat the pizza....from anyplace in town, Hibbard's Custard is by far the best in land, and you can't forget Carmelo's. If yout want to chill by the river at the Silo or have an impressively creative meal from Chef Carmelo you can do it all. Come eat in Lewiston, you'll love it.
- on June 22, 2012