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.

Gotta love the custard at Hibbard's! Been going there since I was a child and then had the delight of taking my children there as well! Now, we're on our first grandchild and you can bet that Hibbard's will become a tradition with him as well!
Reviewed by gailstruzik
on May 16, 2012
Hibbard's custard is the best!
Reviewed by scoobert30
on May 16, 2012
Lewiston has a wonderful selection of dining choices. One of my favorites is the Silo, which offers a great variety of sandwiches as well as a lovely view of the Niagra River. Hibbards Custard is a must, offering some of the the best frozen custard I have ever had. And we never go back home to Chicago without of few loaves of DiCamello's bread!!
Reviewed by jdevitt
on May 16, 2012
Lewiston to me is the perfect small town you can go to and see beauty were ever you go. The good food and visiting places like the War of 1812 Peace Garden makes it the perfect day trip or a longer trip what ever time allows
Reviewed by JLorraine
on May 16, 2012
Lewiston is a small village with lots of charm no matter what time of year you visit, but what makes it special is the wide variety of places to stop and have a bite to eat. Starting at Janes, a drive-up early morning coffee and breakfast sandwich shop, you head on into town and there's Mangia Cakes and The Orange Cat and the list goes on all the way through town to end at The Silo. Early morning, late at night, inexpensive, high end eating...there are too many wonderful places to eat in this little village to list here. Everyone should visit for a day or two and try them all.
Reviewed by Knitter1
on May 16, 2012
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