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.

I live in Florida now although raised in Lewiston. I make it a point to back to lewiston at least once a year in the summer. Its so beautiful and peaceful there! And the food! Its just fabulous!I can't find anything that compares in Florida. The fish Fry and wings at Apple Grannys are great! The pizza and subs form Favorites, fantastic! Fine dining at Carmelos, marvelous! You can't beat the view and the sweet potato fries at the Silo! and now I can't wait for my next trip back!
Reviewed by Phyllissim
on June 1, 2012
The rubbed chicken wings at the Brickyard Barbecue and the pot roast sandwich at the Lewiston Pub are fantastic!
Reviewed by vvance
on June 1, 2012
Love Hibbard's Custard and Orange Cat Coffee Co. is the place to go. The decision of where to eat a great meal always is complicated so many choices.
Reviewed by dlwedge
on June 1, 2012
We lived in Lewiston until moving South in 1979. Still look forward to going back up every summer. Best restaurants ever. Never miss out on the best breakfast at Tommy George's Villa Coffee House. So many great places for dinner and by far the best place to take a nice walk. Can't wait to go back this year. Number 1.
Reviewed by katsimm
on June 1, 2012
We enjoy the ambiance of Lewiston for all of the 4 seasons. It never disappoints. Wonderful food at Apple Granny's--we recommend the Ruebens--awesome! Also, the dinner place that is fabulous is Carmelos--Best waitresses especially Diane and best Tiramisu you will ever have--freshest ingredients used in all dishes--a wonderful dining experience--attention to detail! The area is a wonderful reflection into times gone by. You should prioritize experiencing it--it will not disappoint!Pete and Diane Montrois Spencerport, NY
Reviewed by Diane Montrois
on June 1, 2012
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