551 South Transit Street
Lockport, NY 14094
Phone: (716) 434-4411
Fax: (716) 434-9649
Although this restaurant has been a landmark in Lockport for years, it is continually raising its standards to grow its already loyal clientele. Many consider the steak here to be the best in town and well worth the price. The restaurant offers specials, as well as fish and chicken for those who prefer to abstain from red meat. The service is at this attractive, cozy spot is professional and attentive, despite the tight configuration of the tables. And the bar is a fun place to gather for a relaxing drink.
Well-known chef Robert Beaulieu does his magic in the kitchen as his wife Ann greets guests at this downtown Lockport restaurant. The fabulous food has earned the restaurant an enviable reputation as among the best, if not the best in the city. Though Irish in name, the restaurant doesn't specialize in Irish offerings (except on Saint Patty's Day), but offers a wide range of contemporary cuisine, with particular emphasis on fresh vegetables and soups. Situated in a charming old building, the restaurant caters to families, romantic couples and business people.
This restaurant has been popular for steaks, prime rib, and seafood for over four decades. The large, comfortable dining room features a mural of downtown Lockport from years past. An outdoor deck and patio are open during the summer months. The menu includes prime rib, steak, rack of lamb, pork chops, lamb chops, a variety of chicken dishes, ribs, and seafood including lobster, crabs, scallops and fish. Specials include a steak for two available Sunday through Thursday, a Saturday night prime rib special, and a clam special on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Fresh fish is available Thursdays and Fridays. Magician Garrett Thomas performs each Wednesday from 5:30-8:30. - Christine A. Smyczynski
This long-established Lockport eatery is located in a building made of—what else?—fieldstone. The rustic interior features a beamed ceiling. While it is easy to get to, being located along busy Transit Road, once inside, you’ll feel like you are dining in a cozy inn way out in the country. While many people think of it as a special occasion restaurant, it is actually quite reasonably priced. Some of their specialties include steak, prime rib, lobster, a seafood platter, and BBQ ribs. A soup and salad bar is included with dinner. - Christine A. Smyczynski
This popular family owned and operated restaurant, one of Lockport's finest, has been serving quality foods since 1975. Lunches include salads like grilled portabella mushroom salad, cobb salad, and spinach salad, along with burgers wraps, chicken fingers, sandwiches, and pastas. The dinner menu features a variety of steaks, prime rib, seafood, and Italian specialties, like veal scaloppini, chicken cacciatore, fettuccini alfredo, and homemade lasagna. Seafood dishes include lobster tails, broiled scallops, crab cakes, and salmon. The wine list features locally produced wines from the Niagara Wine Trail and other New York State wineries, as well as California and Italian wines. - Christine A. Smyczynski
Ship N Shore is one place where you can savor typical American fare. Located by the shore, this place is quite popular for a quick bite. The menu has local traditional delicacies to its name along with the usual burger and fries. There is also an outdoor seating area which is much preferred in the summer. The ambiance here is very casual and perky, and the service quite efficient. Call ahead to know more.
An area landmark since 1948, this cute country restaurant features home-cooking at reasonable prices. It's known affectionately by locals as the "pig restaurant" because of the hundreds of pig-themed knickknacks that adorn the walls. Daily specials include breaded pork chops on Monday, chicken and biscuits on Tuesday, pasta on Wednesday, liver and onions and pot roast on Thursday, haddock on Friday, roast turkey and pork on Saturday and omelets, crepes, waffles, and more on Sunday. The menu features home-made soup and chili, sandwiches, and classic dinners like country fried steak and homemade meatloaf. Breakfast is served all day , and the desserts are homemade. Of special note is their L.A. cinnamon toast. Their new division, Piggy’s Pizza, features pizza, wings and more. - Christine A. Smyczynski
Samurai Japanese Cuisine and Sushi Bar offers cuisine that blends traditional Japanese cuisine with a fine dining experience, using fresh and natural ingredients. The restaurant's cozy atmosphere is reminiscent of a contemporary Japanese tea house. While mostly Japanese food is served, there are also some Thai and Vietnamese dishes on the menu. All their dishes are presented beautifully, and their sushi bar offer a huge selection of sushi and sashimi, along with a variety of rolls. Kitchen entrees include teriyaki dishes and tempura dishes, along with more western dishes like filet mignon and Chilean sea bass. Save room for dessert; fried ice cream is on the menu. -Christine A. Smyczynski
This casual, fine dining restaurant and banquet facility has an Irish atmosphere and an extensive menu. Formerly the Pine Lodge tavern in the 1940's and 50's, it has been owned and operated as a restaurant by the Lillis family since 1966. Lunch features gourmet sandwiches, including beef on weck, reubens and one that's called the Dublin. There are also a number of chicken entrées and salads on the lunch menu. Dinner includes a selection of chicken, pasta, steak, veal, pork and seafood dishes. Weekend features include a Friday fish fry, prime rib on Saturday and corned beef and cabbage on Sunday. Their banquet room seats up to 230 people. - Christine A. Smyczynski
Since the 1970's, Cafora's has been a popular spot to eat in Newfane. Specialties of the house include veal cutlet parmigana, baked ziti, and meatball casserole. They also have daily specials including a large pizza with wings on Monday, all-you-can-eat spaghetti on Tuesday, and kids make your own pizza on Wednesday. On Thursday, you get USD1 off any large sub and on Friday enjoy a breaded fish fry. The extensive menu features pizza, sandwiches, wings, salads, and appetizers. American diners include chicken fingers, fried clams and an open-faced steak sandwich. One of their specialties is ponzones, a large rolled flatbread stuffed with a variety of fillings to choose from. If you are really hungry, order the "chubby," their monster ponzone. If you finish it in 30 minutes, you'll receive a USD10 gift certificate, a t-shirt and get your photo on their "wall of fame." - Christine A. Smyczynski
Known as the "Hottest Little Joint in Town," Chester's, a small bar/restaurant located in a suburban plaza, won the "People's Choice Award" and the "Best Seafood Dish" in the 2010 Taste of Buffalo. Enjoy New Orleans-style cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Menu selections include items like Cajun boiled crawfish, fried catfish fingers, and Chester's famous drunken bourbon chicken wings. They also serve gumbo and seafood jambalaya. Of course, they serve blackened dishes along with an authentic New Orleans style muffuletta sandwich. Save room for the fried ice cream sundae or a chocolate chip cannoli. -Christine A. Smyczynski
This strictly take-out pizzeria offers a huge menu of Italian specialties. In addition to the usual pizza, wings and subs that you find at your typical pizzeria, you'll also find baked ziti, ravioli, and lasagna and more. Having a party? Johnny LaBella's has a reasonably priced catering service with a variety of party packages to choose from. If you have 25 or more guests you can order two meats plus three sides for their larger catering menu. -Christine A. Smyczynski