5 Best Seafood Restaurants in Niagara Falls NY


Fishing is year-round here and one of the richest traditions of Niagara Falls, NY. From the Lower River to the Great Lakes (Erie and Ontario), our freshwater friends include the beloved salmon, trophy trout, smallmouth bass, and more. As such, you can expect some of the freshest seafood in all of New York when you come to Niagara Falls! 

Remington Tavern and Seafood Exchange 

Originally named “Power House #4” in 1895, the historic brick building located on the Erie Canal in North Tonawanda, NY has gone from a trolley barn to a spacious, industrial, modern, full-service restaurant with a casual atmosphere. Remington Tavern and Seafood Exchange is where many locals celebrate their anniversary. The Raw Bar here is absolutely ridiculous, serving the freshest of the fresh fare.

Steak, Stone & Sushi 

Owner Johnny Chi opened the first Steak, Stone & Sushi in Western New York with his Lockport location. In 2019, he opened his second place in the City of Niagara Falls. This super unique restaurant features entrees brought tableside and placed on an 800-degree heated hot stone seasoned with pure Himalayan salt. The stone itself contains over 30 trace minerals known to enhance well being and alleviate ailments. If sushi is your game, try the “Little Delicious Roll.” It’s perfectly stuffed with spicy tuna, crabment, cucumber, avocado and cream cheese, rolled up in a seaweed wrap, deep fried, and then garnished with spicy mayo. Dipping these bad boys into the accompanying eel sauce is highly recommended!

The Western Door Steakhouse 

Located inside the Seneca Niagara Casino, the Western Door is a high-end steakhouse with super luscious seafood dishes also on their menu. Their Jumbo Lump Crab Cake is the perfect way to start your culinary adventure. Follow that up with the Louisiana-style sauteed shrimp. 

Red Coach Inn 

The Red Coach Inn overlooks Niagara’s majestic Upper Rapids, just 500 yards from the brink of Niagara Falls — so close you can hear the roar! Modeled after the Bell Inn in Finedon, England, The Red Coach Inn has been welcoming guests to Niagara Falls since 1923. The restaurant’s menu goes upscale for dinner, cranking out appetizers like their coconut-and-almond toasted shrimp, which won a “People’s Choice Award” at our annual Taste of Buffalo. Their seafood entrees include scallops florentine or mahi mahi which will make your toes curl.

The Bakery Restaurant & Lounge 

An absolute GEM buried in the downtown corridor. It all started back in the summer of 1969 when owners Kevin and Valerie Young converted an old Polish Bakery into The Bakery Restaurant and Lounge. What they ended up creating was a local casual and cozy atmosphere surrounded by Niagara Falls collectibles and antiques from all around the world. Lead off with the seafood-stuffed mushrooms and follow it up with a crab-stuffed haddock. The food here earns an A++!

Honorable Mention: The Fish Fry

Ah, we finally get to the fish fry. Otherwise known as “The Friday Night Special.” Nearly every local pizza joint in the area creates a version of a plump piece of haddock on top of a mountain of French Fries which can be either broiled or deep fried. ( If you’re gonna go for it, get it deep fried and thank me later. You only live once.) When you open the box, you’ll feel like you’re on some food challenge game show as the fish and fries are almost pouring out of the package. It’s seriously almost comical. Make sure you utilize that tartar sauce and coleslaw that should come with it as well. It only adds to the experience. What can we say? It’s another part of that Western New York diet.