Never skip Out on Lunch in Niagara Falls

Finding a lunch spot in Niagara Falls really can't be any easier than walking down Clifton Hill and checking out what each restaurant has to offer. It really is a simple feat, as there are certainly an abundance of restaurants located in and around Clifton Hill, so do not worry, you will have time to stop for lunch in this perfect city. If you are having trouble deciding just which spot is best for you and the family, check out this Top 10 list to decipher just which spot is the best for you. If you are more of a grab and go kind of traveler try Montana's, Kelsey's or Boston Pizza, for some of the best and quickest lunches you can ever imagine. Of course never skimping out on taste, every restaurant on the list realizes you are a tourist, you want to see the best attractions and only have a certain amount of time, so they are here, ready and willing to provide you with the best service and most delicious meal, all in the short time frame you have while touring Niagara Falls. If you are looking for a more laid-back, long meal, then venture on over to Napoli's or Casa Vostra, where they offer up traditional Italian dishes that will certainly sweep you off your feet and into a world of sheer Italian bliss. If you're with some little ones the best spot for you to head off to is the jungles of The Rainforest Cafe. This is hands down one of the best experiences on Clifton Hill. So take your pick, this Top 10 list is here to assist you in finding your perfect lunch spot.

10 Rainforest Cafe
A dream-like landscape of dense, tropical flora � punctuated by wild animal calls � distinguishes this intriguing eatery, which also features cascading waterfalls, saltwater fish, and primitive hand-carved furniture. Still, amid the exoticism, folks can enjoy a menu of familiar favorites such as burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, seafood, steaks, and salads, with an international flair that will have even young diners enjoying something delicious. For kids of all ages, watch as favorite rainforest characters come to life and romp among the tables. A "retail village" holds the promise of exotic gifts for the whole family. (905-374-2233, 905-374-4444)

9 Johnny Rocco's Italian Grill
Step into the 'old country' when you walk into Johnny Rocco's Italian Grill & Restaurant. Not only will you feel like family here, but you will also be able to enjoy a whole lot of home-made Italian cooking at this spot. With an extensive menu, you may sway your order between one of the many delicious plates Johnny Rocco's serves up daily. (905-358-0004)

8 Napoli Ristorante & Pizzeria
At Napoli Ristorante there mantra is "he who eats well, lives well", and when you leave this restaurant you will certainly have eaten very well. The menu is filled to the brim with delicate home-made Italian recipes finished the perfect way. The atmosphere is ever so elegant and intimate, this is the perfect spot for a first date or dinner with loved ones. From the second you enter Napoli's you will feel like family with its welcoming staff and old world charm. Using only the freshest ingredients Head Chef, Andrea Falone, is all about ensuring the meals are rooted in traditional Italian cuisine, with a whole lot of passion placed in each dish. (905.356.3345)

7 Hard Rock Cafe
Admittedly touristy, this familiar enterprise pays tribute to everybody from Elvis to the Beatles with an abundance of memorabilia, an enormous guitar bar and music videos. While you check it all out, dig into a plate of nachos, a chicken club, a burger (there are even turkey and vegetarian versions), ribs, fajitas, a steak or the catch of the day. Finish it all with a hot fudge brownie and you're good to go again. Depending on your itinerary and mobility, you can also catch the Hard Rock on the American side. (905-356-7625)

6 Kelsey's Restaurant
Deemed as 'Your Neighborhood Favorite' this restaurant certainly caters to each and every person that walks through its doors. Continually catering to locals and tourists alike this joint serves up a whole lot of delicious dishes that anybody will love. From everything to juicy ribs to fully loaded nachos you will truly be able to sit back and relax while hanging out at this restaurant. The franchise has just added 16 new dishes to their menu which include anything from crispy flat breads to mouthwatering pastas that cater to a healthier crowd. So whether you're looking to meet some locals or enjoy a meal on the patio, this restaurant is one for the taking. (905-353-0051)

5 Montana's Cookhouse
Montana's Cookhouse is one of the best spots in Niagara Falls to kick back and relax for the afternoon. Located on the top of Clifton Hill this is certainly the spot to enjoy a delicious lunch to fill all those hungry bellies that have been touring Niagara Falls since the wee hours of the morning. Montana's of course known for its superb steaks, is the spot to get a mouth-watering steak at a pretty reasonable price. With a mantra of having fun all the while at this spot, Montana's is a sure hit among anyone who walks through its doors. (905-356-7427)

4 TGI Fridays
Looking for it to be Friday the second you arrive in Niagara Falls? If so, TGI Friday's is awaiting your arrival, and of course has your table all ready for you. At TGI Friday's you will not only experience the up most in service but dabble into a perfect lunch with no worries in the world. As everyday is Friday here, TGI Friday's continually ensures its guests are looked after the second they walk into the door, and with an ever so extensive menu, this is the perfect spot to kick back, relax and enjoy the view. (905.356.8523)

3 Casa Vostra
Casa Vostra is not only a local favourite, is a place for you to come to step into a world far, far away. If you have ever wanted to vacation to Tuscany, then this is the restaurant for you. Be welcomed with open arms with not only the freshest Italian ingredients, but unique displays of just how wonderful Italian cooking is. Chef Angelo is ready to take you on a Tuscan food ride like never before. With an extensive menu the food will surely take you back to a simpler time, Italian style. (905.357.4910)

2 Terrapin Grille
If you are one to dive into a delicious meal all the while enjoying a most memorable view, than The Terrapin Grille located at The Marriott Fallsview hotel is the perfect spot for you. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner here and take in some of the most freshest ingredients any restaurant provides. Focusing on regional harvests and selections of the finest Niagara wines, this restaurant is the perfect twist to traditional Asian cuisine. (905-357-7300, 888-501-8916)

1 Mai Vi
At Mai Vi you will experience authentic Vietnamese cuisine like no other. When venturing off here, the restaurant just a short drive from Niagara Falls, is a perfect spot to fully enjoy fresh, exciting flavors all the while stepping into a quaint restaurant. As we all know Vietnamese food is some of the freshest and healthiest on the planet, this restaurant boasts a modern flair to a traditional, delectable cuisine. (905-988-1426)


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Rainforest Cafe 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Asian, Caribbean, European, Italian
Dining Options: Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms
Neighborhood: Clifton Hill
COST: $$$$
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Johnny Rocco's Italian Grill 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: European, Italian, Pizza
Neighborhood: Lundy's Lane
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Napoli Ristorante & Pizzeria 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: European, Italian
Dining Options: Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Neighborhood: Clifton Hill
COST: $$$$
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Hard Rock Cafe 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Live Music, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Neighborhood: Clifton Hill
COST: $$$$
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Kelsey's Restaurant 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Dining Options: Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Neighborhood: Clifton Hill
COST: $$$$
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Montana's Cookhouse 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking
Cuisine: Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Falls Area
COST: $$$$
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TGI Fridays 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Non-Smoking
Neighborhood: Fallsview
COST: $$$$
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Casa Vostra 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: European, Italian
Neighborhood: Falls Area
COST: $$$$
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Terrapin Grille 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Asian, Continental
Dining Options: Non-Smoking
Neighborhood: Fallsview
COST: $$$$
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Mai Vi 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
Dining Options: Catering, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Neighborhood: St. Catharines
COST: $$$$