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.

Lewiston is one of the most beautiful towns i have ever seen. The people there are so friendly and make you feel like you a part of the community even if your just visiting, And the food is delicious, There is this resturaunt called Apple Granny's, its located in the heart of the village, it may even be the heart of lewiston. It is family owned by John Roberts for over 30 years, in Apple Grannys everyone is like family and the food is out of this world! the Grilled Rueben is one of the best i have ever had and there wings are fantastic, I could go on and on but i think you get the point. Lewiston is a wonderful place and would recommend everyone to visit.
Reviewed by jenn80
on August 1, 2013
My husband was born and raised in Lewiston area. Every year we go back to checkout the area and truly find Lewiston to be a great small town. Make a point of going to the Silo for our beef on weck....they are awesome. And Main Street is so quaint. In addition there are so many places to see and things to do once in the area. Love this place...love the river...we were just there this week.
Reviewed by BarbWills
on July 30, 2012
Lewiston is such a beautiful town great place too live and have the most amazing restaurants like Casa Antica they have the best Italian food i have ever eaten in my life. located on 5th st beautiful place with a great patio. There award winning Rice balls and Peppers are too die for not to mention there great two for twenty meals that feeds a small army and there unbelievable dinner specials. Every time I'm in Lewiston it's a must great owners too they make me feel like I'm italy when I'm in there truly the best!
Reviewed by Chuck412
on July 30, 2012
Lewiston is the best of the best when it comes to people, food, accommodations and small town attractions we stayed at the portage house motel and totally enjoyed our stay. They also have a horse and carriage ride that we took down to the water front. The horse was so elegant as was the carriage. That was the most romantic time I have had since my husband and I were dating. I felt like a princess waving to all the people on the streets!
Lewiston, ny is a beautiful get away for everyone's liking! Food, quaint shops and motels, and even a carriage ride!
Reviewed by Freckles
on July 20, 2012
I'm a native NYC girl who was completely won over by Lewiston's charm, people and eateries. The secret is out! Lewiston, NY was America's best kept secret to good food and good friends, until now! We welcomed Mike Shubic and Brian Cox, judges for the Rand McNally/USA Today “Best of the Road” contest, AKA "Road Bros.". Congratulations Lewiston on the Road Atlas nomination! The Travel Channel will air an one-hour special on the contest on July 25 at 8pm, available on your high-def digital cable channel.
Reviewed by LizWilson
on July 20, 2012
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