Clarion Hotel - 4 storey Hotel with large attractive lobby, restaurant, spa, indoor pool and fitness centre. Garrison Rd. at Buffalo Rd., west end Fort Erie. Comfort Inn - This 2 storey motel, which was briefly operating as an Econolodge after being a Comfort Inn, is now operating again as n Comfort Inn. It has been completely renovated and provides clean comfortable rooms, with a free continental breakfast available to help yourself in the lobby. Wireless internet access. Central Fort Erie behind Sobeys. Howard Johnson - 2 storey Motel on Garrison Rd. at easterly end Fort Erie near Peace Bridge. Haven Motel - Motel on Garrison Rd. in central Fort Erie. Trans Canada Motor Inn - Motel off Thompson Rd. north of Garriison Rd. Crystal Beach Motel - Motel on Ridgeway Rd. in central Crystal Beach. Under new management in 2015. Lakeside Suites - Motel, recently completely renovated. Single storey with 1 & 2 bedroom housekeeping suites, ensuite washrooms, and private outdoor decks. At foot of Ridge Rd. in Crystal Beach.
Bed & Breakfasts
Friendship Trail Bed and Breakfast - B&B in a residential home in Fort Erie near the Friendship Trail. The Cobbled Path Bed & Breakfast - B&B in a historic home in Stevensville, north west part of Greater Fort Erie.
Lakeshore Bed and Breakfast - B&B in a renovated building at the junction of Niagara River and Lake Erie, in central Fort Erie. 3 rooms each with private washroom, one of which will accommodate 5 people. Breakfast room and patio with lovely view overlooking water.
Ridgeway's Bed & Breakfast - B&B in Ridgeway, walking distance to shops on Ridge Road.
Windmill Point Park - Mobile home park with trailer and tent sites. Picturesque quarry with swimming and fishing. Day or season passes available for non campers. Off Dominion Road between Fort Erie and Ridgeway. Knight's Hide-Away Park - Tent and trailer sites on 28 acres of wooded parkland. Heated swimming pool. Open May 1st - October 31st. On Gorham Road just north of Garrison Rd., between Ridgeway and Stevensville.
There are many restaurants in Greater Fort Erie, and almost all of them are unique independent eateries. Look for local fish from the lake, a specialty not to be missed. Here are some of the restaurants by geographical location.
Fort Erie Garrison Road Green Acres Family Restaurant - Comfortable Canadiana decor and huge helpings of comfort food at very reasonable prices. Probably the last place on the planet where you can get a "hot beef sandwich" off the roast. The Plaice Restaurant - Local popular sports bar and restaurant. Noted for excellent wings and fish n chips. Lake Erie perch on weekends. The Barrel Pizza Parlour & Spaghetti House - Pizza, Italian and general menu.
Chuck's Roadhouse - Opened in 2015. Good food at reasonable prices. Specializing in steaks & ribs, with other choices.
Yukiguni 2 - Japanese food featuring sushi. Artemis - Specializing in Greek food. Tony's Pizza - Pizza and Italian food.
Garrisons Grill - Burgers & subs. Kentucky Fried Chicken - This outlet of the KFC chain opened in 2016. Take out only.
Madison's - Pub style restaurant inside the Leisureplex. Freeland's Restaurant - Pleasant higher end dining room inside the Clarion Hotel. Open for breakfast and dinner only.
Take 2 (formerly 3 West) - Sports bar & grill, with comfortable dining area.. Gateway (formerly Backety Back) - On #3 highway (Garrison Rd.) between Fort Erie and Ridgeway. Roadside diner and dairy bar, specializing in breakfast and ice cream.
Tammy's Restaurant - On #3 Highway (Garrrison Rd.) just east of Stevensville Rd. - Roadside diner.
Fort Erie East/Central/Bridgeburg
Old Bank Bistro - Jarvis St., Bridgeburg (old downtown section Fort Erie) - Renovated restaurant. Fine dining and bar in a unique "indoor courtyard" atmosphere. Bridgeburg Family Restaurant - Jarvis St., south end, Bridgeburg (old downtown section). Bright and cheery diner. All day breakfast and light Greek dishes. Reasonable prices. Outdoor patio with view of the Niagara River. He's Not Here - Niagara Boulevard - Recently renovated sports bar & light meals. View of the Niagara River from inside and outside on the patio.
Big Texas - Niagara Boulevard - Comfort food, big helpings, at reasonable prices. Western theme. Ming Teh - Niagara Boulevard - Chinese dining with a view of the Niagara River. Waterside patio in summer. Happy Jack's Restaurant & Tavern - Niagara Boulevard - Dine in, take-out, delivery. Large dining room with Chinese and Canadian food. Outdoor patio facing the Niagara River. Bridgewater Restaurant - Gilmore Rd., Central Fort Erie. Fine dining on grounds of the Bridgewater Country Club. Open to the public. Denny's Restaurant (formerly Bordertown Grill) - Petit Road just off the QEW at Fort Erie Truck Plaza. The newest addition to the famous Dennys chain of diners.
Cafe by the Bridge - Goderich St. near the traffic circle - Small family run restaurant with reasonable prices.
335 on the Ridge (formerly Raidgeway's Restaurant) - Ridge Road, downtown Ridgeway - An attractive restaurant with two patios, one in front and a garden patio out back. Under new management in 2017. Interesting menu choices but somewhat limited menu and tends to be pricey. Trailside Bar and Grill - Ridge Road beside the Friendship Trail. Renovated restaurant in a historic hotel building dating from the 1860's. Casual dining with varied menu and reasonable prices. Sweet Dreams - Ridge Road - Ice cream parlour and cafe. Every flavour of ice cream imaginable. Maria's Downtown - Central Ridgeway, bright cafe, specializing in all day breakfast, large choice of egg dishes, pancakes, etc., very reasonable prices. Closes mid afternoon. Chameleon (formerly the Flying Squirrel) - Ridge Road - Closed The Sanctuary Crave Local Fresh - This small cozy pub and eatery is located in the brewery at the Sanctuary Centre for the Arts in the lower level, on Ridge Road. Large outdoor patio in season. A limited menu offers a change every week. Lino's Pizza Parlour - Ridgeway Road at Rebstock Road. Restaurant with pizza and varied menu. Pleasant outdoor patio with sunshades. The Breakfast Beacon (formerly Taters) - Gorham Road. Diner specializing in breakfast.
South Coast Cookhouse - Erie Road - Renovated bar and casual dining. Expect a crowd on weekends. Recently added private dining room for large groups. Palmwood Waterfront Eatery - Terrace Lane, foot of Ridgeway Road. Panoramic view of Lake Erie and the Buffalo skyline from inside or outside patio in summer. Local perch and pickerel always on the menu, cooked 4 different ways. Under new management. Prices on the high side. Crystal Chandelier - Erie Road and Ridgeway Road - Bar and restaurant in an Arte Nouveau setting. Entertainment on weekends. JVK /restaurant - Ridgeway Road, just north of Erie Road. (Formerly Singing Siren). Casual dining with all day breakfast, burgers, sandwiches, pizza, etc. Eat-in or take out. Sneakers - Erie Road - Bar and grill, casual dining, roadside patio.
Point Abino (just west of Crystal Beach)
Bertie Boating Club - Point Abino Road South. The casual dining facility is open to the public. A pleasant place to have a meal or drinks inside or outside on the patio with a view of the boats. Also enjoy a stroll down the pier. Public parking lot across the road.
Stevensville (north west end of Greater Fort Erie)
Mae's Place - Stevensville Road. Family restaurant reasonably priced. Scuttlebutt - Stevensville Road. Bar & Eatery.
Snyder (north of Stevensville)
Commercial Roadhouse - A spacious but cozy restaurant and bar, in a historic tavern/hotel building dating to about 1840's. Comfort food at reasonable prices. Live country music on some weekends. Lane's Family Restaurant - Small diner with basic fare.
The Lighthouse on-the-Parkway - Niagara Parkway at River Trail. Open again after many years of being closed, this restaurant and bar has been completely renovated into a bright attractive diner with a view of the Niagara River. Casual fare - burgers, wraps, pizza, fish on Fridays. This is a historic building, built in the early -mid 1850's. It has been a store, tavern, post office and hotel, known at one time as the Black Creek Tavern, and is also reputed to be haunted.