- By kevin
- On May 31, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
We talk about what to eat in Niagara Falls,to experience the local culture there.And you also can book the Niagara Falls tour from NY on the Globerouter.com website to travel around with our guiders.As is the case with large tourist attractions,you'll find plenty of chain restaurants clustered around the falls.But if you're on the hunt for a unique meal that shows off the region's flavors(and wine),you won't be disappointed.If a farm-to-table menu is what you're after,AG,Weinkeller and Tide&Vine are popular for their reliance on local ingredients.
For something more casual,try Piccadilly Restaurant,which receives praise for its fish and chips.Along with fish and chips,you'll notice many of the Canadian restaurants borrow traditions from the U.K.Nowhere is this more evident than at the popular Queen Charlotte Tea Room.This family-owned outpost is beloved for its hospitable staff and menu of English classics,including bangers and mash,coronation chicken and,of course,high tea.
Niagara Falls harbors a history dating back thousands of years.The falls themselves were formed by the Wisconsin Glacier during the ice age,and the area was settled by numerous groups,including the Iroquois Native American nations,the French and the British.Visitors can learn more about Niagara Falls'history at the several museums and historical sites in the area,including Old Fort Niagara.
U.S.travelers will feel a sense of familiarity crossing over into the Canadian half of Niagara Falls.Although Canada has two official languages,English is more prevalent than French in Niagara Falls.
The official currency in Canada is the Canadian dollar(CAD).One Canadian dollar is roughly equivalent to one U.S.dollar.Businesses on the Ontario side of the falls will accept American currency,but you may want to trade in your U.S.dollars for Canadian ones to capitalize on the exchange rate.Similar to the United States,it is customary to leave a 15 to 20 percent tip for quality service at restaurants,though larger groups will find it included in the fee.A small tip is also appreciated for hotel workers.All major credit cards are accepted.