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Twelve tall ships will sail into Buffalo's inner harbor from July 4-7, attracting visitors to Canalside who may not regularly frequent the downtown hot spot. (Good luck with the parking!) Long a desert in terms of food and drink options, Canalside and its surrounding neighborhood is now filled with several appetizing options within walking distance of the dozen hulls – …

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Templeton Landing, the waterfront restaurant on the approach to the Erie Basin Marina, has rewritten its menu to focus on seafood. The vast restaurant at 2 Templeton Terrace can hold about 245 people, including indoor tables and outdoor seating areas that offer views of the Erie Basin and Buffalo River. Customers can come by land or sea, as the restaurant has boat pa…

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Welcome to dock-and-dine season. Here are some of the restaurants that encourage boaters to pull up, hop off and grab food or drinks before heading back to the water. There are more places that could go on this list, but here's what we could gather in time for your lunchtime cruise. Some places could not be reached by telephone to confirm details. Send additions and upda…

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If you pick the right spot, Western New York’s waterfront views can be splendid. The same cannot be said of its waterfront restaurants, which have drawn a tepid response from customers wherever menus have aimed higher than fried fish. A couple of weeks ago, I had a meal that made me think that dynamic could change. I don’t want to oversell Lucia’s on the Lake in this re…

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The Dockside Bar & Grill reopened alongside the Erie Canal in North Tonawanda this spring, having added a two-story addition, 100 seats, and an overhauled kitchen. There are so many people coming to the new place, and the established Remington Tavern across the street, that on a fine summer evening last week I had to sweat finding a parking spot in downtown North Tona…

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Tucker Curtin is hunting for a new waterfront site for Dug’s Dive, his Small Boat Harbor restaurant, which will close this fall. The Buffalo restaurateur, who also operates The Steer and Lake Effect Diner in University Heights, could have gotten another year on his lease, he said. But after preliminary talks with his new landlord, Tennessee-based Safe Harbor Development, …

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The former Root Five in Hamburg reopens on April 1. No, that's not a joke. In fact, after a winter that slowed most restaurant projects, Frank and Sara Testa’s Public House on the Lake (4914 Lake Shore Road) is opening as originally planned. “We will also be open for dinner on Thursday,” Testa said. “We will be opening up for lunch and dinner Friday and Saturday and will…