A place filled with delicious New York dishes and fascinating history, you’ll want to visit this restaurant in Lewiston that was once a silo!
A part of New York's history for over 100 years, The Silo restaurant is a true treasure.
Originally built to house coal for steamships passing along the Niagara River, the silo became apart of Lewiston's waterfront history.
How to get here: 115 North Water Street Lewiston, NY 14092
After years of remaining abandoned, the old silo would find a new and loving owner in the late 1990s.
Now a family run business, in 1998 the restaurant opened and quickly became a local favorite. After spotting the abandoned silo one day, the owner realized what an amazing waterfront restaurant this place could make.
From inside of the silo you'll have stunning panoramic views of the Niagara River, a sight to be seen.
The owners saved as much of the original silo as they possibly could during restorations.
If you've ever taken a visit to this restaurant then you already know that much of the silo's bones have been left untouched and exposed. On the inside of the restaurant where you'll order your food, you'll see the bare walls with nothing but gloss over them, allowing you to see the true beauty of this place.
Pictured above you can see pieces of The Silo's charm with their condiment station resting on top of vintage ovens.
So, what's good to eat here? A popular item is the Haystack.
Pictured above you can see the Haystack, a seasoned ribeye steak topped off with melted mozzarella and hash browns, all tucked into a nice toasted roll. It even comes in a footlong size!
Another tasty dish? Their Beef On Weck!
Locals already know this, but this unique restaurant was actually featured on Travel Channel's show Man V. Food! The episode covered how delicious the Beef On Weck is here at The Silo, a dish that all Western New Yorkers love. Aside from these two speciality treats, the restaurant also serves up your basic favorite foods like hot dogs, hamburgers, fries and chicken sandwiches.
To watch the episode of Man V. Food where you can see The Silo featured,
Another amazing feature of this restaurant? It also has an old caboose that now serves as the restaurant's ice cream stand.
Back in 2010 this old caboose joined The Silo's family. A fantastic addition to this Lewiston property, the caboose is a great reminder of the local area's history. Now destroyed by weather and time, the area use to be home to the Great Gorge Highway. In the 1930s trains brought visitors up along the Niagara River, giving them the perfect waterfront adventure.
This particular caboose was built back in the late 1800s, remaining on the train tracks up until the 1960s. Today, the caboose welcomes you as you walk up to The Silo, an interesting piece of history to see right by the water.
Closing for the season in less than a week, The Silo will reopen again next May after closing on the 14th.
If you've never been to this amazing, restored restaurant or just haven't had a chance to make your annual trip, now is the time! The Silo will remain open until September 14th.
Hours: Open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m..
Have six minutes to spare? You won’t regret watching this informative video on The Silo’s long and fascinating history, brought to you by
Kool Buildings on YouTube!