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The Village Inn

1488 Ferry Rd, Grand Island, NY 14072-3024
+1 716-773-5030
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“soups” (20 reviews)
“clam chowder” (7 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Soups, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1488 Ferry Rd, Grand Island, NY 14072-3024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My fourth trip great wings Cold Beer and the best Friday fish fry around. We come up fishing a couple times a year. This is a must stop for us every time.

Thank CR M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We lived here for 12 years, moved away 17 years ago. We always catch a meal when we are in town. The food and service was great back then, and it’s still great now! We haven’t had a bad meal. I had the very tasty...More

Thank PatnCheryl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a tiny place, older than dirt! This gem offers a diverse menu, mostly home made foods. Known for soups (lunch especially) and homemade deserts AND fresh seafood delivered from MA. Reasonably priced. 6 or so local craft beers. Service is efficient.

Thank Gail W
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

If you are ever in the area I highly recommend you check out the Village Inn!! Our food was excellent, with great service! The environment unique, with friendly regular customers who make you feel at home!!! If I lived in the area we would be...More

Thank Charlie R
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Great menu, food, atmosphere at a great price! Try French onion soup and house peppercorn dressing for salad.

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 22 September 2017

You'll approach the unassuming little house location and wonder what you'll encounter inside. Excellent, friendly service and outstanding food, that's what! Cod done up with panko was excellent and chicken with biscuits will take you back to your childhood---that is, if your mom was the...More

Thank Roberta D
Reviewed 11 September 2017

If you want good food, reasonably priced in a one-of-a-kind casual neighborhood restaurant with a lot of local color dating way back, try the Village Inn in the Ferry Village section of Grand Island. Ferry Village (and Ferry Road, of course) dates back to the...More

Thank Dick-Pauline
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Good solid food here. Unfortunately for us they had run out of most seafood items and a few of the specials. My husband had the village steak special. Nice sirloin cooked perfect with yummy real smashed potatoes. I had turkey club. Was ok a bit...More

Thank Votenochains
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Don't be deterred by the parking or the appearance of a house if it's your first visit. Walked in and was greeted immediately. A young man came by to take my drink order and it was delivered quickly. The daily special board listed a lemon...More

Thank Harry S
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Nice place, decent prices with good food. Best of all it not a chain. Nothing fancy with basic decor.

Thank Joel R
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Yes they serve beer, wine and mixed drinks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1488 Ferry Rd, Grand Island, NY 14072-3024
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Grand Island
  • Phone Number: +1 716-773-5030
The Village Inn is located in the historic Ferry Village in Grand Island, New York. Its quaint, homelike atmosphere and close proximity to the Niagara River make this restaurant a popular meeting place for locals, as well as for those visiting off island. In 1988, owner Michael Carr took over The Village Inn that was previously named Lippens Grill. He changed the name to The Village Inn, which was inspired by his father. With the help of his friends and family, he renovated this 1890's building to make it the cozy eatery that it is today. At The Village Inn, we pride ourselves on creating all of our food from scratch. We are best known for our unique, culinarily adventurous soups as well as baking all of our desserts in house from homemade recipes. From our moist and sweet bread puddings to our spicy lemon tabasco clam chowder, we strive to please all taste buds. The Village Inn has customers from all over the area that come in to experience this one of a kind restaurant. You are sure to enjoy your meal served by our light-hearted, welcoming wait staff while engaging in our distinctive dining atmosphere. All of us at The Village Inn are looking forward to your dining with us while experiencing our historic niche in Ferry Village.
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