This is our last night in Niagara Falls, and we wanted to try something different. We always try to eat at places we can’t eat at where we live. We also try to avoid big chain restaurants. Tonight took us to a place named the Flying Saucer Restaurant.
The Flying Saucer Restaurant appears to be an old diner. It is silver, has two round sections on each side, and can probably use a paint job. Inside the one round section, about a dozen or more booths lined the walls. The restaurant was clean, but can probably use fresh paint, and maybe a little updating inside. But it looks like an old 50s or 60s diner. It very well may have been here that long?
It was about 6pm when we arrived. A few of the booths were occupied when we entered. We were seated at a booth and given menus. The music being played was current stuff. She took our drink orders, and ask small medium or large. I am guessing they don’t do free refills. I ordered the Steak and Ribs which was a 8oz charbroiled New York steak and a half rack of ribs. My wife chose the Haddock & Shrimp. We had a choice of fries, mashed potatoes or baked potato. We both chose the fries. We also had a choice of garden salads or Caesar salads. We both chose the Caesar salad. She also asked if we wanted cheese on our garlic bread, and we said yes.
The Caesar salads and garlic bread came out first. The garlic bread with the cheese was good. The Caesar salads were good, but not great. They needed more bite, a little more garlic, and anchovy. But then we are pretty picky when it comes to Caesar salads.
Then our meals came out. The portion sizes were very good. My steak was very good. The ribs were okay. I have had better, and I have had worse. Again, we have been spoiled when it comes to ribs. It’s hard to find ribs that come close to the ones we had at Dreamland BBQ in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The fries were good, and green beans were very good also (lots of butter). My wife said her shrimp were slightly overcooked. She said her haddock was pretty good. She didn’t manage to finish her meal before she was full. I finished mine, and was stuffed.
It wasn’t fine dining by any stretch of the imagination. But the food was good, and the prices reasonable, especially compared to many of the overpriced restaurants in the area. This seems to be the kind of restaurant locals would come to.
The Flying Saucer Restaurant is located at 6768 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada. Phone: (905) 356-4553.