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Starting planning a little early but I'm considering a trip to Niagara Falls for a 25th anniversary trip (Sep 07). It will be the first major trip since my diagnosis. Initial websearches suggest I should stay on the Canadian side. I'm looking for suggestions for restaurants mostly but would welcome tips on hotels, side trips etc.

Our tenative plan is to take about a week and drive up through central PA and NY, spend two nights at Niagara Falls and then drive back to Virginia on a more westerly loop. Suggestions for side trips, hotels and restaurants along the way would also be helpful. I've found railroad museums and sports halls-of-fame for me but I dont' think my wife would see those as "romantic" enough for an anniversary trip. :lol:

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If you make a side trip through Lancaster County PA there's a really cool old railroad called Strasburg railroad. They still have an old steam engine running that you can take a ride on. It's actually very romantic riding the train. I think they're still open in September. Strasburg Railroad's Website


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I have a few suggestions for the Canadian side. Do you know what your itinerary will be like?

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HI, I also I'm planning my first vacation after celiac to niagaras falls in the summer for July 2007. I would love get info on restaurants and hotels.


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I second Angie's suggestion about the Strasberg Railroad. It's great--we've taken the trip several times, always in the open car. (Of course, we are always there in the warmer months)


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The Keg Steakhouse is a chain in Canada and they are very accomadating to Celiac's. There is a Keg that is on the 13th floor of the Raddison ( I think !!). They offer fallsview tables, which are amazing. We took my daughter there last summer and they were wonderful.

Hope this helps.


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Bumping this since the trip is closer. We have pinned down our route for the weeklong trip from the DC area.

Scranton, PA

Ithaca/Watkins Glen, NY

Rochester, NY

Niagara Falls, ON

Corning, NY

Parks with waterfalls seem to be a theme along with some art museums.

Celiac-friendly dining suggestions in any of those locations would be appreciated.

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on the way..

there are some wonderful things to do/eat in the watkins glen/seneca falls area. seneca falls is the wine region- many tours, etc if you're into that.

to eat in the area..

"Stonecat Cafe" 7 miles from Watkins Glen- gluten-free menu- http://www.stonecatcafe.com/menus.html

"los gatos bed and breakfast" make you a gluten-free breakfast! http://losgatosbandb.com/los_ld.html

"abner adams house B&B"- ditto- gluten-free breakfast- http://www.abneradamshouse.com/index.html

"suzanne restaurant" gluten-free dinner- http://suzannefrc.com/news.html

"barristers b&b" gluten-free breakfasy- http://www.sleepbarristers.com/

"canandaigua spice co"- store offering gluten-free foods and fresh baked breads, muffins, etc- http://www.canandaiguaspice.com/recipes.html

Slice of Napa, Victor, NY PIZZA! www.sliceofnapa.com/

Fayette Restaurant, Canandaigua, NY [saturday morning breakfast]

Bugaboo, Rochester, NY

Leonardo's Pizza 7387 Victor-Pittsford Rd. (Fishers Landing Plaza) Victor, NY 14564 (585) 924-1480 Gluten-free pizza and pasta on Friday and Saturday evenings and chicken wings and fries on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

"Red Newt Cellars winder and bistro" call ahead for gluten-free meal http://rednewt.com/web/

Biaggi's Ristorante, Victor, NY


Spice of Life Restaurant w/ gluten-free menu- http://www.niagaraspiceoflife.com/home.htm

Brown Hound Bistro, South Bristol, [some selections]

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here's rochester...

Phuket Thai Cuisine 2014 Empire Boulevard, Webster, NY. (585) 671-8410

Char Broil Restaurant 2450 Monroe Ave, Rochester, 14618. (585) 473-4960 Owner familiar with the gluten-free diet. Ask for Tom, Shawn or Mike Tette.

Bonefish Grill 1002 Eastview Mall, Victor, NY 14564 (585) 223-7059 Gluten-free menu

Bugaboo Creek Steak House 935 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY 14623. Phone: (585) 292-5800 Gluten restricted menu.

Carrabba's Italian Grill 3340 West Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY 14623 (585) 292-6120. Gluten-Free Menu

Simply Crepes 7 Schoen Place, Pittsford NY 14534 (585) 383-8310. Also in the Bausch & Lomb building downtown. Gluten-free buckwheat crepes are on the menu.

Slice of Napa Wood Fired Pizza 90 West Main Street, Victor Village, Victor, NY 14564. (585) 924-9020. Offering a gluten-free menu every day. Gluten-Free Menu

Leonardo's Pizza 7387 Victor-Pittsford Rd. (Fishers Landing Plaza) Victor, NY 14564 (585) 924-1480 Gluten-free pizza and pasta on Friday and Saturday evenings and chicken wings and fries on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Charlie's Casual Dining 7328 Pittsford-Palmyra Road, Route 31, Fairport, NY 14450. Owner, Charlie Frenzel. Call ahead to discuss your dietary requirements. (585) 223-2110

Mario's Italian Steakhouse & Catering Italian with a gluten-free menu, including pasta. 2740 Monroe Avenue

Rochester, NY 14618 (585) 271-1111 Gluten-Free Menu

Bazil Sister restaurant to Mario's Via Abruzzi. No gluten-free menu yet. Call ahead for gluten-free arrangements. Two locations: 749 E. Henrietta Road Rochester, NY 1462 (585) 427-7420; 1384 Empire Blvd Rochester, NY 1460 (585) 697-2006 Gluten-Free Menu

Golden Phoenix: Chinese and Thai food. Has a gluten-free menu. 7323 Pittsford-Palmyra Road, Perinton, NY. Phone 223-4539.

Joey B's: French style country cuisine, committed staff, quaint, cozy atmosphere. Owner: Joe Brophy. 400 Packets Landing, Fairport, NY 14450. (585) 377-9030 JoeyBees@aol.com

King And I: Cuisine of Thailand. "The management of this restaurant is very knowledgeable about the needs of celiac patrons". Located at 1475 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY.

Il Fornello: Restaurants in Toronto offer gluten-free pastas and pizzas.

Outback Steakhouse: Has a printable gluten-free menu on-line.

Pizza Plant: Located at 8020 Transit Road in Williamsville, (716) 632-0800. On Wednesday, and only on Wednesday, you can order gluten-free pizzas to eat there or take out. Additionally, the Pizza Plant has also been offering gluten-free pasta and, when available, gluten free beer!

Miceli's Restaurant & Party House: 1011 Route 31, Maceon, NY 14502. 315-986-2954. "Just past the Golden Phoenix on Route 31 and their prime rib is to die for. They are very willing to modify any entree to the gluten-free diet."

Branding Iron Steakhouse: 6361 Knickerbocker Rd, Ontario, NY 14519. 315-524-3963. "Great place for prime rib also and great rice pudding. They are very knowledgeable of the gluten-free diet."

Valley Inn Restaurant: 71 E, Buffalo St., Warsaw, NY 14569. 585-786-3820. "They are very familiar with the gluten-free diet and are willing to modify entrees to adhere to the gluten-free diet. Great desserts also".

Biaggi's Italian chain restaurant with a location at Eastview Mall. They carry gluten-free pasta from Enjoy Life Foods and have a printable gluten-free menu.

P. F. Chang's China Bistro Upscale Chinese chain restaurant with a location in Eastview Mall and a printable gluten-free menu.

Boston Market National chain with 3 locations in the Rochester area. Printable list of gluten-free items.

Fairfield's Grill 2600 Baird Road, Penfield. 585-383-0767

India House Restaurants 998 S Clinton Av. Rochester. 585-461-0880. 7343 Route 96 Victor. 585-742-2030.

Log Cabin Family Restaurant 2445 West Walworth Rd. Macedon.315-986-9224

Keenan's Restaurant 1010 East Ridge Road, Rochester, 585-266-2691

Olives (Greek) 50 State Street, Pittsford. 585-381-3990

Pattaya Thai Restaurant 1843 Penfield Road, Rt. 441, Penfield. 585-383-6088

Puket Thai Cuisine 2014 Empire Blvd, Webster, 585-671-8410

Tastings at Pittsford Wegmans, 3195 Monroe Ave, Rochester. 585-381-1881

Glass Magnolia 8339-8347 N. Main St., Interlaken. Toll

free 866-532-8356 or call 607-532-8356 glassmagnolia@rochester.rr.com

Cole & Parks 607 Rowley Road, Victor. 585-924-8710 Limited number of gluten-free selections - noted on menu.

Ristorante Lucano 1815 East Avenue (Corner of Winton) Rochester 14610 585-244-3460 "The food is in the very finest Italian tradition." Gluten free pasta is available.

Chilango's Mexican Restaurant - 42 Nichols St. Spencerport, NY. (585) 349-3030 Talk with owner about dietary needs.

Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine 9013 Route 414, Lodi, New York 14860 607-582-7545 Upscale, dinner only restaurant. Call ahead for special dietary requirements. Hours seasonal.

Red Newt Cellars Bistro Red Newt Cellars is located on the east side of Seneca Lake

just off route 414 about 10 miles north of Watkins Glen. 607-546-4100. Call ahead for reservations and to discuss dietary requirements. Hours seasonal.

The Stonecat Caf

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PS- our 5 year wedding anniversary is september 7!! Congrats!!

We are having our anniversary dinner at the place we were married, "Beardslee Castle"- it is haunted! check out their website http://www.beardsleecastle.com/

This will be my first time there in a year as I have just found out they have a gluten-free menu-

if it's on your way- stop by- about 10 minutes off the NYS thruway EXIT 29- Little Falls----


They dn't have the gluten-free menu listed oline as it is just a sample, their menu changes weekly according to what is fresh or in season

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Thank you for the info.

Congratulations on your anniversary.

I re-read my original post and realize that in trying to say Sep 2007 I implied the actual date was Sep 7. It is later in the month so other suggestions aren't too late.

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I just went to slice of napa a couple weeks ago! Wasn't it delicious? there was some kind of town fair going on, so we sat on the front porch, had pizza, wings and people watched. a nice little town I think.

Hope your trip went well and you got to enjoy some good food!


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