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Tonawanda, New York: Whale on Restaurant Roof

A restaurant named Old Man River supports a big blue Sperm Whale on its roof.

Old Man River

375 Niagara St., Tonawanda, NY
Old Man River. I-190 exit 17. Drive north on Hwy 266/River Rd for 2.5 miles. You'll see the restaurant on the right, just after the park parking lot on the left.
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Old Man River and the Whale.

Whale on Restaurant Roof

Get some take-out and enjoy sitting in the park across the street from the whale, with amazing views of the Niagara River.

[Lori, 06/30/2020]


Whale on Restaurant Roof

My wife has lived in Tonawanda her whole life, and this whale has always been on top of Old Man River (except the year the graduating class stole it as their senior prank). Right across from the Niagara River, the whale is on top of a cheap restaurant that offers ice cream, burgers, hot dogs, etc. It's a bit smaller than you might think and has gotten a new paint job over the years.

[Adam Limpert, 06/30/2017]


Whale on Restaurant Roof

The Old Man River restaurant has a big blue whale and waves on its roof.

[signmanjoe, 06/19/2014]

Because the mighty Sperm Whale, as we all know, lives in rivers.

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