About Northern Pier Bar & Grill

The Northern Pier Bar and Grill is a nautical-themed steak and seafood restaurant at 5764 W. Lake Road just over the bridge from the marina that previously housed the Harbor Inn Restaurant in Olcott, New York.

Owner, Brian Keleher, was previously a chef at Mariner’s Landing in Olcott for 13 years.  We strive to bring excellent breakfast, seafood, and steaks to the Olcott area for locals, seasonal fishermen, and nearby campers.

Things to Do in Olcott, New York

Awash in timeless charm, the Town of Newfane and its waterfront hamlet, Olcott Beach provide everything travelers need to explore history, experience community and enjoy an authentic American Seaway Trail town!  Located on the western edge of Lake Ontario the port town is in the heart of the Niagara Wine Trail, 42 NM from Toronto and in the backyard of two national heritage areas (Niagara Falls and The Erie Canal Basin).  Newfane/Olcott is a four season destination - where lake country fun begins!

Newfane and Olcott have everything today’s tourists and water enthusiasts treasure.  A hefty dose of the small town vibe combined with taverns, pubs, restaurants, year round festivals, a vintage amusement park, a roadside open air popcorn stand, charming cottages and historic inns, car shows, open air concerts, quaint village shops, award winning wineries and micro-brewery, disc and traditional golf courses, farm markets, a 325 acre free park, a public beach, a deep water harbor, a yacht club and world class freshwater lake and stream fishing with plenty of resident charter captains!

By Water

Visitors may come by land or water, and once here, they quickly see why Olcott was named America’s Ultimate Fishing Town by the World Fishing Network.  If by water, guests can head under power or wind into Olcott’s deep water harbor and dock at a slip in the town marina. The marina services over 50,000 anglers a season and has three double launch ramps that are capable of launching everything from row boats to large cruisers.  The Marina also offers fuel that is modified specifically for marine, children’s life jackets (free of charge), access to a pump out station, a  pressurized boat wash facility, public restrooms with handicap accessible showers, laundry facilities, sheltered picnic tables with charcoal grills and a fish cleaning station.  Boat repair and maintenance yards and bait shops border the marina.

Charter captains are plentiful at the marina for those seeking deep water fishing, and the harbor piers are perfect for those who want to cast their line from shore.  And no one wants to miss the chance to head a mile upstream to Fisherman’s Park on Eighteen-Mile Creek for renowned fly fishing.

Members of yacht clubs from far wide are offered reciprocity at the Olcott Yacht Club, including 2 free nights of dockage, use of the full restaurant and bar and access to power, rest and shower rooms.   The Olcott Yacht club sailing program has earned multiple Junior Olympic gold medals in the 420 class and they pass their skills along by offering adult and youth sailing lessons to the community and traveling sailors.

By Land

If by land, travelers of all ages can spend the perfect lakefront day, heading out to the Niagara USA Wine Trail, enjoying the rides at The Olcott Beach Carousel Park, strolling the boardwalk of The Lakeview Village Shoppes featuring unique local artisans, visiting the public beach and finally pulling up to Bye’s for a bag of fresh popped corn.

Locals and visitors alike can always be found in Krull Park, New York State’s largest county park.  Enter and park for free, and find pavilions with tables and outdoor grills, lake observation platforms, cross-country and hiking trails, outdoor ice rinks, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, baseball, soccer and LAX fields, an exercise circuit, horseshoe pits and a  splash park.

Travel Back In Time

History lovers can stop first at our visitor’s center, housed in a 1940 Phillipsburg Railroad steel class N5C cupola caboose before visiting Ye Olde Log Cabin, a replica of an 1888 cabin used as a museum honoring Newfane and Olcott’s pioneer families.  Across town the nautical history of the port town is on display in a replica of the historic Olcott Beach Lighthouse.  A little further inland is the Van Horn Mansion, built in 1823 by Newfane’s founder, Judge James Van Horn.  The mansion has been preserved and offers guided tours on Sundays, an annual Victorian tea party, and Haunted Candlelight Tours every week end in October.

And no trip to Olcott is complete without a visit to The Olcott Beach Carousel Park; a not for profit amusement park that stops time in every good way.  Park for free, enter for free and buy a 25 cent ticket to ride a 1928 two row Herschel-Spillman carousel or one of five other vintage kiddie rides.  While you’re there, listen to the 1934 Wurlitzer Band Organ, play skee ball in the vintage arcade and watch a real magic show!

The town’s busy event and festival calendar shows us why the town slogan is ‘Four Seasons of Reasons’!  Spring brings the Apple Blossom Festival, the onset of fishing tournament season and The Van Horn’s Victorian Tea.  Summer sun shines on The Olcott Beach Jazz Trail, Independence Day Fireworks, Old Olcott Days, the Pirates Festival, food truck rodeos, free car shows and free open air concerts.  Fall is in full bloom with The Niagara Celtic Festival, the Van Horn Haunted Candlelight Tours and The Apple Harvest festival.  Last but not least, the Living Nativity, the Light Up Newfane Christmas parade, Santa’s visit to Ye Old Log Cabin, an outdoor skating rink and the nation’s oldest charity Polar Bear Swim and 5K fun run give everyone a reason to get out during winter!

Northern Pier Bar & Grill
5766 West Lake Road
Olcott, NY 14126

Spring/Summer Hours

Monday, Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 4pm-9pm

Thursday: 4pm-9pm
Friday-Saturday: 7am-9pm
Sunday: 7am-8pm

Breakfast: 7am-12pm
Lunch: 12pm until close
Dinner: 4pm until close
Bar: 12pm until close