A delicious taste of Ireland in an historic Lockport home
LOCKPORT, N.Y. - Western New York's strong Irish heritage means you'll find plenty of Emerald Isle eateries around the area. Most of them aren't located in 150-year-old homes.
The atmosphere is definitely unique at Shamus Restaurant on West Avenue in Lockport. It's been around for 40 years now, named for the Gaelic name of original owner James Murphy. It's now owned by Ann Murphy-Beaulieu (no relation), and boasts local awards for great fine dining, sandwiches and more.
Shamus offers a fine-dining-atmosphere, with some delicious rotating specials. Patrons are big fans of the fresh seafood dishes, especially the scallops. Lunches are also popular and reasonably priced, including the popular reuben sandwich and shrimp salad. And anyone looking to warm up should definitely try a taste of the delicious hot cider.