One of Lockport’s Oldest Restaurants Has Closed
"Thank you for all of the support throughout the years. The love and appreciation to our employees for the past 72 years, we became family and life long friends. Thank you all for the great memories!!" That was part of a Facebook message posted by Garlock's Restaurant on Tuesday announcing that beginning June 5th the Lockport landmark restaurant had closed.
First opened on Gooding Street in 1946, then moved to 35 Transit Street in 1962, Garlock's has been famous for prime rib, steaks, chops and seafood and fish entrees. Located along the Erie Canal Garlock's described themselves as a fine dining restaurant in a casual atmosphere.
Recent customer reviews on Yelp were about 50/50. Some reviewers recalled going there as kids with their family and grandparents and were disappointed in the service and the qualify of the food. Others described it as a great experience - "their food is amazing the service is beyond superb. This has now become one of our favorite places."