Catherine's Guidebook

Catherine
Catherine's Guidebook

Breakfast

In order of preference...
They are a privately owned company with 150 locations in the US, Japan, and South Korea. The Pancake House (15 minute drive from the house) is still owned by the original founders. They serve a variety of soufflé omelets and artisan pancakes. Our favorites are the Dutch baby, banana pancakes, potato pancakes and chocolate French toast.
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The Original Pancake House
5479 Main St
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They are a privately owned company with 150 locations in the US, Japan, and South Korea. The Pancake House (15 minute drive from the house) is still owned by the original founders. They serve a variety of soufflé omelets and artisan pancakes. Our favorites are the Dutch baby, banana pancakes, potato pancakes and chocolate French toast.
Since Guy Fieri’s televised visit aired in 2010, the Military Road family restaurant -Sophia’s- has been known for satisfying breakfasts, and the line of customers waiting for a table. If you want to sneak some booze in for breakfast this is the spot for you. They open at 7 am and have a full bar. While the bartender is very creative and can make almost anything for you, I recommend you try the Bloody Mary. Their toast is made from homemade bread and they serve a variety of breakfast items. I have included photos of their menus.
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Sophia's Restaurant
749 Military Rd
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Since Guy Fieri’s televised visit aired in 2010, the Military Road family restaurant -Sophia’s- has been known for satisfying breakfasts, and the line of customers waiting for a table. If you want to sneak some booze in for breakfast this is the spot for you. They open at 7 am and have a full bar. While the bartender is very creative and can make almost anything for you, I recommend you try the Bloody Mary. Their toast is made from homemade bread and they serve a variety of breakfast items. I have included photos of their menus.
If you’re craving crepes, this is the place to go. Our favorites are chicken and mushroom, the lemon ricotta, and Monkey Business (banana and Nutella, served warm).
Wholly Crepe
3292 Main St
If you’re craving crepes, this is the place to go. Our favorites are chicken and mushroom, the lemon ricotta, and Monkey Business (banana and Nutella, served warm).
They serve brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10-3 and offer both indoor and outdoor seating. They have bottomless mimosas and they make a mean Bloody Mary.
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Providence Social
490 Rhode Island St
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They serve brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10-3 and offer both indoor and outdoor seating. They have bottomless mimosas and they make a mean Bloody Mary.
Hipster spot with made from scratch signature Liege waffles and outdoor seating located in the Buffalo Riverworks area, the city's newest premier waterfront, boating, sports, music and entertainment destination located along the banks of the Buffalo River.
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Wonder Coffeehouse
323 Ganson St
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Hipster spot with made from scratch signature Liege waffles and outdoor seating located in the Buffalo Riverworks area, the city's newest premier waterfront, boating, sports, music and entertainment destination located along the banks of the Buffalo River.
This isn’t our first choice, but we just wanted to let you know it’s there and share some photos of their food in case you were looking for a spot in that area. The restaurant is located in the village of Williamsville. This place is a short walk to Glen Falls if you wanted to check it out. Menus included.
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Break'n Eggs Crêperie
5235 Main St
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This isn’t our first choice, but we just wanted to let you know it’s there and share some photos of their food in case you were looking for a spot in that area. The restaurant is located in the village of Williamsville. This place is a short walk to Glen Falls if you wanted to check it out. Menus included.

Pizza

... because when you’re in Buffalo you have to try the Pizza.
They have four locations in Western New York and their pizza features a moderately thin crust with a slightly raised edge. You can order on their website or call if the website acts glitchy. Pictured here are the steak pizza (which includes three cheeses) and the house pizza.
John's Pizza & Subs
1436 Niagara Falls Boulevard
They have four locations in Western New York and their pizza features a moderately thin crust with a slightly raised edge. You can order on their website or call if the website acts glitchy. Pictured here are the steak pizza (which includes three cheeses) and the house pizza.
This is our favorite New York Style pizza in Buffalo.
Olisi's New York Style
2352 Sheridan Drive
This is our favorite New York Style pizza in Buffalo.
Great pizza and outdoor seating.
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Sorrentino's Spaghetti House
5640 Main St
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Great pizza and outdoor seating.
Santora's Pizza Pub & Grill
7800 Transit Rd
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La Nova Pizzeria
5151 Main St
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Imperial Pizza
1035 Abbott Rd
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Raymondo's Pizzeria
1580 East Delavan Avenue

Lunch and Dinner

In our opinion Mulberry serves the best Italian food this side of the Big Apple. Their homemade lasagna was featured on the Food Network and is made with different meats on each layer. The combinations of meats used in the lasagna changes daily. We also love the stuffed zucchini blossoms.
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Mulberry Italian Ristorante
64 Jackson Ave
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In our opinion Mulberry serves the best Italian food this side of the Big Apple. Their homemade lasagna was featured on the Food Network and is made with different meats on each layer. The combinations of meats used in the lasagna changes daily. We also love the stuffed zucchini blossoms.
You’ll see the owners barbecuing as you enter the restaurant (19 minute drive from the house, and they’re closed Mon, Tue, Wed). You have the choice of eating indoors or outside on the upper patio that has a really nice view. They have one of best barbecue in Western New York. The brisket is very thick and nicely seasoned and the corn bread has jalapeños in it.
TSG BBQ
6272 Seneca Street
You’ll see the owners barbecuing as you enter the restaurant (19 minute drive from the house, and they’re closed Mon, Tue, Wed). You have the choice of eating indoors or outside on the upper patio that has a really nice view. They have one of best barbecue in Western New York. The brisket is very thick and nicely seasoned and the corn bread has jalapeños in it.
They have really nice decor and a nice patio for outdoor seating. The restaurant is situated in an original Tifft house built in 1864. If you choose to eat here don’t forget to take a walk in Allentown and Elmwood Village. Our favorites here are the chicken and broccoli Alfredo and the French onion soup.
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Gabriel's Gate
145 Allen St
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They have really nice decor and a nice patio for outdoor seating. The restaurant is situated in an original Tifft house built in 1864. If you choose to eat here don’t forget to take a walk in Allentown and Elmwood Village. Our favorites here are the chicken and broccoli Alfredo and the French onion soup.
The owner (Marten) was born in Vietnam and raised in China and provides both Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine. His wife makes the Pho broth at home with love. If you go here you MUST try the Vietnamese egg rolls which have a crispy rice paper wrapper and are different than the Chinese version. Pictured here are the Vietnamese egg rolls, fried dumplings, eggplant beef, and orange chicken.
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Red Pepper Chinese and Vietnamese Cuisine
3910 Maple Rd
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The owner (Marten) was born in Vietnam and raised in China and provides both Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine. His wife makes the Pho broth at home with love. If you go here you MUST try the Vietnamese egg rolls which have a crispy rice paper wrapper and are different than the Chinese version. Pictured here are the Vietnamese egg rolls, fried dumplings, eggplant beef, and orange chicken.
Clay Handi is one of our favorite restaurants. They serve authentic Pakistani food. Their chicken Tandoori is cooked to perfection. I recommend you order it with a side of rice. They have several different types of bread (naan). Pictured here is the lamb Biryani (be careful not to chew and eat the raw pieces of spice in the dish, they’re meant to be separated from the rice before you eat it), and also deep fried samosas. They do have very slow service though, in fact one of the worst I’ve ever seen, but we keep going back because the food is amazing.
Clay Handi Restaurant
3054 Delaware Ave
Clay Handi is one of our favorite restaurants. They serve authentic Pakistani food. Their chicken Tandoori is cooked to perfection. I recommend you order it with a side of rice. They have several different types of bread (naan). Pictured here is the lamb Biryani (be careful not to chew and eat the raw pieces of spice in the dish, they’re meant to be separated from the rice before you eat it), and also deep fried samosas. They do have very slow service though, in fact one of the worst I’ve ever seen, but we keep going back because the food is amazing.
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Allen Burger Venture
175 Allen St
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The Left Bank
511 Rhode Island St
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Osteria 166
166 Franklin St
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Sun Cuisines
1989 Niagara St
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The Dapper Goose
491 Amherst St
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Tappo
338 Ellicott St
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Hutch's
1375 Delaware Ave
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Betty's
370 Virginia St
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Mothers Restaurant
33 Virginia Pl
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Roost
1502 Niagara St
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Trattoria Aroma
307 Bryant St
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JT’s Restaurant
905 Elmwood Ave
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Shango New Orleans Bistro & Wine Bar
3260 Main St
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Hofbrauhaus Buffalo
190 Scott St
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Hydraulic Hearth
716 Swan St
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Pho Lantern Restaurant
837 Niagara St
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Jack Rabbit
1010 Elmwood Avenue
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The Irishman Pub and Eatery
5601 Main St
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Eagle House Restaurant
5578 Main St
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Britesmith Brewing
5611 Main St
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Giancarlo’s Sicilian Steakhouse
5110 Main St
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Kabab & Curry
8445 Main St
Taqueria Ranchos La Delicias
1516 Niagara St
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La Galera Mexican Restaurant
8215 Niagara Falls Blvd
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El Cubilete
2050 Cayuga Drive Extension
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Cask + Cow
840 Center Street
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Toutant
437 Ellicott St
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Cole's
1104 Elmwood Ave
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TEMPO
581 Delaware Ave
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Buffalo Staples

Founded in 1914 and ran by four generations of Charlies so far, Charlie the Butcher is a Buffalo staple. I think their food is average, but if you are spending a lot of time in the area, and have nothing better to do, it might be worth a visit just so you can say you ate there. The rice in the rice pudding isn’t cooked well and crunchy in the center and the prime rib is average and somewhat bland, lacking in flavor. They do make a decent burger however. They also have outdoor seating and sell homemade pies. They also have a smaller location in Elmwood Village.
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Charlie the Butcher's Kitchen
1065 Wehrle Dr
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Founded in 1914 and ran by four generations of Charlies so far, Charlie the Butcher is a Buffalo staple. I think their food is average, but if you are spending a lot of time in the area, and have nothing better to do, it might be worth a visit just so you can say you ate there. The rice in the rice pudding isn’t cooked well and crunchy in the center and the prime rib is average and somewhat bland, lacking in flavor. They do make a decent burger however. They also have outdoor seating and sell homemade pies. They also have a smaller location in Elmwood Village.
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Duff's Famous Wings
3651 Sheridan Dr
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Anchor Bar is the original chicken wing restaurant but we prefer Duff’s to Anchor Bar.
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Anchor Bar
1047 Main St
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Anchor Bar is the original chicken wing restaurant but we prefer Duff’s to Anchor Bar.
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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
301 Franklin St
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Jim's SteakOut
938 Elmwood Ave
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lloyd Taco Factory
1503 Hertel Ave
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Chef's
291 Seneca St
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Fat Bob's Smokehouse
41 Virginia Pl
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Paula's Donuts
2319 Sheridan Dr
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Ice Cream

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Sweet Jenny's Ice Cream
56 E Spring St
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Green Acres Ice Cream
4357 Broadway
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Hibbard's Custard
105 Portage Rd
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De Dee's Dairy
8715 Niagara Falls Blvd
2 Scoops Ice Cream
4626 Camp Rd

Breweries

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New York Beer Project
6933 S Transit Rd
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Big Ditch Brewing Company
55 E Huron St
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Resurgence Brewing Company
55 Chicago Street
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Thin Man Brewery
492 Elmwood Ave
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Southern Tier Brewery Buffalo
7 Scott Street
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Wineries (in Canada)

Make sure you bring your passport or enhanced driver’s license so you can cross the border. The drive from Buffalo to Niagara-on-the-Lake which passes through multiple vineyards is the most gorgeous rout in the area and you can enter each of the wineries for very inexpensive wine tastings.
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Konzelmann Estate Winery
1096 Lakeshore Rd
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Peller Estates Winery And Restaurant
290 John St E
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Two Sisters Vineyards
240 John St E
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Stratus Vineyards
2059 Niagara Stone Rd
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