What is your favorite local restaurant in Buffalo, New York? Let us know where you like to eat and give suggestions to other people in Buffalo and those people visiting the City of Good Neighbors! Local restaurants in Buffalo, New York are sometimes well known places, and others are hidden gems!

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We have a wide variety of local restaurants in Buffalo, New York

The people of Buffalo take pride in their local restaurants and they have their favorite go-to places for a fun Friday night. Take a look at the different local restaurants in Buffalo, NY below and make a fun and delicious choice for your next Buffalo dining experience!

Best Wings in the Buffalo, New York?

Buffalo, NY is the home of the world famous chicken wing. Many local restaurants In Buffalo, New York have tried their hand at chicken wings and Buffalonians definitely have their favorite wing spot. Check out what the locals recommend!#

Anchor Bar

The list starts out with the home of the chicken wing. The original Anchor Bar on Main St. is a tourist attraction must that serves up some of the best wings in town and has many restaurants all over town. The Anchor Bar is considered one of two leading wings stops in town.


On the other side, Duff’s rivals Anchor Bar for the title of Best Wings in Buffalo. Duff’s and Anchor Bar have faced off on TV and Duff’s narrowly pulled out a win with 3-2 blind taste off making them the superior chicken wing.

Gabriel’s Gate

Aside from the Anchor Bar and Duff’s rivalry, Gabriel’s Gate is like a hidden treasure in Buffalo. Many people believe they have the best wings in town and it’s definitely a local hot spot! Furthermore, if you happen to stumble in the door, try their french onion soup! It’s to die for!

Local Restaurants in Buffalo, New York

Check out these wings from Gabriel’s Gate

Bar Bill Tavern

Bar Bill Tavern is another hidden local gem located out in East Aurora that has awesome wings. Fans of Bar Bill are adamant that they actually have the best wings in Buffalo!

Mama Mia! Italian food in Buffalo!

Italian food and heritage is everywhere in Buffalo. Local restaurants in Buffalo, New York have been dedicated to Italian culture and the options to enjoy Italian cuisine are endless in Buffalo.


Starting off the list is JT’s. Located in historic Elmwood Village, JT’s urban Italian food is new to the restaurant scene in Buffalo, but has gotten great reviews! A little pricey, but definitely a fine dining must if you are in Buffalo.


Of course it’s on the list! Everyone’s favorite Italian restaurant downtown! Their “spaghetti parm” is their staple dish that can (and should be) added on to every dish! Chef’s has a wall of celebrity’s who have eaten their so their history is well established. With a second location opening up on the other side of town, Chef’s will be more accessible than ever in Buffalo!

The Dove

Another great Italian place is a small locally owned Italian restaurant that not to many people know about! A true fine dining four course meal is in order when you walk into The Dove. One of the best Caesar salads I have ever had in my life and a complimentary shot of Limoncello before dinner makes it a worth while experience. Be warned, your time at The Dove is a 2+ hour experience.


Located out in Clarence, a little ways away from Buffalo is your traditional Italian experience. Handmade canolis and spumoni (Italian ice cream) capped off a great dinner that started out with the best soup I have ever had. A roasted red pepper and chicken soup with hot bread could have dinner in and of itself.

Bottomless Mimosas? Best Brunch in Buffalo!


They had me at their College Student Discount. A true brunch experience, Pano’s has bottomless mimosas on Sunday for brunch and a diverse menu to satisfy both those who prefer breakfast and those who prefer lunch. Might I recommend the french toast with raspberry mousse? It was amazing!

Hotel Henry

Located on Elmwood Ave, Hotel Henry is a national historic landmark that was formerly a 19th century insane asylum. Your traditional brunch experience in a classy elegant setting with a lot of history behind it!

Poked Yoke

A go-to brunch place if you are craving eggs Benedict! At reasonable prices, they even offer a unique rewards system that get you a free meal after 10 visits. Different specials everyday with a very friendly and attentive wait staff made it a memorable experience.

Patina 250

Rounding out Brunch is a higher end brunch experience with a great view of the city will make for a fun Sunday morning. Patina 250 is located on Delaware Avenue and it a tad bit pricey, but the food had its strong points and made for a great dining experience. A great spot to impress a date!

Local Restaurants in Buffalo, New York

There are simply too many local restaurants in Buffalo, New York to pick from to put on this list, so it has been narrowed down. Because Buffalo has such a high volume of local restaurants, this list was hard to narrow down to just a few, but there options won’t disappoint you.

Nick’s Place

Described as “a hole in the wall, but a diamond in the rough” by a friend, Nick’s Place located on Amherst St. is a family run business with limited hours. A great display of Greek-American food, it is a great breakfast spot, but will also curb your appetite for lunch!

Pearl Street Grill and Brewery

A trademark Brewery of Buffalo. Go to enjoy just a drink with some friends, have dinner with your family or even through a catered party downtown. Their food is amazing and the atmosphere is even better because of their amazing hospitality!

Buffalo Chophouse

Another favorite is a high-end dining experience that will put a dent in the bank account, Buffalo Chophouse is the premier fine dining experience in downtown Buffalo! You won’t be disappointed in the food or the atmosphere of this elegant and sophisticated restaurant!


Lastly, a primarily Greek-American restaurant with a staple brunch, Kostas is a great (and CHEAP) destination loved by college restaurants and older alike because of its big portions and delicious food!