Dining

One of the world’s favorite snack and game day foods – chicken wings – originated at Buffalo’s famous Anchor bar one night in 1964. While Buffalo still embraces that claim to fame, there’s also an incredibly diverse culinary scene at nearly 1,100 independently owned restaurants in the region. Looking for a great night out? Try Italian at Tempo, sushi at SeaBar or contemporary cuisine at the Left Bank. How about some Buffalo classics? Don’t miss brunch at Betty’s or the red sauce at Chef’s Italian Restaurant. There’s something to please every palate in Buffalo.

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10 Must-Try Restaurants:

There’s only one place to get the original Buffalo wings: Frank & Teressa’s Anchor Bar. Come see where it all started back in 1964. When you walk into Anchor Bar, you’re essentially walking into Buffalo’s Chicken Wing Museum. This is where the chicken wing reportedly started thanks to a combination of left over chicken, hot sauce and a group of kids who wanted some late night eats. It’s been over 50 years since Teressa Bellissimo created the “Buffalo wing” but this downtown restaurant and bar hasn’t stopped making them since.

1047 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14209
716-883-1134
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Housed in a historic building on the edge of the eclectic Allentown neighborhood, Betty’s is a full-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Betty’s has an attractive and comfortable bar serving wine, beer and spirits with a focus on products sourced from New York State. The food is best described as “home cooking for today,” taking inspiration from various ethnic cuisines and utilizing only the freshest of ingredients. Breads, cakes, pies and other delicious baked goods are made on premises.Opened in 2004, Betty’s quickly became a new tradition in Buffalo, attracting neighborhood residents, business folks, families, and tourists. The cheerful dining environment together with exceptional food and customer service is sure to generate wonderful memories for many years to come.

370 Virginia Street
Buffalo, NY 14201
716-362-0633
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Charlie the Butcher operates a multifaceted restaurant and catering business that has taken the Roesch family legacy and married it to the equally-rich culinary traditions so prized by those of us who are proud to be Buffalonians, and so sought after by people who can only wish they were. Prime among these delicacies is, of course, the world-famous Beef on Weck sandwich.

1065 Wehrle Drive
Williamsville, NY 14221
716-633-8330
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Italian restaurant boasting the best spaghetti parmesan in town. Banquet facilities available for groups of up to 125 people. Drop off catering now available for a minimum of 20 people.

291 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY 14204
716-856-9187
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Toast cafe on Buffalo’s west side.Five Points Bakery opened its doors over five years ago on Buffalo’s lower west side. We were looking to make whole grain bread using wheat sourced only from local farms. This expanded into honey, milk, eggs and a host of other local goods, but there was always something more. It was never truly about local, it was about doing good. Everything deserves respect, from farmers to people, buildings, neighborhoods and ways of life. Nothing means more to us at Five Points than creating that space in which we can all find that something that is calling to us. It can be as simple as a piece of toast, someone who knows their local farmer, a clay wall, or someplace warm that is always welcoming to you. We are always expanding and changing; at one time it may be about local but the next we delve deeper and see that it has been about so much more. It has been about growing as people as a business and a part of this community.

44 Brayton Street
Buffalo, NY 14213
716-884-4444
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Popular downtown innovative sushi bar and lounge.

475 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
716-332-2928
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a.b.v is bringing amazing burgers, craft beer & whiskey to Allentown.

175 Allen Street
Buffalo NY 14201
716-768-0386
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(716) features Western New York culinary favorites, highlighted by locally produced ingredients. The menu is complemented by an extensive collection of craft beers and signature cocktails. More than 40 beer selections are available, with 20 varieties on tap.

7 Scott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
716-855-4716
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Buffalo Proper serves up delicious prohibition style cocktails and culinary treats that take comfort food to a new level, with a kitchen that stays open well past midnight. Enjoy a warm lively atmosphere in a beautifully designed space complete with an outdoor balcony.

333 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
716-783-8699
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Toutant (pronounced too-tawnt) offers contemporary country cuisine and libations, served in a comfortable, casual setting. Focusing on high-quality, seasonal ingredients, Roberts’ Southern Louisiana roots and dedication to New York’s farming community provides Buffalo diners with access to modern, fresh cuisine influenced by the American South.

437 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
716-342-2901
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