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Swannie House is one of the oldest restaurants of the town serving patrons since 1886. They specialize in serving the best seafood in town, which is a must try. Swannie's top specialty offered is the traditional Buffalo-style Fish Fry. Apart from serving enticing meal choices, they have an extensive list of spirits and beers. The atmosphere of the restaurant is homely and it has been serving the local community for ages.
You've likely heard of Buffalo wings and may even know that Frank and Teressa's Anchor Bar is where they originated in 1964. Here they consider them to be 'the best in the world' and if you can't actually come to Buffalo, you can still order them online as well as their signature sauce. If wings aren't your thing, you can choose from made-to-order pub-grub. Minutes from the Buffalo Theater District, this casual, unpretentious bar features live jazz on certain nights also. The decor inside features walls plastered with awards and articles extolling their famous and ubiquitous wings.
Offering the best of Modern European Cuisine and tapas food, along with great service, The Black Sheep Restaurant & Bar is one of the city's most revered culinary establishments. Helmed by top chefs Steve and Ellen Gedra, this restaurant takes fine dining to the next level. The food menu is a diverse mix of Italian, Spanish and Mediterranean Cuisines with only the best quality and fresh ingredients sourced from local farms and vendors used in the preparation of all the dishes. At this tapas, utmost attention is paid towards the taste and presentation of your food to ensure there is no compromise with regard to the quality and service. European classics are served with modern nuances with potent cocktails complementing the delicacies effortlessly. If you are looking for a restaurant to bring in a special occasion, Black Sheep is the place for you.
This café and catering company, founded in 2009, features a menu that boasts fresh, honest food using locally produced ingredients. The café is located in Delaware Park's historic Parkside Lodge, built in 1914. It is near the Buffalo Zoo and overlooks the Delaware Park Golf Course. Some of their specialty sandwiches include a turkey and avocado wrap, hummus and veggie wrap, grilled pastrami, and barbecue pulled pork. They also have breakfast items, salads, baked goods, and a variety of beverages. The lodge café is open year round; they also operate a seasonal kiosk across the park that serves wraps, snacks, and ice cream. -Christine A. Smyczynski
Ted's Hot Dogs has been a popular place to eat in Western New York since it was founded by Greek immigrant Theodore Liaros in 1927. His philosophy was to serve delicious foods cooked to order in a clean, friendly atmosphere. This still holds true today. The menu is simple: hot dogs charcoal-broiled to order, hamburgers, plus chicken, Italian sausage, polish sausage and fish sandwiches. Try a locally-produced dog or burger with Ted's famous hot sauce for a real treat. Round out your meal with Ted's famous onion rings and a loganberry drink, a Western New York specialty.
Since 1837, the name Schwables has been associated with good food and hospitality. This restaurant, at its current location since 1946, is noted for its roast beef, particularly their beef on weck sandwich, served with homemade German potato salad. Other menu items include homemade soups, hot roast turkey breast (served as a sandwich or dinner) ham dinner, roast beef dinner, and a variety of seafood items, including yellow pike, haddock, scallops, and shrimp. They also serve their famous Hungarian goulash and dumplings, which seem to be loved by most of their patrons. If you visit between Thanksgiving and St. Patrick's Day, enjoy a Tom and Jerry, a very old-fashioned cocktail made with egg better, rum and brandy which is served in vintage carnival glass cups. During the warmer months, Memorial Day to Labor Day, a popular liquid libation is Ebenezer Punch, a blend of orange and lemon juice, Southern Comfort, and lemon lime soda.
This tiny, old-fashioned diner is operated by Charlie Roesch, who many consider to be the food ambassador of western New York. The regional favorite of beef on weck is why you come here. Freshly sliced roast beef comes served on a salt-encrusted kummelweck roll. It's actually the "weck" roll, a kaiser-like roll topped with Kosher salt and caraway seeds, that makes the sandwich. Often Charlie himself, wearing his trademark butchers apron and white hard hat, can be seen behind the counter carving the beef himself. During the warmer months, you can dine outdoors on picnic tables. He also provides efficient catering.
Bar Bill Tavern serves local American cuisine and is known for serving delicious Beef on Weck and arguably the best wings in the area. The delectable menu is followed by an extensive beverage list. You can choose from a variety of cocktails, beers, wines and other spirits to go with your meal. Its cozy ambiance and warm hospitality is very welcoming. The friendly and efficient service is sure to give you a pleasant dining experience. Unwind from your hectic day as you sip on to some cocktails while catching up with your friends at Bar Bill Tavern.