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A 1950's style vintage diner located in the North Park locality of Buffalo, Bertha's Diner is a favorite among localities and tourists alike. This small yet cozy diner has a warm and casual ambiance with a stylish mural adorning the back wall that goes perfectly with the decor and theme of the restaurant. The light fixtures fixed and mounted on walls and the ceiling throughout the diner are original. This diner specializes in breakfast and brunch with the menu featuring bagels, omelets, pancakes, and French Toast. The lunch menu includes Rattle and Roll (cheeseburger, fries and milkshake combo), Elvis (just a cheeseburger) and Buddy Holly (deep-fried chicken fingers on a Kaiser roll). Other popular items on the menu include club sandwich, Italian sausage, and fried bologna.
Set in a restored 1952 diner, Lake Effect Diner is one of the best of its kind and also a popular haunt for breakfast. Using ingredients from local producers and making their own breads as well as cured meats, this diner takes pride in preparing everything from scratch daily. Dig into their dishes like In The Grass, Black and Blue, Crabby Patty, Meatless Meatloaf, Eggs Benedict and Potato Pancakes. Slurp on their handmade milkshakes, floats or malts. If you have room, indulge in their decadent desserts as well. A fabulous place for families, this place will ensure you have a pleasant dining experience without costing a lot.
Close to the University at Buffalo's South Campus, this restaurant caters to the student population and area business people. Locals say it has best omelets in town, but the restaurant really is known for its traditional Lebanese dishes and various veggie options. Some of the dishes include Lebanese specialties like kibbeh (ground lamb, cracked wheat, and pine nuts), and the popular schwarma. An efficient and friendly staff serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and the Sunday morning brunch is a great time to fill up for the whole day.
This family owned and operated restaurant and catering company has been a fixture on Williamsville's Main Street for over 20 years. They specialize in soups, sandwiches, and salads, which are all made fresh daily. Some of their sandwiches include roast turkey, corned beef, and even a veggie pita with hummus. Grilled sandwiches include corned beef with swiss, pastrami with provolone, grilled cheese with tomato, and their spinach bread sandwich of the day. Moreover, the salad menu features a spinach salad, Greek salad and taco salad. One of their specialty services is corporate catering and local delivery to places of business, as well as catering for showers, cocktail parties, and other events. You can even call ahead and order a boxed lunch to take along on a road trip or picnic. - Christine A. Smyczynski
This family-owned and operated restaurant, established in 1994, features Greek and American cuisine. The breakfast menu features traditional Greek breakfast fare, like chicken souvlaki, beef souvlaki, and gyro breakfasts, along with all-American breakfasts, like French toast, pancakes, corned beef hash, and a variety of omelets. The lunch menu features Greek dishes like spanacopita, pen chicken souvlaki, and gyro, along with burgers and chicken fingers. Dinner entrees includes traditional Greek dishes, as well as fried chicken and pork chops. - Christine A. Smyczynski
This restaurant was originally opened in 1958 by Italian immigrant Frank Iodice, and the current owner has been operating it since 1993. Restaurant specialties include beef on weck and a Friday fish fry. Appetizers include homemade soups and frank's steak salad (New York strip served on a bed of greens topped with Gorgonzola cheese). Finger foods include wings, stuffed hot peppers and spinach bread. In addition to their notable beef on weck, they serve a variety of sandwiches, including burgers, grilled cheese, marinated chicken, and even a fried bologna steak with onions. Pizzas include traditional pizzas, along with specialty pizzas, like Frank's classic white pizza, ranch chicken pizza, pesto chicken pizza, and Frank's spicy white pizza. - Christine A. Smyczynski