Restaurants Relatively Near NASFIC

18-21 July 2024

Buffalo Convention Center, Hyatt Regency

NOTES:

  • Please check open hours for any restaurant, as this list is prepared in advance and hours change.  
  • Some places will require reservations.  Consider calling ahead.
  • All price symbols were taken from Google Maps.  
  • The three places indicated with an asterisk are in Canada, so expect a border crossing.
  • Buffalo food tendencies:
    • Our pizza is heavy on sauce, and pretty heavy on cheese.  Many toppings are available.
    • We put bleu cheese dressing on our wings but don’t let that stop you from asking for ranch or whatever pleases you.
    • There is an endless discussion over whether The Anchor Bar or Duff’s have the best wings.  The Anchor Bar adds Tabasco Sauce to Frank’s Hot Sauce, Duff’s does not.  Duff’s wings are bigger, and tend to be juicy.  If you prefer them less juicy, you’ll have to ask for crispy.
    • Buffalo Tex/Mex is its own thing.
    • There are foods you may want to take home:
      • Buffalonians love to argue whether Sahlen’s hot dogs or Wardynski’s are better.
      • Weber’s horse radish mustard is a local specialty that former residents buy by the case to take other places.
      • Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue sauce is another favorite.
      • Frank’s Hot Sauce is the primary secret to wings in Buffalo, and the hot sauce is not available everywhere.

Within one half mile [.8 kilometers]

  • Abyssinia Ethiopia Cuisine
  • Bada Bing – $$ – Bar &  Grill
  • Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant – $$$
  • Bella Ciao – Restaurant
  • Big Ditch Brewing Company – $$ – Bar
  • Blue Cave Italian – $$$
  • Buffalo Chophouse – $$$$ – Steak
  • Buffalo Tap House – $ – Pub
  • Charlie the Butcher’s Express $ – Takeout (a Bflo favorite)
  • Chez Ami Restaurant – $$ – American fine dining & revolving bar
  • City Fare Café and Catering 
  • Courtyard Restaurant – $ – American
  • Deco Lounge – Restaurant
  • Deep South Taco – $$
  • Dinny’s Place – Bar
  • Dinosaur Barbecue – $$ 
  • Downtown Bazaar – Restaurant
  • E-Café at the Glenny – $
  • Eddie Brady’s – $ – Bar
  • Electric Avenue Café 
  • Fera’s Electric Tower Café 
  • Fera’s Lunch Hour – Sandwich Shop
  • 42 North Brewing Company – Restaurant
  • Frankie Primo’s +39 – $$ – Italian comfort food
  • Garden Grille & Bar
  • Gino & Joe’s Pizza – $
  • Graylynn – $$
  • Hearth + Press – $$ – Pizza
  • House of Charm – Bar
  • IL MULINO – Cocktail Bar
  • Jack’s Corner Café – $ – American
  • Jake’s Café 
  • Jim’s Steakout – $
  • JJs Casa Di Pizza – $$
  • Johnny D’s – American
  • K:Dara Noodle Bar
  • Lucky Day Whiskey Bar – $$ – Restaurant
  • Man-aung Sushi 
  • Marble & Rye – $$$ – Restaurant
  • Matinee – Lounge
  • Mesbaun’s Corner Café 
  • Milton’s at Statler Buffalo – Bar
  • Misuta Chow’s – $$
  • Moura’s New York Style Deli – $
  • Nai – $$ – Thai
  • NaserCo Halal Food Cart 
  • Nick Charlaps – $ – Ice cream shop
  • NTRL – Juice shop
  • OSB – Cider bar
  • Osteria 166 – $$ – Italian
  • overwinter coffee
  • Patina 250 – $$$ 
  • Patrick’s Rooftop – Bar
  • Pearl Street Grill & Brewery – $$ – Brewpub
  • Pete’s Place Food Shop – $ – Restaurant
  • Pour Taproom Buffalo – Restaurant
  • Public Expresso – $$ – Coffee House
  • Rainbow Deli 
  • Rachel’s Mediterranean Grill – $
  • Rec Room – $$ – Live music bar
  • Risa’s Deli & Catering – Restaurant
  • Sabores Di  Mi Tierra – $$ – Colombian Restaurant
  • Salsarita’s Fresh Mexican Grill – $
  • Sandwich’on By Macho – $$
  • Shea’s Bistro & Bar – $$ – Italian
  • Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill – $
  • Sky Bar – $$
  • Soho Buffalo – $$
  • SPoT Coffee – $$
  • Spotted Octopus Brewing Co. – Brewery
  • Starbucks – $$ – Cafe 
  • Streetlight Brasserie – American
  • Subway – $ – Sandwich shop
  • Sue’s New York Deli – $
  • Taki’s – $
  • Tappo Restaurant – $$ – Italian food, wine, & rooftop patio
  • Ted’s Hot Dogs – $ – A Bflo favorite
  • The Banshee Irish Pub – $$
  • The Bijou – $$ – American
  • The Cowboy – Bar
  • The Grotto – $$ – Make reservations
  • The Lunch Box Buffalo – $ – Café 
  • The Original Tea House – $
  • Thee Rooftop Bar at Nola – Restaurant
  • The Salty Chef’s – $$ – American
  • Toutant – $$ – Southern
  • Tudor Lounge – $ – Live music bar
  • Union Pub – Grill
  • Vasilis Original – $ – Restaurant
  • Vice – Bar & Grill
  • Wxyz Bar+Lounge – Bar

Point 6 to 1.1 miles away [.8-1.6 kilometers]

  • Allen Burger Venture – $$
  • Allentown Eatz – $$
  • Allentown Pizza – $ 
  • Allen Street Hardware Café – $$ – Restaurant 
  • Angeline – $$ – Fine dining
  • Beacon Grille – $$ 
  • Betty’s – $$ – Eclectic Restaurant
  • Big Big Table – Restaurant
  • Brothers Restaurant and Bar – $$ 
  • Buffalo Pizza Bistro 
  • Buffalo Tottaly Edible Inc – Food truck
  • Café 59 – $$ – Restaurant
  • Casa Azul – $$ – Mexican
  • Chris’ NY Sandwich – $$ – Sandwich Shop
  • Consumer’s Pub at the Park – Gastropub
  • Coulter Bay – $$ – New American
  • Days Park Tavern – Restaurant
  • Edison’s Proof & Provision – Gay bar
  • El Encanto – $$ – Puerto Rican
  • El Coquito – $ – Restaurant
  • Falley Allen – $$ – Restaurant
  • Fat Bob’s Smoke House – $$ 
  • Founding Father’s Pub – $ – Bar
  • Four One Six – $$ – Bar
  • Gabriel’s Gate – $$ – American Restaurant
  • Giacobbi’s Cucina Citta – $$ – Italian
  • Hombre y Lobo ‘ Tacos + Tequila $ 
  • La Fiesta Cantina – $$ – Mexican
  • Labatt Brew House – Brewery
  • McCullagh Coffee
  • McDonald’s – $
  • Mother’s – $$$ – American
  • Mulligan’s Brick Bar – $ – Bar
  • Nietzche’s – Bar
  • Niagara Café – $ – Puerto Rican
  • Other Half Brewing – Buffalo Taproom
  • Owl Eyes Café – Restaurant
  • Panda Kitchen – $ – Chinese
  • Pizza Plant Italian Pub – Canalside – $$ – Brewpub
  • Pod City Beer Labs – Brewery
  • Ricottas Pizza Niagara – $
  • Seneca One – Bar
  • Streetlight Brasserie – American
  • Strong Hearts Buffalo – $$ – Vegan Restaurant
  • Taqueria Ranchos Dos – $$ – Mexican
  • Templeton Landing Restaurant & Special Events – $$$
  • The Alley Cat – $ – Bar
  • The Draft Room Buffalo – Restaurant
  • The Hoagie Stop – American
  • The Intersection – Café 
  • The Old Pink – Bar (a Bflo classic)
  • Tim Hortons – $ – Café 
  • 26 – Bar 
  • Ulrich’s 1868 Tavern – $$ – Grill
  • Underground’s Coffee Seneca One – Café 
  • Vault @367 – Restaurant
  • Washington Square – $ – Grill
  • ZLK’s late night kitchen

One point two miles to 4.2 miles away [1.6 – 6.75 kilometers]

  • Afghan kabab house & NY style pizza – $$
  • Alibaba Kebab – $ – Halal
  • Anchor Bar Franchise & Development Company (where chicken wings were invented)
  • Aroma on Bryant – $$ – Italian
  • Autark Brewhouse – Brewery
  • Ballyhoo – $$ – Bar & Grill
  • Bellini’s Bistro – Italian
  • Beltline Brewery & Kitchen – Bflo Specialties 
  • BriarBrothers Brewing Company – bar
  • BreakHive Bakery & Café – $
  • Buckminster’s Cat Café 
  • Buffalo Brewing Company & Buffalo Deep Dish – $$ – Brewpub
  • Buffalo Olde Brewery 
  • Buffalo RiverWorks – $$ – American 
  • Buffalo Sushi Express – $
  • Buffalo Tikka House – $$ – Indian
  • Buffalo’s Golden Corner
  • Burger King – $
  • Butter Block – Bakery
  • Caffe Aroma – $ 
  • Carbone’s Pizza – $$
  • Caribbean Soul Food Cuisine – $$
  • Central Park Grill – $ (a Bflo classic)
  • Chef’s – $$ – Italian Restaurant
  • China Kitchen – $
  • *Chuck’s Roadhouse Bar & Grill – $
  • Cluck Cluck Moo Moo – Restaurant
  • Cobblestone  – $$
  • Cole’s – $$ – Irish Pub
  • Community Beer Works – Brewery
  • Cook’s Bar & Grill – $
  • Corner Stop – Deli
  • Custard Corner & Grill – $ – Ice cream
  • Daniela – $$ 
  • Desi Khabba Halal – $ 
  • Ditondo – $$
  • duende at silo city – $$ – Bar
  • Eggsperience Vasilis Main St. – $$ – Breakfast
  • EM Tea Coffee Cup Café – $
  • emergency room – American Restaurant
  • Esquina Famosa – Restaurant
  • Essex St. Pub – $
  • Faherty’s – Restaurant
  • Family Thai – $$ 
  • Ferry Express 5 – $ – Pizza takeout
  • Ficota’s Pizza – $
  • Five Points Bakery – $ 
  • Fra Amici Pizza & Pasta – $
  • Frank & Theressa’s Anchor Bar – $$ – Where wings were invented
  • Frequentem Brewing Co. Buffalo – bar
  • Fugazi – Cocktail bar
  • Gene McCarthy’s Old First Ward Brewing Company – bar
  • Golden Dragon Elmwood – $ – Chinese takeout
  • Happy Swallow – Polish
  • Hofbrauhaus Buffalo – $$ – German Restaurant
  • Hot Mama’s Canteen – $ – Bar & Grill
  • House of China – $ – Chinese Restaurant
  • Hutch’s – $$$
  • IKE & BG’S – $$ Soul food
  • INIZIO – Restaurant
  • Iron Tail Tavern – American
  • Jack Rabbit – $$
  • Jackson’s Soul Food – Breakfast
  • JAM Parkside – Café 
  • Jeoni’s Wingstop
  • JT’s Restaurant – $$$ – Italian
  • Jukebox Bar & Grill – $
  • Just Pizza & Wing Co – $$
  • KFC – $ – Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • Krispy Krunchy Chicken – $ – Fast food
  • Kuni’s – $$ – Japanese
  • La Nova – $$ – Pizza (a Bflo favorite)
  • Las Puertas Buffalo – Restaurant
  • La Verdad Café – $$ – Barbecue
  • *Little Red Coffee & Catering 
  • Lockhouse Distillery & Bar – $$ – Bar
  • Magic Bear Beer Cellar – $$
  • Metro Pizza Co – $
  • Mi Isla Bar and Restaurant – $$ – Puerto Rican
  • Milkie’s – Lounge
  • Mister Sizzle’s $$
  • ML’s North Café – American
  • Moneybags Dumplings – Halal
  • Mortalis Brewing Company – Pub food
  • Ms Goodies – $ – American Restaurant
  • Mythos Restaurant – $ – Greek 
  • North Street Subway – $ – Pizza
  • Oakk Room – $$ – Restaurant
  • Old Arthur’s Pub – $ – Bar 
  • Old School Tavern – $ – Bar
  • Papa John’s Pizza – $
  • Paula’s Donuts – $$ (a Blfo fave)
  • Pho Dollar – $ – Vietnamese
  • Pho Lantern – $$ – Vietnamese
  • Pizza Town
  • Po’ Belly Hoagie Stop – $$
  • Raha Coffee House – Café 
  • Remedy House – $ – Café 
  • Resergence Brewing Company – Brewery
  • Rock Burger – $$
  • Rolack Seafood – $
  • Rooftops Bar & Grill – $
  • Roost – $$
  • Saigon Café – $$ – Vietnamese & Thai
  • Saint Neri – Restaurant
  • Sammy’s Metro Deli &  Grocery
  • Santasiero’s – Italian
  • Savoy – $$ – Cocktail bar
  • SHACK in Allentown – $$
  • Solo Eats – $$ 
  • Southern Junction – $$ – Barbecue
  • Sportsmen’s Tavern – $ – Bar & Grill
  • SpoT Coffee – $$ – Café 
  • Street Asian Food – $$
  • SuggaDs – $$ – Soul
  • Sunshine Vegan Eats – $$
  • Swan Street Diner – $$
  • Swannie House – $ – Bar
  • Taqueria Ranchos La Delicias – $ – Mexican
  • Taste of Asia – $$ – Asian Fusion
  • Teton Kitchen – Asian, Tapas, Bar & Sushi 
  • The Anchor Bar – $$ – Where chicken wings were invented
  • The Armory Restaurant – Italian
  • *The Barrel – $$ – Italian
  • The Brick – American restaurant
  • The Buffalo Bar & Grill
  • The Gypsy Parlor – $ 
  • The Left Bank – $$$
  • The Place – $$ – American
  • The Riverfield 865 – Restaurant
  • The Rose Bar & Grille – $$
  • The Smoked BBQ House 
  • Thirsty Buffalo – Sports bar
  • Tim Hortons – $ – Café 
  • Tim Hortons $ – Café 
  • Tuscan Pizza Crust – $$
  • Unapologetic Coffee
  • Underground Coffee House & Roastery – $$
  • Waikiki Poke and Grill – Poke bar
  • Wasabi Japanese – $
  • WD Bar & Grille – $$
  • Wendy’s – $ – Burgers
  • Wiechec’s Lounge – $ – serves food
  • Willie’s – $ – Bar
  • Wonder Coffee House – $$
  • Wonder Coffeehouse – $$
  • Yemen Restaurant – $ – Café & juice
  • Zack’s Mart – Fast food restaurant

Places that may be worth a bit of a road trip (4.3+ miles away [6.9+ kilometers])

  • Bar Bills Tavern – $$ – Some find their wings the best.
  • Big Tree Inn – $ – Where the Buffalo Bills hang out
  • Buffalo Brewpub – $$ – Where the peanut shells and spilled popcorn go on the floor, and the dining room shares a glass wall with the brewery.
  • BW’s Smokin’ Barrels Barbecue – $$ – grill with some Irish hints
  • Charlie’s Boat Yard – $$ – Grill food including seafood.  Less than fifteen minutes from the con and on the shore of Lake Erie at Sun Life Marina.
  • Charlie the Butcher’s – $ – Multiple locations.  Currently the best place to get the Bflo delicacy Beef on Weck, which is slow-roasted beef on a kimmelweck roll self-served with horseradish sauce to taste.
  • Dick & Jenny’s – $$ – They relocated from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.  Genuine Louisiana Cuisine.  Reservations required.
  • Duff’s Famous Wings/Depew – $$ – Where President Obama dropped by when he was in town.
  • Duff’s Famous Wings/Amherst – $$ – The original location, and considered by many the best wings in Bflo.  Expect to wait on Friday or Saturday. 
  • Ilio DiPaolo’s – $$ – Italian
  • Italian Prime at Salvatore’s – $$$$ – As well known for its ostentatious decorations as its cuisine.
  • Lake Shore Café – $$ – Artisan sandwiches and daily specials.
  • Lake Effect Diner – $$ – It’s 1952 again and the diner is vintage.
  • Mulberry Italian Ristorante – $$
  • River Grill – $$ – Seafood in a Tiki Bar setting often with solo musicians playing at reasonable volume.
  • Ted’s Hot Dogs – $ – Multiple locations.  Raising hot dogs to art, and each one cooked just for you.
  • The Thai House – $$ – Thai & Burmese