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Best $10 (or less) meal within 5 miles of Buffalo?

godeats Nov 16, 2008 06:06 AM

No, pizza and wings don't count!

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    bflocat Nov 17, 2008 08:05 AM

    Depending on how you define "meal" and "Buffalo" (as in downtown, city limits, etc), but there's lots of good eating to be found for $10 or less. These are just a couple affordable spots I could think of off the top of my head:

    Amaryllis, Delaware and North, Buffalo: upscale, polished restaurant with very pricey food BUT you can sit at the beautiful bar and order an amazing $8 sandwich (or a $15 hangar steak) from their bar menu. Probably the "best" meal under $10 I can think of...in a place where meals are normally $20 and up.

    Quaker Bonnet, Allen St., Buffalo: homemade comfort foods, like chicken pot pies and meatloaf, plus a rotating list of specialties and outstanding desserts - all are pretty cheap, but portions can be sizable.

    Betty's, Virginia St., Buffalo: has good sandwiches served with side salads for under $10 at dinner, but much more under $10 offerings at lunch.

    Sterling Tavern, Hertel and Sterling Place, North Buffalo: huge fresh fish fry with tons of sides for maybe $8? And good beer on tap.

    Kentucky Greg's BBQ, George Urban Blvd, Depew: solid BBQ, good side dishes. You can get a filling meal here for under $10.

    Schwabl's, Center Rd. near Union, West Seneca: excellent beef on 'weck with side of beets and german potato salad will run you about $8.95. During winter, you can add a Tom and Jerry, though you'll be just over your $10 limit.

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    1. re: bflocat
      jmoryl Nov 17, 2008 12:33 PM

      Many places, but try a bowl of Pho at Pho 99 on Bailey Ave., just a few blocks south of the UB Main St. campus area. Or Falafel Bar, which now has a couple locations: aside from their Elmwood Ave. spot, I understand they have a place on Allen St. and one in the burbs.

    2. L_W Nov 16, 2008 03:20 PM

      Not sure where in Buffalo you will be but Grover's fits the bill
      9160 Transit Rd, East Amherst, NY, 14051
      Phone: (716) 636-1803

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