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Oct 10, 2011 09:38 AM

Buffalo/I-90 to Niagara this weekend - best bets?

We would like to eat a great late lunch in the Buffalo area on our way to Niagara-on-the-Lake this coming weekend.

So far we've come up w/ Schwabl's. Is this our best bet or do you have any other great recs?

Doesn't -have- to be a beef sandwich.



Schwabl's Restaurant
789 Center Rd, Buffalo, NY 14224

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  1. Seabar and Hutches are great restaurants in Buffalo. These are not your meat sandwich on butcher paper type of places. I am in NYC and I believe that they have the best Italian food I have had in a long time at a restaurant named Sinatra's. Very Italian American Mafioso. I hit a place in Niagra on the Lake called On The 20. it was tasty too.

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    1. re: jmackx

      Thanks for the recs, JMack. Will look into Seabar & Hutches. Will probably pass on the Italian fare, as my Italian husband cooks for me quite often.


      1. re: janbo19

        Both Obama and Conan O'Brien headed straight for Duff's (3 locations; Obama hit the one on Dick Road and Conan went to Millersport Hway) for wings. Jay Leno flies into town for the pizza and wings at La Nova Pizzeria.

        Other down-home favorites include Ted's Hot Dogs (local chain; get the fried onions) and Jim's Steakout (also a local chain with many variations on the Philly Cheese Steak).

        When Anthony Bourdain covered Buffalo he dwelled on Ulrich's Tavern downtown near the theatre district. It is very historic and has a good menu of German-style dishes.

        The above are the most authentic Buffalonian down-home or "comfort" eateries. Seabar (for sushi, not exactly a Buffalo specialty) and Hutch's (fine dining) are good on the more upscale side of things.

        Jim's Steakout
        2611 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216

        La Nova Pizzeria
        371 W Ferry St, Buffalo, NY 14213