Top Choice American in Buffalo

Anchor Bar

Admirably, the place that invented that ultimate bar snack, Buffalo wings (here, of course, they're just called 'wings'), is not a massive tourist trap, but a functioning neighborhood hangout, with a broad menu beyo…
Mexican in Buffalo

Cantina Loco

Hip and always packed, this Allentown restaurant with a backyard patio serves up tacos, burritos and quesadillas. Some come with a twist like the Koreatown (short ribs and kimchi). The desserts are excellent and sup…
Cafe in Buffalo

Sweetness 7

A comfy, somewhat hippie-feeling café with sweet and savory crepes, good coffee and fresh baked goods. It can get packed, but Delaware Park is just across the road. There's another branch on Buffalo's west side.
German in Buffalo

Ulrich's 1868 Tavern

Buffalo's oldest bar has been partially modernized and now draws a slightly younger clientele. Traditional German schnitzel is on the menu alongside western New York pub food such as beef on weck, a roast-beef sandw…
American in Buffalo


On a quiet Allentown corner, bohemian Betty's does flavorful, fresh interpretations of American comfort food like meatloaf. Brunch is deservedly popular.
Indian in Niagara Falls


A cut above the Indian joints immediately adjacent to the falls. À la carte items available when it's not too crowded, but the buffet is fresh and varied.
Sweets in Buffalo

Parkside Candy

A landmark sweet shop, with decor as beautiful as the lollipops and bonbons. Sponge candy (aka honeycomb toffee) is a Buffalo favorite.
Cafe in Buffalo

Sweetness 7

A faintly hippie-feeling hub on Buffalo's west side, good for crepes, healthy sandwiches and fresh baked goods.
Pizza in Niagara Falls


Excellent NYC-style pizza and other bar food at this long-established place a good drive east of the falls.