Black Water Tavern
12443 Broadway St., Alden; 2902-4317
The cozy wood-lined pub, with two communal tables and
a fireplace, serves sandwiches, wings, and some larger
plates. Hours: M, 11am–9pm; Tu–F, 11am–11pm; Su,
Craft Tap House
701 Main St., East Aurora, 714-5440
Offers more than 20 draft beers, 30 bottled beers, and
18 bottles of wine for $20, plus quality pub fare. Hours:
M–Th, 2pm–12am, F, 2pm–2am, Sa-Su, 12pm–2am
Griffon Pub, The
2470 Military Rd., Niagara Falls; 236-7474
5445 Transit Rd., Clarence; 580-3701
634 Main St., East Aurora; 714-9301
Pub grub and a broad assortment of craft beers make
the Griffon Pub the only place of its kind in Niagara Falls.
A Transit location opened in 2015 and EA in 2016. Call
each location for hours. $$
490 Rhode Island St., Buffalo; 464-3786;
Casual yet elegant, small shared plates are emphasized
as a social experience. Traditional flavors with a modern
American twist. Dog-friendly patio and two lots of free
parking Hours: M–Th, 4pm–12am, F, 3pm–2am, Sa,
10am–2am, Su, 11am–3pm . $$
Thin Man Brewery
492 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; 923-4100
The only brewery operating in Buffalo’s historic Elmwood
Village with fresh, housemade dishes and some of the
best beer served on three floors and a patio. Hours: M–
Th, 3pm–1am, Fri, 3pm–2am; Sa, 11am–2am, Su, 11am–
Black Forest Adler
2447 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst; 564-2447
Classic German fare served in a casual environment. Sauerbraten and schnitzels, bratwurst, and classic German
desserts. Hours: W–Su, 4–9pm. $$
Scharf’s German Restaurant und Bar
2683 Clinton St., Buffalo; 895-7249
Authentic German-American cuisine. Specialties include
potato pancakes, roast duck, wienerschnitzel. Hours: Tu–Su,
4pm–9pm; bar: Sa, Su, noon; happy hour: 4-7pm $
Ms. Judi’s Food Truck
Fresh comfort food from Italy, Korea, Poland Japan, and
beyond Chicago-style Italian beef sandwiches, Korean
Bulgogi with fresh kimchi rice, and Polish pierogi
@mobilewoodfire; pizzaamorewoodfire.com; facebook.
A mobile wood-burning pizza truck with the ability to churn
out crispy pizzas in under ten minutes.
@rnrbbqtruck; rnrbbq.com; facebook.com/barbequefoodtruck
R&R features a variety of homemade BBQ-themed dishes.
Rico’s Pinchos Place
Find it on Facebook
This truck serves Puerto Rican fare in the form of soups,
fritters, and sandwiches.
@roamingbuffalo1; theroamingbuffalo.org; facebook.
Roaming Buffalo features pub grub with a local twist.
Whole Hog, The
Pulled pork sandwiches and other comfort foods, often-prepared with locally-sourced ingredients.
You Crack Me Up
Buffalo’s first breakfast, brunch, lunch, and brinner all day
Lait Cru Brasserie
346 Connecticut St., Bufalo; 462-4100
Operating in the Horsefeathers Market, this French-Inspired
brasserie on Buffalo’s West Side serves breakfast, lunch,
and dinner. Hours: Th–Sa, breakfast and lunch, 9am–2: 30
pm, dinner, 5–9pm; Su brunch 11am–3pm $$$
537 Main St., 436-3244
Casual French bistro with raclette grills, fondues, lunch,
weekend brunch, and dinner Hours: Tu–Th, 11:30am–
10pm, F, 11:30am–11pm, Sa, 11am–11pm, Su, 11am–
Webster’s Bistro & Bar
102 Webster St., North Tonawanda; 264-4314
Intimate French bistro in an unlikely location. Hours:
Tu–W, 4:40pm–9:30pm; Th, 4:30pm–10pm; F–Sa,
Fresh, made to order Asian cuisine
The Great Foodini
@Gr8Foodini; greatfoodinifoodtruck.com; facebook.
Pizza, wraps, sweets, and more.
Hawaiian BBQ Food Truck
Hawaiian BBQ is a fusion of American and Asian dishes
with an Island twist.
Healthy ScratchFood Truck
Organic and clean eats on the go.
House of Munch
@houseofmunch; houseofmunch.net; facebook.com/
HoM sells fried dough, caramel corn, cotton candy, and
other carnival favorites.
J&L Boulevard Barbecue
buffalosbestbbq; buffalosbestbbq.com; find it on Facebook
Pulled pork, brisket, and smoked turkey are regularly featured menu items.
This all-burger truck serves a wide selection of gourmet
sliders, along with sides.
@whereslloyd; whereslloyd.com; facebook.com/lloyd-tacotrucks
Lloyd’s take on tacos, burritos, nachos, and other south-of-the-border favorites are tough to beat.
Asian fusion and Latin American cuisine
Louisiana Cookery, The
@findthecrawdad; thelouisianacookery.com; facebook.
The Cookery offers jambalaya, etoufee, and other items
that make up Lousianna’s most popular regional dishes.
Maria’s Bene Cibo
Great sandwiches to go, featuring muffuletta sandwiches,
variety of grilled panini sandwiches, and family famous
Mineo & Sapio Street Eats
A truck featuring sausage from Buffalo’s longtime West
Side sausage company. P h o t