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List of WNY Bars & Restaurants That Permanently Closed in 2021

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on December 8, 2021
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We truly hate to see locally owned and operated restaurants close. For obvious reasons 2020 took a lot of good restaurants and while plenty of new places opened this year, sadly we continued to see pandemic-related closures in 2021.

This list includes restaurants that have permanently closed. Consider this a sorrowful goodbye to restaurants, restauranteurs, and staff who generally put in a lot of hard work and heart. RIP, restaurant friends. You will be missed.

Friendly reminder to visit the places you love (old and new) and want to see remain open for the long haul – you never know when it’ll be too late to support your neighborhood spot or favorite destination.

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Restaurants, Bars & More That Closed in 2021

Closed

100 Acres at Hotel Henry

444 FOREST AVE. Buffalo, New York 14213 • $

Buffalo

CLOSED AS OF FEB 2021 Widely considered to be one of Buffalo's most important and beautiful buildings, construction on the 145-year-old Richardson Olmsted ...

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Closed

Big Mood

423 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, New York 14032 • $$

VeganVegetarianPlant-based

North Towns

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Buffalo's first all plant based eatery - formerly Root $ Bloom Cafe. ...

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Closed

Buffalo Roadhouse Grill

1980, Niagara Falls Boulevard, Tonawanda, Tonawanda Town Erie County, New York • $$

Other

Locally owned and operated, the Buffalo Roadhouse Grill is the kind of restaurant where families and friends come for great food at a great value. ...

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Closed

Caffeology

23 Allen St Buffalo, New York • $

Other

Reported Closed SOB Says: Siphon coffee has been around for more than a century, but largely fell out of favor in the 1960s, when fast, cheap coffeemakers ...

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Closed

Cantina Loco

191 Allen St. Buffalo, New York • $$

Other

This restaurant has closed Considered by many the best, most authentic Mexican in the area. Stop in and enjoy some great Mexican/Tex- Mex food by the ...

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Closed

Center Cut – The Village Steakhouse

453 Center Street Lewiston , New York 14092 • $$$

Niagara County

At Center Cut - The Village Steakhouse our steaks were hand selected from the highest grades of USDA choice and USDA prime available. We are confident ...

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Closed

Grindhaus Cafe

160 Allen St Buffalo, New York 14201 • $

Cafe-CoffeeVegetarianAmericanVegan

Buffalo

Cafe / Coffee Shop

Grindhaus is a locally owned cafe featuring handcrafted, pour-over coffee and full leaf teas in the heart of Allentown's Historic Preservation District ...

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Closed

JJ’s Cafe

265 Kenmore Ave Tonawanda, NY 14223 • $

North Towns

House of Breakfast, and Lunch, with a small Indian menu available as well! ...

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Closed

Lake Effect Diner

3165 Main St Buffalo, New York • $

Other

SOB Says: The sign on the clock above the door reads, 'A cool place to eat 24/7'. While the clock no longer keeps time, they aren't open 24/7, and there ...

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Temporarily Closed
Closed

Mac’s on Hertel

1435 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$

American

North Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

SOB Says About Mac's on Hertel: Mac's on Hertel is perfect for a long list of occasions like family dinner, catching a game, a weeknight bite, weekends ...

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Closed

Major Tom’s Drop Zone

Hamburg, ny • $$

Other

WWII themed Italian restaurant. Home of the platoon-sized lasagna, howitzer (homemade jumbo manicotti), 40mm Buffalo shells, chicken undercover, and boneyard ...

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Closed

Poppa Pete’s A Lebanese Joint

265 Kenmore Avenue Buffalo, NY 14223 • $

Middle Eastern

North Towns

Homemade Lebanese food by Pete Deeb ...

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Closed

The Jake

3020 Delaware Ave Kenmore , New York • $$

Other

This business is reported Closed - drop us a note if you have more info Nice bar and good casual eating. ...

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Closed

The Main Street Bakery

695 Main St East Aurora, New York 14052 • $

South Towns

The Main Street Bakery is a full service bakery offering specialty cakes, cupcakes, muffins, cookies, cheesecake, soups, coffee and more! We also cater ...

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Closed

The Steer

3151 Main St Buffalo, • $$

Other

SOB Says About The Steer: More than casual it's almost rugged. If you're looking for quiet and calm this wouldn't be my first choice. Looking for fun, ...

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Closed

White Village Restaurant

5362 W Lake Rd Dunkirk, NY 14048 • $$

Seafood

Southern Tier

Excellent food with a family atmosphere. Seafood, steaks, sandwiches and soups. All made with fresh ingredients. ...

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