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Best Brunch in WNY According to Western New Yorkers

Brunch, City Guide, Food & Drink, Food & Drink Guides

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on May 13, 2021
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When brunch season hits, all bets are off. As our absolute favorite way to fend off the Sunday scaries, prolong the weekend, catch up with friends and make *new* friends, brunch just makes life better.

Depending where you live, who you’re with, where you’re headed afterward, what you did the night before, and the season of life you’re in, you might be looking for certain particulars in your brunch ~experience~. Lucky for you, this guide has an option for every and any request, from Instagramable brunch vibes to family friendly Sunday brunch and everything in between.

And honestly if you ask us, there’s really no need to pick one. Challenge accepted.

To aid in your search for the best brunch in Western New York and/or your neighborhood, we polled our social media followers to bring you a list of the best around town. Pro-tip: save this post for future reference.

Let’s get into the guide – in order to pull the following list together, we asked our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram followers where to find the best brunch in Buffalo and WNY. They answered with their top picks and we’ve included the full list of reader recommendations below. If it was mentioned, it’s listed below.

Because we received hundreds of comments resulting in tons of recommendations, there are options all across WNY, all worth recommending according to Western New Yorkers.

Disclaimer: Brunch availability can change by season, so please check with each establishment before visiting!

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Best of the Best

While many recommendations were mentioned more than once, there were certain places mentioned over and over (and over) again. It’s safe to say these are our readers’ top picks for brunch spots in Buffalo & WNY – in order! Keep scrolling for the full list of mentions.

1st: Britesmith Brewing (Williamsville, Saturday & Sunday)

2nd: Roost (West Side, Sunday)

Tied for 3rd:

  • Falley Allen (Allentown, Saturday & Sunday, bottomless mimosas)
  • Patina 250 (Buffalo, Sunday, bottomless mimosas)
  • The Roycroft Inn (East Aurora, Sunday, complimentary mimosas and Bloody Mary’s)

Check out the comments on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for menu item recommendations and specific info you can’t get anywhere else, out of the mouths of customers! Plus explore more guides with recommendations according to Western New Yorkers.

Guide to Best Brunch in Buffalo & WNY According to Western New Yorkers

189 Burger

189 Main St East Aurora, New York 14052 • $$

AmericanBurgersDeli-Sandwiches

South Towns

189 is a celebration of American tradition. Founded in 2014, this whiskey and music emporium prides itself in exploring and showcasing the finest of both ...

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31 Club

31 Johnson Park Buffalo, New York 14201 • $$$

AmericanItalianNew AmericanSeafoodSteaks

Buffalo

Step Out's 2 cents: As elegant inside as beautiful on the outside, 31 Club serves up tradition steaks and seafood with a flare. The restaurant is perfectly ...

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Betty’s

370 Virginia St Buffalo, New York 14201 • $$

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesDiner

Buffalo

SOB Says: I had a hard time finding the words to describe the type of menu Betty's offers. It's a bit of a mish mosh, in a good way. You'll find casual ...

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Big Ditch Brewing Co.

55 E Huron St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$

BreweryBeer HallAmerican

South Buffalo

Big Ditch Brewing Co. is one of Downtown Buffalo's shinning stars when it comes to brewery/restaurant combos. The tap room is huge, yet welcoming and does ...

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Break N Eggs Creperie – Sweethome

1280 Sweethome Rd. Amherst , NY 14228 • $$

American

North Towns

Break’N Eggs Creperie is a unique and beautiful local family restaurant where an abundance of breakfast and lunch items are being prepared in front of ...

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Break’n Eggs Creperie – Main Street

5235 Main St. Williamsville, New York 14221 • $

AmericanDeli-Sandwiches

North Towns

Facebook says: Sweet, sinful or savory, our crepes have personality! you can savour them in a warm and friendly restaurant where the cheerful ambiance ...

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Brick Oven Bistro & Deli

904 Abbott Road Buffalo, New York 14220 • $$

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesNew AmericanPizzaSeafoodSteaks

South Buffalo

SOB Says: I'd like to say I'll let the pictures do the talking (yes- the food is as good as it looks). However, I can't because the food was too good not ...

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Britesmith Brewing

5611 Main St Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$

BreweryBeer HallPizza

North Towns

Located in an 1800's blacksmith shop in Williamsville, NY, BriteSmith Brewing takes its name from the subset of Blacksmiths known as 'Brite Smiths'. Just ...

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Cafe 59 – Allen St.

62 Allen Street Buffalo, New York 14202 • $

AmericanDeli-SandwichesVegetarian

Buffalo

Cafe 59 offers fair-trade, gourmet coffee, espresso, and a variety of other hot and cold drinks. Our menu of freshly made soups, salads and sandwiches ...

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Carte Blanche

61 Buffalo St Hamburg, New York 14075 • $$$

AmericanBuffalo FoodInternationalSeafoodSteaks

South Towns

Carte Blanche makes great use of the outdoors with dining and lounge space on a first floor alley patio and a second floor alley deck. The second floor ...

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Chez Ami

210 Franklin St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$

FrenchNew American

Buffalo

Step Out's 2 cents: Who doesn't love a rotating bar...at least at first. This super swank downtown restaurant (part of the Curtiss Hotel) is beautiful ...

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Cole’s Restaurant & Bar

1104 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, New York 14222 • $$

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersSeafood

Buffalo

SOB Says: One of Buffalo's favorite taverns, Cole's has some of the best wings in town and always serves up a great selection of local craft beers. Along ...

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Deep South Taco – Ellicott

291 Ellicott St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$

MexicanSouthwestern

South Buffalo

SOB Says: At Deep South Taco the Tex-Mex menu features house-made tortillas filled with charred and braised meats, fresh vegetables and spicy sauces. The ...

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Deep South Taco – Hertel

1707 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$

Mexican

North Buffalo

A Word from Deep South Taco Deep South Taco is a southern style, authentic taqueria and bar in the new meca of Buffalo - in a former gas station on ...

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Falley Allen

204 Allen St Buffalo, New York 14201 • $$$

New American

Buffalo

Falley Allen serves contemporary American dishes and drinks. The name? A tribute to Lewis Falley Allen, the man both Allentown and Allen Street are named ...

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Garage Cafe & Lounge

1127 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$

AmericanDeli-Sandwiches

North Buffalo

' The Garage has great character and it's very spacious. They kept the auto-theme going with their decor, which is represented most prominently in the ...

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gather. by Gallo

453 Center St Lewiston, New York 14092 • $

PizzaItalianAmerican

Niagara County

Why Gallo? This is the site of the once famous Hustler's Tavern where legend says that the cocktail was invented. Catherine Hustler, the owner ...

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Giancarlo’s Sicilian Steakhouse

5110 Main St Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$$

ItalianPizzaSeafoodSteaks

North Towns

Giancarlo's is Western New York's premier spot for fine dining, meetings, private parties, and offsite catering.[separator type='space'] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1RX4jZtPiA ...

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Graylynn

537 Main St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$

New American

South Buffalo

A European styles bistro with a Gin focus ...

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Gypsy Parlor

376 Grant Street Buffalo, New York 14213 • $

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesHot Dogs

Buffalo

We strive for perfection - Whether for dinner, music or a round of drinks in the evening, visiting Gypsy Parlor is always an extraordinary experience. ...

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Hartman’s Distilling Co.

55 Chicago St Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$

American

Buffalo

At Hartman's Distilling Company, we're turning back the clock to an age when summer days were long, sunsets were never long enough, and family and friends ...

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Hofbrauhaus Buffalo

190 Scott St Buffalo, New York 14204 • $

Beer HallGerman

Buffalo

The ninth American franchise of Munich's famous Hofbrauhaus, the Buffalo operation features live German music nightly, long tables and benches, beer hall, ...

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Jazzboline Restaurant and Bar

Jazzboline Restaurant & Bar, 5010, Main Street, Snyder, Amherst Town Erie County, New York 14226 • $$$

AmericanDeli-SandwichesSeafoodSteaks

North Towns

Get ready to witness hospitality at its finest, served up with a little magic and a lot of skill. Located at 5010 Main Street next to Reikart House on ...

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JT’s Urban Italian

905 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, New York 14222 • $$$$

ItalianNew AmericanPizza

Buffalo

From the people that bring you 800 Maple and Siena, this stylish Elmwood Village urban Italian restaurant with a seasonal menu is a hit. The bar scene ...

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Kostas

1561 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$

AmericanDeli-SandwichesDinerGreekMediterranean

North Buffalo

Over the past 31 years, Kostas Family Restaurant has been one of the most favored places where patrons have gone for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located ...

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Lancaster Coffee Co. and Cafe

24 Central Ave Lancaster, NY 14086 • $

American

Cheektowaga and East

Nestled in the heart of Lancaster Village. Offering Homemade soups, salads, artisan sandwiches, pastry, macarOn, wine, beer, espresso, & bubble tea ...

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Left Bank

511 Rhode Island St. Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$

AmericanInternationalItalianSeafoodSteaks

Buffalo

Cool spot with a nice bar, fine wine list and excellent food, all of which brings in the large crowds- reservations suggested. ...

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Neat

5175 Transit Rd Williamsville, New York 14221 • $

AmericanBurgersDeli-SandwichesNew AmericanPizza

North Towns

Your home for delicious FOOD! WHISKEY $ WINE. ...

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O’Neill’s Stadium Inn

3864 Abbott Rd Orchard Park, New York 14127 • $$

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersPub Food

South Towns

Neighborhood Pub with great homemade American fare, over 50 wing flavors, house cooked turkey, beef corned beef and so much more.. Along with great breakfast ...

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OP Social Tap & Grille

4247 North Buffalo Rd : Orchard Park, NY Buffalo, New York 14127 • $$$

AmericanBuffalo FoodPizzaSeafoodSteaks

South Towns

SOB Says: OP Social Tap $ Grille replaces what was once David's with an upscale bar and grill concept featuring brick oven pizza, creative sandwiches, ...

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Patina 250

250 Delaware Ave Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$

New AmericanSeafoodSteaks

Buffalo

Patina 250 offers casually refined, eclectic cuisine in the heart of downtown Buffalo. Executive Chef Evan Wargo sources the best local ingredients of ...

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Polish Villa

2954 Union RD Cheektowaga, New York 14225 • $$

Polish

Cheektowaga and East

Polish Villa is an authentic polish restaurant. Come try our pierogis and other polish specialties, which we have been serving up for more than 20 years! ...

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Providence Social

490 Rhode Island St Buffalo, New York 14213 • $$$

American

Buffalo

Providence Social does a great job with a brunch menu that is very creative and not dependent on the same ole' same ole'. With that said you can order ...

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Ration Wine Bar

9 Main Street North Perry, NY 14530 • $

Wyoming County

A sister business of the Hole in the Wall featuring fine wines, beers, and spirits complimented by custom meats and cheeses, breads and spreads, pastries ...

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Resurgence Brewing Company – Chicago Street

55 Chicago Street Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$

BreweryBeer HallAmericanBuffalo Food

Buffalo

Resurgence Brewing Company and Beer Garden brews high-quality craft beer to be enjoyed in our taproom, beer garden or at home. Buffalo has always been ...

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Roost

1502 Niagara St Buffalo, New York 14213 • $$$

AmericanNew AmericanPizza

Buffalo

Walking into Roost, you might doubt that you're in Buffalo, or on Niagara St. You're reminded of the raw beauty of our post-industrial city and, seriously, ...

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Roycroft Inn

40 S Grove St East Aurora, New York 14052 • $$$

AmericanBurgersDeli-SandwichesSeafoodSteaks

South Towns

The Roycroft Inn says: The Roycroft Inn continues to welcome visitors and be the center of the many community activities. It offers its guests a beautiful ...

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Sophias

749 Military Rd Buffalo, New York 14216 • $

Diner

North Buffalo

Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Loyalists say this is the the best breakfast in the city. They will start serving dinner April 1. ...

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Swan Street Diner

694 Swan St Buffalo, New York 14210 • $$

DinerAmericanBurgersDeli-Sandwiches

South Buffalo

A Word from Swan Street Diner Rehabbed 1937 Sterling Diner, originally located in Newark NY. This darling is now serving breakfast and lunch in the ...

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The Black Sheep Restaurant & Bar

367 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, NY, United States Buffalo, New York 14213 • $$$

New American

Buffalo

The Black Sheep Restaurant $ Bar is truly a WNY stand out, not only in their uniquely fine cuisine, but their 'unrelenting commitment to locally sourced ...

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The Delaware Pub & Grill

3410 Delaware Ave Tonawanda, New York 14217 • $$

AmericanBBQBurgersDeli-SandwichesSeafoodSouthernSteaks

North Buffalo

SOB Says: I'm going to begin this section with one word: go. I'll be honest in saying that The Delaware wasn't even on my radar until one day when we found ...

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The Place

229 Lexington Ave Buffalo, New York 14202 • $

AmericanBuffalo Food

Buffalo

The Place is a family style restaurant reopened April 2016 with new style, new menu, same old neighborhood atmosphere. ...

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The Quarter Restaurant and Bar

26 Virginia Pl Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

CajunCreole

Buffalo

Much like the French Quarter of New Orleans, Buffalo's Allentown holds a special place in history with it's circa 1800's brick buildings, victorian homes ...

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Toutant

437 Ellicott St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$

AmericanBBQCajunSeafoodSouthern

South Buffalo

Step Out's 2 cents: In our opinion Toutant is among the best restaurants in the city, joining the Buffalo stalwarts and a few 2014 startups, shuffling ...

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Trattoria Aroma on Bryant

307 Bryant Street Buffalo, New York 14222 • $$$

ItalianMediterraneanPizzaSeafoodSteaks

Buffalo

SOB Says About Aroma on Bryant: I'll just come right out and say it, Trattoria Aroma is one of our favorite spots in the city. The food is consistently ...

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