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Best Corned Beef Hash Places According to Western New Yorkers

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on March 9, 2022
Photo courtesy of Swan Street Diner

It’s that time of year again where restaurants all around WNY are prepping for Irish festivities by brining back this homey dish. The staples to a classic corned beef hash consist of corned beef, diced potatoes, and onions. Throw some toast and eggs into the mix and it sounds like the perfect brunch item if you ask us. If you’re looking for the best of the best, we’re here to help!

To aid in your search for the best corned beef hash 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 corned beef hash 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.


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    Sēvā – Tapas Bar & Lounge

    200 Rainbow Boulevard Niagara Falls, NY 14303 • $$$$$

    Niagara County

    • Tapas
    • Live Music
    • Bar Area
    • Romantic
    • Patio
    • Special Occasion
  • Take Out

    A’mano – Fresh Pasta Kitchen

    5429 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221 • $$$$$

    North Towns

    • Italian
    • Lunch
    • Order Online
  • Full Service

    Santora’s Pizza Pub & Grill – Transit

    7800 Transit Road Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$$$$

    North Towns

    • American
    • Buffalo Food
    • Deli-Sandwiches
    • Italian
    • Pizza
    • Patio
    • Sports Bar
    • Bar Area
    • Handicap Access
    • Happy Hour
    • Lunch
    • Reservations
    • Take-out
    • Private Parties
    • Heated Patio / Outdoor Seating
  • Full Service

    The Steer

    3151 Main St Buffalo, NY 14214 • $$$$$

    North Buffalo

    • American
    • Steakhouse
    • Burgers
    • Bar Area
    • Sports Bar
    • Reservations
    • Happy Hour
    • Family Friendly
    • Good for Beer Lovers
    • Late Night
    • Lunch

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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 corned beef hash in Buffalo & WNY – in order! Keep scrolling for the full list of mentions.

1st: Swan Street Diner (Larkinville)

2nd: Bertha’s Diner (Hertel)

3rd: Savory’s Family Restaurant (Hamburg)

4th: Break’n Eggs Creperie (Amherst & Williamsville)

5th: The Poked Yolk (West Seneca, East Aurora, Hamburg)

Guide to Best Corned Beef Hash in Buffalo & WNY According to Western New Yorkers

2 Forks Up

270 Campbell Boulevard Getzville, NY 14068 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • American
  • Seafood

2 Forks Up Restaurant the go to place for the freshest and best seafood in WNY! Enjoy fresh WHOLE MAINE LOBSTERS, ALASKAN KING CRAB and all types of seafood ...

  • Bar Area
Full Service

Bertha’s Diner

1430 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Diner
  • American
  • Buffalo Food

Bertha s is a 50s style diner with a menu that reads like a little piece of Buffalo. You can have classics like an omelet or a good old tuna melt, but ...

  • Breakfast
  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Full Service

Blackthorn Restaurant & Pub

2134 Seneca Street South Buffalo, New York 14220 • $$$$$

South Buffalo

  • Irish
  • American
  • Pub Food

Blackthorn Restaurant $ Pub is the quintessential cozy, no pretense South Buffalo joint that has been serving this neighborhood for decades. They offer ...

  • Heated Patio / Outdoor Seating
  • Lunch
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Reservations
  • Rooftop Patio
Full Service

Break N Eggs Creperie – Sweethome

1280 Sweethome Rd. Amherst , NY 14228 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • American

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 ...

  • Breakfast
Full Service

Break’n Eggs Creperie – Main Street

5235 Main St. Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • American
  • Deli-Sandwiches

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

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out

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Full Service

Campfire Grill – Clarence

9980 Main St Clarence, New York 14031 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • American

The Campfire Grill is a camping inspired restaurant! We hope that you will enjoy the rustic ambiance and the camping inspired menu!   Read Our ...

  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Full Service

Campfire Grill – Depew

3003, Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga Town Depew, New York 14043 • $$$$$

Cheektowaga and East

  • American
  • Diner

The Campfire Grill is a camping inspired restaurant! We hope that you will enjoy the rustic ambiance and the camping inspired menu! ...

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Take-out
Full Service

Candy Apple Cafe

81 Buell St. Alden, New York 14001 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • American
  • Burgers
  • Cafe-Coffee

Candy Apple Cafe is the quintessential small town American diner, and it has small town prices too. ...

  • Lunch
Full Service

Carte Blanche

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

South Towns

  • American
  • Wine Bar

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 ...

  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Reservations
Full Service

Darrell’s Place

90 Telegraph Rd Middleport, NY 14105 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • American

Quality, casual, dining with reasonable prices serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. ...

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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Full Service

Dick and Jenny’s

1270 Baseline Road Grand Island, New York 14072 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • American
  • BBQ
  • Seafood
  • Southern

Dick $ Jenny's is a cozy bistro in an old farmhouse owned by a husband wife team. The menu is a mix of comfort food and fine dining with many influences ...

  • Bar Area
  • Breakfast
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Catering

JP’s Pub

1986 Lakeview Rd Lake View, NY 14085 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Irish
  • Pub Food

Established in 1982 by John & Karen Melisz. We started small with only 5 tables, but have grown, changed, and expanded through the years.   We now ...

  • Lunch
  • Take-out
  • Private Parties
Full Service

McPartlan’s Corner

669 Wehrle Dr Buffalo, New York 14226 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Diner

We are renowned for our fresh Hadlock fish fry as well as our buffalo style chicken wings and our beef on weck sandwiches. ...

  • Bar Area
  • Breakfast
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Full Service

Nick’s Place

504 Amherst St Buffalo, New York 14207 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • American
  • Burgers
  • Greek
  • Hot Dogs
  • Mediterranean

A Word from Nick's Place: Nick's Place offers a variety of Greek/American cuisine including favorites like the Country Breakfast, the Skillet, and our ...

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Take-out

Nick’s Place Express

2466 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14217 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Greek
  • American

Located in the heart of Kenmore, NY, Nick’s Place Express has been serving authentic Greek cuisine since 2015. Offering a full menu of Greek and American ...

  • Order Online
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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Full Service

Peg’s Place

4046 Lake Shore Rd Hamburg, New York 14075 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Diner
  • Seafood

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, specializing in homemade soups, dinners and desserts. Our family serving your family! ...

  • Patio
  • Breakfast
  • Handicap Access
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Full Service

Poked Yolk – West Seneca

3100 Transit Rd West Seneca, New York 14224 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Diner

Breakfast and lunch restaurant specializing in unique omelets and amazing burgers. ...

  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Royal Family Restaurant

1320 Sheridan Dr Buffalo, New York 14217 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Greek

We are a Greek Restaurant serving Kenmore and all the surrounding areas. It does not matter if you are by yourself or if you have a large party. Haralambos ...

Full Service

Savory’s Family Restaurant

5564 Camp Rd. Hamburg, New York 14075 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • American
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Diner

SAVORY'S is a family run restaurant in Hamburg. Everything is made from love! Say hi to the whole family. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. ...

  • Breakfast
  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Full Service

Sean Patrick’s

3480 Millersport Hwy Getville, New York 14068 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Steakhouse
  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Seafood

Originally the premises was called The Pine Lodge, noted for the pine trees in front of the building. Purchased by Richard and Carol Lillis in 1966 who ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Private Parties

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Full Service

Shamus Restaurant

98 West Ave Lockport, New York 14094 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • American
  • Seafood
  • Irish

The Shamus Restaurant is located in Historic Lockport, NY. We are known for great food, friendly hospitality, excellent service and a pleasant dining atmosphere. ...

  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Curbside Pickup
Full Service

Soho

64 West Chippewa Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Burgers

A Word from Soho: Since our inception June of 1999 as the original Soho Bar, to the addition of our kitchen, chef, and the Soho Burger Bar concept, ...

  • Brunch
  • Bar Area
  • Brunch
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Rooftop Patio
Full Service

Sophia’s

749 Military Rd Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Diner

Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Loyalists say this is the the best breakfast in the city.   ...

  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
  • Brunch
  • Breakfast
Full Service

Swan Street Diner

694 Swan St Buffalo, New York 14210 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Diner
  • American
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches

Rehabbed 1937 Sterling Diner, originally located in Newark NY. This darling is now serving breakfast and lunch in the heart of Larkinville. The Swan ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Full Service

Taylor’s Tap & Grill

2279 Niagara Falls Blvd Niagara Falls, New York 14305 • $$$$$

Niagara County

Taylors Tap $ Grill prides itself in serving ONLY FRESH FOOD from dinners, salads, sandwiches, well known roast beef sandwiches, Piadina's [flat bread ...

  • Patio

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Full Service

The Howling Rooster

529 Englewood Avenue Buffalo, New York 14223 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • American
  • Diner
  • Burgers
  • Seafood
  • Pub Food

Established in 2013, The Howling Rooster features casual American dining in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. A private banquet room, accommodating ...

  • Brunch
  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Handicap Access
  • Healthy Options
  • Live Music
  • Patio
  • Private Parties
  • Take-out
  • Bar Area
  • Catering
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
Full Service

The Poked Yolk – East Aurora

227 Main St East Aurora, NY 14052 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • American

At The Poked Yolk, our goal is to provide great, wholesome, hearty food at affordable prices. Breakfast/Lunch restaurant specializing in Unique Omelets ...

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Family Friendly

The Poked Yolk – Hamburg

3698, Abbott Rd Orchard Park, NY 14127 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • American
  • Diner

Our goal is to provide great, wholesome, hearty food at affordable prices to busy people as well as leisure eaters who want to kick back and enjoy a good ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

The Villa Coffee House

769 Cayuga Street Lewiston, NY 14092 • $$$$$

Niagara County

Breakfast-Lunch-Catering ...

Full Service

The Yelling Goat

205 Central Ave Lancaster, New York 14086 • $$$$$

Cheektowaga and East

  • American
  • Pub Food

Welcome to 'The Goat' as we are affectionately called. A place where we build the best burger you've ever had, serve award-winning Berbere wings and thin ...

  • Bar Area
  • Lunch
Full Service

Woodlawn Diner

3200 Lake Shore Rd Blasdell, NY 14219 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • American
  • Diner

Woodlawn Diner has undergone major renovations restoring the diner to a retro 50s style under new ownership. With that being said, they still offer classic ...

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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