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The Big Fat Guide To Every Restaurant With a Patio In Buffalo & WNY

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on June 4, 2022
Resurgence Brewing Co. / Photo x Christopher Lestak for Step Out Buffalo

The most perfect weather imaginable has arrived in Buffalo & WNY. This weather jackpot can only mean one thing for the city of good neighbors – patio szn.

From waterfront patios with insane views and dog-friendly spots to chill with your pooch to patios nestled in a garden oasis and rooftop patios perfect for lounging the night away, there’s a patio for almost anything you need across Western New York.

Since the list of restaurant patios is epicly long, we’ve broken it down by general area. From Niagara County to the Southern Tier, you’re sure to find a killer patio vibe near you thanks to this comprehensive guide.

Friendly reminder that patio hours and availability may vary – so be sure to check with each establishment before visiting!

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Full Service

240 SOUTH

1780 Orchard Park Rd West Seneca, NY 14224 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Buffalo Food

Bar & Restaurant open daily located in West Seneca NY. Enjoy a fun sit down dinner atmosphere you can enjoy with your friends and family or your favorite ...

  • Lunch
  • Take-out
  • Bar Area
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Patio
  • Lunch
  • Happy Hour
  • Family Friendly
Bar

Adolf’s Old First Ward Tavern

555 South Park Ave Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Irish
  • Pub Food

Founded in 1934 and open again in 2014, the Old First Ward Tavern brings the pub atmosphere and neighborhood bar back to the Old neighborhood.   ...

  • Patio
  • Bar Area
Full Service

Allen Burger Venture

175 Allen St. Buffalo, New York 14201 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Beer Bar/Hall
  • Burgers

These guys specialize in three of the things we cherish most: food, beer, and atmosphere. But ABV goes above and beyond when it comes to each one, and ...

  • Heated Patio / Outdoor Seating
  • Lunch
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Patio
  • Take-out
  • Good for Whiskey Lovers
Full Service

Allen Street Hardware Cafe

245 Allen St Buffalo, New York 14206 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Pub Food

Taste the neighborhood The cuisine at Allen Street Hardware is as diverse and eclectic as the community it feeds. Using fresh ingredients and a variety ...

  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Live Music
  • Private Parties
  • Take-out
Fast Casual

b-Side Market

52 W. Chippewa St. Buffalo, NY 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • New American
  • Deli-Sandwiches

b-Side is an exciting new restaurant concept from Chef Brian Mietus, the longtime owner and operator of downtown’s venerable Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant. The ...

  • Lunch
  • Take-out
  • Family Friendly
  • Patio
Full Service

Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant

56 W Chippewa St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • New American
  • Wine Bar

Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant is Buffalo's premier location for great food and unparalleled service. Featuring creative and flavorful dishes created ...

  • Romantic
  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Private Parties
  • Reservations
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Wine Connoisseurs
  • Romantic
Full Service

Ballyhoo Links & Drinks

211 South Park Ave Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Deli-Sandwiches

SOB Says: A Cobblestone District favorite, Ballyhoo is as nice inside as it is homely on the outside. They offer housemade sausages and sides, craft cocktails ...

  • Dog-Friendly Patio
  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Late-Late Night
Full Service

Bella Ciao

200 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Italian

From Scratch Italian Restaurant and Bar in the ❤️ of Downtown Buffalo. 200 Delaware Ave. ...

  • Patio
  • Family Friendly
  • Bar Area
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Reservations
  • Romantic
  • Private Parties
Fast Casual

Belt Line Brewery and Kitchen

545 Swan St Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Brewery
  • American

From the late 1800's to the end of the first World War, Buffalo's Belt Line made moving around Buffalo a welcome part of everyday life. Working dutifully ...

  • Patio
  • Good for Beer Lovers
Full Service

Betty’s

370 Virginia St Buffalo, New York 14201 • $$$$$

Buffalo

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

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 ...

  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Bar Area
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Full Service

Big Ditch Brewing Co.

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

Buffalo

  • Brewery
  • American

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 ...

  • Brunch
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Private Parties

Blue Cave

128 Genesee St Buffalo, NY 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Italian

Contemporary Italian Cuisine which offers a variety of modern Italian/European dishes as well as Sicilian style offerings prepared by Chef/Owner Mario ...

  • Bar Area
  • Patio
Full Service

Boomerang Bar & Grill

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

Buffalo

  • American

A Great place for Friends and Family to Create Memorable Times Over Great Food and Great Company. ...

  • Patio
Bar

Bottle Rocket Beer Reserve

2182 Seneca St Buffalo, New York 14210 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Beer Bar/Hall

About Bottle Rocket Beer Reserve: Bottle Rocket Beer Reserve is the place to satisfy all your craft beer needs! We are a bar and beer store where you will ...

  • Bar Area
  • Patio
  • Late Night
  • Dog-Friendly Indoors
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Private Parties
Cafe / Coffee Shop

Breadhive Bakery & Cafe

402 Connecticut St Buffalo, New York 14213 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Bakery
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Cafe-Coffee

We are a small cafe and wholesale bread bakery in Buffalo, NY. Our mission is simple: 'Good bread, good work.' Visit our cafe at 402 Connecticut St. ...

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

Breezy Burrito Bar

1000 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, New York 14222 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Tex-Mex
  • Mexican

BRINGING BOLD FLAVOR TO TEX-MEX CUISINE The legacy of Breezy Burrito Bar dates back to 2016 where we started as a boutique-style restaurant in Downtown ...

  • Lunch
  • Family Friendly
  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Healthy Options
  • Late Night
  • Take-out
Bar

BriarBrothers Brewing Company

50 Elk St Buffalo, NY 14210 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Beer Bar/Hall

A craft brewery with a passion for quality beer and a love for Buffalo, NY! Read Our Article About Their Opening [sm_anypost columns="1" posts="1" ...

  • Bar Area
  • Dog-Friendly Patio
  • Patio

Buckminster’s Cat Cafe

577, Niagara Street Buffalo, New York 14201 • $$$$$

Buffalo

Buckminster's Cat Cafe is a new, dynamic space for cat lovers and coffee lovers on Buffalo's vibrant west side. We provide a unique, feline-centric atmosphere ...

  • Lunch
  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Bar

Buffalo Iron Works

49 Illinois St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Pub Food

Live music, pub food, full bar next to First Niagara Center. - Finger Foods & Light Fare - A great choice of beer, wine and cocktails - ...

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

Buffalo RiverWorks

359 Ganson St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Beer Bar/Hall
  • Buffalo Food

Buffalo RiverWorks is the city's premier riverfront, boating, sports, music and entertainment destination located along the banks of the Buffalo River. The ...

  • Boat Friendly
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Private Parties
  • Reservations
  • Waterfront
Bar

Buffalo Skybar

257 Franklin Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

Located on the roof of the 257 Franklin Entertainment Complex, SkyBar is Buffalo's only open-air rooftop nightclub experience. Combining excellent views ...

  • Rooftop Patio
  • Patio
  • Bar Area
Full Service

Buffalo Tap House

85 W. Chippewa Street Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Beer Bar/Hall
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Seafood

Tap House is a classic international pub with a comfortable atmosphere and great food that features Buffalo hometown classics with a signature twist. With ...

  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Full Service

BW’s Barbecue

5007 Lake Ave Blasdell , New York 14219 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • BBQ
  • Southern

Buffalo's best bbq with fall-off-the-bone ribs, smoked brisket, pulled pork and chicken with the taste of summer. ...

  • Brunch
  • Bar Area
  • Brunch
  • Happy Hour
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Full Service

Cafe 59 – Allen St.

62 Allen Street Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Vegetarian

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 ...

  • Brunch
  • Dog-Friendly Patio
  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Full Service

Caffe Aroma

957 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, New York 14222 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Pizza
  • Cafe-Coffee

Buffalo's longest running locally owned coffee shop. Serving great coffee and espresso, beer liquor and wine, fine italian panini and other lite fare. ...

  • Dog-Friendly Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Breakfast
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Full Service

Casa Azul

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

Buffalo

  • Mexican

In Summer 2021 Casa Azul moved from their original Genesee St. location to the corner of Allen & Elmwood (formerly Cantina Loco). Casa Azul is about ...

  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Take-out
Full Service

Casa Di Francesca’s

2022 Seneca Street Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Italian
  • Pizza
  • Seafood

Offers creative Italian cuisine in a warm Tuscan atmosphere with quality food. South Buffalo's treasure of fine dining with a mix of affordable hand crafted ...

  • Happy Hour
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Patio
Full Service

Charlie’s Boat Yard

1111 Fuhrmann Boulevard Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

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

Seasonal No matter how you arrive, join us for brunch, lunch or dinner and enjoy one of our signature dishes in our updated dining room. Or stop in ...

  • Boat Friendly
  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
  • Waterfront
Full Service

Chris’ NY Sandwich Co

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

Buffalo

  • Deli-Sandwiches

Located on Delaware Avenue in Downtown Buffalo, Chris' NY Sandwich Co. is a fixture for the Buffalo lunch crowd. Established in 1990, Chris' boats a large ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Handicap Access
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Full Service

Coco Bar & Bistro

888 Main St. Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • French

Coco's oozes 'relax and enjoy the evening'. This charming neighborhood spot has everything but a neighborhood. We love the vibe, and the Coq au vin almost ...

  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Reservations
Bar

Colter Bay

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

Buffalo

  • American
  • Burgers

Colter Bay was Established in 1988, Reinvented in the fall of 2016. Offering 44 Craft Beer and Ciders on the draft, extensive cocktail list. Our food is ...

  • Bar Area
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Patio
Full Service

Coming Soon: Beacon Grille

185 Allen St Buffalo, NY 14201 • $$$$$

Buffalo

Coming Spring 2023, Beacon Grille is bringing a wood fire concept to Allentown with a selection of wine and spirits and a welcoming atmosphere for small ...

  • Patio
Cafe / Coffee Shop

Coming Soon: Remedy House – Allentown

23 Allen St Buffalo , NY 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Cafe-Coffee

Remedy House 2 is coming to Allentown this summer 2022! At the new location you can expect the usual favorites, breakfast, lunch, and cocktails! The new ...

  • Patio
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Bar

Community Beer Works Brewery & Taproom – 7th Street

520 7th St Buffalo, New York 14201 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Beer Bar/Hall
  • Brewery

We're Buffalo's first nanobrewery, making (really good) beer in (very) small batches since 2012. We're expanding in 2018 because we believe that if we ...

  • Heated Patio / Outdoor Seating
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Patio
Full Service

Compass Run

500 Seneca Street Suite 119 Buffalo, NY 14204 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Southern
  • Seafood

Compass Run, located on 500 Seneca, is taking place of Dobutsu. Under the same ownership, Compass Run focuses on southern comfort food as well as southern ...

  • Bar Area
  • Patio
Fast Casual

Cookies and Cream

2114 Seneca St Buffalo, New York 14210 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Ice Cream

The aim of Cookies & Cream is to deliver an authentic, nostalgic Ice Cream Parlor experience with a twist, as we also deliver the aromatic and delicious ...

  • Take-out
  • Family Friendly
  • Patio
  • Dog-Friendly Patio
Fast Casual

Cookies and Cream on the Water

1111 Fuhrmann Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Ice Cream

Cookies & Cream's 2nd location, located next to Charlie's Boat Yard The aim of Cookies & Cream is to deliver an authentic, nostalgic Ice Cream ...

  • Take-out
  • Boat Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Patio
Fast Casual

Cookies and Cream- Elmwood

929 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, New York 14222 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Ice Cream

The aim of Cookies & Cream is to deliver an authentic, nostalgic Ice Cream Parlor experience with a twist, as we also deliver the aromatic and delicious ...

  • Take-out
  • Family Friendly
  • Patio

CoreLife Eatery

3670, McKinley Parkway, Big Tree Erie County, New York 14219 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Asian
  • Mediterranean
  • New American
  • Seafood

Why is it so hard to eat nutritious food that feeds your body and your soul every day? The evidence supporting the power of eating well continues to grow, ...

  • Lunch
  • Handicap Access
  • Healthy Options
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Full Service

Deep South Taco – Ellicott

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

Buffalo

  • Mexican
  • Southwestern

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 ...

  • Brunch
  • Heated Patio / Outdoor Seating
  • Dog-Friendly Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
  • Rooftop Patio
Full Service

Dinosaur BBQ

301 Franklin St. Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • BBQ
  • Seafood
  • Southern

Located in the heart of Buffalo's Theater District, the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que occupies a former vault that stored movies for Universal International Pictures. A ...

  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Reservations
  • Take-out
  • Gluten Free Menu
Fast Casual

DiTondo

370 Seneca Street Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Italian

Regional Italian cuisine in Buffalo, NY Read Our Article About Their Opening [sm_anypost columns="1" posts="1" include="1039129" ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Patio
Bar

Duende at Silo City

20 Buffalo River Pl Buffalo, New York 14210 • $$$$$

Online

  • Pub Food

New bar at Silo City. Surrounded by towering grain silos, it was once a 1940's office building owned by American Malting Company on the Buffalo River. ...

  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Patio
Full Service

Ebenezer Ale House

4348 Seneca St West Seneca, New York 14224 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • American
  • Beer Bar/Hall
  • Pub Food

Since it opened its doors in 2011, the Ebenezer Ale House has been providing Western New York with one of the best selections of food and drink in the ...

  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
  • Good for Beer Lovers
Full Service

Elmwood Taco and Sub

925 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Buffalo Food
  • Deli-Sandwiches

For the past 35 years, ETS has proudly remained a family business. The Lucchino family is dedicated to providing their customers with fast and delicious ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Catering
  • Handicap Access
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Full Service

Essex Street Pub

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

Buffalo

  • American
  • Burgers
  • Pub Food

SOB Says: The Essex Street Pub is a fantastic little hidden gem on the edge of the west side. Full of charm and perfect for lunch, dinner or late night ...

  • Lunch
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Patio
Full Service

Falley Allen

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

Buffalo

  • New American

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 ...

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

Faso’s

2126 Niagara St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Buffalo Food
  • Italian

Website says: Looking for an Italian Restaurant in Buffalo, NY? Want affordable prices? Welcome to Faso's Restaurant, Buffalo, New York's Italian Restaurant ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Bar Area
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Full Service

Fat Bob’s Smokehouse

41 Virginia Pl Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • BBQ
  • American
  • Burgers
  • Southern

Fat Bob's Smokehouse's award-winning barbecue is a staple in the WNY community. Serving smokehouse BBQ favorites and homemade eats since 1999, we believe ...

  • Heated Patio / Outdoor Seating
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Live Music
Bottle Shop

Fattey Beer Co. – Buffalo

5, Genesee Street, Downtown Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Beer Bar/Hall

Welcome to Fattey Beer Company, craft beer store and tasting room. We feature twelve rotating taps, and 500 hundred beers for here or to go. We are located ...

  • Happy Hour
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Late Night
Full Service

Firehouse Subs – McKinley

4405 Milestrip Rd. Buffalo, New York 14219 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Deli-Sandwiches

People come back again and again because, unlike other sub places, we steam our meats and cheeses, releasing a rush of flavors, then stuff a serving that ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Catering
  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Cafe / Coffee Shop

Fitz Books & Waffles

431 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Cafe-Coffee

FITZ sells good books, new and used.  We are drawn to books that reveal hidden histories and motivate us to be agents of change.  We believe that a reading ...

  • Patio
Cafe / Coffee Shop

Five Points Bakery and Toast Cafe

44 Brayton St. Buffalo, New York 14213 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Bakery
  • Cafe-Coffee

Five Points is a bakery and toast cafe on Buffalo's West Side. Family owned and operated, our bakery, cafe' and local foods grocery store features organic, ...

  • Heated Patio / Outdoor Seating
  • Dog-Friendly Patio
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Farm to Table
Fast Casual

Flint Kitchen + Bar

50 Fountain Plaza Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • American

A staple of Flint's mission is to be able to provide a postcard-like space for private events in the heart of downtown Buffalo. The modern and elegant ...

  • Bar Area
  • Breakfast
  • Happy Hour
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
  • Non-Alcoholic Menu
Bar

Flying Bison Brewing Company

840 Seneca St Buffalo, New York 14210 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Brewery

Flying Bison Brewing Company is a packaging brewery located in the city of Buffalo, and the first stand alone brewery to operate in the city proper since ...

  • Patio
  • Good for Beer Lovers
Bar

Forty Thieves

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

Buffalo

  • American