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20 Places Highly Recommended for French Onion Soup in Buffalo & WNY

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on November 2, 2022
Photo courtesy of Cole’s

When it comes to choosing a go-to soup option, French onion soup is definitely a favorite among soup lovers, so much so that restaurants tend to keep it on the menu year round. From the thick bread chunks to the broiled over cheese, you really can’t beat it –that’s why we are rounding up some of the most popular places to get a crock of this deliciousness.

Some all-time favorites that are setting the standard for what a good French onion soup should be include, JP Fitzgerald’s, Gabriel’s Gate, Mike & Pop’s, The Place, and 773 North, but there are plenty of others doing it just as well. Check out our list of highly recommended places for French onion soup below:

Still want more? Check our full guide to french onion soup here!

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189 Burger

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

AmericanBurgers

South Towns

Casual Table Service

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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773 North

2749 Grand Island Blvd Grand Island, NY 14072 • $

American

North Towns

773 North is brought to you by owners Executive Chef Christy Zippier & Jason Zippier. Their mission is to bring a new dining experience to Grand Island ...

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Beef ‘N Barrel

146 North Union Street Olean, NY 14760 • $$

American

Southern Tier

The Beef 'N' Barrel is a family owned Premier Beef and Steakhouse serving the greater Olean Area for more than 40 years. Featuring daily lunch and dinner ...

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Blackthorn Restaurant & Pub

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

IrishAmericanPub Food

South Buffalo

Casual Table Service

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

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Buffalo Brewpub

6861 Main St. Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$

Beer Bar/HallBreweryAmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesPub Food

North Towns

Casual Table Service

At Buffalo Brewpub we brew our own beers! New York State's Oldest Brew Pub dedicated to Fine Beer, food, and fun! Renowned for its fabulous beer and savory ...

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Cole’s Restaurant & Bar

1104 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, New York 14222 • $$

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersSeafood

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

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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Creekview Restaurant

5629 Main St Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$

American

North Towns

Casual Table Service

Step Out's 2 cents: The Creekview has been serving this community for decades. They serve up fine American cuisine with creative house-made style. An ...

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Danny Sheehan’s Steak House

491 West Ave Lockport, New York 14094 • $$

SteakhouseAmericanSeafood

Niagara County

Casual Table Service

For over forty years Danny Sheehan's has been lockport's premier dining establishment for steaks, prime rib, seafood and more. ...

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Forty Thieves

727 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, New York 14222 • $$

AmericanBurgersPub Food

Buffalo

Bar, Casual Table Service

Forty Thieves is your neighborhood pub featuring 22 draft beers, multiple craft cans, wide variety of whiskey, elevated pub fare, and friendly service. ...

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French Pub

1250 French Rd Buffalo, New York 14043 • $

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesFrenchHot Dogs

Cheektowaga and East

Casual Table Service

The Pub features traditional Buffalo cuisine such as Beef on Weck and Chicken Wings, as well as daily dinner and lunch specials. ...

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Gabriel’s Gate

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

AmericanBurgersPub Food

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

A Word from Gabriel's Gate Located in the heart of Allentown, Gabriel's Gate is one of the original Tift Row Houses, which were built in 1864. We offer ...

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GDI Countryside Inn

2049 Sandridge Alden, NY 14004 • $$

American

Cheektowaga/East

GDI Countryside Inn is a family owned & operated Restaurant and Banquet facility. We specialize in American, Polish, Seafood,Char-Broiled Steaks and ...

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Joey’s Place

• $$

Other

Joey's Place is expanding at our new location! Joey's is still serving delicious homemade meatloaf, mashed potatoes, lasagna, beef on weck and more. ...

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JP Fitzgeralds

4236 Clark St Hamburg, New York 14075 • $$

AmericanBuffalo FoodIrish

South Towns

Casual Table Service

Great Reubens and much more JP Fitzgerald s is the Southtowns hottest spot for casual fun with family and friends. From "The Best Reuben Sandwich in WNY" ...

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McPartlan’s Corner

669 Wehrle Dr Buffalo, New York 14226 • $$

AmericanBuffalo FoodDeli-SandwichesDiner

North Towns

Casual Table Service

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

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Mike & Pops Bistro & Tavern

3020 Delaware Avenue Kenmore, NY 14217 • $$

American

North Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Come check out the newest restaurant on Delaware Ave. First Come, First Serve, Call to reserve for parties larger than 8. Brunch, lunch and dinner. ...

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Pane’s Restaurant

984 Payne Ave North Tonawanda , New York 14120 • $$

Italian

Niagara County

Casual Table Service

At Pane's, we invite you to share in our tradition of home-cooked meals with family and friends. ...

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The 33 Speakeasy Grill

3455 Genesee St Cheektowaga, NY 14225 • $$

American

Cheektowaga and East

The 33 Speakeasy Grill offers a full-bar, daily food specials, and happy hour specials. With a dining area and a spacious bar, you can decide to have a ...

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The Place

229 Lexington Ave Buffalo, New York 14202 • $

AmericanBuffalo Food

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

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

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Wagner’s Restaurant

246 Park Avenue Lockport, New York 14094 • $

AmericanBuffalo FoodDeli-Sandwiches

Niagara County

Casual Table Service

Wagner's Restaurant has been a staple in Lockport, NY for 60 years. Enjoy a casual dining atmosphere featuring a full bar and affordable prices. Our restaurant ...

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