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Home for Thanksgiving Weekend? Here’s a List of New Restaurants & Bars to Try

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Written by Emily Morrow

Published on November 23, 2022
The Mami House / Photo courtesy of The Mami House

Home for the holidays? Have friends and family in town and want to show off Buffalo and/or try some place new? This guide is everything you need and more.

With new restaurants, bars, bakeries, breweries, coffee shops, wine bars, international restaurants, burger joints and so much more popping up left and right, there’s always something new to try. Pro tip: Save this post for future reference if you love trying new places!

Read on for a collection of the most recently opened new restaurants in Buffalo and Western New York and get exploring, Buffalo.

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New Restaurants to Try Now

K:DARA Noodle Bar

110 Pearl Street (The Dun Building) Buffalo, NY 14202 • $$

Vietnamese

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

South East Asian Restaurant Located at 110 Pearl Street in the heart of the City of Buffalo, within the historic Dun Building, currently only open for ...

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Rush Creek Alehouse

5381 Abbott Road Hamburg, NY 14075 • $$

AmericanPub Food

South Towns

Casual Table Service

Come see us for Scrumptious Eats, amazing drinks, a variety of entertainment with an engaging staff. We know you'll be back again and again! Whether ...

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Owl Eyes Cafe

162 Allen Street Buffalo, NY 14201 • $

Cafe-Coffee

Buffalo

Cafe / Coffee Shop

Owl Eyes Café, located in the heart of the historic Allentown district of Buffalo, has been serving the neighborhood since October of 2022. Our kitchen ...

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Perla Seafood Bistro

6461 Transit Road Buffalo, NY 14043 • $

SeafoodAmericanPizza

Cheektowaga and East

Fine Dining

Perla, an all new dining experience by Salvatore’s Hospitality. Featured entrées include artisan pizza, fresh oysters and more! Relaxed and refined ...

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The Village Juicery

1020 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 • $

Juice Bar

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Fresh Whole Foods and juices, for mainly on the go dining. Locally owned and operated. ...

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Sushi Queen

4248 Delaware Ave Tonawanda, NY 14150 • $

Japanese-Sushi

North Towns

Casual Table Service

All You Can Eat Sushi and Hibachi Restaurant. ...

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The Mami House

250 Rainbow Blvd. Niagara Falls, NY 14303 • $

Filipino

Niagara County

Casual Table Service

The Mami House provides different signature Filipino cuisines. We offer an outstanding and wide variety of Mami Filipino cuisine. Our specialty dish, MAMI is ...

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Socotra Café

671 Ridge Rd Lackawana, NY 14218 • $

Cafe-Coffee

South Towns

Cafe / Coffee Shop

Yemeni cafe with friendly staff and a variety of tea and coffee options available. ...

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A’mano – Fresh Pasta Kitchen

5429 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221 • $$

Italian

North Towns

Take Out, Fast Casual / Counter Service

Fresh locally sourced ingredients, combined to create delectable made-to-order pasta dishes in a fast casual setting. Read Our Article About Their Opening [sm_anypost ...

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Coffee & Stone Cafe

54 Webster Street North Tonawanda, NY 14120 • $

Cafe-Coffee

Niagara County

Cafe / Coffee Shop

We are a local Veteran owned coffee shop in the heart of North Tonawanda! Menu consists of coffee and espresso options as well as baked goods, house made ...

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Da Afrospot

265 Kenmore Avenue Buffalo, NY 14223 • $

African

North Towns

Mother-daughter duo bringing authentic, delicious Ghanaian food to the Buffalo community. Quality and freshness are our guaranteed trademark and we pride ...

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Extra Extra Pizza

549 W Utica St Buffalo, NY 14213 • $

Pizza

Buffalo

Bar, Casual Table Service

Extra Extra Pizza is a cooperatively owned American style pizzeria and wine bar. We are focused on creating intentionally equitable spaces for guests and ...

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Flip Burger

105 Portage Rd, Lewiston, NY 14092 • $

BurgersAmerican

Niagara County

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Home of Handcrafted Fresh Made-to-Order Burgers. We start with only the freshest ingredients including 100% pure beef. We only use the best ingredients ...

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Lex 220

220 Lexington Ave Buffalo, NY 14222 • $$

American

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Creative cocktail bar in the lower Elmwood village. Read Our Article About Their Opening [sm_anypost columns="1" posts="1" include="1112527" type="post" ...

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F BITES Coffee & Kitchen – East Amherst

6545 Transit Rd, East Amherst, NY 14051 • $

Cafe-Coffee

North Towns

Fast Casual / Counter Service, Cafe / Coffee Shop

Located in the Alden State Bank in East Amherst is F BITES, a student run coffee shop. ...

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Crazy Good Eatz

2285 Main St Buffalo, NY 14214 • $

AmericanSouthernSoul Food

North Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Fast casual lunch restaurant offering a variety of scratch-made soups, salads, sandwiches, specials, and amazing desserts provided by Cake Crazy Bakery. Read ...

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Buffalo Kitchen Club

431 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222 • $

American

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Our mission is to bring our love of delicious food and good times to the Buffalo community. Serving brunch, lunch, and dinner! ...

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Macy’s Place Pizzeria – Kenmore

3100 Delaware Ave Kenmore, NY 14217 • $

PizzaBuffalo Food

North Buffalo

Take Out

Buffalo Style Pizza, Wings, Subs & as well as wonky viral creations like no other! Read Our Article About Their Opening [sm_anypost columns="1" ...

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Iva Ann’s on Main

29 East Main St. Cuba, NY 14727 • $$

AmericanSouthern

Southern Tier

Fast Casual / Counter Service

We are a small, cozy 39 seat fast casual restaurant offering a variety of food options featuring southern comfort food. Read Our Article About Their ...

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Forno e Gelato +39

18 Webster Street North Tonawanda, NY 14120 • $

Ice CreamBakery

Niagara County

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Forno e Gelato offers fresh gelato and baked goods. We offer grab and go desserts daily. We also supply both locations of Frankie Primo's +39 and Soho ...

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Postscript Cafe

710 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222 • $

Cafe-Coffee

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Serves crepes, breakfast sandwiches, and salads as well as beer wine and cocktails. Read Our Article About Their Opening [sm_anypost columns="1" ...

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The Salty Chefs

111 Genesee Street Buffalo, NY 14203 • $$

American

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

The Salty Chefs mission is food that is simple. Our main goal is to always serve amazing food achieved by artistically blending together clean, natural, ...

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The Cereal Spot – Elmwood

547 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222 • $$

American

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Providing Cereal, Ice Cream and desserts to Buffalo NY ...

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Bella Rose Tasting Room

300 3rd St Niagara Falls, NY 14303 • $

Wine Bar

Niagara County

Bar

Bella Rose Vineyard & Winery now has a tasting room located on Old Falls Street in Downtown Niagara Falls. As a sister store to the main location in ...

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Fattey Beer – Kenmore

3119 Delaware Ave Kenmore, NY 14217 • $

Beer Bar/Hall

North Buffalo

Bar

Founded in 2017, Fattey Beer Company is a bottle shop, tap room and a craft community experience. We are dog friendly, people friendly and feature a ...

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Gabrielle’s Bakery

19 West Main St. Lancaster, NY 14086 • $

Bakery

Cheektowaga and East

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Cookies, tea cakes, scones, breads & more! Vegan and gluten free options will be available! We are committed to meeting all dietary needs. ...

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South City Tavern

1345 S Park Ave Buffalo, NY 14220 • $$

Pub Food

South Buffalo

Bar, Casual Table Service

South City Tavern is a newly remodeled Tavern located on South Park in Buffalo. We offer a variety of bottled beer and liquor and good food, banquets, ...

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Resurgence Brewing Company – Parkside Lodge

84 Parkside Ave Buffalo, NY 14214 • $$

Beer Bar/Hall

North Buffalo

Bar, Food Truck / Stand / Cart

SEASONAL - CLOSED FOR SEASON, SEE YOU NEXT SUMMER! Resurgence Brewing Company and Beer Garden brews high-quality craft beer to be enjoyed in our taproom, ...

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True Bean Coffee

523 Main St Buffalo, NY 14203 • $$

Cafe-Coffee

Buffalo

Cafe / Coffee Shop

TrueBean Coffee Company came from a place of reverence for people, the earth, and the ritual of self-care. Jason Dittly, founder and owner of TrueBean ...

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Uplift Nutrition

2815 Delaware Ave Unit M Kenmore, NY 14217 • $

Health Food

North Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Uplift Nutrition is a Healthy Hangout Spot offering energy refreshers and healthy smoothies. Read Our Article About Their Opening [sm_anypost columns="1" ...

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Lime House – Hamburg

5 Lake St Hamburg, NY 14075 • $

Japanese-Sushi

South Towns

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Lime House is specializing in sushi and ramen at their fast casual location in Hamburg. Read Our Article About Their Opening [sm_anypost columns="1" ...

BriarBrothers Brewing Company

50 Elk St Buffalo, NY 14210 • $

Beer Bar/Hall

Buffalo

Bar

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" ...

Temporarily Closed

Papi’s Waterfront + Beach Bar

301 Ohio St Buffalo, NY 14204 • $

Mexican

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

SEASONAL - See you next summer! Papi Grande's has opened a waterfront location with an outdoor patio. The second location features freshly-squeezed ...

Waikiki Poke & Grill

914 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222 • $

Asian

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Hawaiian style poke & grill using fresh ingredients. Read Our Article About Their Opening [sm_anypost columns="1" posts="1" include="1099353" ...

Munch Buffalo

700 Military Road Buffalo, NY 14207 • $

Pub FoodBeer Bar/Hall

North Buffalo

Casual Table Service

At Munch Buffalo, located in Froth brewing, has a goal is to provide customers with the highest quality food. Chefs will be creating some of the most unique ...

Blue Cave

128 Genesee St Buffalo, NY 14203 • $

Italian

Buffalo

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

Gypsy Kitchen’s Espresso Bar

272 East Ave Lockport, NY 14094 • $

Cafe-Coffee

Niagara County

Cafe / Coffee Shop

Gypsy Kitchen Espresso Bar is a coffee shop located in the City of Lockport offering coffee, teas, and hand crafted espresso drinks. Drinks here are made ...

Andale Cantina

6850 Main St Buffalo, NY 14221 • $$

Mexican

North Towns

Casual Table Service

The previous My Dad's Restaurant on Transit Rd now houses a third Andale Mexican Restaurant. The new space is larger providing more seating space and an ...

Steel Leaf Brewing Company

4545 Transit Rd Buffalo, NY 14221 • $$

AmericanBreweryBeer Bar/HallBurgers

North Towns

Bar, Casual Table Service

Steel Leaf Brewing Company is everything a brewery should be, and more. Their unique beer selection is all brewed in house by the owner and head ...

Torrent Bar & Restaurant

300 Third Street Niagara Falls, NY 14303 • $$

American

Niagara County

Casual Table Service, Bar

Now open in Niagara Falls, and located inside of the Sheraton, Torrent is bringing Niagara's dining experience to the next level with new American cuisine ...

High Violet Cocktail Lounge

710 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222 • $$

Small Plates

Buffalo

Bar

Located down a blind alley in the Elmwood Village, High Violet is a big city cocktail bar that transports guests to another place, maybe another time. ...

Strong Hearts Buffalo

295 Niagara Street Buffalo, NY 14201 • $

VeganVegetarian

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Founded in Syracuse, NY, Strong Hearts is a fast-casual eatery leading the way in vegan comfort food style dining since 2008. Available all day, every ...

Club Marcella

106 Michigan Avenue Buffalo , NY 14204 • $

Buffalo

Bar

After closing their location in the Theatre District, Club Marcella has moved to the Cobblestone District with a more Miami-like nightclub. While it still ...

Temporarily Closed

Juicery at The Hatch

329 Erie St Buffalo, NY 14202 • $

AmericanBurgersHot DogsIce Cream

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

SEASONAL - See you next summer! The Hatch is now "Juicery at The Hatch. Under a new operator, they  still serve concession like food and ice cream, and ...

Ginger Snap Patisserie

6572 E Quaker St. Orchard Park, NY 14127 • $

Bakery

South Towns

Cafe / Coffee Shop

A unique high-quality pastry experience. Offering French and American-inspired pastries, custom cakes, a full espresso bar, and light breakfast and lunch. ...

Toasted – Larkinville

799 Seneca St Buffalo, NY 14210 • $$

Cafe-Coffee

Buffalo

Cafe / Coffee Shop

Toasted opened a second location in Larkin Square! Toasted believes in serving fresh and locally produced food whenever possible. They want every customer ...

Three Stories Coffee Co.

1021 Broadway Buffalo, NY 14212 • $

Cafe-Coffee

Buffalo

Cafe / Coffee Shop

Three Stories Coffee Co. is a small batch coffee roastery in Buffalo, NY. Our passion for great coffee and intentional economics led us to start Three ...

Break’n Ground Coffee Co.

17 S Main St Holland, NY 14080 • $

Cafe-CoffeeBakery

South Towns

Cafe / Coffee Shop

Break’n Ground is passionate about coffee and wants to share that passion with you! Stop in their shop to grab a baked good to enjoy with their carefully ...

Woodlawn Diner

3200 Lake Shore Rd Blasdell, NY 14219 • $

AmericanDiner

South Towns

Casual Table Service

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 ...

Dopest Dough

695 Main St East Aurora, NY 14052 • $

BakeryCafe-Coffee

South Towns

Take Out Only

Dopest Dough specializes in naturally leavened, long fermented bread and bagels. Currently pre-order for pick up only but plans to move into an eat-in ...

Did we miss one? Did one of these places close? Send us a note!

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Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/emily/" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.
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