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Where to Eat & Drink in East Aurora

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on September 28, 2022
Photo courtesy of Elm Street Bakery

If you’re looking to step out for a bite to eat or drink in East Aurora, you’ve come to the right place. The options are plentiful in this quintessential small town and it’s surrounding areas. From bakeries and bars to gourmet ice cream, fine dining, and an awesome margarita spot, there’s so much to offer in the village of EA and beyond.

For starters, if you’re looking to get your hands on some true Buffalonian food, Bar Bill Tavern is the place to go. From their iconic wings to their famous Beef on Weck, this place is a classic. Another popular spot bringing a similar pub-style fare but in a slightly more elevated setting is the Griffon Gastropub. For your Mexican fix, Arriba Tortilla is great for Margaritas, Left Coast Taco brings California flavors, and La Brasas has you covered with authentic Mexican dishes. Planning a date night or special occasion? For fine dining, the Roycroft Inn and Rick’s on Main are your go-to options.  Need a place that caters to a bigger group? Mister’s Bar & Lanes is an entertainment hub with their bowling alley, live music, and arcade games. Looking for a quick bite at a cute cafe? Taste Bistro & Coffee Bar, Kornerstone Cafe & Juice Bar, and Elm Street Bakery have all the cafe vibes you could ask for. For a traditional sit down breakfast, The Poked Yolk and Charlie’s Diner are staples. What about late night drinks? 42 North Brewing offers a variety of craft beers while Mambrino King has a wide selection of wines to enjoy. For your sweet tooth, head to Blue Eyed Baker for French inspired pastries & artisan desserts. 

We can’t forget honorable mentions! Come fish fry season, Wallenwein’s is a must. Craving Ice cream? Rosie’s Handcrafted Ice Cream will do just the trick. For all things bagels, Dopest Dough is where it’s at. And when the gas light is on, venture into The General Riley Speakeasy for a drink or two. 

Check out our full guide to bars and restaurants in East Aurora, NY below, listed in alphabetical order. Plus check out our other restaurant neighborhood guides and get exploring beyond East Aurora!

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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 ...

42 North Brewing Company

25 Pine Street East Aurora, New York 14052 • $$

Beer Bar/HallBrewery

South Towns

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Drawing from the history and prestige of the 42nd parallel, 42 North Brewing Company in East Aurora, NY is brewing handcrafted beer, unmatched in quality, ...

Angelina’s

7901 Seneca St East Aurora, NY 14052 • $$

Steakhouse

South Towns

Casual Table Service

Opened in the Spring of 2022, Angelina's is an Ale house style, full service bar and restaurant. We have a dynamic layout with a large full circle bar, ...

Arriba Tortilla

40 Riley Street, East Aurora NY 14052 East Aurora, New York 14052 • $

MexicanTex-Mex

South Towns

Casual Table Service

Our menu features food with a southwestern California styled influence, not to be confused with authentic Mexican. We do consider our twist on Mexican ...

Aurora Brew Works

191 Main Street East Aurora, New York 14052 • $

Beer Bar/Hall

South Towns

Bar

Beer bar and beer store. 'Not just consumers, we're enthusiasts!' ...

Aurora Cider House

198 Main Street East Aurora, NY 14052 • $

South Towns

Bar

A variety of local hard ciders and craft beers on tap. Rustic, casual and comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff. ...

Bar Bill Tavern

185 Main St. East Aurora, New York 14052 • $

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-Sandwiches

South Towns

Casual Table Service

The Bar-Bill Tavern is all about coming home. You belong the minute you walk in the heavy wooden doors to when you leave your warm seat at the bar. This ...

Blue Eyed Baker

33 Elm St East Aurora, New York 14052 • $

BakeryAmericanFrench

South Towns

Specializing in french macarons and customized desserts for weddings $ events. What you can expect from the Blue Eyed Baker... everything is made from ...

Charlie the Butcher’s Express – East Aurora

495 Main Street East Aurora, NY 14052 • $

American

South Towns

Fast Casual / Counter Service

It all began on a Wednesday in June of 1988 when Tom Jolls and Charlie debuted the first of many WKBW Backyard Barbeques. Tom, Western New York’s premier ...

Charlie’s Diner

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

AmericanBurgersDeli-Sandwiches

South Towns

Casual Table Service

Charlie's Diner serves Breakfast , Brunch and dinner. ...

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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 ...

East Aurora Brewery

667 Oakwood Ave. East Aurora, NY 14052 • $

Brewery

South Towns

EAB is a "Hyper Local", certified Farm Brewery & Farm Cidery in East Aurora, NY. Superior quality Beer & Hard Cider locally grown/brewed/served. ...

East Aurora Village Cafe

720 Main St East Aurora, New York 14052 • $

South Towns

At the Village Cafe, Cajun, Asian and Mexican styles of cooking meet with their American cuisine cousins, resulting in eclectic dining options. Longtime ...

Elm Street Bakery and Cafe

72 Elm Street East Aurora, New York 14052 • $$

BakeryAmericanDeli-Sandwiches

South Towns

Casual Table Service, Fast Casual / Counter Service

Elm Street Bakery is a family-owned, local bakery, cafe and market offering whole, seasonal $ fresh food in a warm $ welcoming environment. We offer artisan ...

Fat Bob’s @ 42 North Brewing

25 Pine St East Aurora, New York 14052 • $$

BBQ

South Towns

Casual Table Service, Take Out

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 ...

Griffon Gastropub East Aurora

634 Main Street, East Aurora, NY, United States East Aurora, New York 14052 • $$

AmericanBeer Bar/HallBuffalo FoodBurgers

South Towns

Casual Table Service, Bar

72 beers on tap, a grand, old industrial building, long list of fine bar grub and even a childrens' menu. This place is a no brainer and a great addition ...

HomeGrown Kitchen – East Aurora

640-650 Main St East Aurora, New York 14052 • $

Deli-SandwichesNew AmericanVeganVegetarian

South Towns

Casual Table Service, Fast Casual / Counter Service

At Homegrown, we're all about healthy lifestyles and healthy communities. We're pursuing this goal by serving great tasting and healthy food sourced in ...

Kodiak Jack’s

3481 Two Rod Road Buffalo, New York 14052 • $

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesHot Dogs

South Towns

Casual Table Service

Come enjoy live music in our grove during the summer or a fish fry on Friday. When it comes to Kodiak Jack's there is always something fun to stop by and ...

Kone King East

117 Hamburg St, East Aurora, , NY 14052 • $

Ice Cream

South Towns

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Serving East Aurora since 1999! Menu items include, soft serve ice cream, Perry's hard ice cream, and more! ...

Kornerstone Cafe and Juice Bar – East Aurora

33 Elm St East Aurora, New York 14052 • $$

Juice BarCafe-CoffeeHealth Food

South Towns

Cafe / Coffee Shop, Fast Casual / Counter Service

Kornerstone Cafe and Juice Bar offers a wide variety of food $ drink options to satisfy diverse tastes. Each of our menu items provides nutritional value ...

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La Brasas Grill

34 Hamburg St East Aurora, New York 14052 • $$

Mexican

South Towns

Casual Table Service

First words are very positive - good service, fresh ingredients. No Liquor license yet. ...

Left Coast Taco

54 Elm St East Aurora, New York 14052 • $$

Mexican

South Towns

Bar, Casual Table Service

A Word from Left Coast Taco: We like tacos. We hope you do too. Left Coast Taco specializes in Cal-Mex cuisine in their storefront out of East Aurora. Read ...

Leo’s Pizzeria

142 Grey St, East Aurora, NY 14052 • $

Pizza

South Towns

Casual Table Service

Leo’s pizzeria has been an bar/restaurant in East aurora for 10 years offering pizza, wings, subs, salads, burgers and a full bar. ...

Mambrino King Wine Coffee Chocolate Cafe

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

Wine Bar

South Towns

Mambrino King offers, wine, cocktails, espresso coffees, hand made chocolates, small plates and desserts. All small batch made. We also have gluten free ...

Mighty Taco – East Aurora Near Boies Alley

123 Grey St East Aurora, New York 14052 • $

Mexican

South Towns

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Mighty Taco proudly operates 21 restaurants in the Western New York area. After four decades of continuous operations, Mighty Taco means fast, delicious, ...

Mister’s Bar and Lanes

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

Pub FoodAmerican

South Towns

Casual Table Service, Bar, Fast Casual / Counter Service

Mister’s bar and lanes is a family-friendly restaurant and bowling alley located in historic East Aurora, NY. Mister's always has something going on, ...

Mr. Pot Pie – East Aurora

718 Main St East Aurora, New York 14052 • $

Bakery

South Towns

Take Out

The company is a family owned business operated by a father son team with about 20 employees. Still small enough to provide quality of products that the ...

Old Orchard Inn

2095 Blakeley Corners Road East Aurora, New York 14052 • $$$

AmericanSeafood

South Towns

Casual Table Service, Fine Dining

The Old Orchard Inn has the distinction of being a Western New York historic company.ï¾  The home at the entrance of the drive was the original farmhouse, ...

Pasquale’s West Seneca

242 Main Street Buffalo, New York 14052 • $$

Italian

South Towns

Casual Table Service

Pasquale's has proudly been serving fine Italian food for dining and takeout in WNY since 1975. We continue to grow, now featuring locations in Derby, ...

Pizza del Aureos

603 Oakwood Ave East Aurora, New York 14052 • $

PizzaDeli-Sandwiches

South Towns

Casual Table Service

Pizza Del Aureo's - has been serving the East Aurora community with great food since 1994! We are open 7 days a week until 11 PM (midnight on Fridays and ...

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Red’s Hot Dogs

634 Main St East Aurora, NY 14052 • $$

Hot Dogs

South Towns

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Western New York's best char-grilled hot dogs (own brand), USDA Choice "Beef on Weck", Handmade burgers, Italian & Polish Sausage, Bologna & Onions, ...

Rick’s on Main

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

AmericanInternationalSeafoodSteakhouse

South Towns

Casual Table Service

Rick's on Main is known for its delectable entrees, warm atmosphere and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Welcome to our two-story dining room, complete ...

Rookies Sports Bar & Grill

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

Buffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesPub Food

South Towns

Casual Table Service

A Word From Rookies Rookies is East Aurora's newest bar, and a great place to catch the game and catch up with friends. Great Food and Drink at a great ...

Rosie’s Handcrafted Ice Cream

431 Main Street East Aurora, NY 14052 • $

Ice Cream

South Towns

Fast Food

Serving small batches of freshly crafted super premium ice cream. Unique, traditional and seasonal flavors. FROM SOB: "Right now, there’s probably ...

Roycroft Inn

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

AmericanBurgersSeafood

South Towns

Casual Table Service, Fine Dining

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

Taste Bistro & Coffee Bar

634-3 Main St East Aurora, New York 14052 • $

Deli-SandwichesCafe-Coffee

South Towns

Casual Table Service, Cafe / Coffee Shop

The trend across the country is NOT to sit down to a big meal at a resturant anymore. Great sandwich bars are exploding in popularity, so Taste was born ...

The General Riley Speakeasy

644 Oakwood Ave East Aurora, NY 14052 • $$

South Towns

Bar

The Speakeasy is a casual environment to enjoy a great cocktail, beer, or glass of wine with friends & family. The General Riley Speakeasy is located ...

The Irishman Pub & Eatery – East Aurora

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

AmericanIrishPub Food

South Towns

Casual Table Service

The Irishman is a great place to have a business lunch, a casual dinner, or meet some friends for a cool pint of your favorite beer. ...

The Iron Kettle Landmark Restaurant

1009 Olean Rd East Aurora, NY 14052 • $

American

South Towns

Casual Table Service

The Iron Kettle Landmark Restaurant offers high-quality meals prepared from scratch daily, using fresh ingredients.  We are a local landmark and destination ...

The Maine Bite

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

SeafoodHot DogsCidery

South Towns

Food Truck / Stand / Cart, Bar

The Maine Bite is a Food Truck that was established in 2019 out of East Aurora, NY. The Maine Bite is meant to be modeled after the “Lobsta’ Shacks” ...

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The North Star Tavern

7340 Seneca Street Buffalo, New York 14052 • $$

AmericanBuffalo FoodPolish

South Towns

Casual Table Service

Warm atmosphere, serving fresh, local American food with Polish flair made from scratch. Great craft beer on tap. Don't miss our award-winning pierogi! Takeout ...

The Poked Yolk – East Aurora

227 Main St East Aurora, NY 14052 • $$

American

South Towns

Casual Table Service

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

Thorpe’s

12866 Route 78 East Aurora, NY 14052 • $

South Towns

Our on-farm, from scratch bakery has been open since the mid-90’s, when we baked out of our upstairs farmhouse kitchen. We currently bake out of a larger ...

Tony Rome’s Globe Hotel

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

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesSeafood3469

South Towns

Casual Table Service

Tony Rome's Globe Hotel Tony Rome's Globe Hotel and Restaurant is East Aurora s oldest local business still operating in its original location. Established ...

Touka Japanese Sushi, Hibachi & Poke Bowl

16 Buffalo Rd, East Aurora, NY 14052 • $

Japanese-Sushi

South Towns

We serve Soup, Salad, Appetizers, Sushi, Sashimi, A La Carte, Combo, Roll, Kids Menu, Yaki, Soba, Udon, Ramen, Hibachi, Fried Rice, Poke Bowls, and more! ...

Wallenwein’s Hotel

641 Oakwood Ave East Aurora, New York 14052 • $

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesDinerPizzaPub Food

South Towns

Casual Table Service

A family restaurant open for lunch to late night dining. Also a full bar area containing many tvs and daily bar specials. Locals say good for wings, burgers ...

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