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Where to Eat & Drink in Lancaster

City Guide, Food & Drink, Food & Drink Guides, Neighborhood Guides

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on October 12, 2022
Clarksburg Cider / Photo x Brett Llenos Smith for Step Out Buffalo

If you’re stepping out to eat or drink in Lancaster, we’ve got just the guide for you. From small town eateries to sports bars & breweries there’s something for everyone in this neighborhood. 

For starters, Lancaster is a great place to meet up for a drink. Cider lovers will find a liking to Clarksburg Cider, beer consumers can get their fill at Brazen Brewing, wine connoisseurs can enjoy a glass or two at Symposium Wine Bar or Six Friends Cabernet, and if you’ve never tried mead, now’s your chance at Lilly Belle Meads. Have a craving for Italian? Ripa’s Restaurant is your go to place to eat. Thinking more of a surf & turf kind of meal? Boston Hotel’s Steak & Crab will have you covered. What about some good ol’ pub style comfort food? Get your wings & things at Skoob’s Village Grille, 99 Brick Oven Bar & Grille, The Yelling Goat, or a favorite for their mac n’ cheese, Mooney’s.

We can’t forget honorable mentions! After settling on a place to eat, you have to save room for dessert. Chrusciki Bakery is great for traditional European style sweets while Long Weekend Bakery + Cafe is perfect for those with specific dietary needs as it specializes in 100% vegan desserts as well as gluten free options.

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

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99 Brick Oven Bar & Grille

99 Aurora St Lancaster, New York 14086 • $$

ItalianNew American

Cheektowaga and East

Bar

Full service menu. Pasta, seafood, steak, chicken, sandwiches and burgers. Specialty dishes prepared in our Brick Oven and gourmet pizzas! ...

Al-E-Oops Restaurant

5389 Genesee St Lancaster, New York 14086 • $$

AmericanBBQBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesSouthern

Cheektowaga and East

Casual Table Service

AL-E-OOPS Restaurant started out as a Pony exchange station on a route of the Pony Express. We still maintain that can do spirit in our efforts to serve ...

Boston Hotel’s Steak & Crab

5555 Genesee St Lancaster, New York 14086 • $$

SteakhouseAmericanBuffalo Food37963878Seafood3469

Cheektowaga and East

Casual Table Service

The Boston Hotel's Steak and Crabhouse is a family-owned casual restaurant located at 5555 Genesee Street in Lancaster, N.Y. This is a cash-only establishment ...

Brazen Brewing

5839 Genesee St Lancaster, NY 14086 • $

Brewery

Cheektowaga and East

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Brazen Brewing, as the name would suggest, was born of a desire to do whatever it takes to strike out on our own and build a unique venue in the beer community. We’re ...

Chrusciki Bakery – Lancaster

80 West Drullard Ave. Lancaster, New York 14086 • $

Cheektowaga and East

Casual Table Service

With the support of our dedicated customers, Chrusciki Bakery has been Buffalo's premier Polish bakery for the past 25 years and we are still growing. ...

Clarksburg Cider

4493 Walden Avenue Lancaster, NY 14086 • $

CideryAmerican

Cheektowaga and East

Casual Table Service

Clarksburg is for hard cider drinkers who don’t take themselves too seriously. Whether you enjoy foraging for wild edibles, or your roof rack just came ...

El Amigo Tacos and Mexican Restaurant

3580 Walden Ave, Lancaster, NY 14086 • $

Mexican

Cheektowaga and East

Casual Table Service

Authentic Mexican Restaurant inspired by Oaxaca and Puebla in Lancaster-Depew area. ...

Flourish Café

5476 Broadway Lancaster, NY 14086 • $$

VeganDeli-Sandwiches

Cheektowaga and East

A whole food plant-based cafe that focuses on real food and education. Soup, sandwiches, smoothies, cold press juice and many take out options. ...

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Frank’s Bar and Grille

5820 Broadway Street Lancaster, New York 14086 • $$

SteakhouseAmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-Sandwiches3469

Cheektowaga and East

Casual Table Service, Bar

Franks, The Original Neighborhood Grille, began in 1958 by Frank Iodice, an Italian immigrant. It was originally named, The Sanger Restaurant and renamed ...

Temporarily Closed

Frosty’s Ice Cream

5500 Broadway Lancaster , NY 14086 • $

DessertIce Cream

Cheektowaga and East

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Biggest Cones in WNY An Enormous selection of delicious items where everyone can find something they love! Leave with a smile and a Very Large Yummy ...

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. ...

Green Buffalo Pub

165 Lake Ave, Lancaster, NY 14086 • $

Pub FoodAmerican

Cheektowaga and East

Casual Table Service, Dive Bar

Casual bar serving up pub-style food. ...

Lancaster Coffee Co. and Cafe

19 West Main St Lancaster, NY 14086 • $

American

Cheektowaga and East

Cafe / Coffee Shop

Nestled in the heart of Lancaster Village. Offering Homemade soups, salads, artisan sandwiches, pastry, macarOn, wine, beer, espresso, & bubble tea ...

Lancaster’s Broadway Deli

5430 Broadway Lancaster, New York 14086 • $

Cheektowaga and East

Broadway themed Sandwich Shop, Cafe $ Catering Company located in the Village of Lancaster, NY. We have an extensive sandwich and salad menu along with ...

Leo’s Pizzeria – Lancaster

473 Aurora St Lancaster, NY 14086 • $

Pizza

Cheektowaga and East

Casual Table Service

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Lilly Belle Meads

11 W Main St, Lancaster, Lancaster, NY 14086 • $

BrewerySmall Plates

Cheektowaga and East

Bar

Lilly Belle Meads is a farm meadery located in the Village of Lancaster, NY, owned and operated by Patricia and Joe Marshall. The farm meadery’s story ...

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Long Weekend Bakery + Cafe

34 Central Avenue Lancaster, NY 14086 • $

BakeryCafe-Coffee

Cheektowaga and East

Long Weekend Bake Shop is Buffalo's plant-based bake shop. With a menu that is 100% vegan friendly, and plenty of gluten-free items, choose from cupcakes, ...

Main Moon

5197 Broadway Lancaster, NY 14086 • $

AsianChinese

Cheektowaga and East

Main Moon Chinese Restaurant offers authentic and delicious tasting Chinese cuisine in Lancaster, NY.  Main Moon's convenient location and affordable ...

Mooney’s Lancaster

6513 Broadway St Lancaster, NY 14086 • $$

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersPub Food

Cheektowaga and East

Bar, Casual Table Service

Located in Alden at Townline, stop by and try our mouthwatering menu, and of course, our famous mac and cheese! You will feel like family in no time! ...

Olive Tree

5240 Broadway St Buffalo, New York 14086 • $

AmericanBurgersDeli-SandwichesDinerHot DogsSeafood3469

Cheektowaga and East

Casual Table Service

Located in Lancaster, Olive Tree Family Restaurant is renowned for serving breakfast all day, everyday, its mouthwatering meals and its true family atmosphere. ...

Picasso’s Pizza – Lancaster

5413, Broadway, Lancaster Town Village of Lancaster, New York 14086 • $

PizzaBuffalo FoodDeli-SandwichesItalian

Cheektowaga and East

Fast Casual / Counter Service

We are the real Picasso's Pizza. Western New York's Premier Pizzeria. ...

Ripa’s Restaurant

4218 Walden Avenue Lancaster, New York 14086 • $$

AmericanItalianPizzaSeafood

Cheektowaga and East

Casual Table Service

Ripa's Restaurant has been welcoming friends and neighbors for over 50 years.ï¾  Ray and Ennio continue to reflect the Ripa family tradition of bringing ...

Ronny’s Take-Out

222 Aurora St Lancaster, New York 14086 • $

Buffalo Food37963878Deli-Sandwiches

Cheektowaga and East

Casual Table Service

Ronny's Take Out Pizza has a wide variety of menu items to suit any taste buds: pizza, wings, fingers, breads, fresh salads, tacos, Italian dinners and ...

Six Friends Cabernet

5259 Broadway Ave Lancaster, NY 14086 • $$

Wine Bar

Cheektowaga and East

Bar, Fine Dining

We are a Premier Wine Tasting Room and Restaurant located in Lancaster, NY featuring New York Wines, New York Foods, Desserts and a relaxing atmosphere. ...

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Skoob’s Village Grille

50 Central Ave Lancaster, NY 14086 • $$

AmericanBurgersBuffalo FoodPub Food

Other

Bar, Casual Table Service, Take Out

Located in the heart of Lancaster Village we are your local sports bar & restaurant with a full service event space. Our drool-worthy menu has your ...

Symposium Wine Bar

19 W Main St Suite 400, Lancaster, NY 14086 • $$

Small Plates

Cheektowaga and East

Casual Table Service

In addition to wine from around the world and craft beer from local producers, Symposium offers small bites, charcuterie, flatbreads and brunch items. Read ...

The Black Sheep and Company

42 Aurora Street Lancaster, NY 14086 • $

Cafe-Coffee

Cheektowaga and East

Cafe / Coffee Shop

General Store and Lifestyle Cafe Mens and Women’s Clothing | Home Goods | & MORE ...

The Pizza Heist

231 Aurora St. Lancaster, NY 14086 • $

Pizza

Cheektowaga and East

Fast Casual / Counter Service

The Pizza Heist is the restaurant to get a meal for a steal in Lancaster, NY. Since 2012, we’ve been creating gourmet pizzas you won’t find just ...

Temporarily Closed

The Village Scoop Ice Cream

318 Central Ave Lancaster , NY 14086 • $

Ice Cream

Cheektowaga and East

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Ice cream shop in Lancaster serving Perry’s Hard ice cream, soft serve, dairy free Dole Whip. ...

The Yelling Goat

205 Central Ave Lancaster, New York 14086 • $$

AmericanPub Food

Cheektowaga and East

Casual Table Service

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 ...

Two Guys Pizza

3987 Walden Ave Lancaster, New York 14086 • $

Buffalo Food37963878Deli-SandwichesPizza

Cheektowaga and East

Casual Table Service

We are open daily for lunch and dinner, dine in / take out / delivery. We specialize in pizza, wings, fingers, subs, wraps, salads, calzones and chicken ...

Vargo’s Pizzeria

3575 Walden Avenue Lancaster, NY 14086 • $$

Pizza

Cheektowaga and East

Fast Casual / Counter Service

The Vargo family has been serving the best pizza in Lancaster for nearly 40 years. ...

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