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Where to Eat & Drink Near the Buffalo Theater District

City Guide, Food & Drink, Food & Drink Guides, Theater

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Written by Homer Enthusiast

Published on August 24, 2022
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Headed down to the Buffalo Theater District and looking for a good place to grab a bite? Sure you are. Take it from us, don’t let a perfect excuse to check out a new restaurant go to waste. Just be careful not to eat too-too much before the show or you might doze off – hey, it happens.

Here is a list of restaurants in and near the Buffalo Theater District – broken down by proximity – for your pre or post theater dining pleasure!

Pro tip: save this guide for future reference and check out other places to eat and drink near popular sites here!

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In Buffalo Theater District


Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant

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

AmericanNew AmericanWine Bar

Buffalo

Casual Table Service, Fine Dining

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

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Bada Bing Sports Bar and Grill

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

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesPizza

Buffalo

Buffalo's original sports pub in the heart of the theater district. Cold beer, full bar, upstairs dining room and banquet facility. UFC headquarters. ...

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Bijou Grille

643 Main Street Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

AmericanFrench

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Welcome to THE BIJOU GRILLE our distinctive restaurant and THE BIJOU CLUB LEVEL our elegant and spacious banquet facitity, with two private dining rooms. ...

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Buffalo Chophouse

282 Franklin St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$

SteakhouseAmerican

Buffalo

Fine Dining

Step Out's 2 Cents Buffalo Chophouse may not have been Buffalo's first steakhouse, but there are few oldies left that compare. Reports of long waits at ...

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Buffalo Tap House

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

AmericanBeer Bar/HallBuffalo FoodBurgersSeafood

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

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

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D-Tour Martini Bar

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

American

Buffalo

Bar

D-Tour says: The Downtown professional crowd has been waiting for a place like this! Work's over $ you're not ready to go home? Hungry? Need a ...

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Dinosaur BBQ

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

BBQSeafoodSouthern

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

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 ...

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Frankie Primo’s +39

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

ItalianPizza

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

A Word from Frankie Primos +39 What's in a name? In this case, the name says it all. Frankie Primo's +39. This restaurant is about family, Frankie Primo's, ...

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Fresh Catch Poke at 500 Pearl

500 Pearl Street Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

AsianSeafood

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

There are a lot of fast-casual restaurants popping up these days. Our aim is to stand out from the crowd. At Fresh Catch, we believe our poke is more than ...

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Hearth + Press

665 Main St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$

Deli-SandwichesMediterraneanNew AmericanPizza

Buffalo

Casual Table Service, Fast Casual / Counter Service

Imagine, if you will, living in a city situated along the Mediterranean Sea. Your weekday mornings are highlighted by walking into a cafe on the way ...

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Indian Spice House

452 Pearl St Buffalo, NY 14202 • $

HalalIndian

Buffalo

Welcome to Indian Spice House in Buffalo, New York! Our menu offers Chicken Shorba, Lamb Curry, Paneer Kulcha, and Tandoori Roti. We're located near Town ...

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Matinee

698 Main St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

American

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Good Times, Great Vibes. Downtown Buffalo's vintage theatre themed hang out spot! BEER - WINE - COFFEE - TEA - DIPS - $ MORE! ...

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Pour Taproom Buffalo

490 Pearl Street Buffalo, NY 14202 • $

Beer Bar/HallPub Food

Buffalo

Bar, Fast Casual / Counter Service

Pour Taproom was started in Asheville, NC in 2014 to support and showcase local craft beer. We offer a unique self-serve system that allows you try a large ...

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Rec Room

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

Pub FoodVeganAmerican

Buffalo

Bar, Casual Table Service

Located in the heart of Buffalo's entertainment district. Now a full service Restaurant - Gluten Free, Vegan and Vegetarian food options available. ...

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Soho

64 West Chippewa Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

AmericanBurgers

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

A Word from Soho: Since our inception June of 1999 as the original Soho Bar, to the addition of our kitchen, chef, and the Soho Burger Bar concept, ...

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Vice Restaurant

500 Pearl Street Buffalo, NY 14202 • $$

New American

Buffalo

Casual Table Service, Take Out

Wood Oven Inspired Restaurant & Whiskey Bar Coming Soon!!!! ...

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Near Buffalo Theater District


Big Ditch Brewing Co.

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

BreweryAmerican

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

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 ...

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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 ...

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Brothers Restaurant & Bar

475 Ellicott St Buffalo, NY 14203 • $$

Soul FoodAmerican

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

A casual restaurant serving Western NY breakfast, lunch, & Dinner. Breakfast menu is served 8am to 11:30am Lunch & Dinner menu starts at 11:30 ...

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Casa Azul

191 Allen St Buffalo, New York 14201 • $$

Mexican

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

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 ...

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Chez Ami

210 Franklin St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$

FrenchNew American

Buffalo

Fine Dining, Bar

Step Out's 2 cents: Who doesn't love a rotating bar...at least at first. This super swank downtown restaurant (part of the Curtiss Hotel) is beautiful ...

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Coco Bar & Bistro

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

French

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

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 ...

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Eddie Brady’s

97 Genesee St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $

Buffalo

Bar

Eddie Brady's is located in the heart of Downtown Buffalo. Stop in for $3 Bottles, $4 Mixed Drinks, and $8 Sandwiches. ...

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Fat Bob’s Smokehouse

41 Virginia Pl Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

BBQAmericanBurgersSouthern

Buffalo

Casual Table Service, Bar

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 ...

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Founding Fathers

75 Edward St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $

AmericanBuffalo Food37963878BurgersDeli-Sandwiches

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

SOB Says: Founding Fathers is one room featuring a long bar as you walk in and a small dining area with about 12 tables, give or take a few pushed together. ...

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Graylynn

537 Main St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$

New American

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

A European styles bistro with a Gin focus ...

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House Of Charm

517 Washington St Buffalo, NY 14201 • $$

Pub FoodAmerican

Buffalo

Bar

Downtown saloon with great hospitality. food and prices. Read Our Article About Their Opening [sm_anypost columns="1" posts="1" ...

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Jacks Corner Cafe

111 Genesee St, 100 Buffalo , NY 14203 • $$

Cafe-CoffeeAmerican

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service, Cafe / Coffee Shop

Coffee shop located in downtown Buffalo serving coffee, breakfast, juice, lunch and boutique coffee merchandise. Read Our Article About Their Opening [sm_anypost ...

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Lucky Day Whiskey Bar

320 Pearl St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$

American

Online

Casual Table Service

Lucky Day; a Whiskey Bar with whiskey happy foods. ...

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MARBLE + RYE

112 Genesee St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$

AmericanNew AmericanSeafood

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

This is quality, 'honest' food served in a pleasant, casual atmosphere. The concise menu covers all the right bases and preparation is unpretentious. The ...

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Misuta Chow’s

521 Main St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$

AsianJapanese-Sushi

Buffalo

Casual Table Service, Bar

MISUTA CHOW'S IS FINALLY HERE $ IT'S EVERYTHING WE HOPED IT WOULD BE - 'I think there's going to be a bunch of 'wow' moments all throughout the place,' ...

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Osteria 166

166 Franklin Street Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

ItalianSeafood

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

A Casual Italian Eatery and Pub Situated at the heart of the beautiful downtown city of Buffalo, New York. Osteria 166 offers some of the unique and ...

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Patina 250

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

New American

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Patina 250 offers casually refined, eclectic cuisine in the heart of downtown Buffalo. Executive Chef Evan Wargo sources the best local ingredients of ...

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Rachel’s Mediterranean Buffalo

235 S Elmwood Ave Buffalo, New York 14201 • $

GreekMediterranean

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

A Word from Rachel's Mediterranean Rachel s is a family owned and operated, revolutionary fast serve Mediterranean grill, serving only natural and ...

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Señor Tequila Mexican Restaurant

414 Pearl St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

MexicanDeli-Sandwiches

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

A Word From Señor Tequila Mexican Restaurant Señor Tequila Mexican Restaurant is located in heart of the theater and entertainment district. We ...

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Tappo

338 Ellicott St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$

ItalianWine Bar

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Tappo, Italian for cork, is proud to welcome our guests to downtown Buffalo to enjoy great American Italian cuisine, wines in an urban chic atmosphere. See ...

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Taqueria Ranchos Dos

445 Delaware Ave Buffalo, New York 14202 • $

Mexican

Buffalo

Casual Table Service, Take Out, Bar

Taqueria Ranchos Dos is our 2nd location now open at 445 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. Brought to you by the same owners as Taqueria Ranchos at 1516 Niagara ...

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The Crabman

341 Franklin Street, Buffalo NY Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$

AmericanSeafood

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Located in the previously Rue Franklin location. We are specialized in making seafood boil with special house sauces with different spice level to meet ...

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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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Toutant

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

SouthernBBQSeafood

Buffalo

Bar, Casual Table Service

Step Out's 2 cents: In our opinion Toutant is among the best restaurants in the city, joining the Buffalo stalwarts and a few 2014 startups, shuffling ...

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Waves Restaurant

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

AsianJapanese-SushiThaiVietnamese

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Waves is a Fine Dine-in and All You Can Eat Restaurant. We are specialized in Vietnamese, Thai, and Japanese food. It is NOT a buffet style restaurant. ...

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