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Best Burgers in Buffalo & WNY According to Western New Yorkers

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on December 9, 2020
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Whether you’re in the mood for a uniquely crafted burger with off the wall ingredients or a classic cheeseburger with traditional fixin’s, Buffalo and Western New York has tons of options.

We asked our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram followers where to find the best burgers in Buffalo and WNY, and they answered with their top picks. Below we’ve included the full list of reader recommendations – if it was mentioned, it’s listed below. With over 75 recommendations, there’s an option in almost every neighborhood. Some are specifically burger restaurants, some just have one burger or two burgers on the menu, and a few are even vegan restaurants with vegan burger options! All have a burger worth recommending according to our readers.

Which restaurants were mentioned the most? By far Juicy Burger (Hamburg), Off The Wall (Orchard Park), Rock Burger (Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls), and Grover’s Bar & Grill (East Amherst) had the most recommendations, with majority of the others having multiple mentions.

Check out the comments on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for specific menu item recommendations! Plus find more guides with recommendations according to our readers.

Best Burgers in Buffalo & WNY According to Western New Yorkers


189 Burger

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

AmericanBurgersDeli-Sandwiches

South Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

Allen Burger Venture

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

AmericanBeer Bar/HallBurgers

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Belt Line Brewery and Kitchen

545 Swan St Buffalo, New York 14204 • $

BreweryAmerican

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Big Ditch Brewing Co.

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

BreweryBeer Bar/HallAmerican

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Big Mood

423 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, New York 14032 • $$

VeganVegetarianPlant-based

North Towns

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Billy Club

228 Allen St Buffalo, New York 14201 • $$

AmericanNew American

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

BOCO Kitchen

7375 Boston State Rd North Boston, New York 14025 • $$

South Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

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Bourbon and Burger Co.

9 Jackson St Batavia, New York 14020 • $

Genesee County

Brothers Takeout Cafe & Catering

1281 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14216 • $

AmericanSoul FoodSouthern

North Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service, Catering

Buffalo Brewpub

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

Beer Bar/HallBreweryAmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesPub Food

North Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

Buffalo Bros Burgers

Buffalo Buffalo, New York 14201 • $$

Buffalo

Butera’s Craft Beer & Craft Pizza

32 Main St Hamburg, New York 14075 • $$

ItalianPizza

South Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

Casey’s Black Rock

484 Amherst St Buffalo, New York 14207 • $$

North Buffalo

Bar

Cask + Cow

840 Center St Lewiston , New York 14092 • $$

BurgersBeer Bar/HallAmericanBuffalo FoodDeli-Sandwiches

Niagara County

Casual / Full Table Service, Take Out, Bar

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Davison Road Inn – The DRI

383 Davison Rd Lockport, New York 14094 • $$

Niagara County

Doc Sullivan’s

474 Abbott Rd Buffalo, New York 14220 • $$

Buffalo FoodBurgersIrishPub Food

South Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Duff’s Famous Wings – Williamsville

4545 Transit Road Williamsville, New York 14221 • $

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-Sandwiches

North Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

Ebenezer Ale House

4348 Seneca St West Seneca, New York 14224 • $$

AmericanBeer Bar/HallPub Food

South Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

Essex Street Pub

530 Rhode Island St Buffalo, New York 14213 • $$

AmericanBBQBeer Bar/HallBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesPub Food

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Flip Burger

704 Maple Rd Getzville, New York 14221 • $

Burgers

North Towns

Forty Thieves

727 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, New York 14222 • $$

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-Sandwiches

Buffalo

Bar, Casual / Full Table Service

Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs

707 Kenmore Ave Buffalo, New York 14223 • $

AmericanHot DogsDeli-SandwichesBurgers

North Towns

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Gabriel’s Gate

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

AmericanBurgersDeli-SandwichesSeafoodSteakhouse

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Garage Cafe & Lounge

1127 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$

AmericanDeli-Sandwiches

North Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Griffon Gastropub – Clarence

5445 Transit Rd Clarence, New York 14031 • $$

AmericanBeer Bar/HallBuffalo FoodBurgersNew AmericanPub Food

North Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

Griffon Gastropub East Aurora

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

AmericanBeer Bar/HallBuffalo FoodBurgersPub Food

South Towns

Casual / Full Table Service, Bar

Grover’s Bar and Grill

9160 Transit Rd Buffalo, New York 14051 • $

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesHot Dogs

North Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

Hoak’s

4100 Lake Shore Rd Hamburg, New York 14075 • $$

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesSeafood

South Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

Imperial Pizza

1035 Abbott Rd Buffalo, New York 14220 • $

AmericanBuffalo Food37963878Deli-SandwichesPizza

South Buffalo

Bar, Bar Area, Casual / Full Table Service

JD’s Brew Pub

405 S Cascade Dr Springville, New York 14141 • $$

South Towns

Jokers Bar

1783 Electric Ave Lackawanna, New York 14218 • $

Buffalo

JP Fitzgeralds

4236 Clark St Hamburg, New York 14075 • $$

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesIrishPub FoodSeafoodSteakhouse

South Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

Juicy Burger Bar

1 Buffalo St Hamburg, New York 14075 • $$

AmericanBurgersDeli-Sandwiches

South Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

Kaboodles Kafe

13677 Main St Akron, New York 14001 • $

American

North Towns

Kelly’s Korner

2526 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, New York 14202 • $

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-Sandwiches

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Kobans Restaurant

3045 Niagara St Niagara Falls, New York 14303 • $$

American

Niagara County

Lenox Grill

140 North Street Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

AmericanBuffalo FoodSeafoodSteakhouse

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Live Edge Brewing Company

2100 Coomer Rd Burt, New York 14028 • $$

Brewery

Niagara County

Casual / Full Table Service

Lou’s Restaurant

73 Webster St North Tonawanda, New York 14120 • $

Niagara County

Lucky Day Whiskey Bar

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

American

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

MARBLE + RYE

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

AmericanNew AmericanSeafoodSteakhouse

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

New York Beer Project

6933 S Transit Rd Lockport, New York 14094 • $$

BreweryAmericanPizzaPub Food

Niagara County

Casual / Full Table Service

North End Bar & Grill

2692 Elmwood Ave Kenmore , New York 14217 • $$

AmericanBBQBuffalo FoodBurgersHot DogsItalianPizzaPub Food

North Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Nye Park Tavern

1672 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, New York 14207 • $$

AmericanBurgersPub Food

North Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

O’Neill’s Stadium Inn

3864 Abbott Rd Orchard Park, New York 14127 • $$

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersPub Food

South Towns

Bar, Casual / Full Table Service

Off The Wall Sandwich Company

4068 N Buffalo St Orchard Park, New York 14127 • $$

BurgersDeli-Sandwiches

South Towns

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Olive Branch Family Restaurant

2343 Union Rd Buffalo, New York 14224 • $$

AmericanBuffalo Food37963878DinerGreekSteakhouse

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Pearl Street Grill & Brew Pub

76 Pearl St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

AmericanBreweryBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesPub Food

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Poppyseed

3670 McKinley Pkwy Buffalo, New York 14219 • $

AmericanBuffalo Food37963878BurgersDeli-SandwichesPizza

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Rock Burger USA – Cheektowaga

2810 Union Rd Cheektowaga, New York 14227 • $

Cheektowaga and East

Rock Burger USA – Niagara Falls

8529 Niagara Falls Blvd Niagara Falls, New York 14304 • $

Niagara County

Roost

1502 Niagara St Buffalo, New York 14213 • $$$

AmericanNew AmericanPizza

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Roycroft Inn

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

AmericanBurgersDeli-SandwichesSeafoodSteakhouse

South Towns

Casual / Full Table Service, Fine Dining

Scotch n Sirloin

3999 Maple Rd Amherst, New York 14226 • $$

AmericanBuffalo Food37963878Seafood

North Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

Snyder Bar and Grill

2067 Kensington Avenue Buffalo, New York 14226 • $

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-Sandwiches

North Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

Soho

64 West Chippewa Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

AmericanBurgers

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Sophias

749 Military Rd Buffalo, New York 14216 • $

Diner

North Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Stack Burger

1506 Abbott Road Lackawanna, New York • $

Burgers

Other

Stooges Stuffed Burger Bar

2 Pine St Lockport, New York 14094 • $

Burgers

Niagara County

Casual / Full Table Service, Take Out

Sunshine Vegan Eats

893 Jefferson Ave Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$

VeganVegetarianPlant-based

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Taylor’s Tap & Grill

2279 Niagara Falls Blvd Niagara Falls, New York 14305 • $$

Niagara County

Casual / Full Table Service

Ted’s Hot Dogs – Cheektowaga

3637 Union Rd Cheektowaga, New York 14225 • $

AmericanBuffalo Food37963878BurgersHot Dogs

Cheektowaga and East

Fast Casual / Counter Service

The Black Sheep Restaurant & Bar

367 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, NY, United States Buffalo, New York 14213 • $$$

New American

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service, Bar

The Burning Buffalo Bar & Grill

1504 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesPub Food

North Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

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