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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 June 9, 2022
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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.

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Best Burgers in Buffalo & WNY According to Western New Yorkers


189 Burger

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

AmericanBurgers

South Towns

Casual Table Service

Allen Burger Venture

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

AmericanBeer Bar/HallBurgers

Buffalo

Casual 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 • $$

BreweryAmerican

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Billy Club

228 Allen St Buffalo, New York 14201 • $$

New American

Online

Casual Table Service

BOCO Kitchen

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

South Towns

Casual Table Service

Bourbon and Burger Co.

9 Jackson St Batavia, New York 14020 • $

Genesee County

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Buffalo Brewpub

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

Beer Bar/HallBreweryAmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesPub Food

North Towns

Casual 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 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 Table Service, Take Out, Bar

Coming Soon: Sophia’s Restaurant- moving

715 Military Rd Buffalo, New York 14216 • $

Diner

North Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Davison Road Inn – The DRI

383 Davison Rd Lockport, New York 14094 • $$

Niagara County

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Doc Sullivan’s

474 Abbott Rd Buffalo, New York 14220 • $$

Buffalo FoodIrishPub Food

South Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Duff’s Famous Wings – Williamsville

4545 Transit Road Williamsville, New York 14221 • $

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-Sandwiches

North Towns

Casual Table Service

Ebenezer Ale House

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

AmericanBeer Bar/HallPub Food

South Towns

Casual Table Service

Essex Street Pub

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

AmericanBurgersPub Food

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Forty Thieves

727 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, New York 14222 • $$

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-Sandwiches

Buffalo

Bar, Casual 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-SandwichesSeafood

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Garage Cafe & Lounge

1127 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$

AmericanDeli-Sandwiches

North Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Griffon Gastropub – Clarence

5445 Transit Rd Clarence, New York 14031 • $$

AmericanBeer Bar/HallBurgersPub Food

North Towns

Casual Table Service

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

Grover’s Bar and Grill

9160 Transit Rd Buffalo, New York 14051 • $

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesHot Dogs

North Towns

Casual Table Service

Hoak’s

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

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesSeafood

South Towns

Casual Table Service

Imperial Pizza

1035 Abbott Rd Buffalo, New York 14220 • $

AmericanBuffalo Food37963878Deli-SandwichesPizza

South Buffalo

Bar, Bar Area, Casual 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 FoodIrish

South Towns

Casual Table Service

Juicy Burger Bar

1 Buffalo St Hamburg, New York 14075 • $$

AmericanBurgersDeli-Sandwiches

South Towns

Casual 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 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 FoodSeafood

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Live Edge Brewing Company

2100 Coomer Rd Burt, New York 14028 • $$

Brewery

Niagara County

Casual 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

Online

Casual Table Service

MARBLE + RYE

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

AmericanNew AmericanSeafood

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

New York Beer Project

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

BreweryPub Food

Niagara County

Casual Table Service

North End Bar & Grill

2692 Elmwood Ave Kenmore , New York 14217 • $$

AmericanBBQBuffalo FoodBurgersHot DogsItalianPizzaPub Food

North Buffalo

Casual Table Service

O’Neill’s Stadium Inn

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

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersPub Food

South Towns

Bar, Casual 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 • $$

AmericanDinerGreek

South Towns

Casual Table Service

Pearl Street Grill & Brew Pub

76 Pearl St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

AmericanBreweryBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesPub Food

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Poppyseed

3670 McKinley Pkwy Buffalo, New York 14219 • $

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesPizza

South Towns

Casual Table Service

Rock Burger USA – Cheektowaga

2810 Union Rd Cheektowaga, New York 14227 • $

Burgers

Cheektowaga and East

Casual Table Service

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 Table Service

Roycroft Inn

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

AmericanBurgersSeafood

South Towns

Casual Table Service, Fine Dining

Scotch n Sirloin

3999 Maple Rd Amherst, New York 14226 • $$

AmericanBuffalo FoodSeafoodSteakhouse

North Towns

Casual Table Service

Snyder Bar and Grill

2067 Kensington Avenue Amherst, NY 14226 • $

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-Sandwiches

North Towns

Casual Table Service

Soho

64 West Chippewa Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

AmericanBurgers

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Sophia’s

749 Military Rd Buffalo, New York 14216 • $

Diner

North Buffalo

Casual 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 Table Service, Take Out

Sunshine Vegan Eats

893 Jefferson Ave Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$

VeganVegetarianPlant-basedSoul Food

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Taylor’s Tap & Grill

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

Niagara County

Casual Table Service

Ted’s Hot Dogs – Cheektowaga

3637 Union Rd Cheektowaga, New York 14225 • $

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersHot Dogs

Cheektowaga and East

Fast Casual / Counter Service

The Burning Buffalo Bar & Grill

1504 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesPub Food

North Buffalo

Casual Table Service

The Dapper Goose

491 Amherst St Buffalo, New York 14207 • $$$

AmericanNew American

North Buffalo

Casual Table Service, Fine Dining

The Grange Community Kitchen

22 Main St Hamburg, New York 14075 • $$

American

Online

Casual Table Service, Fast Casual / Counter Service

The Silo

115 N. Water St. Lewiston, New York 14092 • $$

American

Niagara County

Casual Table Service

The Steer

3151 Main St Buffalo, • $$

Other

The Yelling Goat

205 Central Ave Lancaster, New York 14086 • $$

AmericanPub Food

Cheektowaga and East

Casual Table Service

This Little Pig

4401 Transit Rd Buffalo, New York 14221 • $$$

American

North Towns

Casual Table Service

Transit Music Lounge

4723 Transit Rd Depew, New York 14043 • $

Cheektowaga and East

Casual Table Service

Union Pub

38 Swan St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$

Pub FoodAmericanBurgers

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Webster’s Bistro

102 Webster St North Tonawanda,, New York 14120 • $$$

AmericanFrenchNew AmericanSeafoodWine BarSteakhouse

Niagara County

Casual Table Service, Fine Dining

Wellington Pub

1541 Hertel Avenue Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$

Buffalo FoodBurgersDeli-Sandwiches

North Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Winfield’s Pub

1213 Ridge Road Blasdell , New York 14218 • $$

AmericanNew American

South Towns

Casual Table Service

ZJ’s Family Restaurant

140 Pine St Hamburg, New York 14075 • $

DinerAmerican

South Towns

Casual Table Service

Zoe Restaurant

5711 Transit Rd East Amherst , New York 14051 • $

AmericanGreek

North Towns

Casual Table Service

Zorba’s Texas Hots

5 Lee St Depew, New York 14043 • $$

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-Sandwiches

Cheektowaga and East

Casual Table Service, Fast Casual / Counter Service

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This post was originally published in 2020 and has been updated.

Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/step-out-staff/" target="_self">Step Out Staff</a>

Written by Step Out Staff

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