Restaurants in Tonawanda


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Family-owned and operated for more than 40 years, Mitchell's Tavern draws diners with beer, spirits, and a lengthy menu of freshly cooked pub fare. Its historic brick building, which is more than 70 years old, housed both a deli and the local fire department before transforming into the neighborhood tavern it is today. An outdoor patio shades rows of tabletops with umbrellas; inside, sports memorabilia and photographs crowd the walls as complimentary popcorn erupts from kettles and hearty roast beef sandwiches, hamburgers, and fried fish mingle with mugs of draft beer and mixed drinks. Happy hours and drink specials give wallets a break throughout the week—Mondays, for instance, bring half-priced bottles of Bud, and ladies night every Saturday treats ladies and gorillas in convincing cashmere gowns to $2 drinks and $4 cosmopolitans.: m]]

734 Sheridan Drive
Tonawanda,
NY
US

Mississippi Mudds invites families and foodies alike to stop in and enjoy beloved regional fare such as Sahlen's hot dogs, burgers, sammies, and hand-cut sweet fries. Guests can pull up a chair amid the restaurant's nautical-themed setting and peruse the menu of classic comfort fare before deciding on the cheeseburger ($2.99) or sweet potato fries ($3.99). The charbroiled hot dog can be hidden in a friend’s purse to throw off pursuing bloodhounds ($2.59); the pride of Mississippi Mudds, the chicken breast sandwich, features five ounces of boneless bliss hugged by a fresh Constanzo’s roll to send taste buds flying as high as a majestic flock of soaring ostriches ($6.29). Patrons can also stop in for a visit to indulge in one of seven specialty sandwiches, such as the BBQ pulled pork lathered in Mississippi Mudds's signature sauce ($5.49).

313 Niagara St
Tonawanda,
NY
US

Executive Chef Chaz Bulera and his team fashion dinner and lunch menus out of selectively sizzled meats, fish, and pasta. Lunch fare, such as a pulled-pork sandwich ($8) and a buffalo-chicken wrap with its coif of blue cheese ($9) effortlessly shame standard sandwich-shop selections. The dinner menu kick-starts appetite engines with sesame-seared ahi tuna ($9) and subtly seasoned calamari ($7) before revving them lightly with a portobello-pesto sandwich ($8) or heavily with a bacon-wrapped filet mignon ($21).

971 East River Road
Grand Island,
NY
US

When the chefs at John's Pizza & Subs? approach batches of pizza dough, they channel the restaurant's three decades of expertise. Across the shop's four locations, specialty pies such as the Bob's Big Mac, whose combination of hamburger, thousand island dressing, and pickles is lauded by the Buffalo Pizza Fest, join made-to-order pizzas crowned with a pepperoni, hot peppers, pineapple, and other toppings. John's Pizza & Subs? is also known for its original chicken-finger sub, as well as other hot and cold subs with unusual names, such as the Godfather, Stinger, italian sausage Nightmare and the ham-and-turkey Hercules, whose more than 5 ounces of meat can sate each of a hydra's heads. Tacos, wraps, and wings help to round out the hearty menu.

2131 Grand Island Blvd.
Grand Island,
NY
US

Statues strike meditative poses atop Spicy Thai's front desk, as if they're contemplating each delicious scent that emanates from the kitchen. Beyond this checkpoint lies a dining room peppered with gilded masks, red ceiling tiles, forest-green napkins, and tablecloths as crisp and white as a freshly ironed snowflake. Here, friendly servers deliver colorful plates piled high with Thai dishes such as pad thai and panang curry with peanuts and broccoli. The chefs also prepare several house specialties, including an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet and phuket grouper, a deep-fried fish fillet accompanied by onions, green peppers, and a tangy chili sauce.

2865 Sheridan Dr.
Tonawanda,
NY
US

There are many different ways to enjoy the colds cuts and cheeses at Jimmy B's Deli. The easiest way, of course, is to simply order one of the more than 10 varieties of cheese or the plentiful array of hams, turkeys, and sausages by the pound. Catering to parties and events, the staff can pair meats and cheeses in platters designed for sampling and sharing. And they also assemble their cuts into cold and hot subs?stuffed with capicola, salami, and liver sausage, for example?that showcase the flavors of Italy, much like every good mob movie.

349 Somerville Ave
Tonawanda,
NY
US