Neighborhoods value their pubs as a place to socialize, just as they value the ends of their rainbows as a place to find extra parking-meter change. Enjoy camaraderie at close proximity with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pub fare at Mitchell's Tavern in Tonawanda.
A historic outpost lauded in the Buffalo News for its comforting cuisine, Mitchell's Tavern piles generous helpings of American fare onto guests’ plates in a casual dining room surrounded by mounted sports snapshots. Kick off meals with complimentary popcorn or a platter of hand-cut sweet-potato fries ($3.50), dipping them in butter or honey to pen affectionate sonnets to besotted bees. A greek salad ($5.75; $7 with chicken) tosses feta and black olives in with lettuce, onion, and tomatoes, freshening palates before they run the hand-pressed habanero burger's spicy gauntlet ($6.25). Mitchell's roast-beef house-specialty sandwich ($5.50; $6.75 with fries) packages slow-roasted beef and signature gravy inside a kaiser or kimmelweck roll, and a clique of fries, coleslaw, and potato salad cheers on the beer-battered haddock fillet as it high-dives into tangy pools of tartar or cocktail sauce ($8.75).
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]]