Whether you live in Buffalo or you’re in town to visit nearby Niagara Falls, you want to try the top restaurants Buffalo has to offer. So without further adieu, here are our picks for the five best restaurants in Buffalo, in no particular order:
Right across the northern border in Niagara Falls, the Oh Canada Eh Dinner Show puts on pure Canadian entertainment in a 250-seat log-cabin theater. This comical, kitschy, musical dinner show provides dozens of Canadian-themed tunes over the course of two hours Best yet, you’ll enjoy a classic Canadian dinner: Quebecois pea soup, Atlantic haddock, BBQ ribs, and roasted chicken.
See what actual customers say about Oh Canada Eh Dinner Show:
“This show was the BEST entertainment we experienced on our visit to Canada! After spending many hours viewing, hiking, walking, boating, and listening to the great Niagara Falls, this was the perfect cultural event to attend for a change of environment.” - Linda Y.
“The most fabulous show I have ever seen. Two and a half hours of nonstop singing and merriment. There are a total of 71 songs in the show. Most amazingly beautiful voices. Excellent food and service. ... Don't miss this!” - Catherine P.
“The Oh Canada Dinner Theatre and show was so, so funny. I laughed until I had tears running down my checks ... best show ever. ... The food was good too, especially the fried haddock, best I have ever had.” - Jeanne M P
Whether you’re visiting downtown Buffalo for a Sabres game or to go to the theater, it’s nice to have solid options for lunch and dinner. To that end, we recommend these downtown Buffalo restaurants for your pre- or post-event meal.
When you go to Little Lamb, you take part in a Mongolian-inspired tradition that takes place at hundreds of “Little Lambs” all over the world. The basic idea: you choose the broth, the meats, and the veggies, then you cook it yourself, one piece at a time, in a hot pot at your own table. It’s a delicious formula, and you’ll savor proteins ranging from beef rib-eye to shrimp balls...all cooked right in front of you.
See what actual customers have to say about Buffalo Little Lamb:
“Wasn’t sure what we were getting into when we arrived. We were pleasantly surprised. From the sheer value of the meal, to the flavors, to the uniqueness of the experience and the helpfulness if the staff. ... We did the all you could eat and the value was certainly worth it.” - Chris Von R.
“I love how you make your own experience, You control the amount you spend and how much food you want. You choose the flavor profile and add-ins. The food is so delicious and fresh.” - Tammy T.
“Great food, great service. ... The fish and vegetables were fresh, the sauces were amazing and the seafood broth was delicious. ... Very helpful staff and reasonable prices. Best hotpot in Western New York.” - Behjat H.
We’ll leave out Anchor Bar, a Buffalo institution where the buffalo wing was conceived. That’s a must-visit. But where else should you try the hallowed bar food? Try these three spots:
Craft distilleries are popping up all over the country, but what makes Black Button Distillery stand out might be its backstory. Head distiller Jason Barrett comes from a family of button-makers, and all through his childhood, Jason thought he’d be a button-maker, too. But then he discover a new love: great whiskey—and that passion won out with the creation of Black Button Distillery. Taste Jason’s straight bourbon whisky, summery gin, and even apple-pie moonshine.
See what actual customers have to say about Black Button Distillery:
“A great place to sip on a bourbon on ice or enjoy a local craft beer. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Loved it. We will return!” - Audrey K.
“Outstanding. Servers Allie and Christian made us so comfortable and were very knowledgeable in explaining our tasting experience. Also was pleasantly surprised by the great cheese, cracker and meat board that was part of the tasting experience.” - Martin J.
“Just a great experience all the way around. Our "bartender" was very knowledgeable and helpful! All of the spirits were really good and the drink she made with the spirit we chose was fantastic. We sat and talked with her for quite awhile. Even the other people working took time to talk with us. DEFINITELY will be back” - Robin R.