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Lackawanna Party Bus

When you are traveling in Lackawanna, New York with NYC Party Bus, you may notice that there aren't many bars or restaurants within the city itself. These are a few of our top picks for good eats (and great drinks!) in the Lackawanna zip code of 14218, and in the surrounding cities of Buffalo and West Seneca as well.

The Mulberry Italian Restaurant is a real standout restaurant on this list, with its Little Italy type of charm and the wonderful food. We love this upscale eatery, and have been here many times over the years. We're happy to tell you that our experiences here have been nothing but consistent. They've got some of the very best lasagna that we have ever had, complete with layers of sausage, chicken, veal, and ricotta cheese, and we also enjoy their lobster ravioli! Our guests had the taggliatelle and they said it was one of the best things they had ever eaten. The service is always top notch here, and incredibly fast. We really enjoy the friendly atmosphere and the beautiful decor.


Address:

64 Jackson Ave, Lackawanna, NY 14218

Phone:

(716) 822-4292

Curly's Bar & Grill is the place in Lackawanna that we always go to for that incredible jerk chicken! It's really addictive and we just can't get enough of it. They also have a black bean soup that will really knock your socks off, and the cioppino comes highly recommended too! It doesn't matter if you're coming in for after-work drinks or for a sit-down meal with the family, you will find that the atmosphere and the ambiance cannot be beat. When you come in, we'd recommend trying the pasta pappardelle, the scallops, and the shrimp bisque. Lots of wonderful seafood options here. It can be a bit expensive here if you opt for the appetizers, desserts, and drinks, but in our opinion it is worth every single penny! Really great dining experience.


Address:

647 Ridge Rd, Lackawanna, NY 14218

Phone:

(716) 824-9716

Ernie Weber's Beef N Ale is such a great place to go for delicious sandwiches and beers. They've got the best beef on weck that we've tasted in quite a while, and from what we've heard this is one of the places that started that tradition way back when. The ale gets its fair share of the attention here since it is a truly old fashioned style bar. We've found that the hours can be a little too flexible for our tastes... they change often, so call ahead to find out what time they'll be opening and closing on that day. Good service, amazing sandwiches, and really good fries and beers. What more could you want from an afternoon or evening? One of the best in Lackawanna.


Address:

3167 S Park Ave, Lackawanna, NY 14218

Phone:

(716) 826-7843

Gabriel's Gate Restaurant (located in nearby Buffalo) is known for its amazing buffalo wings, and once you've sunk your teeth into a single wing, you will know why. So juicy and crispy... really some of the best that we have ever tasted. They are also known for their house beer which is a very tasty brown ale, or if that's not quite your style you might want to try the Sierra Nevada which is always on draft. We really love sitting in the front room and enjoying the funky decor that includes wooden indians and eclectic chandaliers from decades past. Best things about this place? The variety of wings and all the beers that they have to complement them! Very highly recommended.


Address:

145 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14201

Phone:

(716) 886-0602

Pearl Street Grill & Brewing Co (located in nearby Buffalo) is a jaunt that's definitely worth it. The food is just ridiculously good here, including a beer cheese soup made with gouda, a hot roast beef sandwich, and the perfect au jus to go with it! Their salads are also very good, nicely sized, crisp, and very fresh. Great dressings and toppings too. They've got really good burgers and beers here as well. They've got a nice selection of pale ales including Lake Effect which we really enjoy. Even the desserts are crave-worthy, including a molten chocolate cake that nobody can ever resist! It's a nice treat for birthdays or just because! Always a nice way to end a fabulous meal. Great restaurant, highly recommended!


Address:

76 Pearl St, Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone:

(716) 856-2337

Merge (located in nearby Buffalo) is mostly about vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free offerings, though they've got some regular fare here that will satisfy your friends, including a spicy chicken wrap (this is gluten free) and sweet potato fries with honey. Of course, if you ask us, you can get that anywhere! The vegan and vegetarian fare is rightly the star of the menu. They have some wonderful paninis here that come with salads, and you can actually tell by the flavor of everything that it is organic. It's true! If you're seeking a great spot in nearby Buffalo that's really more of a casual cafe than an upscale restaurant, you will love this one. Very highly recommended for anyone who loves vegetarian fare!


Address:

439 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone:

(716) 842-0600

Towne Restaurant (located in nearby Buffalo) gets a very high recommendation from us because of all the amazing flavors that they serve up on their menu. They've got a really delish chicken lemon rice soup that we love, and the beef and chicken souvlaki is really out of this world too. It's tough to find a Greek restaurant that is truly authentic in the area, and this one definitely goes above and beyond. Yes, it's a diner, and they keep with that style. But the food is authentic and delicious. They're open all night so there's a big after-bar crowd here, but the best thing is that their food is just as good in the middle of the night as it is in the middle of the day! Kudos to them. They do a great job here.


Address:

186 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14201

Phone:

(716) 884-5128

Betty's (located in nearby Buffalo) has such an eclectic array of tastes, you may have a hard time choosing something from the menu! It all just sounds so good. We have tried (and loved) the french toast casserole, the chorizo omelette, and the eggs benedict. Breakfast has never tasted so good. We really love the fact that you get fresh berries with that casserole too. Such a nice fresh complement to the meal. Breakfast, at least at the time of this writing, is served until 11:30AM on the weekdays, and they are closed entirely on Mondays. We have not yet been here for lunch, but we have heard that they have really delicious grilled chicken sandwiches with feta and artichokes, plus fresh soups. Good stuff!


Address:

370 Virginia St, Buffalo, NY 14201

Phone:

(716) 362-0633

Schwabl's Restaurant (located in nearby West Seneca) is a real American classic, and one that we definitely recommend to you! We love the beef on weck sandwiches here, and you will really fall in love with their German potato salad too. Back to that beef on weck though, the best thing is that they carve it right in front of you and you can have it sliced as thick or as thin as you like. They really know what they're doing here. Everything that they serve here is fantastic, but it's hard to move past that beef on weck because it's not only what they are known for, it's also irresistible! Every time we come in, we have to order one. It makes us want to go get one right now, and we recommend that you do the same!


Address:

789 Center Rd, West Seneca, NY 14224

Phone:

(716) 675-2333

Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant (located in nearby Buffalo) is one of the better restaurants and bars in the area, as evidenced by the fact that we have been here at least a dozen times in the past year! We're truly addicted to their duck confit with mango salad, and we absolutely adore their vegetable egg rolls! They also have a rack of lamb that you are sure to love, and the salmon is noteworthy too. We especially love the fact that when you order your wine by the glass, they pour you a bit so you can try it first. So few places do that anymore, and we really appreciate it! Wonderful place for dinner with the family or for an intimate date with the one you love. Very  highly recommended!


Address:

54 W Chippewa St, Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone:

(716) 854-9463