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Top Restaurants On Buffalo’s Elmwood Strip

Whether you are creeping around Spot coffee on your iPad setting your fantasy hockey lineup or lurking inside Urban pretending to be interested in a $150 Paul Frank button down, eventually your Elmwood strip hijinks will work up a Michael Moore size appetite for local grub.

There are no shockers on this list. Not one flash in the pan pseudo hipster hangout with bubble tea and fake exploding volcano’s. These establishments have stood the test of time and will get you exactly what you want; a delightful meal at a reliably thrifty Buffalo price.

Blue Monk


Blue Monk



The first two restaurants have been rocking the strip hard together for over a half century but Blue Monk immediately busted onto the scene with veteran swagger and effortless perfection. There is a very good reason why Blue Monk was an instant hit. The owners of Coles decided if no one else was going to copy their recipe for success they would do it themselves. Quickly turning the dark sweaty armpit of the city (Merlin’s) into a cozy upscale pub/restaurant seemed almost too obvious, but man it worked. If for some reason the obscure micro-brew you were craving wasn’t in the Coles lineup you will undoubtedly find it here. Though the prices are closer to that you would find in a major city, it is still very affordable comparatively. Do yourself a favor and try the Duck Frites with House Sauces; it is the closest you will ever come to eating a fried potato that fell from the heavens. Every one of the complimentary dipping sauces I could enjoy as a shot. Did you say a duck Reuben? No, I did. Order it and don’t share it with anyone…it’s ducking great. [Blue Monk Website]




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