Take Out

10 Charlie the Butcher
Succulent, freshly carved slices of roast beef ??? piled on a seedy kummelweck roll and dipped in horseradish and au jus ??? justify the popularity of this sandwich shop. Located in Williamsville, Charlie's Kitchen is housed in a free-standing, one-level building accented with a cheery red and white sign, shutters and picnic tables in front of the restaurant. For downtowners, there's also a takeout shop in the Ellicott Square Building on Main Street. (716-633-8330)

9 Anderson's
This local chain boasts nine Buffalo locations, serving up the city's signature bites: wings, beef on weck and frozen custard. Their legendary roast beef comes in several varieties — original, beef and cheddar, or BBQ beef — served on a kummelweck, sesame, Kaiser or multigrain roll. For dessert, sample the frozen custard flavor of the day, which might be anything from strawberry or banana to cinnamon or pistachio. (716-873-5330)

8 Bar-Bill Tavern
Housed in a charming timber-framed building and packed with regulars, this friendly watering hole is an appealing spot to down an icy mug of beer and hearty sandwich. The kitchen's specialty, beef on weck, features slow-roasted beef, carved while you wait and available in three different sizes. Be aware that they only serve the beef on weck until 9pm - so get there early if you want to try it! Buffalo's namesake chicken wings come in a variety of seasonings - Sicilian, teriyaki, barbecue and even suicidal that rank at the top for the best wings in Buffalo. No reservations are accepted and the bar is cash only. (716-652-7959)

7 Fat Bob's Smokehouse
With blues and reggae music flowing and a classic down-home decor, this is one of Buffalo's best barbeque haunts. Fat Bob's atmosphere is friendly and the food terrific. The sides are scrumptious and include favorites like sausage gravy, mashed potatoes, and cornbread. (716-887-2971)

6 Chef's
Known for its famous pasta sauce, Chef's has offered the neighborhood Italian classics since the 1920s. Menu items range from the Tuscany grilled chicken salad to vegetable lasagna to veal parmesan with spaghetti. In addition, the kitchen's daily specials might include chicken broccoli alfredo over fettuccine or linguini calamari. (716-856-9187)

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5 India Gate
This Elmwood dining room wins raves from connoisseurs of Indian food. Irresistible samosas, a delightful variety of authentic breads, tandoori meats, seafood and vegetarian dishes are skillfully prepared and infused with the flavors of South Asia. If the menu's wide selection is too daunting, don't worry: the restaurant offers a splendid lunch buffet. (716-886-4000)

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4 Lebro's
Housed in a soft blue home accented with red shutters, this neighborhood favorite offers tasty, Italian-inspired eats. Delicious pastas, like sundried tomato ravioli, are served with fresh Italian bread and salad or minestrone soup, while a variety of sandwiches and burgers and traditional meat dishes, such veal and chicken parmesan, appear on the menu as well. A casual wood bar with black and white checkered flooring adds to the appeal of this inviting eatery. (716-688-0404)

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3 Schwabl's
A Buffalo tradition, this quaint German eatery serves up hearty sandwiches, highlighted by the regional specialty beef on weck (sliced beef piled on a kummelweck roll). Diners start off with a complimentary basket of rye bread and have a choice of savory side dishes such as cole slaw, German potato salad and mashed potatoes. Expect to dine in close quarters and enjoy a casual atmosphere. (716-674-9821, 716-675-2333)

2 Jade's
Heaping plates of comfort food and an accomodating bar keep the natives from growing restless at Jade's laid-back digs. You'll find local specialties, like the roast beef on weck and chicken wings — of course! — on the menu in addition to the standard pub grub. A pool table, darts and video games allow patrons to stay for hours without growing bored. (716-683-5054)

1 Buffalo Brew Pub
Renowned for its fabulous beer and savory grub, this popular bar's the place to grab a bite of some of the city's famous fare. Try the sampler platter, which features chicken wings, seasoned to your liking, and a mini beef on weck, or order the full-sized sandwich, stuffed with slow-roasted beef that's been soaked in ale. In addition to several house brews, there's a wide selection of beer on tap that might include Guinness, Stella Artois, Newcastle and Sam Adams. (716-632-0552)


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Charlie the Butcher 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Deli, Local Specialty
Dining Options: Counter Seating, Disabled Accessible, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Neighborhood: Williamsville
COST: $
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Anderson's 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Ice Cream, Local Specialty
Dining Options: Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Neighborhood: Downtown
COST: $
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Bar-Bill Tavern 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Local Specialty
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Family Friendly, Take Out
Neighborhood: East Aurora
COST: $
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Fat Bob's Smokehouse 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Catering, Disabled Accessible, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Neighborhood: Downtown
COST: $
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Chef's 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Catering, Delivery, Family Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Cuisine: European, Italian
Neighborhood: Downtown
COST: $
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India Gate 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Cuisine: Indian
Neighborhood: Elmwood Avenue
COST: $
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Lebro's 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, European, Italian
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Catering, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Neighborhood: Airport - Zrd
COST: $
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Schwabl's 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Cuisine: European, German, Local Specialty
Neighborhood: West Seneca
COST: $
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Jade's 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Local Specialty
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Catering, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Neighborhood: DEPEW
COST: $
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Buffalo Brew Pub 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Local Specialty
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Neighborhood: Williamsville
COST: $$
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