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Buffalo has an interesting mix of restaurants that cater to the lunch crowd, and each year the "foodie" scene continues to evolve. No matter the type of dining experience you are looking for, you'll find it it Buffalo. From hidden gems like Shango Bistro and Wine Bar, which serves up New Orleans-style cuisine to well-known establishments like Anchor Bar, the creator of the Buffalo wings, you'll have no shortage of options. Cuisine types vary from traditional Western New York favorites, pub grub, Italian, Greek, Indian, Thai, Japanese, Southern, and many more.
Typical diner-style restaurants like Vizzi's and The Towne Restaurant offer mouthwatering burgers and weekend comfort food, while Fat Bob's Smokehouse serves up barbecue ribs, pulled pork and other tender meats smoked on the grill.
Those looking for an upscale lunch atmosphere can check out Seabar, a revolutionary new sushi restaurant that also offers a twist on local staples and international dishes. During the summer months, the Filling Station "fills" with patrons in Larkin Square, an innovative new public space that continues to draw residents and travelers downtown.
No matter what your craving for lunch, you'll find it in Buffalo. Our editors have narrowed down some of their favorite lunch spots and present our top choices.