Econo Lodge South
4344 Milestrip Rd.
Buffalo, NY 14219
Phone: (716) 825-7530
Fax: (716) 825-7981
If you have a hankering for seafood this is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the whole family. Various appetizers, special entrees, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody. Lunch and dinner menus include shrimp, soups and salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak, and pasta. For calorie-counters, choose from the LightHouse Menu, which highlights dishes that won't cause you to tip the scales. A Kid's Menu is available with fine fare for the little ones like chicken fingers and mac & cheese. Be sure to save room for a scrumptious dessert. Gift Cards are available as a great gift for the seafood lover.
Enjoy some of the best and most authentic Mexican food in the buffalo area at El Canelo, which is owned and operated by a family from Guanajuato, Mexico. Some of their specialties include a variety of fajitas, which they are known for. Try their fajitas tejanas (made with beef, chicken, and shrimp), fajitas de camaron (with cooked shrimp) and vegetable fajitas. Some other menu items include taco salad, burritos, and chimichangas. If you have a taste for steak, try bistec acapulco, topped with onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, and mushrooms; steak ranchero, served with hot sauce, or steak a la tampiquero (a T-bone accompanied with Spanish rice, refried beans and a tossed salad). - Christine A. Smyczynski
late Ilio DiPaolo, a pro wrestler who immigrated to the United States from Italy in 1951. Hand-painted murals of Ilio’s hometown of Abruzzi and of the bay of Sorrento grace the walls of the dining room. In warmer weather dine outdoors in the courtyard, which also has a bocce court. Complete your meal with desserts like cannoli, tiramisu, spumoni and gelato. A banquet room seats up to 250 and off-site catering for up to 400 is available. Closing times vary, but the restaurant is open from Tuesday to Friday from 11:30, Saturday from 14:00 and Sunday from 13:00. -Christine A. Smyczynski
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu- their cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over. Lunch and take out menus are available.
This large, casual, family-friendly restaurant is known for their wings, burgers, pizza, beef, and their happy hour and sporting night specials. In warmer weather they open up large garage doors, which replace windows, so you can enjoy dining al fresco while inside. An arcade with lots of games will keep kids, and adults who are kids at heart, busy while they wait for their meals. Thursday is wing night; from 6 pm until closing pay $6.99 for a single order when you purchase a large drink. On College Football Saturdays get 5 Coors Lights for $12 and during Monday Night Football get a bucket of 5 Bud Lights for $12. -Christine A. Smyczynski
Enjoy genuine smoked barbecue, including BW's signature smoked barbecue wings. Other choices include a chicken dinner, seasoned with special spices. Their rib dinner comes in either quarter, half or full rack. There is also a chicken and rib combo dinner. If you can't make up your mind, try the BBQ platter, which has a sampling of everything, including grilled chicken, ribs, pulled pork, and smoked beef brisket. Sandwiches include a BBQ Reuben, grilled chicken, and one called 38 special, made with smoked beef tenderloin, cheese, onion straws, and a chili dressing. On Sunday, enjoy a brunch with omelets, pancakes, beef tenderloin, BBQ chicken, pulled pork, soup, eggs, salad bar, and more. - Christine A. Smyczynski
Enjoy waterfront dining and beautiful sunsets at the Dock at the Bay. Whether you are there for dinner or cocktails and appetizers, you'll have a pleasant time. Established in 1993, the circa 1800s building is purported to be haunted. The menu includes lunch selections like beef on weck sandwiches, salads, including a house chop salad, grilled pizza, burgers, and paninis. The dinner menu has a Friday only fish fry, surf and turf, chicken oscar, filet mignon, prime rib, and pork t-bone. You can also enjoy dining outdoors on the patio with a menu of sandwiches, appetizers, and desserts, like chocolate volcano cake. There is a happy hour Monday-Friday, as well as live music every night. Banquet facilities accommodate up to 230 individuals. - Christine A. Smyczynski
This popular upscale restaurant is noted for it's Jamaican jerk chicken, marinated in chef Krista Van Wagner's Caribbean-style BBQ sauce. Menu items include salads, like one with grilled Jerk chicken on a bed of mixed greens and another oriental salad with a peanut encrusted chicken breast. For lunch try a Jamaican jerk chicken or pork sandwich, burgers or a Portobello sandwich. Dinners include jerk chicken dinners, chicken puligny, wolf-fit chicken and more. For dessert, try one of their made-to-order chocolate chip cookies. Their banquet center is available for large parties and they have a private dining room that seats up to 30 for smaller events.-Christine A. Smyczynski
Established in 1985, this restaurant, which offers scenic views of Lake Erie, has a menu which features fresh seafood, a Friday fish fry, and more. Eat inside in the main dining room or outside on the patio overlooking the lake. Their motto is "casual dining at its finest." Appetizers include stuffed mushrooms, crab cakes, hot stuffed banana peppers, and more. They also have a large selection of sandwiches, like beef on weck, buffalo chicken, and burgers, along with more substantial entrees, like prime rib (Saturday night only), New York strip steak, surf and turf, and baby back ribs. Come for happy hour Monday to Friday from 1p to 5p. - Christine A. Smyczynski
This family owned and operated restaurant has been a popular South Buffalo landmark for over 30 years. They offer good food at reasonable prices. The portions are large and the restaurant has a cozy atmosphere. It is especially popular for breakfast and Sunday brunch. All meals are home cooked and made to order and the service is efficient. The menu includes everything from burgers to roast beef and turkey dinners, and of course a Friday fish fry. -Christine A. Smyczynski
Flattery's Bar & Restaurant is an upscale restaurant and bar that is frequented by the uber crowd of the city seven days of the week. You can lounge around in the cozy ambiance indoors or simply hit the patio bar and relax with friends over a refreshing drink. The restaurant is open till wee hour of morning and features live musical performances and entertaining events. If partying and socializing tops your to-do list, Flattery's Bar & Restaurant is your destination.
Since 1949, Orchard Park residents have been enjoying hot dogs at Taffy's. This seasonal stand, located near a busy intersection, is always well maintained with all sorts of flowers planted during the summer. Eat outside on one of their table swings or gliders. In addition to hot dogs, the menu includes burgers, chicken fingers, and subs. Taffy's is also equally well-known for their milkshakes, with 115 flavors, like strawberry cheesecake, orange chocolate and cotton candy available. Milk shakes come in two sizes, the Pounder and the Bucket, a 44 oz monstrosity of milk and cream. - Christine A. Smyczynski