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Hofbrauhaus- Buffalo

4.5
707 Reviews
$30 and under
German

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Hofbrauhaus Buffalo -- Currently accepting reservations, we do have tables available for walk in's as well. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Live music 5 nights a week as well as Saturday and Sunday afternoon. 1.1 miles from the Lecom Arena and Canal Side. Authentic German cuisine and House-Brewed German-Style beer in Buffalos largest Beer Hall! Prost!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 707 people are saying
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Klmj
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Pork was overcooked and dry, noodles were luke warm. Beer was good! Sides and apps were fantastic and the server was amazing

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LisaB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a fun time. Lively loud energetic place.

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ConnieG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love Hofbrauhaus. I go to the one in Chicago annually and this is my 2nd time to the one in Buffalo. The music was great and our server was superb. My food was lukewarm, though. Will definitely give it another try though.

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MAUREENM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hofbrauhaus was a pleasant surprise for us......staff were friendly, food was good and the ambience was wonderful. The band was a lot of fun as was watching the audience participation. It was loud and raucous but it was Ocktoberfest........normally we hate a loud restaurant but the beer garden atmosphere was vibrant and enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Food was exceptionally poor quality, and way over priced. We had a group of seven, every single person commented about how lousy the food was. Don’t waste your money, just go for a beer and a pretzel.

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GaryB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always.

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Rober
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Beer and music were great. The food had the potential to be very good, however, it was served warm not hot. We could tell it was prepared earlier and had been sitting being warmed.

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jeannetteb
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food2service5ambience5

my potato pancakes were not homemade so the price was too high and the applesauce was not enough and they wanted to charge me $6.00 for a little bowl of applesauce and was not happy. our waitress Allie is so nice and what a pleasant young lady but your price is too high for boxed potato pancakes and wow small bowl of applesaurce $6.00 you have to be kidding. thank you and not sure when and if we will be back very disappointed on boxed potato pancakes

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Melia123
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to have a get together. Pretzels were great and the beer cold. Live entertainment was fun. I will definitely be back.

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JimK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

German food was of good quality. Loved the potato pancakes..very crisp and flavorful. Loved the sausage plate. The sauerkraut had a hint of mint and sugar..nice, addictive. Loved the pork schnitzel with spaetzl.. too much to eat. We took our leftovers home along with a nice slice of blackforest cake. The meal was a little pricey but well worth it. Totally satisfied.
Jenn, the waitress was attentive and very friendly. The building seems new and lots of attention to detail. Sports on TV screens and live music. We were there early on a Sunday. Can imagine the place rocks for Bills games or after the Sabres.

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CarolE
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loads of fun, great atmosphere, fun German band and good beer.

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jeffreyr
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great Time , Great Atmosphere, Service good considering crowd. No fault of resturant . German Band was great there sound needed to be amplified.

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Madame
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

We did not have dinner: just drinks and pretzels. So much fun singing and enjoying the live music. A great place to go with a group of people

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the pork schweinbraten, excellent. Like mom used to make. Strudel was terrific. Glad to have potato dumplings almost as good as mine. Loved the gravy. Would like to know if there was vinegar in it.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great experience, food and atmosphere were great. The only thing we agreed on could’ve made it better is that in the 3 hours we were there we only saw our waitress maybe 4 times, and she never came back to check on if our friend that was pregnant and couldn’t drink needed a refill on her lemonade. Also, we wish they labeled what was on the charcuterie board or had it on the menu, because it was just a ton of random meats that we didn’t know what we were eating. Overall it was a great experience and the food was the best meal I’ve had out in a very long time!

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LisaE
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

It was too loud and the food was cold. We loved the Geman music/band but they need to play german music when the band is on break. All music should be traditional music: not Neil Diamond or Journey. Service was good.
Nice gift shop.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere and beer were great. Food was good but I was disappointed in the Currywurst. They use the wrong type of sausage. They use a more traditional sausage and not the hit dog style that you would get in Germany. To quantify my review, I've lived in Germany for six years, and my wife is German (born and raised). Don't misunderstand me, I'll be back..

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Denise
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with a group of people and it was a great time!! High energy and lots of fun. The severs were amazing and did an amazing job.

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JustinJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food & great atmosphere! Will definitely go back for another liter!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Too loud to talk with your dinner table mates
But awesome people watching

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MartinB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was good but could have been hotter. Danielle was a great server. It's Ocktoberfest so noise level made any conversation difficult. We did enjoy the Frankfurters Band. Apple strudel was delicious.

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Dawnbeths
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to celebrate Oktoberfest with traditional German music! We did have to ask to have our initial table moved as we were seated directly under an air conditioning vent and it was very cold.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Thank you!!

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Jeff
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Arrived for our reservation in the pouring rain, seated quickly and had beers and a giant pretzel delivered soon after sitting down. Ordered off the new full menu as the crowds filtered in for the live music. An hour after walking in the place was packed and hopping!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great experience. Friendly service.
Great food for an ok price (not cheap).
Would definitely go again.

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LawrenceC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

it was a real good time. enjoy the atmosphere and octoberfest music. had already eaten dinner but noticed the menu was much expanded from our last visit which is a good change. food pretty poor our first visits

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Sulli
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The music was extremely loud, so much so that you could not converse with your friends at the table. I want to enjoy the music but NOT at the sacrifice of enjoying my friends. I would not recommend this restaurant in spite of the good food, ambiance and , service.

I am also concerned about the ear protection for the workers. the number of decibels has to be above limits.

I realize it is October fest but it was not enjoyable for me and my guest.
Susan Sullivan

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ElisabethW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had such a fun night out at Hofbrauhaus! True authentic German atmosphere and food...and did I mention the Beer?? The band was lively and fun and had the whole house signing and cheering along. Can't wait to go back!

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StephenS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a quick stop before a Sabres game. Good food, better beer and a cool setting. Lots going on and some live German music for Octoberfest.

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WayneR
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The facilities and the beer were very good. The food quality and presentation were also very good. One member of our party did not care for what they ordered, but that wasn't a reflection on the quality.

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madalynm
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

we were surprised to see how large the restaurant was. the patio was very nice. beer garden was good. the German music was very good inside and outside. Two very long spacious bars. good beer and food selection. the German sauerkraut was the best! The prices were very reasonable. waitress was very friendly and gave good suggestions. nice gift shop. not too crowded for a Tuesday. comfortable. The only thing we didn't like was the $5 fee to park. fortunately we found free street parking. that may not be possible on the weekend. we would definitely go there again to try some of the other dishes.

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EdwardS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food beer were delicious
Service very good
We had a good time

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HaroldG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Would have loved to know that Monday’s is Country Night for the band.

This place is like Epcot in downtown Buffalo. Very cool experience.

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Patty
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ordered the potato pancakes and they were okay. While crispy, they reminded me of hash brown patties with a "hint" of onion. The Oktoberfest Festbier was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great service great place to watch the gMe

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JoeW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and pretty good food. Game day specials for beer and pretzels was perfecto.

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TammyP
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of six friends had an awesome time! Our waitress was outstanding and the inter action with the band and everyone dining was so much fun! Can not wait to go again!!

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CoCo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and great fun! We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

everything was great except we were at the first table by the door and it was freezing as the vent was blowing right over our table. We were so cold and they wouldn’t let us switch tables when one opened up. Service and atmosphere was great though

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Felt like you were at Oktoberfest. A little disappointed we had to sit upstairs because you couldn’t see the band.

FAQs

Hofbrauhaus- Buffalo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 939-2337.

Hofbrauhaus- Buffalo is rated 4.5 stars by 707 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.