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Hofbrauhaus- Buffalo

4.3
4.3
2004 Reviews
$30 and under
German
Hofbräuhaus Buffalo, German Inspired and Locally Owned.

Steps away from the KeyBank Center and Canalside, we are Buffalo's biggest party! Featuring live music, indoor and outdoor dining, Hofbräu Beer brewed on-site, and the best Bavarian cuisine. Hofbräuhaus Buffalo welcomes parties of all sizes!

For events, please reach our Director of Marketing and Events at MC@hofbrauhausbuffalo.com
If you encounter any issues booking your reservation, please call us at 716-939-BEER (2337) for assistance.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    German, Bavarian, Beer Garden
  • Hours of operation
    Fri 10:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 10:00 pm–12:30 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (716) 939-2337
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Hofbrauhaus Buffalo is able to accommodate parties from 2-1000 people in any of our 4 Dining Areas. The King Ludwig Room is our Private Dining area reserved for your special occasion.
  • Neighborhood
    Buffalo
  • Cross street
    Michigan and Scott Street
  • Parking details
    Free street parking with paid parking lots next door and across the street.
  • Public transit
    Two blocks from Metro Rail Canalside Stop!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 2,004 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Good for groups

  • Upstate New York

    Hot spot

  • Upstate New York

    Lively

  • Western New York

    Kid-friendly

  • Western New York

    Good for groups

  • Western New York

    Hot spot

  • Western New York

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Western New York

    Lively

  • Western New York

    Most Booked

2,004 Reviews
  1. dpinbuffalo

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our 5th time visiting Hofbrahaus and it was the best! Arrived at 5:30pm and sat in the bar area at a high top, but close enough to the beer hall to be a part of the action! The German American Musicians Band was fabulous! The new improved menu was perfect to meet everyone’s needs- those who wanted German food got it and those who didn’t had plenty of choices from burgers, fingers, beef on weck, French fries etc. Beer was superb. We had the lager and the dunkel. Our server Lindsey was fun, attentive, and allowed us to enjoy the atmosphere! Great time! We’ll be back again!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    SO MUCH FUN!!! Would come here every single weekend to listen to the live music and the DJ

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My friend’s chicken tenders were overdone and no one seemed to care. The rest of the food was fairly good and of course the beer was top notch. I did not feel the prices justified the value of the food but most restaurants are very expensive these days.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Don’t waste your time. We sat for 1.5 hours without food to finally be told they were out of most of what we ordered. We watched two other tables walk out. Save yourself the miserable experience and go somewhere you have a chance of getting your dinner!!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible experience. Waited over 2-1/2 hours for our food and we finally left. The appetizer didn’t even come out. The waitress didn’t warn us of the delay. They comped us our drinks but it was awful. People that came in after us were served as we waited without an explanation.

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  6. ArnoldM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food on the new menu was very good. Service was excellent.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No comment.........................................

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Took a long time to get seated for our reservation They were out of most of the food we wanted. They were even out of one of the drinks. The food we did order was not very good at all. Best thing was the pretzel it’s good thing we ordered that first.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Rating based on Mother’s Day brunch, not regular service. I’ve dined before here and it was all amazing.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was only Luke warm. Took way to long to get drinks. And way to pricey for 4 people 188.00 .also expected German food.

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  11. JamesC

    New York City

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Made reservation on Mother's Day, and nowhere was it written or mentioned that it was a buffet this year. Waited 35 min in line, and when we got to the food, we couldn't find anything resembling German food. Kinda weird. Needless to say, when we found out the bill was $ 203.00 before tip, for 3 people, ( 3 buffet meals and 3 beers) we wondered how they had the nerve to charge so much.

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  12. AnnaWally

    New York City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    It was the Mothers Day Brunch. We had a party of 6 adults. It was about $50 a head. It was difficult for my elderly mother in law to walk up and down the stairs to go to the buffet downstairs. The hot water for tea wasn’t hot. I told a staff member and returned awhile later, it still was cold. The staff were over whelmed making the experience bad.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was okay. The meats were done to perfection, the potatoes were a little dry. A couple of vegetable options would be appreciated. Having boths sides of the buffet open would lessen the time spent in line which was a touch excessive. Overall a good experience albeit on the high side of pricey.

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  14. MaryS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! The choices were great! The staff was amazing!

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  15. chriss

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    No longer serve sauerbraten which is a very popular German dish, ran out of Potato Pancakes, another popular German dish. It felt like the restaurant was struggling, as we were leaving it looked like they were preparing for a club night, charging at the door for the cost of a DJ. And adding security……

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There were 11 in our group at the Hofbrauhaus and everyone said they had a great time. Food was good and there was a large selection, even for me, a Vegan. The live music was loud but it added to the fun. We were able to linger after eating which was very nice, since in some restaurants you feel you have to leave right away. There was one unfortunate thing though. Our table was over a drain and the floor was wet where we were sitting. I had to keep making sure my coat and purse wasn’t getting wet. My friend’s pants did get wet at the hem. Otherwise it was a good and fun place to have a large group together for dinner.

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  17. EmilyW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good experience! Server was attentive and kind. Went late for beer and snack s- much younger vibe after 9pm which was perfect for us

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The new menu is very good. We tried the new roast half chicken and the beef tips “jager” spatzle. The chicken was excellent and the beef tips dish was very good, but you didn’t get many pieces of beef in it. Of course they jacked the prices up again, and the food is not worth what you pay for each dish! Their prices are very high, and you just don’t seem to get much for your money!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and even greater service! We don't live in the area (NYC), but if we did we would definitely be back many more times. Only slight drawback was that they took sauerbratan off the menu. I hope they decide to reinstate it.

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  20. andrewp

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, 2 items on menu were not available, ran out, server never asked if we wanted desert. It was and OK dinner

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Made reservations to come because the strictly hip was playing. Made reservations for 7:15 because the said they started at 7. Day of I see they now didn't start until 9 so I changed our reservation. Absolutely no where did it say anything about a cover charge or anything and we show up and there's a $10 cover per person which as I said was not advertised. Food was mediocre and was basically thrown in the table then someone threw a knife into the table instead of safely just placing it down. Service was not good. Not pleased.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Happy birthday to me! We went during a quiet time on Sunday for lunch. Everything was delicious and served by excellent staff who had the cutest German garb. We were a big table of friends and sat at a big heavy wooden table on benches. Delightful music was at a good level to hear but not hinder conversation. Can't wait to go back.

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  23. SHANNONF

    New York State

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to gather for a special occasion, especially with a large party. Live music, food, drinks and service all A+++.

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  24. Bumblewise

    New York City

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food has never been great, but it’s not as good as before. The menu is limited. The atmosphere is better when there is a live band. Service was the absolute best on this visit!

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  25. Sofia

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Server took an hour to come take our order, then delivered the wrong drinks. We had to pay cover for a live band that never ended up playing. Very disappointing because I normally love it here.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We go to the Buffalo Hofbrauhaus regularly and gradually have been disappointed by the food and prices the last year or so. However, we heard that a new Executive Chef was hired and that the menu will be changing. As a member of the Steinmaster club, I received an email and FB post of a roast chicken dinner special that would be offered for the weekend of April 19-21 that intrigued us, so we went on Saturday the 20th. When we got there our entire party wanted to get the advertised special and were told that they sold out the night before! They advertised it to be available for 3 days and they sold out in one night? So, we talked to the manager and asked what will they substitute for the sold out special, and were told there is no substitute and he could not offer any kind of substitute or deal! What the heck is going on at this place? Now, we love the Hofbrauhaus, especially the beer is fantastic, but the kitchen is a total mess! If this is how the new Executive Chef is going to run his kitchen this place is in big trouble and I fear it will not make it! To be fair, later on our waitress offered some of us free dessert. I ordered the cheesecake, which I had before and thought it was outstanding. However, this has been changed as well! The new cheesecake was a dried out tart-like cake with no flavor! This place is trying too hard to cover its costs and cut corners and the lack of quality in its food and kitchen service is glaring!

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  27. bufmaz1

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    K Lgtsunami yu I’mse I. Eid dii hi jsnns hi b hubs b has uejioo k shjidjjeiej

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  28. DeniseS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was fresh, service was good, recipes were average, lacking a little seasoning. Looks like a German Beerhall with uncomfortable wood benches which are traditional. The negative is the noise. Perhaps they could offer certain hours where they just had quiet dining for customers with sensory issues and/or hearing impairment. 

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  29. LINDAK

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    At 6:15 they ran out of Sauerbraten which is what we all wanted. Service (Maggie) was excellent. $15 to park is excessive. I get that there was an event that night but there should be a discount if you are a patron at the restaurant. Would recommend but with some caveats for sure.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Fun place but food very disappointing. Music was OK

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  31. jml24

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a fun place for German beer and sometimes music. We arrived just as the band was finishing up for the day and the recorded music was extremely loud. I get it for a band but for background music it was way too much. Unfortunately, there were several service snafus. We chose this place specifically because one person wanted saurbraten, a German dish that is getting harder to find. It was listed on the menu posted online and on the menu. When we ordered, the server told us that the saurbraten was no longer available and they "just hadn't gotten around to reprinting the menus." She also wasn't able to answer questions about menu items. When asked how the fish of the day was cooked she said it was "fried or maybe broiled. If you really need to know I can go to the kitchen and ask." Also: "The soup of the day is Hungarian Goulash. I have no idea how that is different from the other goulash on the menu." When we did finally order the food took a long time to come and after maybe 25 minutes the server came back again to tell us some of the food was ready but they ran out of a dish several of us ordered, but got more. On the plus side, the beer is very good if you like German styles.

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  32. Ronald

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fun time with so much to hear and see. The food took about 40 minutes to come out and it was not very busy. But other than that, I love this place!

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  33. Sm25

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique experience and delicious food. Nice servers. Fun German music.

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  34. AlexP

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and location, we will revisit them again.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    As an original stein club member, I’ve been here from the beginning. Pros, beer is excellent. Love the tapping party each month. Some of the food is very tasty however, the menus has gotten smaller and I’m getting tired of the lack of options compared to other Hofbrau in the states. The website needs to give more information on who’s performing. We always try to make it when Der House band or German American band perform. As of late, it’s rarely advertised. Please try to expand the menu and promote musical acts that are performing .

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  36. Frenchy

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Haus band was excellent. The beer was delicious. The value for the price of the food was ok. Their menu has shortened and the prices have gone up. I keep seeing new servers. Wondering where the experienced ones went.

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  37. mccunets

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a very cold night in Buffalo, I guess not that unusual, so a nice hot traditional German meal was much appreciated. Great staff, great service.

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  38. AmyM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress, Elaine, was outstanding. Very professional, helpful, friendly and a great personality. Also, the manager, Mert, was very professional, helpful and friendly.

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  39. JerryS

    New York City

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went on Easter and they only had a buffet.it was a lot food but then after 3 you could order from the menu. Lindsay was our waitress and she wonderful and apologized to us about that she didn’t know that they were allowing people to order from the menu after 3.

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  40. bigt

    New York City

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. Service was great. Bank was a little loud but we were seated close to the stage.

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FAQs

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

Hofbrauhaus- Buffalo is rated 4.3 stars by 2004 OpenTable diners.

Hofbrauhaus- Buffalo does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Hofbrauhaus- Buffalo

190 Scott St, Buffalo, NY 14204-2107

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Michigan and Scott Street
  • Neighborhood
    Buffalo
  • Hours of operation
    Fri 10:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 10:00 pm–12:30 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    German, Bavarian, Beer Garden
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free street parking with paid parking lots next door and across the street.
  • Public transit
    Two blocks from Metro Rail Canalside Stop!
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (716) 939-2337
  • Private party facilities
    Hofbrauhaus Buffalo is able to accommodate parties from 2-1000 people in any of our 4 Dining Areas. The King Ludwig Room is our Private Dining area reserved for your special occasion.
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