Local Kitchen & Beer Bar

4.4
305 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We strive to live up to our name each day. Our philosophy here at Local Kitchen is to use all the resources we can from our hometown. Like our vendors from the Broadway Market who provide us with fresh produce. See the wood covering the bar and walls? We repurposed this wood from a barn we purchased in Clarence, NY that was built in the 1800s. We also love our traditions here in Buffalo! That’s why we are offering a weekly fish fry to bring this Buffalo tradition back to life. Come bring your friends and family each Friday to enjoy our twist on the famous Casey’s Tavern Beer Battered Cod. We love Buffalo and it is our priority to keep our restaurant as local as possible. We hope you will enjoy this ride with us!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 305 people are saying
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vipGreatService
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Local Kitchen!! Peter and his staff are great hosts!

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MarkB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good and the food we ordered was very good. We will definitely go back when we are in town.

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VickyS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! Absolutely loved the beef on weck eggrolls! The wait staff were friendly and processed excellent service. Will be back again soon to enjoy another meal.

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Jaime
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I've been here several times in the past and the food/service has been really good. For me, I think last night they were having an off night. There were 2 items that we ordered that the waitress came back twice, at least 20 minutes apart, to let us know and change our order. When food came out, there was an error in one plate. Trying not to complain, and again, think they were having an off night in the kitchen. Staff was nice. I would still go back in the future.

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WilliamG
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Cajun Broiled Haddock. Sides were very good. Cajun could have been more predominant, spicier. Selection of draft beers was impressive. Service was excellent, as always has been every time.

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vipMaryK
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service were great!!!

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DebbieS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu, lots of options. Service was prompt. Great place for dinner before Shea’s—will definitely return!

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JackieEats
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

PEOPLE. I would come back for the fries alone. They are SO GOOD. They also have a great selection of local draft beers and a very chill atmosphere.

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MariaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good service. Pleasant surroundings. Nice bar menu. Food satisfactory. Made it to the theater with time to spare. Always important.

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SeamusDad
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Relaxed, bright-lit Pub atmosphere, all high tables with bar stool/chairs. Wide-open, long room, but not noisy. Saturday night and had live music (guitar player doing covers). Food was yummy, bar food+ (unique chicken fingers + awesome NY Strip Steak). Awesome service with many smiles. Awesome selection of local beers and no hesitation to give tasting samples so you pick what you will love!

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vipJaneM
Las Vegas
42 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a nice place to go for dinner before heading over to The Shea’s Theater.
Love their French fries

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TerriY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we were a party of 5 eating before going to the theater. service was great! everyone loved their dinner and we will eat there again this season!

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vipPatrickS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

The food took over an hour from the time it was ordered to get to our table, I do not fault the server…. The kitchen seemed to be unable to keep pace with the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great option. Great food & staff.

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ErinC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Had 2 entrees and 5 beers for about $70 (including tip) - can’t beat it. It’s a louder bar atmosphere , so not ideal for a date night where you want to talk without shouting. Otherwise everything else was flawless

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh, hot and delicious! Our server was pleasant and attentive! The location is perfect when going to shows at Shea’s. Family friendly! Reasonable prices! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible experience. Fantastic staff and Food.

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vipJaneM
Las Vegas
42 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is a nice place to go before the theater
Love their French fries

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has something for everyone. The selection of local beers was great. Friendly and accommodating staff. Fun place to gather. Looking forward to stopping back in!

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vipJonathanB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We saw the great reviews and decided to check this place out, but it was a mistake. We were the only group there for about the first 30 minutes, but the service was slow.
The beer selection was great, so that was a big plus, but they were also out of the red blend that we wanted to try.
After we ordered food, we played darts to pass the time for our food to finally arrive; it was not worth the wait at all. Three of us got the almond chicken strips, but the breading tasted like burnt popcorn. Even worse, the few strips we got were dry, overcooked, and seriously lacking meat; I'd say they were 80% breading. We let our server know, and she apologized and had regular chicken strips made. Those also took quite some time, and we were nearly finished eating by the time they arrived.
It was overall not an awful experience, but the food certainly did not live up to the other positive reviews.
We will not be returning to dine here, but perhaps would drink in the future.

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DebraS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was impeccable! Enjoyed the atmosphere, food, and drinks. Played some darts too. Just wish they didn't close so early.

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JamieF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. I had requested a special seating request for one of our guests and the manager called me personally to ensure my guest would be comfortable in the seating arrangements that the restaurant had available. Everyone was super friendly and inviting. The food was good too!

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Kevin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good food and and fair prices.

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WilliamG
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, service was excellent, food was excellent.

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DonnaH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Ignored by wait staff for 20 mins went to the bar to be fed

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WilliamG
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

About three tables for seating out on the patio, but it's nice to sit outside and see what's going on on Chippeawa Street. Food, excellent, Service, excellent.

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AnthonyH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome little gem. Go!

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WilliamG
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great experience. Great food. Great beer selection. Constantly changing specialty cocktails. Awesome service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the drinks were great! I don’t think we’d return for dinner though.

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SandyK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good pub style food. Nice atmosphere. Friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and prepared in a timely manner, the atmosphere was fun and relaxing, and the bartenders/servers were friendly, attentive, and provided excellent service. Overall a fantastic experience!

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MikeP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Severely understaffed.
2 people serving entire restaurant.
Ridiculous on a Friday night

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The only thing I was disappointed in was that the menu on open table didn’t match the menu they’re using so our options were limited. The food was good though and our server was nice.

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becky
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation for Jan 23rd for my bday. Received email confirmation and reminder. Showed up for the reservation, and the place is completely dark and locked up. What the hell? Nice way to do business. If you’re going to close down, stop taking reservations. And cancel existing reservations.

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FeDave
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

OpenTable held us a reservation for 7 PM, and after we drove half an hour to get there, we found the restaurant was closed (for Covid?). How does OpenTable confirm a reservation for a restaurant that’s not open? How do we get reimbursed for our time and travel costs?

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff has great attitude and service is great. The menu is very limited and not the best tasting.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food great vibe

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vipTB71
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a great experience and the food was amazing! Would definitely go again!

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Jillz
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local Kitchen and Beer did a great job of social distancing and still making the experience feel totally normal and comfortable. It was a great experience, friendly staff and bartenders. The food was delicious. I love it there, good experience every time! I highly recommend!

Local Kitchen & Beer Bar
Responded on July 18, 2020

Thank you for your review and sharing your experience with us for others to see, We hope to see you back soon.

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DebraM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We go there before Bandits games and the Theater. Always have great food and good service. The owner is there each time making sure everything is good. We have taken a number of people who have never been and they return now.

FAQs

Local Kitchen & Beer Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 849-1000.

Local Kitchen & Beer Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 305 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.