Local Kitchen & Beer Bar

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184 reviews
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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!
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food. Many gluten-free options.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good. Waited a bit long for food.

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SB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I have now eaten at Local Kitchen twice and both times had very good food and service. The only knock was that the second time, even though we had a reservation, we didn't get seated until over 30 minutes after the time of our reservation. It was disappointing since we had a post-meal commitment and didn't get to enjoy our meal in as leisurely fashion as we would have liked. I would still recommend Local Kitchen.

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DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a group. Service was excellent and everyone had a good meal. Good variety on the menu and great beer selection.

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DT
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second trip here and it's a good option for casual dining. It's more than bar food but not fine dining. Most menu choices are priced $12-22 with a mix of apps, sandwiches and entrees. Menu advertises locally sourced ingredients. Wine list is limited.

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff, food came out quick and hot. Good food, local feel. Would definitely go back.

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ST
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really did enjoy the Toasted sesame ahi tuna salad! And each of the winter seasonal beers we had we're fun and tasty. We would definitely recommend

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Service was horribly slow but the food was good.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

I went with my sister for brunch before a show. I had checked the menu online before making a reservation. Unfortunately over half of the items online were not on the menu. Very disappointing, but what we had was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got the recommendation from one of the staff at hotel we're staying at. Have to say it was top notch right from the start..5 min walk from hotel, & we were seated right away! In and out within 45 minutes to make the Sabres hockey game..We split the beef on wick & the short ribs poutine. Both were EXCEPTIONAL!! If i could have gotten away with licking the dish clean i would have!! We'll definitly return for another meal..could have ordered 3 more entrees that we wanted to try!!!

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V
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great local spot! My small party needed a pre-Shea's dinner option and we decided to try out Local Kitchen. The beer list/drink options overall were great and the food options did not disappoint either. Especially impressed with the appetizers.

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JS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with teen age kids; Everyone was thrilled with their dinner! We do miss the giant Pizza Log, though. Wish you would bring that back!!

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g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've repeatedly dined at Local Kitchen as our pre-theatre go-to place. We always have outstanding food, friendly, well-paced service. Simply a downtown gem.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Local Kitchen! Every time we go there the food is awesome and very tasty. The service is right on and everyone is super friendly. You can’t beat the hometown atmosphere with lots Buffalo memorabilia. Super close and within walking distance to Sheas.

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LB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love that they do not serve any food that was frozen and serve locally grown food!!

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R
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good locally sourced food. A bit noisy. Delicious desserts. I had the Cheektowaga Plate, braised short ribs over potato pirogi. 5 stars! Good craft beer menu.

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TY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we went for dinner prior to seeing Hamilton on the night before thanksgiving....we were thinking service would be slow on that night. we were wrong! Dinner was served quickly, and everything was delicious! we will definetly be returning for dinner again

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great. No low table seating though which was a challenge for the grandparents in the group.

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F
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great selection of food served quickly. Large portions. Friendly and quick bar service. We will be back.

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KM
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food as always. Selection is wide but not overwhelming. Some places have such a small menu it's tough to go with a group as some people find it difficult to find something to eat. Place is lively, but not too loud for conversations.

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FG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good service!

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JM
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service

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m
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it.

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E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Dined with 4 people and the food was excellent however the menu online didn't reflect what was available the server said it hadn't been updated and he had a couple of people asking for the same thing

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Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at local! Our service was phenomenal and the food was even better than expected! They were very accommodating of our time frame for Shea’s. I would definitely go back for dinner and drinks!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

When we got there we had to show ID to get in and were told that even though we had reservations that it could be awhile before we would get to sit down as the Halloween bar crawl was going on. We had concert tickets so we didn’t really have time to just wait around. Luckily we ended up being taken right to a table.

The food was great and the service was pretty good. I wasn’t done with my pretzel stick (had it on my little app plate in front of me) when someone came by and took the basket they had been served in which also still contained the dipping sauces. So I had to eat my pretzel without any sauce.

The beer selection is great and our drinks/food came pretty quickly. My only other complaint was that the music was SUPER loud. I get that there was some sort of event going on in a way, but it was pretty much impossible to have any kind of conversation with the rest of my group.

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c
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went here for dinner on a slow Sunday evening with 2 others. Service was fast, super friendly and attentive. I had the Tuxedo Ahi Salad, it was great and the ginger slaw was SO good! I can't wait to go back. Good beer list, companions recommend the cocktails.

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NP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place especially for Sunday brunch. My one criticism would be they utilize all cocktail style tables. they have only 1 booth to accomodate 4 to 5 people. We usually bring my elderly mother and she has a very difficult time with the seating. I myself am not comfortable with the seating. I wish they could have a few more dining style tables so there would be more comfortable seating choices. But, we do love it there, great food & service.

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JT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were amazing. My husband and I had a great time. We will definitely return!

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RH
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to this restaurant turned out to be amazing. Food was outstanding, Drinks were great
and atmosphere was perfect!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner before a show at Shea’s

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CS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was top notch. The salads were large, the steak was cooked nicely, and the service was excellent.

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DH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

If your looking for a casual dining , bar atmosphere this is a good place. Food was good, reasonsable priced. Would go back!

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MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good and reasonably priced. The waitress was excellent. We did wish they had some low tables though, and not just high tops.

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KM
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Just a nice place. Great food at a reasonable price.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal...Cheektowaga polka which had potato pierogi and short braised ribs was delicious!! My favorite meal and we will be back for it. Don't take it off the menu please. Oh yeah...the doughnut dessert w ice cream was perfect ending... yum!

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SL
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was typical bar food although the fried fish entree was pretty good!

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SS
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We did not stay because they only had a limited menu for Sundays and this was not indicated in their website.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time and meal with friends. Sat outside on a lovely evening.

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JP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice place but nothing stood out to make it memorable. The food was OK and the beer selection was pretty good.

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