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Templeton Landing

3.9
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456 Reviews
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Dine with us on our outdoor Deck and Patio while enjoying waterfront views, fresh seafood and Happy Hour specials! Happy Hour is available Monday – Thursday from 4PM to 6PM on our waterfront deck. Walk-Ins only. Our Special Events office is now open and hosting special events! Please call our special event coordinators at 716.852.2260 or email TLCatering@srcmail.com to book your event. Catering Office Hours: Monday - Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturday & Sunday 10am-3pm An amazing meal, the sun setting on the water, an inviting place to celebrate your special events and keep the magic going year-round. An exciting yet intimate dining experience, a lively bar scene with the best Happy Hour in Buffalo, an anything-but-plain-old great time.there is always something magical happening here. This is what Templeton Landing is all about. Sitting Canalside just minutes away from the KeyBank Center and Coca Cola Field, Templeton Landing touts both the largest waterfront patio and the best raw bar in Buffalo. It features unbeatable views of Buffalo Harbor, cozy fire pits, top-quality seafood and drinks to match, showing visitors a side of Buffalo unlike they’ve ever seen before. Templeton Landing is an upbeat and exciting waterfront location offering beautiful views for every occasion.

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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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 456 people are saying
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LynnA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Even though is was raining and we were inside we had a nice view of the lake.

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Rick
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

While the food and venue was great, we were disappointed in Templeton Landing. Before we went, we checked out the menus online as we always do. Upon arriving though, we were told - albeit by our very nice server - that there were only 3 out of the 6 listed beers on tap, there were no specials, and that there were no frozen drinks (also on the menu) as they had started to shut that down for the season.

All of that said, the venue itself is really nice. Even though it was raining the waterfront view was great.
Our soups and entrees tasted great, and the service was solid.

After dinner, we were told that they only had 2 of the 6 desserts that were shown on the online menu, which was disappointing. At this point, it felt like they were doing us a favor by being open for us to dine there, with the less-than-stated beers, desserts, frozen drinks, and no specials. It wasn't a great feeling. I wonder if they're struggling.

Overall we are glad we went but won't be in a hurry to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriends birthday

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BigDaddy
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Waited too long to get a drink order taken(20+minutes). Just as long to get a poor drink. Bartender didn’t know how to make a good martini.
3 of 4 served dinner, took 10 minutes to learn 4th dinner they were out of.

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vipsherriTaekwondo
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Four of us had lunch here on a Sunday afternoon. We started off on the patio. The chairs all had cobwebs under them and needed a good cleaning. It started to rain so we luckily ended up inside at a high top table near the bar. We each ordered a different cocktail. They were all good. I ordered the fish tacos and liked them. I requested a swap for the accompanying nachos to french fries. Although the waitress didn’t seem like it would be allowed, the French fries arrived with my tacos. The fries were really good. One of my friends ordered the nachos but didn’t eat many. The cheese on them was extremely salty and they were not very appetizing, although the platter was huge. We ordered one dessert, the key lime pie. It was excellent and we later learned that it was made at the Village Bake Shop in Lewiston. Overall, the food was good, but I’m not sure this is a place I’d go out of my way for a repeat visit. They have a wonderful patio with a lot of potential if only it was better cared for.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had a nice time, sat outside by the water and enjoyed the entertainment by the fire. We would return.

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MichelleN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent broiled fish. Beautiful sunset view. Phenomenal music on the patio by Chris Borgatti and friends playing some oldies and my favorite DMB. Thank you for a memorable night.

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SylviaC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Templeton Landing has a great view of the waterfront and is good in every respect except for the noise level, which is discouraging for folks with hearing problems.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

9/10/19 - Dinner for 4. Beautiful evening on the terrace. Doesn’t get any better. What a night!

Enjoyed Happy Hour drinks and appetizers. I had oysters on the half shell. Very good. My wife had French Onion soup. Unfortunately it was cool, not piping hot as it should be served.

Drinks were good. Wine pours generous. We stuck with happy hour specials. All good.

Blacken Salmon fillet was excellent. Served with mashed potatoes and fresh green beans. All excellent. Good portion.

Others had Cobb salad, beef on wick and a fish dish. All very good.

Dessert was carrot cake split 4 ways. Very good.

We will return.

Fred

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Brought parents before a concert. Server was great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

There were four of us dining there tonight and we were less than impressed. My husband and I were there 3 other times this summer and raved about it! This time, all 4 of our meals were over cooked and dry. I was a bit embarrassed since we raved about it to the other couple we were with. The service was also very slow on a pretty slow night. Overall, I wasn’t super happy to spend my birthday dinner here tonight. 😢

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MikeM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Templeton Landing is my favorite place to take out of towners!

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vipnancyj
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Fun location on Lake Erie. Lots of outdoor seating with big open bar and live band. Very happening. Drinks weren’t cheap but not surprising I guess. Food was mediocre. My husband ordered the lobster tails and one was completely inedible - all mush. He was told they would get him another but it never came. Waitress totally overwhelmed. A manager finally took our credit card so we could pay and leave.

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jobee
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Average food with above-average service and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, looking forward to going back.

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AnnaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful spot to eat outside on a nice evening! The water, boats and sunset were spectacular! Would recommend the flatbread and orange roughy.
Will definitely return!

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ericv
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Onion soup was lukewarm as was my wife’s steak and potatoes very pricey and 7.00 16 oz draft

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vipKarenW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch there today, and so far the best outdoor dining experience we have had in this area. The food and service was very good. It was quiet, pleasant and relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Reserved a table outside and when we got there the host informed us it would be a long wait, we took an indoor table. Then the food was nothing special. Heard good things but honestly wouldn’t ever go back ever.

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HarryW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, had to wait for our reservation for a little while, had 5:15 reservations and didn't get seated until 5:35, then we waited another 15 to 20 minutes at our table before we finally had a waitress acknowledge that we were there, after that initial experience our visit was exceptional. I would definitely dine there again hoping that it was just an off night and not the norm.

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GaryK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Best waterfront venue in Buffalo. Food and service is above average but location, location, location.

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Letsdolunch
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful day to dine outdoors with good friends.

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AnitaJ
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

I was disappointed. The food was not that good. I ordered stuffed Eggplant, my Eggplant was not cooked, and the sauce was way too salty. My Sister and Niece both ordered Pasta, and both complained that it was not good. Noodles were hard, the sauce my niece said tasted like "Prego". My Sister (the birthday girl) said the only thing good was the shrimp. My daughter ordered a simple Burger, medium rare. It came back burnt.

Over all just disappointing. I guess you're paying for the location and the ambiance. The Waitress was very nice and friendly, however, the only thing that got high marks was the Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Crab cakes, and Shrimp. If I go back, it will only be for drinks and maybe the Spinach appetizer. I won't waste my money again.

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SylviaC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We celebrated my husband's birthday with lunch at Templeton Landing. The view from our window-side table was perfect; his salmon was the best we've ever eaten and the chocolate cake was a deliciously sweet finale. It remains his favorite restaurant.

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Jaracz
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Amazing night out for dinner
The views food service all made for a relaxing TGIF 🍹

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Service was slow. Seemed to take awhile to get a bar drink. Cook burned the salmon and had to redo which delayed dinner. Waitress brought bread to the table to eat while waiting but no bread with the salad. Original table we sat at the mesh was broken and we feared if we leaned on the table we would go thru the table. We did ask to move to a different table.

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Imperial0012
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire experience was great. Our waiter Jake was on the ball and attended to our every need. Food cooked perfectly. The hostess Tenesha was very personable and friendly. Tony was on the ball and chatted nd answered any questions we had. Love it there and coming back soon. Chef Paul is outstanding!!!

Jo Ann

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BrittanyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a nice dinner with family from out of town. Was surprised to see an impossible burger, good food and nice to have vegetarian options!

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Leah
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took mom for her 77th birthday- she enjoyed it immensely- the view, the food and the special fuss over her birthday- great night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

My first margarita was excellent. My second margarita took a very long time and had no salt and I tasted only syrup. It was very quickly made and very poorly. I couldn’t finish it.

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DNCBLUEDEVIL
Raleigh
38 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Patio seating for lunch by the water proved to be the perfect setting to relax after an early flight to Buffalo. Crab cake appetizer and fish taco entree, although a pleasant meal by the busy marina, couldn’t compare competitively with delicious strawberry-rhubarb pie, recommended by a fine young server, Paris, that was humongous and beautiful. See the attached picture.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon and lunch spent with my friend visiting from Florida. We sat on the patio, although piped in music was too loud, we had a great meal and great service.

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Hausman28
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The sites are BEAUTIFUL at the Landing. We were on the deck on the water- Hot Sun... slight breeze- gorgeous. The Food was excellent. Clams, Crab Cake, Lobster and Grilled Chicken. Price and Value we re both right on. Our server LESLIE B was phenomenal. She was timely, courteous, respectful, and truly represented the Landing exceptionally. WELL DONE all around! We will be back!

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VictorG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was very good. Our waiter, Paris, was lovely.

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KellyH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh, our server was busy but pleasant and we had a very nice lunch.

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Don’t be in a hurry to eat and leave. It takes time since it’s busy but we sat outside and enjoyed the view

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SylviaC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Templeton Landing is a favorite summer restaurant.

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GlennK
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Took over an hour to get our meal. The explanation was the computers went down and our order didn’t get placed. Server was pleasant and did a fine job. Overall experience was excellent. Good thing my wife and I were in no rush for our meal.

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LauraD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The view was fabulous. That was about it. We had drinks outside before our dinner. Once seated and our order taken we were basically ignored!

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suzyq
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Views at Templeton Landing are wonderful! Right on Lake Erie, so picturesque! My hubby and I enjoyed a date night while in Buffalo for an Eastern Zone swim meet with one of our sons. We will return when in Buffalo again!

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Templeton Landing is rated 3.9 stars by 456 OpenTable diners.

Templeton Landing does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://srcloyalty.myguestaccount.com/guest/egift.

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.

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