East Aurora Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in East Aurora

April 14, 2018 Veronika Gaddis

East Aurora is a village in Erie County, New York, United States, southeast of Buffalo. It lies in the eastern half of the town of Aurora. The village population was 6,236 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 2015, East Aurora was rated the third-best town to raise a family in New York State by Niche.
Things to do in East Aurora

1. Bar Bill Tavern

185 Main St, East Aurora, NY 14052-1632 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 716-652-7959
Excellent
56%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 306 reviews

Bar Bill Tavern

Reviewed By Fleishum - Gaithersburg, Maryland

If you like the experience of a local joint then I recommend considering this place when in the Buffalo area. We passed through on our way back from Toronto, and we wanted some great wings. Our first impression is that this is where the locals go. The staff knew so many people by first name, and you could tell patrons enjoyed being there. They seemed to enjoy the atmosphere as well as each other's company. The menu is not too extensive yet most people were getting either the been on weck or the wings. We came for the wings, and we were not disappointed. They were crisp and plump. The homemade blue cheese was awesome. The wings could have been a little saucier yet I was just fine. They do not have a separate kids menu yet they had an item both our kids easily shared. Two important notes. This is a cash only spot with a sign indicating so at the front entrance. Secondly, this place is popular so you may have to wait. We were there at the height of lunch hour, and we were fortunate to quickly get a table.

2. Roycroft Inn

40 S Grove St, East Aurora, NY 14052-2393 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast SGD 46 - SGD 46 +1 716-652-5552
Excellent
57%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 231 reviews

Roycroft Inn

Reviewed By chula123 - West Seneca, New York

We were here for restaurant week. I love the building and great decor. However, the food was okay and lack flavor. Unfortunately, it was busy and our reservation were a mess. However, I probably would try it again.. just not on restaurant week.

3. Rick's On Main

687 Main St, East Aurora, NY 14052-2404 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 716-652-1253
Excellent
59%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 209 reviews

Rick's On Main

Reviewed By ttlee - buffalo,ny

Let me clarify this at the start.....we love this restaurant and the food is fantastic however we had a miserable eveing because of our server....after he brought our appetizers we never saw him again....took over 30 min to get entrees and then had to go looking for them....also had to go to the manager to pay the bill....we could have very easily walked out...no one would have known....this will not deter us from returning as I said, we love the food but we will be very careful of which server we get. the restaurant deserves at leasst 4 stars but not with that kind of service

4. 42 North Brewing Company

25 Pine St, East Aurora, NY 14052-1827 Parking Available, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Pub, American, Brew Pub Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 17 +1 716-805-7500
Excellent
59%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

42 North Brewing Company

Unparalleled commitment to quality, local collaboration and authenticity help make 42 North Brewing Company a staple in the Western New York region. World-class craft beer complimented by a small, locally sourced food menu featuring farm fresh ingredients helps create an environment that you will adore. Our rustic taproom filled with games, activities and a view of the brewing operation makes it a must-see when you're in the Buffalo or East Aurora area.

Reviewed By Pecpmc - Buffalo, New York

Pleasantly surprised - wanting do grab a quick bite after a social event - we ducked out if the rain and into 42 North. Excellent beer choices, and wine as well. Very good pulled pork sandwiches and beautiful salad on side. It exceeded our expectations - delightful staff and guests. You go to the bar and order and they bring it to the table. Most of the guests are millennial - we are not, but felt very comfortable -

5. Old Orchard Inn

2095 Blakeley Corners Rd, East Aurora, NY 14052 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining American, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 66 +1 716-652-4664
Excellent
60%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

Old Orchard Inn

Reviewed By Russ S - Amherst, New York

Went during restaurant week, so the place was full. The choices we made were both on the regular menu as well as the special menu. All the food was wonderful. Good quality and prepared well. The service was friendly and timely. We has a group of 6 and service was very good. I love the family style serving of potatoes and vegetables. The view and setting are great. We will return again.

6. Charlie's Diner

510 Main St, East Aurora, NY 14052-1705 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +1 716-655-0282
Excellent
44%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 102 reviews

Charlie's Diner

Reviewed By jim_gets_around - Oak Park, Illinois

It is an authentic neighborhood restaurant with a little charm to the kind of atmosphere you would find in that kind of place. Neighbors talking, attentive waitress (sort of). The food was absolutely average for breakfast. Too many potatoes. Eggs OK (it is really hard to screw up an egg). Pancakes OK, too.

7. Iron Kettle Restaurant

1009 Olean Rd, East Aurora, NY 14052-9739 Reservations, Buffet, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards American, Diner, Soups Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 26 +1 716-652-5310
Excellent
48%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Iron Kettle Restaurant

Country style diner featuring.. Breakfast.. Lunch.. Dinner... Banquets and baked goods. Open daily from 8am to 8pm Monday thru Saturday and Sunday 8am to 8pm.

Reviewed By William P - Jekyll Island, Georgia

Nice country side home cooking restaurant. Frequented by a lot of locals. Most people seemed to be greeted at the door. I had a ½ fish fry and it was more than enough. Came with choice of potatoes, macaroni and coleslaw. Service is friendly as you would expect from a home cooking restaurant.

8. Griffon Gastropub

634 Main St, East Aurora, NY 14052-2424 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 716-714-9301
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

Griffon Gastropub

Reviewed By rovingcarole - buffalo, ny

Here recently for lunch we appreciated the changes in decor from the previous restaurant. Service was prompt and thorough throughout the meal. Great points for that. The menu I assumed was a lunch menu, starters, salads, sliders and burgers. They have a wild game burger that varies each day including bison, kangaroo, elk, ostriches, etc. I had a regular burger made of chuck, sirloin and short rib. It was a bit dry but tasty on a brioche bun with fried onions arugula and tomato. Fries were good. Husband had white bean chicken chili and a huge pile of nachos. Chili was tomato based kind of enchilada tasting. Not bad. Meaty. Nachos were actually fried wontons so lighter than the corn versions. Too much for one person to eat but would be great for sharing over drinks.

9. Riley Street Station

27 Riley St, East Aurora, NY 14052-1817 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 716-655-4948
Excellent
38%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
9%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 142 reviews

Riley Street Station

Reviewed By charles w - Ewing, New Jersey

'twas difficult decision as to where to eat my first night in town for the eagerly anticipated 50th hs reunion weekend, as there are now so many excellent restaurants to choose from in my quaint old stomping grou9nds of east aurora, ny. we missed happy hour by 10 minutes so paid hefty freight for a wine and a draught, but, heh, that's not their fault. However, they were at fault for what we were served. Ordered a bowl of creamy vegetable soup, which was passable due to its texture, not due to any happy nuance of herb/seasoning flavors coming forward. The fish tacos sounded good, and waitperson said there had been many raves about them. They were awful, ate only one of the three little buggers. The chipotle-type of essence drowned out whatever haddock taste i had been seeking, and the haddock amount was miniscule, crumbled into tiny nuggets at the bottom of the tacos, which were neither crunchy, nor soft, but something unpallatebly in-between. The french fries in cheese curd and gravy sounded pretty good, so that was ordered for us to share. they arrived cold, had to be sent back. when they returned we dug in, and could eat only a few of them, as they were salted enough to make you pucker. my wife LOVES her salt, and these fries were too salty even for her! we were not charged for the tacos, but the waitperson did charge us for the fries. bummed out big time!

10. Wallenwein's Hotel

641 Oakwood Ave, East Aurora, NY 14052-2511 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 716-652-9801
Excellent
37%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 54 reviews

Wallenwein's Hotel

Reviewed By singers5252

This is a delightful bar and grill in a residential neighborhood of East Aurora. It has a cosy outdoor patio. There is a bar with more seating inside. Their hamburgers are comprised of short ribs, ground chuck, and brisket. They also serve pizzas, sandwiches, and salads.

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