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Lake Effect Diner



3165 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214

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(716) 833-1952

Hours

  • Monday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 7:00 am - Midnight
  • Sunday: 7:00 am - Midnight

Cuisine: American Restaurants, Breakfast and Brunch


4.3 of 5.0 from 61 reviews

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  • Davwud's Food Court on Jun 11, 2013

    In 2001 Tucker and Erin Curtin went looking for a diner. They wound up in Wayne, Pennsylvania and rescued a vintage early 50s Mountainview Diner (Vin #446) from the wrecking ball...

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  • Melissa JVeggs Benedict! Best vegan breakfast I've ever had!

    55555 by Melissa J


  • Elizabeth C.Lots of vegetarian and vegan offerings!

    55555 by Elizabeth C.


  • Zachary S.Great shakes

    55555 by Zachary S.


  • Amy KEverything!😍

    55555 by Amy K


  • Anonmyous DWhatever you do, don't go when Sergio isn't there to keep the sub-par employees in check. I regret it every time...

    33333 by Anonmyous D


  • b.inkWe visited because the diner was on "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives". It's small inside but they moved quickly so we were seated after a short wait...and it was worth it.

    33333 by b.ink


  • Angel SI used to love this place, till I was seated across from the kitchen and watched them work. Ugh...never again.

    33333 by Angel S


  • Jennifer JQuiche breakfast for dinner!!!!!

    55555 by Jennifer J


  • Giulia MusioI wasn't expecting to find any vegan food here,but they had 2 good vegan options for the lunch and a vegan dessert. Service was very good. Nice atmosphere.

    55555 by Giulia Musio


  • Anthony R.Some of the best diner food I have ever had! Even the toast was perfect! Try the French toast cooked with French bread.

    55555 by Anthony R.


  • Bill MSteak sandwich in the grass....awesome

    33333 by Bill M


  • Brian K.Not open on #thanksgiving

    55555 by Brian K.


  • Isaac R.Nice little dinner. Breakfast all day long. Omelet was a good size for the price.

    55555 by Isaac R.


  • DavidThe potato pancakes are divine!

    55555 by David


  • TV Food MapsCheck out Lake Effect Diner as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

    55555 by TV Food Maps


  • Anne ShirleyWhy are the milkshakes so small today?!

    33333 by Anne Shirley


  • Michael E.Get a milkshake

    33333 by Michael E.


  • Daniel L.Octoberfest milkshake. Do it.

    55555 by Daniel L.


  • Pat M.First time in here. Marshall says best breakfast he's had in a while. Maybe ever.

    55555 by Pat M.


  • Austin S.My friend and I came up from Philadelphia and ended up going to this diner twice. Excellent food!

    55555 by Austin S.


  • Beth K.Milkshakes are great but don't come with a sidecar. For the price, we should get all of it.

    55555 by Beth K.


  • Jeremy B.$1 up charge for sourdough bread. Budget accordingly

    33333 by Jeremy B.


  • Sue L.The Reuben is to die for!

    55555 by Sue L.


  • DevonAmazing fresh squeezed orange juice!

    55555 by Devon


  • Aaron E.I don't know how they did it, but they somehow made bacon more awesome. Order it, see what I mean.

    55555 by Aaron E.


  • Bea M.Budweiser battered haddock! Nothing like frying up the King of Beers. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up from me.

    55555 by Bea M.


  • jim. m.Milkshakes 2 4 1 in Tuesday

    55555 by jim. m.


  • Christina T.Turkey stuffed potato pancakes cure everything.

    55555 by Christina T.


  • Tiffany M.Meats are smoked in-house, OJ is fresh-squeezed, and menu has many unique items, including red eye gravy and stuffed potato pancakes. It's a solid spot.

    55555 by Tiffany M.


  • Lauren S.Came here after reading the bad tips but our food was AWESOME. Try the Italiano omelet and some hot cocoa, they were absolutely delicious! Definitely coming back to try the milkshakes.

    55555 by Lauren S.


  • Jill S.Fabulous food with large portions!

    55555 by Jill S.


  • Jerry H.NEVER order anything fried before. 11pm!! I ordered the beer battered fish and it was the worst I ever tasted, and at $14 dollars a plate it should be perfect. I won't be coming back till 12pm

    22222 by Jerry H.


  • Jerry H.The fish fry and garlic mashed potatoes are the best in town, but make sure you tell them to keep the mashed hot.

    55555 by Jerry H.


  • Heather S.Try western burger

    55555 by Heather S.


  • Brianne G.Anyone who writes a bad review of this place went in expecting a bad experience. Everything about this diner is awesome.

    55555 by Brianne G.


  • BrandiGreat milk shakes!

    55555 by Brandi


  • Katie C.2 people here and it is taking forever to get the check...

    22222 by Katie C.


  • Nathan C.Awful. Coffee was weak. I got enough butter to make a wax sculpture out of my pancakes and my bacon looked liked it had been dropped on the floor and refried to hide the dirt. It was black.

    22222 by Nathan C.


  • Renée D.Great eggs benedict!

    55555 by Renée D.


  • Frank H.Good food but terrible music played too loud.

    33333 by Frank H.


  • Julia S.Best food and great service from older staff!

    55555 by Julia S.


  • Chris D.Favourite place in Buffalo!

    55555 by Chris D.


  • Jamie B.Orange juice is freshly juiced! Classy!

    55555 by Jamie B.


  • Cori H.Hands down, the BEST BLT I've ever had. Griddled Mac is awesome too! :)

    55555 by Cori H.


  • Dave H.So good I came back twice in 2 days. Recommend the Tuna Melt, wonderfully rich and tasty, with some fries. Great food!

    55555 by Dave H.


  • Michael D.The potato pancakes were very good :)

    55555 by Michael D.


  • Concetta D.Not open 24 hours...as stated on the sign.

    22222 by Concetta D.


  • Amanda M.Awesome place! So comfortable. Great pancakes made from scratch. Even the eggswere amazing. I've also had the mash potatoes, to die for. Going back to try a shake soon!

    55555 by Amanda M.


  • Colin G.Het the hummus!!!

    55555 by Colin G.


  • Kris C.Try the BBQ Meatloaf Bomber it's awesome. If u get the fresh cut fries ask for them well done otherwise they're still hard in the middle.

    55555 by Kris C.


  • Lezlie C.After seeing it on triple D I thought cuz Guy raved about it it would be great. I was sadly disappointed. Everything was just bad including the service. We will never go back and shame on Guy!!

    22222 by Lezlie C.


  • Asher S.According to the spray paint tag, Guy Fieri was here.

    22222 by Asher S.


  • David M.Probably the best reuben I've ever had.

    55555 by David M.


  • Chuck N.Burger was overdone, tomatoes were rotten. Decent roll though.

    11111 by Chuck N.


  • Romeyn P.Eggs Chesapeake are mouth-watering. But if you're going to maintain a 50s-60s diner, don't play modern reggae music!!

    55555 by Romeyn P.


  • Amanda P.The vegan wrap is just plain awesome!!

    55555 by Amanda P.


  • NikkiSeriously the worst food I'ver tasted.

    11111 by Nikki


  • Greg P.Diners, drive-ins, and dives spot.

    55555 by Greg P.


  • Josh C.The mayor is gay

    33333 by Josh C.


  • S.VincentThe homemade breakfast sausage is the BOMB. The homefries are only so-so

    55555 by S.Vincent


  • David M.Have the eggs benedict! If you're not in the mood for breakfast, know that all the food is locally produced or processed on site.

    55555 by David M.


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