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Buffalo Restaurant & Ice Cream

1180 W Lake Cook Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-1979
+1 847-808-1120
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good32%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (37 reviews)
“matzo ball soup” (12 reviews)
“whitefish” (4 reviews)
Opens in 19 min
$$ - $$$
1180 W Lake Cook Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-1979
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My co-worker and I stopped here on the way home from a conference. We were excited to not be at a chain restaurant, but agree we ate I wish we had. The food was just okay. The service good.

Thank jodyt871
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Iconic place in Buffalo Grove that is great for any meal. Portions are huge but not lacking in flavor. Save some appetite for ice cream because they taste as good as they look! I will be back for more.

Thank Voyage_GalD
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

I've lived a mile away for 14 years and sadly never went in until this year. The food was excellent! Comfort food up the wazoo! First they give you a basket of breads and muffins, which is terrific and unexpected for us. Then of course...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We had come here many times for late lunch, dinner or the excellent ice cream, but this was the first time for breakfast. Since I hadn’t written any reviews for this restaurant before, let me say we’ve never been disappointed. The breakfast skillets are super....More

Thank Guy A
Reviewed 2 April 2018

As expected, just great food, clean surroundings at a fair price. I moved away from Chicago about 30 years ago but always love my return trips and the opportunity to eat at a family style Greek owned restaurant. so MANY items on the menu, good...More

Thank stodd39
Reviewed 5 February 2018

I have had the home-made ice cream here many times over the last thirty years. Until about a month ago, I did not know how good their breakfasts are. Now I am making an effort to eat here more often.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Use to come here a lot Used to have huge whitefish for 10.95 now it’s 15 and half the size What happened they thought the people wouldn’t notice Used to have half hour waits all the time now it’s empty and I found out why

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

This is a diner-style restaurant. The food was not very good. I ordered the grilled chicken with rice plate. The rice was fine but the chicken was dried out and was like eating a tire on your car. It was also overpriced, especially for the...More

Thank Metalllica
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

In years past, we visited the Buffalo quite often for breakfast and dinner. Now, the food is just mediocre. Mushy whitefish. Prices are too high for the poor quality served. Perhaps shrink the menu. Focus on improving the taste and presentation.

1  Thank LoveMackinaw
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Just went for ice cream. They were out of the flavor I ordered and the ice cream was melting and dripping when we got it. Scoops were small, nothing special, disappointing.

Thank kate864
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10 May 2018|
Response from Robert W | Reviewed this property |
I know that they used to make their own ice cream. I don't know if that is still the case, but I have had vanilla and strawberry within the past three months and they were both good. I recommend the hot fudge sundae on top... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 1:00 am
6:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1180 W Lake Cook Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-1979
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Buffalo Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 847-808-1120
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