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Coles Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, ,
1104 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-1226
+1 716-886-1449
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“lamb burger” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1104 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-1226
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

I have lived in Buffalo my entire life and have been to Coles too many times to count. This place has been well known for great food and drinks but my latest visit there really left a bad taste in my mouth. I went for...More

Thank Mauzy61
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Arrived for lunch and was cheerfully seated on the busy front patio. The service was attentive despite the number of people in the restaurant. My beef on Weck was the real deal. Can't make it better.

Thank charles c
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

The main reason to go to Coles, other than nostalgia for Buffalo State graduates, is to experience the 1930s interiors including giant chandeliers, wood booths and beams, stained glass, carousel horses and loads and loads of college football memorabilia. It’s one of those increasingly rare...More

Thank Zzardvark
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Coles has been a standard on Elmwood Ave. since 1934. The food and atmosphere are still great. I had the Beef on Weck, a must when visiting Buffalo, and it was just as good as I remembered. When you are in Buffalo two things you...More

Thank BillCarraway
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Stopped in here one night for some wings. As you walk in, you can tell the place has some history. The floors have a retro black and white tile. They are really high ceilings lined with dark wooden beams which are lined with battered school...More

Thank pgirl42
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Have been going to Coles on and off for decades. It’s a Buffalo institution. Great gathering place in a prime location. Usually the food is all of decent quality. It’s a pub and we don’t expect a fine dining experience. They have great wings and...More

Thank mjbBuffalo_NewYork
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in to get some wings for lunch. The bartender, we sat at the bar, seemed overwhelmed by the few people there. We ordered wings and they weren't cooked enough. We we're given one tiny container of blue cheese, no separate...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 7 June 2018

I asked for my wings extra crispy and they were not nearly cooked enough. The skin was soft. Terrible. You have to do much better.

Thank X6886YKmaxb
Reviewed 5 June 2018

We went there for dinner Saturday night and were able to get seated right away. My friend and I ordered the chicken gorgonzola salad with grapes and it was delicious! Our husbands ordered burgers and they liked them very much. I haven't been there in...More

Thank BeeRee67
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Elmwood av is a great place to visit on a sunday afternoon, walk through delaware park the up Elmwood and stop in the friendly coles, irish bar, nice people and atmosphere with large beer selection. Burgers and salads where good and kids loved their chicken...More

Thank Sammy I
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Questions & Answers
6 May 2017|
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Response from museum-a-day | Reviewed this property |
As far as I can tell, there is metered parking on the street. Those spots may be all taken -- at some times of the day or week.
19 February 2017|
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Response from redjad | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know there is no haunting or paranormal activity at Cole's. Did you find something saying otherwise? We have never experienced anything and neither have any of our friends who have been there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1104 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-1226
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-886-1449
  • E-mail
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