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Blackthorn Restaurant & Pub

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2134 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14210-2365
+1 716-825-9327
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We remember our last couple of visits in the past few years was quite nice. People were warm, service was quick, food quality was quite satisfactory. But then the recent visit in December was just ok. Place was quite empty, service was slow, and food were mostly just alright (quality/quantity were not as good, yet price was not low). Not... More 

2 Thank afjlee
Buffalo, New York
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128 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Not a bad place that serves good food and has a great selection of beers, and beers from Buffalo. Everyone is very friendly and service is very good. Menu has a good selection of food, many Irish. The 2ND floor of the building they have rooms for meetings, parties or whatever you have. I would not drive a distance to... More 

Key West, Florida
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

While visiting family in Buffalo my boyfriend looked up places from Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and this was one of the local places. It's got s great pub atmosphere and super friendly staff. Dinner was fantastic and they have a full bar! The beer cheese soup is a great! The beef on Weck is a Buffalo must and this... More 

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Anaheim, California
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108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We are from California and were lucky enough to find this locals place and really enjoyed the food here. We both had beef dips and liked them a lot. The prices were reasonable and the service was really good. It is a place we would go back to if we ever came back to Buffalo again.

Thank Concertgoer54
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I have been here two different times and been very happy each time.Love the atmosphere,food,and service! It's the perfect place to go on a wet,rainy day. You walk directly into the bar area where its all dark wood and dim lights. Walking past the full bar with people drinking and eating, you go up some steps and are greeted immediately... More 

1 Thank Bobbi R
Clyde, Ohio
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The atmosphere was nice. Very much a part of the neighborhood. Everyone was nice and the service was good. However, wasn't impressed with food. Beef on weck was dry. French onion chicken could have left out chicken and added more mushrooms. Grandaughter enjoyed her chicken strips and fries. Our appetizer was very good, stuffed banana peppers.

Thank schwan
Frankfort, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Passing through on a trip to Cape Cod, we stopped in the Buffalo area for the night and our hotel had a list of near-by recommended restaurants. We tried Blackthorn and loved it. Everything I tasted was their own creation and was wonderful. The service was friendly and attentive. Many locals were having dinner and obviously were regulars and loving... More 

Thank njp60
Columbus, Ohio
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92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Blackthorn is one of many great places in Buffalo. Although this is actually Lackawanna but close enough. Great Irish pub and restaurant. Great time for family. Great beef on weck. Outstanding bun and ample delicious beef. Wings are decent size and cooked nice and crispy. Tater tots (jalapeño and cheese) are golf ball + size and made in house. Very... More 

Thank GordonSolie
Bloomingdale, Illinois
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189 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

My son and I visited the Blackthorn when in West Seneca on vacation. The food and service were terrific. I had the famous "Beef on Weck" which was great and my 12 year old son had a quesadilla. I think they're called pizza eggrolls - an appetizer -- anyways they were great. Desserts were also outstanding. The service was friendly,... More 

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Humboldt, Canada
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184 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is a very unassuming place. It is in the south of Buffalo without much hustle around it but inside the food is wonderful. Very welcoming, quick service and good food. Everything you would want out of a pub. Worth checking out for sure.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12
American, Bar, Pub, Steakhouse, Irish, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2134 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14210-2365
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-825-9327

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?