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ClosedOpens at 07:00
$$$$ Price range per person $11-30
3165 Main St, Buffalo
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Buffalo, New York, USA

The recipe for success of this restaurant is its mouthwatering potato pancakes, bacon strips and smoked turkey. You will be offered such food as good stuffed pancakes, French toasts and banana split, don't hesitate to try them. Some guests like delicious beer, wine or cider at Lake Effect. This place is famous for great fresh juices, strawberry milkshakes or americano.

The homely atmosphere of this place allows customers to relax after a hard working day. Most visitors suppose that the staff is well-trained at this spot. People mention that the service is spectacular here. You will appreciate attractive prices. Guests appreciate the chance to enjoy the cute decor. A majority of Zomato users rate this restaurant 4.

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I'm really sad to have to knock off stars on this update. The reason is not because of the food (still as delish as ever!), it's the service. There has been a nosedive in the quality of service over the last couple of visits (we typically go once or twice a month). The second to last visit, food took longer than usual to come out. I didn't mind; they do get quite busy on Saturday mornings/afternoons which is very normal. However, I asked for a serving of their homemade orange marmalade for my toast, and it never arrived. I chalked it up to them just having an off day. This past Saturday, however, was a real bummer. Our waitress was surly and abrupt. We had to ask for silverware while placing our order, and that seemed to annoy her. We ordered the poutine to start, along with our breakfast dishes (house cured hash and biscuits & gravy). The food took at least 30 minutes to arrive. And although they knew the poutine was ordered as a starter, it all arrived at once. We asked for a couple small plates for the poutine, along with a refill on coffee. They returned with two large size plates and no refill at all. Our waitress was nowhere to be seen, and our coffee cups remained empty, despite us trying to get a refill. Finally, we just ate and gave up on the refill, knowing it wasn't going to happen. A real shame, considering a cup of coffee is almost 4 dollars. The waitress showed up at the very end, asking repeatedly if we wanted the check; she was clearly trying to rush us out. Even though we were going to ask for the check anyway, this was just the straw that broke the camel's back. If they offer take-out, I'm happy to order to-go, but my days of sitting down here are done. I know they get super busy (a testament to their awesome food), but perhaps the owners should consider using reservations for peak times, expanding the size of the place, and/or adding more staff. If you do go, go later in the afternoon and avoid the breakfast rush altogether. Hopefully, you'll get better service that way.
Such a great place! Sergio and his staff were amazing! I can't wait to come back here. This is a Buffalo staple.
Truly surprised this place is still in business. Went here for lunch and waited an extremely long time for for the food to come out, despite the fact that the diner was near empty. I had a burger ordered medium well, and when it was delivered to me it was well done and dry as could be. I figure to salvage the burger, I’d ask for some mayo, thinking it would at least add some moisture. The only flaw in my plan was assuming my server would come check on me at some point during the meal. Unfortunately, the only time I saw her again was when she was dropping the check. Never once did she ask how the meal was, or if we needed anything. We had empty water cups before the food even arrived that never got refilled, and the only napkin we had access to were the ones that came wrapped around our silverware. Please for the love of god give up the Lake Effect name to those who truly deserve it, because this place isn’t doing it justice
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3165 Main St, Buffalo, New York, USA
Outdoor seating Сredit cards accepted Delivery No booking Takeaway Parking TV Wheelchair accessible No Wi-Fi
Opening hours
SundaySun 07:00-22:00
MondayMon 07:00-22:00
TuesdayTue 07:00-22:00
WednesdayWed 07:00-22:00
ThursdayThu 07:00-22:00
FridayFri 07:00-22:00
SaturdaySat 07:00-22:00
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