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Woodlawn Diner

Diner, American, Cafe
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3200 Lake Shore Rd, Buffalo, NY 14219-1410
+1 716-822-8449
Today
05:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 05:00 - 15:00
Fri 05:00 - 19:00
Sat 05:00 - 14:00
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Grand Island, NY
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I've driven by this place dozens of times but never had the opportunity to stop in until a couple days ago. I ordered the Daily Special - a patty melt on rye - delicious. The beef was not a frozen patty, but looked to be hand-formed, and topped with cheese, mushrooms, and onions. It was served open-faced on 2 large... More 

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Amherst, NY
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend (who later admitted to never having dined there). Homey kind of old diner feel where the waitress might have said "what'll ya have honey?" I ordered the potato pancakes with eggs and toast. Pancakes tasted like regular pancakes with riced potato thrown in. Not good. Over easy eggs very good. Toast- smallest slices... More 

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Clarence, New York
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Nothing everything was good. This is an old fashioned diner. Staff is always friendly and eager to serve.

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Ponca, Arkansas
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Yep, was looking for a good place to eat breakfast to replace a few that have gone by the wayside! This one is a good one, Just south of DT Buffalo on Lk Shore Dr... A REAL DINER, Been here forever... Coffee was great, Food was Great, Service was great!

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Thank Dontigger
North Tonawanda, New York
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438 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2015

Where else can you get a delicious, reasonably-priced breakfast, and be waited on by a published poet? We stopped by on our way to the McKinley Mall area and were pleasantly surprised to find the owner's daughter's book for sale. She was nice enough to autograph the copy I purchased (I think it's important to encourage local authors - that's... More 

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Thank Marcia B
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

This dinner which is over 80 years old is very quaint and interesting. You find old photos on the wall of the same dinner from the 1930's. The counter has stainless steel stools, the cook is on site and the waitress is the wife of the owner I assume the cook. Good prices and breakfast served all day which is... More 

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North Tonawanda, New York
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438 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

We like to stop here on our way to Penn Dixie or to the fairgrounds. It's usually early in the morning so we've only had breakfast. They always get our orders the way we like them and that's important. Their home fries are excellent. The Woodlawn is a cozy place with a friendly, helpful staff. Too bad they're only open... More 

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Thank Marcia B
Hamburg, New York
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

A walk into this diner is a step back in time. Old train car transformed into a diner. Open grill, so you can see all food being prepared. Booths with table juke boxes...as I said... very nostalgic, right down to the pics on the walls. Early morning hours are great for early risers and those looking for a good breakfast... More 

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GRAND ISLAND
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1,016 reviews
589 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 515 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2013

this street-corner diner along route 5 near the long-dormant steel mills has been forging high-grade breakfasts and lunches since the days when the furnances were hot, and still does a fine trade among passers-by on route 5... breakfast is the best and the fries are to die for ... and you might, if you give in to the temptation to... More 

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Lancaster, New York
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2012

My first time here. And a lifelong resident of the area. I am embarassed I waited sooooooooo long. Good comfortable food and great old time diner ambiance. Will not a stranger any more.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Diner, American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
05:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
05:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
05:00 - 15:00
Thursday
05:00 - 15:00
Friday
05:00 - 19:00
Saturday
05:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3200 Lake Shore Rd, Buffalo, NY 14219-1410
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-822-8449

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