Our Regional Restaurant Guide
Looking for a place for dinner? You know we love food!
Let us steer you in the right direction.
It is organized into three categories. Want to stay in town? Look at North East Dining.
If you are looking for NY action, check out New York Dining. And for the Erie adventure, scroll down and find a place to eat in the Erie Dining section.
We’ve included comments that may be helpful. Each establishment is also linked to their website or Facebook page. If Grape Arbor has reviewed the restaurant, there will be a link to that review.
Some restaurants will change their hours by the season and we recommend giving them a call to double check hours (especially in the Winter months). We try to keep up with the changes, but double checking is always a good idea.
We are happy to help you plan the getaway you want to have!
North East Dining
The Bean Coffee House
12 S Lake St, North East, PA 814-725-0750
They roast their own beans. Coffee, salads, sandwiches and soups. Vegetarian friendly. Three blocks from the Inn.
Open Monday through Friday 6:30am – 3:00pm;
Saturday and Sunday 8:00am – 3:00pm
Bova’s Restaurant & Pizzeria
100 South Lake Street, North East, PA 814-725-9600
Italian family restaurant. Writer’s favorite thick crust pizza.
please call the restaurant for hours
The Cork 1794
AMERICAN EATERY and LOUNGE
17 W Main St, North East, PA 814-347-9078
Contemporary fine dining and casual lunch with freshly prepared ingredients. Lounge menu. Wine and Dinner series (check website for details). Three blocks from the Inn.
The Cork 1794: Monday through Saturday 11am – 9pm CLOSED Sunday
Bar 1794: Monday through Saturday 11am – 11pm CLOSED Sunday
11104 Lake Rd at Freeport Rd., North East, PA
(corner of Routes 89 and 5) 814-725-4607
Full bar service, family restaurant, homemade smoked meats,
really good prime rib Thursday through Sunday.
Tuesday through Thursday 8am – 8pm; Friday and Saturday 8am – 9pm; Sunday 8am – 9pm; Closed Mondays
37 Vine St, North East, PA 814-725-1762
Full bar service, family restaurant, two blocks from Inn. Great homemade soups (check out their buffalo wing soup) and killer bread pudding.
Tuesday through Thursday 8am – 8pm; Friday and Saturday 8am – 9pm Closed Sunday and Monday
LaCasa De Pizza
13 Main St., North East, PA 814-725-9713
Pizza and sandwiches. They make a good “really thin crust” if you ask for it. They’ve got great hoagies too. Two blocks from Inn.
Summer Hours: Monday through Thursday 11am – 11pm;
Friday and Saturday 11am – Midnight; Sunday Noon – 11pm
Winter Hours: Monday through Thursday 11am – 10pm;
Friday and Saturday 11am – Midnight; Sunday Noon – 10pm
Michael’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant
20 S Lake St Mechanic St., North East, PA 814-725-9202
Pizza and sit down Italian Menu. Decent bowl of chili. Family Restaurant.
Three blocks from Inn.
Open 7 days 11am – 10pm
Noosa at North East Marina
11950 East Lake Road, North East, PA
Lakeside dining and legendary Lake Erie Sunset views. Casual atmosphere.
Beer, wine and spirits exclusively from PA producers.
OPENING APRIL 2017
1 E Main St, North East, PA 814-725-9933
Full bar service, Lot’s of TVs with sports on them, good wings, award
winning ribs, salads, sandwiches, rustic pizzas. Three blocks from the Inn. Read our Speed-eez review here.
Kitchen open Sunday through Thursday 11am-10pm;
Friday and Saturday 11am – 11pm – Bar open until 2am
ICE CREAM SHOP
207 S Lake St, North East, PA 814-725-1714
I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream.
Close if you need a fix. Sandwiches and snacks are also served.
Monday through Friday 5-10pm;
Saturday through Sunday Noon – 10pm seasonally
The Ruffed Grouse Bar and Restaurant
10326 W Main Rd, North East, PA 814-725-5499
Good bottled beer selection. Full bar service. Family restaurant, diverse menu. Cincinnati Chili is this writer’s favorite, it’s pretty close to the original.
Tuesday-Saturday 4pm – 11pm
New York Dining
Some locations open/close seasonally. Call for availability.
4837 W. Lake Road, Mayville, NY 716-753-5200
Old style Italian, good pizza.
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 11am – 9pm;
Friday and Saturday 11am – 10pm
Brazill’s on Main
AMERICAN RESTAURANT – FINE DINING
Main Street, Westfield, NY 716-326-2203
Nice bistro atmosphere with steak specialty. Great pies for dessert. Fifteen miles east on Route 20 (Main Street).
Wednesday through Saturday: Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner 5pm-8pm
Winter hours: Friday and Saturday: Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner 5pm-8pm
Brigadoons – The Tavern By The Lake
10417 Main Street, Findley Lake, NY 716-233-4000
Noted for selections of fresh made and unique pizzas, flatbreads and baked wings. Full bar with rotating microbrew selection.
Winter hours: Thur-Sunday 8am – 10pm
Ellicottville Brewing – Bemus Point, NY
HANDCRAFTED BEER and BREWPUB DINING
57 Lakeside Drive, Bemus Point, NY 716-233-4000
Gorgeous lakeside views with inside and outside seating, upscale bar fare, and their own locally brewed beers.
Open May through December. OR Visit Ellicottville Brewing – Fredonia or Ellicottville Brewing in Ellicottville
114 E. 3rd Street, Jamestown, NY 716-484-6063
When touring Jamestown and the Lucille Ball Museum, be sure to stop here for dinner. Their seasonal menu always includes sushi and sashimi specials and creative dishes. See our May 2014 Newsletter for the Grape Arbor Review.
Tuesday through Saturday 5 – 9pm
61 Lakeside Drive, Bemus Point, NY 716-386-7000
Indoor and Outdoor dining menues at Bemus Point. Classico Gourmet
indoor menu includes many inventive pasta dishes and Watergrill outdoor
menu is mostly appetizers, salads and sandwiches.
Classico Gourmet Opens ~May 16: Open daily 4:30 – 10pm
Watergrill Opens ~June 13: Open daily 11:30am – 3:30pm
Jack’s Barcelona Grill
8249 First St, Barcelona Harbor, Westfield, NY 716-326-2277
Local lunch stop. Friendly people and good pies.
Monday through Friday 7am – 9pm; Saturday through Sunday 7am – 3pm
(Closed January & February)
2542 Sunnyside Road, Findley Lake, NY 716-233-4013
Primo ice cream with a view of the lake.
May 2 – May 31 Friday 5-9pm; Saturday and Sunday 12-9pm
Open Daily after Memorial Day Weekend
5031 W. Lake Road, Mayville, NY 716-753-3512
Five star French dining in a private home atmosphere…reservations a must.
Opens mid-June for lunch and dinner hours
19 E Main St., Ripley, NY 716-763-7381
Small town diner in old cherry farming town. Sit for a little while and you’ll get to know the locals. Simple menu includes a good grilled cheese and chili combo. Save room for a slice of authentic homemade pie – several varieties daily.
Open 7 days 6am – 8pm
Olives Restaurant and Bellini Lounge
215 West Lake Road, Mayville, NY 716-753-2331
Very good Italian with some surprises. Vegetarian friendly.
Restaurant: Thursday-Saturday 5pm – 9pm
Bellini Lounge: Open 7 Days, opens at 4pm
3 East Main Street, Westfield, NY 716-326-3600
Farm to table fresh and reasonable prices.
Summer Hours: Lunch Daily 11 am – 2pm; Dinner Friday & Saturday 5pm – 8 pm;
Closed Sunday & Monday
Winter Hours: Dinner Friday & Saturday 5pm – 8 pm
Read our Parkview Café Review Here.
975 Bailey Hill Road, Findley Lake, NY 716-769-7854
Rustic stmosphere with large menu, outdoor BBQ pit and full bar.
A popular stop for snowmobilers, bikers and skiers.
Be sure to see the full tree that anchors the lobby.
Thursday through Sunday 8am – 10pm
1068 West Lake Road, Ripley, NY 716-736-2312
Average bar food with weekend entertainment.
Popular Wing Night every Wednesday from 5 – 10 pm.
Tuesday through Saturday 11am – 2am; Sunday Noon – 2 am
Quagliana’s Bark Grill
14 E Pearl St, Westfield, NY 716-326-2112
Casual family dining with Italian flare. Dine in this historic Westfield, NY building, not far from the train tracks.
Wednesday through Sunday 4:30pm – 9pm
188 S. Erie St., Mayville, NY 716-753-2900
Waterfront dining in Mayville (Chautauqua Lake). Good seafood choices, large open air deck, and no reservations required.
Open 7 days / Summer 11:30am – 9:30pm
CALL TO CONFIRM OPENING DATE – not yet published
Ye Hare & Hound
64 Lakeside Drive, Bemus Point, NY 716-386-2181
Across from Lake Chautauqua. A dark interior with a very traditional menu (rack of lamb, beef tournedos, etc) Good for a special occasion. Reservations highly recommended.
Open Tuesday through Saturday 5 – 9pm
When Pigs Fly
8254 1st Street, Barcelona Harbor, Westfield, NY 716-326-2017
Burgers, brews, and lots and lots of Barbecue with all the fixings.
Friday and Saturday 4 – 8pm; Sunday 1 – 6pm
28 North Gastropub
28 North Park Row, Erie, PA 814-455-4705
Trendy gastropub with upscale fare, local craft beers, wines, and handcrafted cocktails.
Lunch: Tuesday through Thursday 11:30am – 2pm
Dinner: Tuesday through Thursday 5 – 9pm; Saturday 5 – 10pm
CONTEMPORARY LATIN / ASIAN FINE DINING
1201 State Street West 12th, Erie, PA 814-464-8989
Five-star dining in Erie. Fusion cuisine. One of our favorites.
Save your appetite and clear your palette. Dining here is a foodie adventure. The chef creates sublime experiences for your taste buds. Reservations recommended.
Monday through Thursday 5 – 9pm; Friday and Saturday 5 – 10pm
MEDITERRANEAN ITALIAN CAFÉ
18 North Park Row, Erie, PA 814-616-8578
Restaurant, bar and deli with classic Italian food and homemade pasta.
Monday and Tuesday 10:00am – 5pm; Wednesday through Saturday 11am – 10pm
3531 W. Lake Road, Erie, PA 814-835-3900
An old mansion with great atmosphere, but a little dated.
Live jazz in the bar on weekends.
Tuesday through Saturday 4 – 11pm; Closed Sunday and Monday
3557 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 814-835-3553
Good if you are in the area. Better than average.
Monday through Thursday 11am – 9pm; Friday and Saturday 11am – 9:30pm
Bootleggers Bar & Grill
4935 E Lake Rd at Fair Ave, Harborcreek, PA 814-899-9800
Full service bar. Good burgers and diverse selection.
Monday through Thursday 11am – Midnight; Friday and Saturday 11am – 2am
4041 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA 814-616-6352
Serving Thai, Chinese, Japanese, and Sushi. Full Bar.
Monday through Thursday 11am – 10pm; Friday and Satday 11am – 11pm;
Sunday Noon – 10pm
Cloud 9 Wine Bar
NEW AMERICAN TAPAS / CASUAL FINE DINING
25 E 10th St, Erie, PA 814-870-9007
Affordable fine dining in downtown Erie, across the street from Jerry Uht Park (home of Erie Seawolves Baseball). Excellent selection of beers and wines, and very creative menu of appetizers and entrées. Quality ingredients and most items locally sourced. Meats cured in house. Reservations recommended, but not required. Read the Grape Arbor Review in the August 2014 Newsletter
Sunday through Thursday 11am – midnight; Friday and Saturday 11am – 1am
6615 Buffalo Rd, Harborcreek, PA 814-899-9005
Locally they are well-known for their wings. Great pot roast and baked chicken dinners. Full bar service. Historic building on the tracks.
Monday through Thursday 11:30am – 9pm;
Friday and Saturday 11:30 am – 10pm; Sunday 12 – 8pm
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
680 Millcreek Mall, Erie, PA 814-864-1599
If you want a good steak, this is the place to go. They serve up good cuts of meat and their chef’s know how to cook them. Grill visible to the dining area.
Monday through Thursday 11am – 10pm;
Friday and Saturday 11am – 11pm; Sunday 11am – 9pm
TAP HOUSE AND RESTAURANT
4454 Buffalo Rd, Harborcreek, PA 814-616-8106
Brick oven baked strombolis and pizza. Constantly changing taps and large craft beer selection. Full menu and freshly made fare. Sibling to The Tap House in downtown Erie.
Sunday through Thursday 11am – Midnight
Friday through Sunday 11am – 1am
Read our Harbor House review here.
Jekyll & Hyde’s
8 E 10th St State St, Erie, PA 814-456-0072
Unassuming little gastropub where the food will surprise you.
Excellent selection of beers on tap and creative meals
that make for a memorable evening.
Read the Grape Arbor Review in our March Newsletter.
Monday through Friday 11:30am – 2am; Saturday 5pm – 2am; Closed Sunday
Joe Roots Grill
SEAFOOD AND AMERICAN
2826 W. 8th Street, Erie, PA (at Presque Isle Gateway) 814-836-7668
Lakeside dining adjacent to the Erie Yacht Club. Best fish selection in Erie.
Sunday through Thursday 11:30am – 11pm; Friday and Saturday 11:30am – 10pm
36 N Park Row Peach St., Erie, PA 814-454-4069
Standard Thai fare.
Monday through Friday 11am – 3pm and 5pm – 9pm; Saturday 4 – 9pm; Closed Sunday
802 West 18th Street, Erie, PA 814-456-2244
Small in size, good selection; homemade pasta, good bread,
and a very tasty fried spinach appetizer. BYOB with $1 per person corkage fee.
Wednesday through Saturday 5 – 10pm
2641 Myrtle St., Erie, PA 814-454-4533
Old School Italian, decent menu choices. Weekly features and an extensive wine list.
Tuesday through Thursday 5 – 9pm; Friday and Saturday 5 – 10pm;
Sunday 1 – 5pm; Closed Monday
2060 Interchange Rd, Erie, PA 814-866-1183
Original sandwiches with artist theme. Vegetarian friendly.
Sunday through Thursday 11am – 8pm; Friday and Saturday 11am – 9pm
Pie in the Sky
463 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 814-459-8638
Open only on Friday and Saturday, good diverse
menu, wonderful desserts…byob
Dinner: Friday and Saturday 5:30 – 9pm
1402 W. 10th Street, Erie 814-454-0700
Southern menu (grits and gumbo) well done without surprises, great desserts. Authentic Caribbean fare. Read our review of Pineapple Eddies in our July 2014 Newsletter
Lunch: Wednesday through Friday 11am – 2pm
Dinner: Wednesday through Saturday 4pm – 10pm
5800 Peach Street in the Millcreek Mall, Erie, PA 814-528-5434
Original home of Pittsburgh’s ‘Almost Famous’ sandwiches where the slaw and fries are part of the ingredients. Menu includes pizza, wings, and sales. Great food with no pretense for a good price.
Monday through Saturday 11am – Midnight;
Sunday 11am – 11pm
Rum Runners Cove
2 State Street, Erie, PA 814-454-7160
Casual dining. Full bar. Sunset views. ‘Dinners in the Bay’ menu selections starting at 4pm daily and all day Sunday.
Monday 11am – 4pm; Tuesday through Thursday 11am – 8pm;
Friday and Saturday 11am – 9pm; CLOSED SUNDAY
Rum Runners Restaurant and Bar
133 East Dobbins Landing, Erie, PA 814-455-4292
Outdoor patio dining. Boat dockage. Burgers, sandwiches and munchies. Full bar.
Open April through September
AMERICAN DINER AND ICE CREAM SHOP
25 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 814-833-1957
Quick service. Good food cooked to order. Excellent ice cream. An authentic diner experience with classic cars, checkered tablecloths, and plenty of outdoor picnic tables.
Open April 1 through September 30
Open daily 10:30am – 9pm; Memorial Day and Labor Day 10:30am – 10pm
Sheraton Erie Bayfront Grille
55 West Bay Drive, Erie, PA 814-454-2005
Fresh regional cuisine overlooking Lake Erie Bay. Ranked #1 restaurant out of 438 Sheraton Hotel properties worldwide in 2016.
Sunday through Thursday 6:30am – 10pm; Friday and Saturday 6:30am – 11pm
AMERICAN AND SEAFOO
3 State Street, Erie, PA 814-459-4273
Waterfront with sunset views. Covered patio seating. Full bar. Lunch menu featuring sandwich and salad selections and full dinner menu. Featured items are Coconut Shrimp, Lobster Roll, Langostino Crab Cakes and fresh Catch of the Day,
Monday through Thursday 11:30am – 9pm;
Friday and Saturday 11:30 am – 10pm; Sunday 11:30am – 7pm
The Tap House
TAP HOUSE RESTAURANT
333 State St at 4th,Erie, PA 814-520-5419
Good beer selection with constantly changing taps. Full menu featuring burgers, sandwiches, salads and specialty pizza. Sibling to Harbor House on Buffalo Road in Harborcreek.
Sunday through Thursday 11am – Midnight;
Friday and Saturday 11am – 1am
1940 Douglas Pkwy, Erie, PA 814-864-2803
Traditional Mexican on upper Peach Street by I-90.
Takes care of that southwest craving.
Open 7 days 11am – 10pm