Buffalo Fish Fry Reviewing any diner, dive, or restaurant that serves fish fry's.

14Mar/110

Black Thorn Rest.

Location: Seneca Street Buffalo NY  14210

Phone: (716) 825-9327

Price: $  12.99

Ambiance: This is a old  family run restaurant that had a great charming atmosphere.  As soon as you arrive the energy in the bar area was immediately noticed.    We checked in with the hostess and was told that the wait would be about 30 minutes.  We had a drink at the bar.  After a bit of time had gone by the hostess came to us and offered to buy us a drink because she felt bad about our wait.

Service: The service was prompt and friendly.  We were greeted upon entering and were seating right away.   Our hostess took our drink orders and the waitress was quick to take our orders too.

Food: Our meal was very good.  The fish had a crispy exterior and a tender inside.

Rating: 4 1/2 fin

Recommendation: I would highly recommend them for a Buffalo fish fry

30Aug/102

Sawyer Creek Hotel

Location: 3264 Niagara Falls Blvd, North Tonawanda, NY  14120

Phone: 716-694-2168

Price: $  13.00

Ambiance: The hotel/restaurant is old and quaint.  I had been there before but not for a Friday Fish Fry and was happy with my food so we decided to try this for a Fish Fry.  I did have high expectations and was most disappointed with our visit.  We arrived around 6 and the wait was said to be about 40 minutes for a table.  We went to the bar for a drink during our wait which was challenging because  the bartenders were more interested in conversation with the regulars than taking our drink orders, but we finally were able to get a drink.  Since it was a beautiful evening after a rain we decided to enjoy our wait time on the covered porch.  This was great until a group of smokers came out and lit up their cigarettes and since we were down wind of them their smoke came directly at us.  We moved and luckily were seated shortly after that.  Our disappointing evening continued with poor service,  after out meal was served we did not see the waitress again.  The place was crowded so I can only figure that our experience was not the norm for this establishment.   I am not interested in returning.

Service: The service was not good.  The waitress was not attentive and we had to wait a long time for drink refills.

Food: The fish fry was not very good.  It was like frozen Prepared fish and not crispy or "fresh" tasting.  There was no potato salad and no rye bread.

Rating: 1 fins

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