UNDER CONSTRUCTION!  10/17/08 - Still working on web page. updated April 2020

Purpose of Buffalo area web pages.

  These pages are an attempt to document every diner that existed in the Buffalo, NY region.  There are too many diners where we only know what was given in the city directories and nothing else.

  Am I missing a diner? Do I have a restaurant listed that wasn't an actual diner?  Do you have a question?  
  Move over to my message board,  and leave a message. Please note that the password needed is "temp" without the quotation marks. That password will work for both passwords.
  You will also find an email address on my message board page that you can use to contact me.

Oct 17 - There is more to add, but I wanted to get the majority of the information on-line when the book "Diners of New York" comes out.

Current Diners
Past Diners
Possible Diners - can you help with these?

Remember you can click on the map to the left to visit the regions
Buffalo Triangle area
East Aurora
Niagara Falls

Current Diners  - see this page for more info on these diners below

50s Diner
Broadway, Depew
Robert's Restaurant - Robert Estes 1955 - 1964

NY Rt 5, Clarence

Woodlawn Diner
NY Rt 5, Woodlawn

Lake Effect Diner
Main St (NY Rt 5), Buffalo

North Tonawanda

Swan Street Diner
Swan St, Buffalo

Past Diners - under construction!
(for more diner listings, click on the individual regions on the map on top)

Vic's Diner - 4702 Broadway
Victor Smorczeski -1963 - 1964

Orchard Park
Park Diner - 8 E. Quaker

Woodlawn Diner - 3199 Lake Shore
Mary L. Schweikert -1963 - 1965+

Bell's Diner - 3251 Lake Shore
Sidney & Isabelle Schweikert -1963 - 1965+

Lancaster Lunch Car 1920s

Blue Sun Diner - 5236 Broadway
Mary Molinaro -1963 - 1965+

Club Diner - 5611 Main
Benjamin L. Buyer 1959 - 1960
Michael Burgio & Edward Frost 1961
Alex A & Maureen A. Jessome 1962 - 1966+


Monahan's East Hill Diner - Main St.

Sophia's Magic Chef Diner - 5247 Genesee - Sophia Bienik  (probably a Valentine)

Airport Diner - Victor Arcangel 1931-1939 (Liberty)

Aero Diner - Genesee @ Airport - Leo Murphy 1938

Beach Diner - Genesee @ Beach - Demolished 1953

Possible Diners - can anyone verify these?!

Marine Diner on Gascon St. 1950s
Poll-Parrot Diner 1950s
Ruthie & Vera's Diner Genesee St. 1950s
Dick's Diner - Broadway - Cheektowago
5 Point Diner - Depew
Jack's Diner or Edith's Diner - 2179 Niagara
Myrt's Diner 1287 Bailey @ Lovejoy
Perry Diner 126 Michigan @ Perry
457 Union in Gardenville(West Seneca) 1932 not in 1943

This page is copyright Michael Engle and nydiners.com
Thanks goes out to Vince Martonis and the Hanover History Center in Silver Creek, NY
Niagara FallsLockportNorth TonawandaBuffalo KenmoreTriangle AreaEast Aurora