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Curly's Bar & Grill

647 Ridge Rd, Lackawanna, NY 14218
(716) 824-9716
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Ranked #1 of 20 restaurants in Lackawanna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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- Jul 12, 2014
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
New York
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104 reviews 104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Curly's has fallen from grace. What was once an excellent casual-upscale destination with a varied menu has turned into a notch-above Applebee's. You can see why they might rest on their laurels--the place was packed starting at 5pm. All the same demographic, which leads me to believe there's just nothing comparable for S. Buffalo upper-middles. It's certainly no destination. Service... More

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Williamsville, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I have sampled Curly's food in the past at the Taste of Buffalo and other similar events and always wanted to give it a try. We finally found ourselves in the area so we stopped in for dinner. My wife ordered the citrus sangria - it was undrinkable...very sour...didn't seem to be made correctly. She notified our... More

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ALBANY
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

OMG - the Saratoga Chips (hand made, thin cut, deep fried with gorgonzola cheese are unbelievable! HUGE portion - enough for 4 but the two of us could not stop eating them! I also had steak and it was excellent. Staff were fantastic. Free parking in the lot across the street. If I am ever in this area again I... More

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My wife and I had an excellent dinner the other night at Curly 's in downtown Lackawanna , NY. The restaurant was recommended by a hotel staff member we were staying at. My wife had an excellent fish dinner and I had a very good chicken dinner served on a hot plate. Both meals were great and more than enough... More

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Buffalo
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you never thought you would drive to Lackawanna, NY for great food and service think again. At Curly,s everything is just terrific

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SF Bay Area
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32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

When I visit family in the Hamburg area we always end up at Curly's - and I've never been disappointed. The owners do a good job of melding Caribbean cuisine with what the locals expect, while stretching the boundaries a bit: I think the combination of comfy, old-fashioned working-class ambiance (it's been a bar since forever) and interesting but sorta... More

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Lackawanna, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Been a fan if Curl's for years. The service is always excellent. The food even better. You can't go wrong the black bean soup or conch fritters for appetizers. I am a creature of habit, I always order the same thing chicken ochie . Highly revommend it,peanut encrusted chicken filets with a banana mango chutney.the best. There is so etching... More

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South Wales
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7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We chose Curly's because of the Caribbean cuisine for our Valentine's Day dinner. We have traveled the islands and enjoy the cuisine. We started with conch fritters. They came beautifully arranged with a "jerkonaisse" that had a little kick; as it should being made with jerk sauce. These are not "island" fritters. I found no trace of conch in my... More

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Hamburg, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We eat here about once a month. The bar has a nice place around the corner vibe. Many food choices, including gluten free. Jerk chicken is good, Jerk chicken wings are are really delicious. They serve mussels a few different ways. This is just a place where you get get good food, thoughtfully prepared. Service is friendly and welcoming.

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Pittsford, NY
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19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We visited Curly's on a quiet Sunday afternoon. Driving through what looked like a very depressed town outside of Buffalo called Lackawanna, we were in search of this restaurant called Curly's. What a neat place - an oasis - a neighborhood bar and a casual yet gourmet restaurant all-in-one! The decor was "interesting" with intimate high-tops-for-two in the bar area.... More

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