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Pufferbelly on French

#33 of 332 Restaurants in Erie
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414 French St, Erie, PA 16507
814-454-1557
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11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A nice Sunday Brunch

A nice family friendly Brunch , located in an old fire engine station. The brunch had an omelet bar and a table of several other choices of brunch type items. Nothing was too creative, but the basics were there and plentiful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Sims1974
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A nice family friendly Brunch , located in an old fire engine station. The brunch had an omelet bar and a table of several other choices of brunch type items. Nothing was too creative, but the basics were there and plentiful.

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Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went for Sunday Brunch and had a very nice experience! Staff was pleasant. It was clean and organized. The food was good, but I would have liked to see more of a lunch selection of meat. The desserts were excellent. We all loved the history and memorabilia through out the building.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Huge Portions, always fresh and good. Wait staff efficient and helpful. Drinks reasonable and good. Prices very reasonable for status of restaurant, always eat there when I's in town.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Love eating here when it's time to change things up. This place is an old firehouse and the atmosphere is lovely. The food is good and prices are higher but you get what you pay for!

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Reston, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good service, Quiet surroundings and pleasant staff. They seated 8 of us quickly and served to meet our time requirements. Others had healthy salads, I had the burger.

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FLORIDA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We go with friends who use the "Erie Fine Dining" card. One of my friends is a retired firefighter and was stationed there in his younger days. Our nostalgia can not make up for the food we've been getting here. Our waitress, Patty, was efficient, polite and concerned about our meals. We've had every one of their entrees and they... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went for the Sunday Brunch, which includes an omelet bar, waffles, and a beautiful and impressive spread of salads, typical brunch fare like eggs and eggs benedict, a carving station and a nice array of sweets and breakfast breads. The food was very good, and the service was quick and efficient. A visit to this darling former fire station... More 

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Norvelt, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We prefer this type of restaurant over all the chain restaurants. Pufferbelly was a very nice, historic place to eat. The menu offered interesting choices and our food was excellent. Service was pleasant and good also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I was in Erie with my wife for a business conference. One of her associates who lives in Erie invited us to meet them for dinner and Pufferbelly's was one of the choices. We met them outside of the restaurant which was in an old fire station. As we walked in I was impressed to see the station was pretty... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Have been to Pufferbelly on several occasions and never really impressed. The menu is ok. The food is ok. The atmosphere is good. Need to step up a few little things and I think this place could be awesome.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 414 French St, Erie, PA 16507
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: 814-454-1557

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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