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Pufferbelly on French

#20 of 350 Restaurants in Erie
Certificate of Excellence
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414 French St, Erie, PA 16507
814-454-1557
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11:00 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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Sunday Brunch

The Sunday brunch was a great value. Some of the items were 'store bought' and not made on site - still very good. Eggs Benedict were over cooked. Nice varied selection of food items.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
Pat B
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Erie, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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145 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Erie, Pennsylvania
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I recently ate @ Pufferbellys with a dear friend as we prepared to go to a near by show in the Erie Insurance Arena. I used a dining card to save a bit of money- the waitress was very helpful, she magically appeared every time our drinks were 3/4 gone. advised us on selections, explained portions and was just so... More 

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Ontario
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This place was a little treasure chest of a find. What a great old building with so much character and the decor inside had the kids occupied for quite sometime. It gave us a chance to enjoy our chat after dinner with relative peace! Food was very good. Waitress could use some refining. We don't answer with "What"...just poor manners.... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I usually went here for Sunday brunch with my family, sometimes even with a group of 15-20 and they have always been accommodating. Always fresh flowers, fresh tower of fruit, omelette station, dessert station, really great options and always a great Sunday afternoon! Not to mention the history in every single inch of the area.

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Stopped in on a Friday night around 7:30 and it wasn't busy, not one person at the bar, when I left I knew why it wasn't busy. I had a small draft from the bar and it was $ 3.75, which I thought was a little high. My wife had a fish sandwhich, I had a cup of soup and... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Met a bunch of friends for a girls night out. Food and service was good. We all enjoyed our meals and a few beverages. Nice atmosphere.

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Clinton, Kentucky
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78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I had lunch at Pufferbelly on French with a group of colleagues, and I was not prepared for the quality of food that was served. The food was truly amazing! I had a Fettuccini Primavera that truly shocked me. It was prepared in the traditional manner, and the beauty of the presentation was only a hint of what was to... More 

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Mc Donald
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Pufferbellys is an old fire station in Erie....old fire department memorabilia. Good food. Would go here again.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Sunday brunch was a great value. Some of the items were 'store bought' and not made on site - still very good. Eggs Benedict were over cooked. Nice varied selection of food items.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

he food is reasonably priced, the quality is satisfying, the staff pleasant and the décor is phenomenal. This is an old firehouse converted into a restaurant. It has many old fireman photos, tools of the trade and historical pieces throughout. An interesting place to enjoy a meal.

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Bay Village, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We visited this restaurant on the advise of our B and B and we are glad we did. This restaurant is housed in an old firehouse and have decorated it to reflect it. It is a fun place to be in. The menu is well rounded as well as the beer and wine list. My wife got the crab cakes... More 

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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: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?