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Pufferbelly on French

414 French St, Erie, PA 16507
814-454-1557
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Ranked #32 of 339 Restaurants in Erie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

They have a nice salmon and spinach salad, good burgers, the firehouse potatoes are too rich and heavy for lunch. Decent cafe atmosphere.

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We liked this place! Enjoyable relaxed atmosphere and the food was really good. I had the pecan crusted haddock, my husband had the madagascar steak, we were both very pleased with our meal. The portions were huge and we sadly didn't have room for dessert. Our waiter was excellent - friendly and attentive. We'd go back.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Visited this restaurant for the first time in July. My boyfriends father was coming in from Michigan and I wanted to take him somewhere nice and this place had rave reviews. The atmosphere was nice, the whole theme was well executed. HOWEVER, our waitress was AWFUL. We started with 2 beers and water that took way too long to arrive.... More

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I don't usually order fish when I eat out but boy am I glad I did this night. I had the pecan crusted halibut sandwich and it absolutely delicious. Then on to dessert salted caramel ice-cream pie with pretzel crumb crust. Truly an amazing flavor. The service exceeded what I expected and was thoroughly an enjoyable meal. A place I... More

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Williamsville, New York
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a lovely old renovated Firehouse turned restaurant. The place is filled with memorabilia from fire fighting history. The service was excellent and all the workers were friendly. They offer burgers, Cincinnati Chile, quiche, and wonderful French Onion Soup.

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Tionesta, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very quaint restaurant within walking distance from the Erie Insurance Arena, so after the show we just strolled to Pufferbellies and had a wonderful meal with waitstaff that was very attentive. The bruschetta is the best!!

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Erie, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My husband and I don't live too far from this restaurant so decided to bicycle to Pufferbelly. They have a smaller, but very nice outside dining area. We have a diners card that Pufferbelly is on which allows us two visits during the year with buy one get one meal and used this for our lunch. We both ordered hot... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

On our way to Cleveland we stopped off in Erie for dinner. This restaurant sounded fun, and being in an old firehouse it was right up my alley. The decor, and atmosphere were incredible. The wait staff was very helpful, and prompt. Our food was very good once all the components were at the table. It seems the people preparing... More

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Evans City, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The atmosphere was just great with all the old fire stuff from the fire house ! There was a lot of patches that firefighters have brought there and they are hanging on the wall in frames. The food was good and so pricey.

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Castle Hayne, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have been loyal customers for over 15 years. Was worried after reading a few reviews before our last trip that things had slipped but were pleased to find things were as awesome as we remembered. Our primary reason for stopping by each time we are in town is for the Chocolate Snowball but we have never had a meal... More

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