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Pufferbelly on French

#23 of 348 Restaurants in Erie
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414 French St, Erie, PA 16507
814-454-1557
Website
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good dinner with friends

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
sandym613
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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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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Erie, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Holtwood, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were advised to have lunch here while vacationing in Erie, Pa. We were extremely happy to have been advised. The food was excellent, service was excellent, and the devote was fantastic. We would advise anyone going thru Erie to stop here. The restaurant has all the charm of a 1900 fire station, including helmets, rolling hose stock,and of course,... More 

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a historic firehouse with wonderful fire department items throughout the restaurant. We ate here years ago and decided try it again while in town. Wonderful, good food , good service, and good prices.

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Wexford, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Stopped for dinner after checking TA to find a spot. I like finding unique stops & this hits the mark. The pics don't do it justice. Lovey large dinning with tables & booths. They could easily accommodate a large party. Historic firehouse with great fire department historic items throughout. Bar area was large, warm & welcoming. Bar also had booths... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This restaurant has one of the best Sunday brunches around. The food is of high quality and very fresh. The desserts are very rich in taste and quality. The atmosphere is great, being located in an old fire station. I highly recommend making reservations if you don't want to wait to be seated.

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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?