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Pufferbelly on French

#34 of 327 Restaurants in Erie
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414 French St, Erie, PA 16507
814-454-1557
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Today
11:30 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, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 69
    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
Sunday Buffet-Brunch is a real treat!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Kate K
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Erie, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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English first
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Verona, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great menu. A must see, historical fire house showing a lot of the history throughout the restaurant. Service very good!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My fiance' and I were in the mood to try something new. I have heard of the Pufferbelly for a long while now, but never actually eaten there. It is a little hard to find if you haven't ever been there. But, boy, we sure were happy that we took the time to find it:) Just heading into the building... More 

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Centerville, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was a nice place to have a champagne brunch. The food was fresh and there was a nice assortment (especially of desserts). The omelette station was good. I'd have liked to have seen at least one seafood item offered. In an old firehouse, the surroundings were interesting, with old equipment adorning the walls.

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Erie, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We chose Pufferbelly's because of it's close location to the Warner theater where our daughter's school was holding their Graduation program. Four of us all ordered something different. My son ordered a simple roast beef sandwich. Looked sloppy and it was small, so he was hungry when he finished his meal. My daughter ordered the half rack of ribs. She... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The building is a converted firehouse -- interesting decor, excellent food, service, and value. We had no trouble getting a table at about 6pm on a Saturday without a reservation.

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Additional Information about Pufferbelly on French

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

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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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