Where to Eat

Dine atop the mountains where you can soak in a gorgeous view of our valleys or enjoy a peaceful meal while gazing at the beautiful, serene waterways in our county. The Enchanted Mountains Region is known for its fine dining establishments.

Whether your preference is international cuisine or local flavor, our region has something for everyone. Choose a type of cuisine, beverage or food from the drop-box below to locate a restaurant.

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The Twist & Shake

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Olean, NY 14760
Phone: 716-373-0806

This seasonal roadside stand is one of THE BEST places to stop for an ice cream cone in the area.  Try their teriffic wraps, char-grilled burgers and hot dogs.  Make it a meal with their huge munchies menu.

The Wicked Glen

Sign of The Wicked Glen
Gowanda, NY 14070
Phone: 716-532-9776

The Wicked Glen is a pub style restaurant serving delicous American-style fare.

Known for their burgers and fish frys.

The Woods at Bear Creek

Photoas you drive into The Woods at Bear Creek
Franklinville, NY 14737
Phone: 716-676-2327

Can you never decide where to go on vacation?  Husband wants to go hunting or camping, you want luxury, and the kids want outdoor fun?  Find it all in one place at The Woods at Bear Creek in Franklinville. 

Thrive Gluten-Free Treats & Juicery

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Olean, NY 14760
Phone: 716-790-2329

Lydia, the owner, has been baking gluten free products for many years, and after refining her recipes, has decided to make treats for the public.  Now she offers truly delicious gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and vegan options. 

She also offers smoothies and teaches juicing and smoothie making classes.

Thunder Mountain Buffet

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Salamanca, NY 14779
Phone: 1-877-8-SENECA

This spectacular all-you-can-eat buffet includes eight serving stations and exhibition cooking with more than 100 items to choose from, all prepared with the freshest ingredients.

Lunch
Monday – Friday 11 AM – 3 PM

Tim & Bonnie's Pizza & EVL Bowling

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Ellicottville, NY
Phone: 716-699-9021

Tim & Bonnie's pizza sauce recipe has been in the family for over 35 years, and there's a pound of cheese on every one of their large pizzas.  Besides eat-in pizza, pizza is available for take out or delivery.  The restaurant has seating for 75 to 100 and offers beer, wine, pizza, subs, wings, pasta dishes.

Tony's Napoli

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Olean, NY 14760
Phone: 716-373-4273

Tony's Napoli dishes out the freshest pizza in the Olean, NY area. Since 1982, they have been considered one of the best pizzeria restaurants in the area. They’re known for their fresh, homemade pizza pies—from traditional cheese and pepperoni to specialty options including Buffalo chicken, veggie, bacon cheeseburger, pierogi and Sicilian pies.

Tony's Tastee Freeze

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Salamanca, NY 14779
Phone: 716-945-8796 or 716-945-2731

Tony's Tastee Freeze is a seasonal ice cream and snack bar in Salamanca. Offering a large variety of hot foods that are made-to-order and an open-flame grill for hotdogs and burgers. Menu includes: mozzerlla sticks, pizza logs, mini tacos, deep fried pickles, chicken tenders, popcorn chicken, boneless wings, and more.

Union Tea Cafe and Tea Shop

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Olean, NY 14760
Phone: 716-701-4014

Taking center stage at Union Tea is an expansive selection of loose tea — everything from traditional favorites such as Earl Grey and varieties of green teas to rarer blends such as Dragonwell, Gunpowder and Silver Needle. All teas sold at Union Tea Cafe are on display with samples available for customers to smell and inspect.

Vern's Place

Vern's Place, Randolph, NY
Randolph, NY 14772
Phone: 716-358-5166

The smell of fresh baked muffins, sizzling french toast and crackling bacon is enough to get just about anyone out of bed!  Vern's Place offers home-cooked meals and big cups of coffee for breakfast through lunch.

Villaggio

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Ellicottville, NY 14731
Phone: 716-699-2199

Villaggio provides relaxed Italian dining in beautiful Ellicottville, NY.  They pride themselves on creating a comfortable environment for their guests so they feel like family. Villaggio's  large portions and creative dishes will make you want to keep coming back for more.  From house-cured meats to using local produce, they put a lot of love into every item on their menu.

Weber City Deli

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Yorkshire, NY 14173
Phone: 716-492-5442

In business for almost 40 years! Small town atmosphere with the best beer prices, deli meats and sandwiches for everyone to enjoy. Great place to stop for a quick bite to eat. 

Large variety of craft beer for sale.

Hours:

Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Western Door Steakhouse

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Salamanca, NY 14779
Phone: 1-877-8-SENECA

The award-winning Western Door Steakhouse offers guests a premier dining experience. Enjoy the highest quality steaks and chops — and the freshest seafood flown in daily. In addition to mouthwatering entrées, enjoy the finest selection of wines from the nearby Finger Lakes region of New York State and around the world.

Reservations are strongly suggested by calling 1-877-8-SENECA.

Wildwood Grill & Saloon

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Salamanca, NY 14779
Phone: 716-244-6886

Originally built in 1900, this remodeled home has kitchen and sports bar.  The open area has a family-friendly atmosphere where patrons can have pizza and watch games on big-screen TVs. 

Woodside Tavern on the Range

Boar Chops at Woodside Tavern, Olean, NY
Olean, NY 14760
Phone: 716-307-6772

Woodside Tavern on the Range is a farm to table operation. In the spring we will plant our very own garden where we will grow lettuce, tomatoes, carrots,  and herbs. Those vegetables and herbs that we can't grow we will purchase what we can from local farmers. We are also starting the process of hydroponics to help grow vegetables during the winter months.

Zoar Valley Tavern & Restaurant

Preztel-Crusted Haddock at Zoar Valley Tavern & Restaurant
East Otto, NY 14729
Phone: 716-592-4911

Zoar Valley Tavern & Restaurant is located in the heart of the breath-taking Zoar Valley, "one of the most scenic and ecologically diverse environmental areas in Western New York." Relax and refuel on their lovely patio after a day of hiking, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, or swimming.

Zollinger's South Dayton Hotel

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South Dayton, NY 14138
Phone: 716-988-5008

Generations have enjoyed good food, good spirits and good company at Zollinger's South Dayton Hotel. Whether it's lunch, a couple beers with old friends, or a steak dinner you're looking for, you'll find it at Zollinger's. The Hotel can also cater your special event and offers a large selection of your favorite wines, liquors, and cordials.

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Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

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