The Ashford Station Bistro

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Located in a historic building, the Station Bistro of West Valley welcomes visitors to indulge in the tastes of the WNY countryside.  Built in early 1900's, the building was owned by Peter Simmons, who was a "jack of all trades", skilled cobbler and salesman for Delta Tools.  He opened a general store after what was a tragic yet surprising story. 

Now owned by the Robert Ehman family, the building was used for storage of antiques until a recent auction which opened the space for another idea that Bob had envisioned.... a cafe and general store with an old train/steam engine theme.  Three local women were able to create his vision and now The Station Bistro is open to the public (as of May 2019). 

Passionate about supporting local farmers and showcasing the goods gathered and resourced by individuals in the immediate surrounding area, the menu was carefully created to focus on the freshest ingredients.  The menu will change seasonally according to the harvests.  The desserts are a must as this is where Bob Ehman first met Emily, one of the three local women.  Buying one of her famous Thanksgiving Pies from her homestead - Lucky Day Homestead.  

Kitchen Hours:

Thursday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Once liquor license is obtained, dinners will be served Fridays and Saturdays from 4-8pm. 


Ashford Station Bistro
Ashford Station Bistro
5386 Depot St.
West Valley, NY 14171
United States
Phone: 716-942-3040
42° 25' 34.6008" N, 78° 38' 50.64" W

Takeout Food: Yes

Outdoor Dining: Yes

General Information

  • Wheelchair Accessible: Unknown
  • Parking: Yes
  • RV Parking: Unknown
  • Bus Parking: Unknown
  • Pets Allowed: Unknown
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
  • Internet Access: Unknown
  • Conference / Meeting / Banquet: Unknown
  • Playground: Unknown
  • Indoor Pool: Unknown
  • Outdoor Pool: Unknown
  • Swimming:
  • Boat Launch or Dock:
  • Fishing Access:
  • Equestrian Trail Access: Unknown
  • Bicycle Trail Access: Unknown
  • Hiking Trail Access: Unknown
  • Mountain Biking Trail Access: Unknown
  • Snowmobile Trail Access: Unknown

Please note

Please note that this information may change and may be incorrect

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.

Read more about Steelhead/Rainbow fishing on the Cattaraugus Creek

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