Restaurants, Pubs and Cafés
Stroll down main street and you can find many fine restaurants, café’s, jewelry stores, specialty shops, beverage stores, sweets, apparel, sports equipment, the grocery store and more. After a day of exploring the area or the slopes stop by a pub for live entertainment or enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at a local restaurant.
Downtown Ellicottville also has a fabulous winery and two micro-breweries. There is truely something for everyone in this little getaway town!
Ellicottville has a great selection of restaurants for all taste, price points entertainment venues. There is causal dining, fine dining and breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you are looking for pizza, steak, seafood or salads, you can be sure to find a restaurant in Ellicottville to suit your pleasure. All of the restaurants are in unique building, many of which are in historical downtown Ellicottville.
The charm and hospitality of this country restaurant will captivate you, while you savor the house specialties prepared by owner/chef since 1970. Generous cuts of choice steaks, rack of lamb, and seafood entrees. The décor of period antiques is more than intriguing than it seems, since the Birdwalk is also an antique shop and any item may be purchased. Now you can also experience savory selections from their new Mediterranean Menu – prepared fresh and baked to perfection in their Italian Wood Fired Brick Oven.
The Birdwalk has it all. They have a wood fired stone oven where they make outstanding pizza and cook amazing food. They have surf and turf, pasta, steaks, seafood, salads, cajun entrees, sandwiches and more. The homemade New England clam chowder is a favorite!
Located on Rt.242 just 3 miles east of Ellicottville, this charming restaurant has its own unique style with its wrap-around front porch and electic decor.
- Website: www.birdwalk.net
- Telephone: 716 699-2749
- Address:5816 Rte.242 East Ellicottville, NY 14731
- General Hours: opens at 4:00 PM daily
Casual dining - lunch, dinner, and everything in between. The new restaurant will be themed in "Vintage Ellicottville". Great steaks, seafood, salads, po-boys, Philly steaks and more. Truly a great menu.
Cadillac Jacks has a great menu. They have small plates, a raw bar, soups, salads, steaks, chops, seafood and pasta. Try their gormet burgers, poboy or specialty tacos. Their specails are Fresh Cod Fridays and Caesar Crusted Prime Rib Steak on Saturdays.
In December 2014, Cadillac Jacks moved from it long time location on Rt.242 just 3 miles east of Ellicottville to downtown Ellicottville in the former Hoagie's location.
- Website: http://evillecadillacjacks.com/restaurant/
- Telephone: 716 699-5161
- Address:24 Monroe Street Ellicottville, NY 14731
- General Hours: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily
They have a comforting atmosphere and a unique menu for fine dining. Dina’s prepares satisfying, healthy foods that appeal to a health-conscious clientele. Dina’s selections are made to order from local, fresh ingredients whenever possible. They serve homemade cakes, cookies, pies and other sweet endings.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dine-in or take-out. Gourmet pizzas, salads, soups, sandwiches, Paninis, fabulous appetizers and dinner entrees. Great selection of wines by the glass and bottle. Save room for the gourmet desserts: Chocolate Lava cake, Crème Brûlée, Vanilla cheese cake and Streusel topped pear pie to name a few. Catering. Let Dina's cater your special day in Ellicottville; from an elegant mountain lodge or tented BBQ Dina's can accommodate your tastes and budget.
Dina's is located in downtown Ellicottville. In 2014 they are expanding into the buidling next door. Reservations are not accepted.
- Website: www.dinas.com/
- Telephone: 716 699-5330
- Address:15 Washington Street Ellicottville, NY 14731
- General Hours: Sunday to Thurs 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Friday and Saturady 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Ellicottville Brewing Company
The Ellicottville Brewing Company is a select micro-brewery of fabulous craft beers with a tremendous American cuisine menu. The pot pie is a favorite along with the pulled pork sandwich. Seasonal beers throughout the year along with the regulars—EBC Pale Ale, Blueberry Wheat, Nut Brown, EVL Amber, Toasted Lager and Black Jack’s Oatmeal stout. Available: bar tours, rehearsal dinner, private parties in our European style beer garden.
They many regular and seasonal beers on tap, and you can take a six pack or growler home. Tours are availabe on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
The historic location was expanded in 2012, with an entirely new beer gargen and lodge style addition. The lodge style addition enhances the characther of the original building. The brewery tanks are in the original building and outside in the beer garden. Reservations are not accepted.
- Website: www.ellicottvillebrewing.com/
- Telephone: 716 699-2537
- Address:28 Monroe Street Ellicottville, NY 14731
- General Hours: Daily
John Harvard's Brew House
Serving a wide range of “comfort” foods and with over 2o craft beers on tap. Some of the ales and lagers are brewed in Ellicottville, according to the recipes of William Shakespeare (they believe). The recipes were brought to America in 1637 by John Harvard. Enjoy a craft beer on the outside patio and try some of their unique menu items: Vegetables Spring Roll, Black Pepper Seared Tuna "Napoleon" or a California Reuben on Asiago Bread. Come and enjoy a great dining experience on the slopes of Holiday Valley Resort.
In the summer, sit on their outdoor patio that overlooks the resort pools, golf course and mountain.
John Harvard's Brewhouse is located in the Tamarack club at Holiday Valley Resort. The lodge style building has a stone and wood exterior and was built in 2009
- Website: www.johnharvards.com/locations/holiday-valley-resort/
- Telephone: 716 699-5350
- Address: Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley Resort Ellicottville, NY 14731
- General Hours: Monday to Thursday 11:30 AM to 12:30 AM, Friday and Saturday 11:30 AM to 2:00 AM and Sunday 11:30 AM to midnight.
Monroe Street Brick and Brew
The Monroe Street Brick and Brew opened 2016 and is located in the heart of the village. They serve brick oven pizzas that you can eat in the restaurant or have delivered on some nights. There latest creation pizza pies are Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese pizza and a seasoned pork and chili pizza.
You can create your own pizza for a personal pizza or 16 inch pie. They also have calzones, brick oven wings and salads. The wing sauces are bar-b-que, srisacha, dry cajun, butter garlick, hot, medium and mild. Their specialty pizza pies include meat lovers, buffalo chicken, garlic white, vegetable, margherita, pesto tomato and three cheese.
The have local New York craft beer including Ellicottville Brewing company, Southern Tier and 4 mile brewery. They have a wine list and serve fountain Pepsi products.
- Website: http://www.monroestpizza.com/
- Telephone: 716-699-1051
- Address: 21 Monroe Street Ellicottville, NY 14731
- General Hours: Closed Monday, Tues and Weds 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Thurs to Sat 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
The Silver Fox Restaurant and Steak House
Situated in the heart of Ellicottville, The Silver Fox is one of Ellicottville’s best-kept secrets. Nestled behind Madigan’s, our fabulous menu and extensive wine list offer a casual fine dining experience to match any palate. The menu includes fresh fish, pasta’s, land fresh cut steaks as well as the best chicken wings in town. The Silver Fox also offers customized menus for catering on and off premise.
The have a fantastic menu, with steaks, surf and turf, seafood, great appetizers and extensive wine list by the bottle or glass. Check out their specials, which includes date night on Wednesdays in the winter.
The Silver Fox is in a barn style building off of Washington street on Hughey Alley. They have a patio open in the summer with live entertainment.
- Website: http://thesilverfoxrestaurant.com/
- Telephone: 716 699-4672
- Address: 23 Hughey Alley Ellicottville, NY 14731
- General Hours: Winter Hours - Wednesday through Monday at 5:00 PM. Summer Hours Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 5:00 PM
Tim and Bonnie's Pizza and EVL Bowling Alley
Tim and Bonnie's Pizza has pizza, wings, subs, salads and more. There are specialty pizzas or your classic choices by toppings. The have a good selection of salads too!
EVL Lanes has arcade games, game ticket prizes, free Wi-Fi and an 8 lane bowling alley. They alleys have big screen TVs on the lanes, cosmic bowling and are available for parties.
Tim and Bonnie’s Pizza opened in the fall of 2012 in the former site of the baseball factory. They are not located in downtown; however, there are signs as you head east of downtown Ellicottville.
- Website: www.timandbonnies.com/
- Telephone: 716 699-9021
- Address: 8 Bristol Lane Ellicottville, NY 14731
- General Hours: Daily
Tips Up Café
Tips Up Café is a full service restaurant with unsurpassed reputation for excellence in the over 30 years of its existence. Their food is extraordinary and specials are a delight to the palate. They specialize in fresh seafood, pasta dishes, steaks, BBQ ribs and veal and make great salads, pizza and appetizers. This is the favorite of skiers and locals alike as many vie for a seat in this always busy place. The chef and owner Ken Roush and his charming wife Judy will welcome you with warm hospitality.
Ken Roush is a graduate from the Culinary Institute of America and has created a wonderful menu to please the palte. He makes homeade salad dressing, sauces, desserts and more! They have a good wine list. Try the Orange Whisky Chicken or the Pesto Pizza!
Tips Up is located in downtown Ellicottville in a charming building with a lively atmosphere.
- Website: www.tipsupellicottville.com/
- Telephone: 716 699-2136
- Address: 32 Washington Street Ellicottville, NY 14731
- General Hours: Open 7 nights a week
Villaggio opened in 2015 and is located in the heart of the village in the former Barn Restaurant. They have a wide variety of italian food on their menu. They have homemade pasta and sauce, chicken, seafood, appetizers and fabulous desserts
Villaggio has Cappellini P omodoro, Rigatoni Bolognese, Chicken Lasagnz, Filet Mignon and stuffed pepper sandwich, antipasto, salads and more. Don't forget to try some of their gelato or the Ricotta Zeppole (Ricotta doughnuts)!
The barn was built in 1895 and has great character. It has been in use as a stable, temporary jail, and blacksmith shop. It boast a relaxing atmosphere, where couples, friends, and families with children can come and enjoy a great italian meal.
- Website: http://www.villaggioevl.com/
- Telephone: 716 699-2199
- Address:7 Monroe Steet Ellicottville, NY 14731
- General Hours: Mon to Fri 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm Sun 12:00pm to 9:00 pm
Winery of Ellicottville
The Winery of Ellicottville opened in November 2010. Wine tastings are $3 for up to 5 wines or complementary with the purchase of a bottle. Offering classic vinifera and Native American wine varietals to taste and purchase. White wines include Traminette, Riesling, Vidal, Snow Fox and Rosé; while their red wines are Noiret and The Sweetest Thing. Come in and enjoy the great atmosphere and friendly and knowledgeable staff.
In their first three years, they have won over 29 medals in nationwide competitions. All of the wine is made on site from locallay grown grapes and berries.
The winery is located in downtown Ellicottville in a charming building with the tasting room out front. You can see into the room where the wine is made. You can also join their wine club to receive special offerings or be the first to taste a new wine.
- Website: www.wineryofellicottville.com/
- Telephone: 716 699-1055
- Address: 14 Monroe Street Ellicottville, NY 14731
- General Hours: Open 7 days a week
Ellicottville is home to some great locals pubs that feature local and national live musicians. Many have music on weeknights and weekends. They all serve great food and have great drink selections.
Balloons Restaurant and Nightclub
They have casual dining for lunch and dinner. There is live entertainment on Friday nights from 7-11pm and every Saturday from 5-9pm. Balloons brings in local and national musicians. They have great blues bands throughout the year. Tommy Z Band, The Stevie Project, Buscuit Miller and The Mix and BD Lenz often play there. Balloon's is available for parties. Check out the awesome Patio out back, which is new for 2016!
Balloons has a great selection of sandwichs, soups, salads, wings, burgers and more. The do make a nice thin crust pizza. Kids menu is available for children 8 and under.
Balloons is located in the center of downtown in an historic building. They have outdoor seating in the summer and do not accept reservations.
- Website: www.balloonsrestaurant.com/
- Telephone: 716 699-4162
- Address: 20 Monroe Street Ellicottville, NY 14731
- General Hours: Open 7 days a week at 11:30 AM
The Ellicottville Depot
The Ellicottville Depot is an old train depot that was moved to this location. It has a long antique bar and electic decor. They have a good selection of bottled beer, beer on tap and drinks. There is a nice outdoor patio in the fall. Their entire menu is available to go. The Depot has ski movies, Ellicottville souvenirs and live music. You can walkover from Wildflower!
They make fabulous gourmet pizza, wings, salads and other excellent pub food. The pizza has excellent toppings, a nice sauce and the perfect crust! They do make specialty pizzas as well.
The Ellicottville Depot is located 1 mile south of downtown Ellicottville. The building is an old train station that has the spiral staircase to the station manager's office. The have a recently renovated outdoor patio and have train memorabilia inside and outside the restaurant.
- Website: www.evldepot.com/
- Telephone: 716 699-4774
- Address: 6094 Rt 219 South Ellicottville, NY 14731
- General Hours: Open 7 days a week during the winter. Closed during the summer and open weekends in the fall.
The Gin Mill
The Gin Mill has been an Ellicottville tradition since 1976; with a full bar, 18 domestic and imported draughts along with a wide assortment of bottled beers. The menu is casual and reasonably priced including wings, burgers, wraps, sandwiches and salads. A family favorite as children enjoy our game room and kid friendly atmosphere. The back room is available for groups and private parties. The Gin Mill has live entertainment and music weekly Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
They make great pub food. They have a large selection of appetizers with great salads, sandwhiches, wraps, burgerfs, pizza, steaks, soups and desserts. They serve old fashion bottled soda, including Birch Beer.
The Gin Mill is located in a historical building in downtown Ellicottville. It has a vintage long bar and bar back. The brick restaurant and bar has an eclitic decor, with thermador, real wood paneling and streetside window seating.
- Website: www.ellicottvilleginmill.com
- Telephone: 716 699-2530
- Address: 20 Washington Street Ellicottville, NY 14731
- General Hours: Open 7 days a week.
Madigans Bar and Grill
Madigans Bar and Grill is a local's favorite that has been in business for over 30 years. They have home cooked lunches. The upstairs is available for private parties. Madingans has pool tables and foosball and is a place for good times, good tunes and good friends.
They have good pub food. Madigans has burgers, sandwhiches, salads on their lunch menu and have entrees that include shepards pie, mac and cheese and more. A kids menu is available. They have a good beer and drink selection.
Madigans is located in a free standing two story building in downtown Ellicottville. It has a wood and brick interios with a nice bar. They have a great outdoor patio bar and they have live music on the second floor.
- Website: www.madigans.net/
- Telephone: 716 699-4455
- Address: 36 Washington Street Ellicottville, NY 14731
- General Hours: Open 7 days a week.
Coffee, Sweets and Treats
Are looking for some coffee, sweets or treats as you shop, to start the day or end the day? Ellicottville is home to a homemade candy shoe, an awesome coffee shop and a local cafe that has it all!
The Daily Grind brings you organic, fair trade coffees and produce alongside an abundance of vegan options to your classic cafe style menu. The Daily Grind wants to be your neighborhood meeting place in the heart of downtown Ellicottville. Wherever possible they source organic, sustainably raised and fair trade products. The breakfast menu includes bagels and bagel sandwiches, parfaits, fruit salads and homemade baked goods prepared daily by a vegan baker. The lunch and dinner menu will feature traditional deli-style sandwiches as well as a wide range of salads, soups, sides, seasonal items and daily specials. Plus, almost all items can be customized for vegans/vegetarians.
They have excellent coffee, organic teas, including seasonal blends, mochas and more. They also have a great selections of muffins, cookies and pastries. They have free WiFi.
The Daily Grind is located in the heart of downtown Ellicottville in a free standing building. They have aderondak chairs and a gas firepit in front of the store, for a great place to hang out with a fresh cup of coffee.
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/dailygrindevl/
- Telephone: 716 725-7170
- Address: 38 Washington Street Ellicottville, NY 14731
- General Hours: Open 7 days a week.
Come chill at Katy’s Cafe and start your day off right with a hot fresh cup of coffee, a variety of espresso drinks or one of their homemade baked goods. Satisfy your hunger with a hearty deli-style sandwich, gourmet Panini or wrap. Homemade soup and chili in the fall and winter. Enjoy a variety of ice-cream treats, from Real Fruit Smoothies to Flurries and Cooling Bars, Milkshakes and Sundaes. You can order a Ice Cream Cake made for your special event.
Katy's Cafe is located in a historical building in downtown Ellicottville with great charm. Take a seat by the window or sit out side and relax with some great food, coffe or icecream.
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/Katyscafeevl
- Telephone: 716 699-8860
- Address: 10a Washington Street Ellicottville, NY 14731
- General Hours: Open 7 days a week.
Fantastic homemade candies. Gift boxes, assorted chocolates or just select a few of each. Buffalo bites are great to take home for the kids! Stop on by and take home a local favorite! Unique gifts for every occasion, as well as classic items. They have been the chocolatiers to the slopes since 1946.
Watson's makes chocolate covered pretzels, cherry cordials, famous sponge candy, fudge, butter crunch, chocolate covered popcorn, taffy and more. They make their Buffalo bites, chocolate buffalos, as well as elephants and buffalo wing shaped chocolates. Their famous sponge candy is a unique try and should make your list when you stop by.
Watson's is in a historical building in downtown Ellicottville, and is a step back in time. It is an old school candy shoppe, with stained glass behind the counter and trays of chocolates and other treats.
- Website: www.watsonschocolates.com/
- Telephone: 716 699-2805
- Address: 27 Washington Street Ellicottville, NY 14731
- General Hours: Mon-Thur and Sun 10am-6pm, Fri-Sat 10am-9pm
We hope that you enjoy a fabulous meal at one of Ellicottville's fine restaurants. The two micro-breweries and one winery to add to the fabulous selection of restaurants. Prost!