One of the best

Located in a strip mall near the University at Buffalo’s North Campus, Elmo’s Bar & Restaurant doesn’t look like much from the outside. But it’s a good-times pub; and more important, its wings are some of the city’s best. They are grilled or fried; the unique twist is that they are available double dipped. That means that they are fried and sauced, then grilled and differently sauced. The grilling ads delectable smoky aura.

Choose a sauce combo from a range of mild, medium, and hot, Cajun, BBQ, and honey mustard. For a wide-spectrum taste-buds experience, I like Cajun + honey-mustard. It’s got penetrating flavor that is peppery (but not ferocious), tangy, and just a little bit sweet. What’s most impressive is the chewy-crisp texture of the wings’ skin, which makes them a joy to gnaw.

Beyond wings, Elmo’s menu offers sandwiches and wraps, a Friday-only beer-batter fish fry, house-made chili, and a few salads. Among the salads is the Buffalo special, which includes mild, medium, or hot breaded chicken, carrots, celery, and, of course, blue cheese dressing.

Ambience is unmitigated sports-bar, with five TVs to watch while you drink and a wall full of jerseys signed by the Buffalo Sabres, who used to eat at Elmo’s after practice.

What to Eat
Elmo’s, Double-Dipped Wings
Double-Dipped Wings
Double-dipped: Cajun + honey-mustard
Elmo’s, French Fries
French Fries
French fries are a nice respite from spicy wings.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Monday11:30am - 2am
Tuesday11:30am - 2am
Wednesday11:30am - 2am
Thursday11:30am - 2am
Friday11:30am - 2am
Saturday12pm - 2am
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

Other Nearby Restaurants

  • Mammoser’s Tavern

    Hamburg, New York

    Hot wings with peppery bite make this Hamburg, New York, tavern an essential stop on the Buffalo Wing Trail. Bourbon BBQ wings also are a standout.

  • Bar-Bill Tavern

    East Aurora, New York

    Gorgeous (and delicious) Buffalo wings and masterfully built beef on weck sandwiches put Bar-Bill Tavern on the must-eat list of western New York.

  • Kelly’s Korner

    Buffalo, New York

    Pub grub means wings n’ weck at this late-night drinking hole. It’s a locals’ place that has been serving Buffalo classics and pouring beer since 1967.

  • Mike’s Candy Shop

    Cheektowaga, New York

    Of Buffalo’s many great candy shops, Mike’s is among the best. Sponge candy is superb, as are the city’s unique Charlie Chaplins, made with fresh marshmallow.

  • Parkside Candy

    Buffalo, New York

    Built in 1927, Buffalo’s Parkside Candy is a beautiful temple of sweets. Sundaes, sodas, egg creams are all fine; and the candy selection is staggering.

  • Five Points Bakery & Toast Cafe

    New York,

    The open kitchen at Five Points Bakery produces artisan breads that are toasted and served with all the right companions in a temple of enlightened eating.