We feel like bad Buffalonians! We had never been to Eckl’s and we were reminded to check it out when we finished devouring our Beef on Weck at their Taste of Orchard Park tent. Known as one of the top places in WNY to get the beef, we also discovered that they are LITERALLY right down the road from where we live. How have we been so clueless?!
Ok, so we went and we’re not on the naughty list anymore.
It was a family affair- meaning Chloe was included. The munchkin is such a piece of cake (knock on wood) that she has been bellying up to restaurants with us recently. Baby-friendly ones of course. **a list of those places will come soon!**
The hidden gem is legitimately hidden….on Ellicott Rd. in Orchard Park, off of Route 277. It’s inside one of the oldest homes in OP- 201 years old!- and has that homey feel once you step inside. Many tables, wood panel walls, sectioned rooms, and a bar where everybody knows your name. (we bet you’re singing the ‘Cheers’ theme song now) The restaurant has occupied the building since the early 1900s and officially became Eckl’s in 1934. They’re known for their top-of-the-line Certified Black Angus top round Beef on Weck.
Everyone waiting on us was extremely friendly and cheerful, which always makes or breaks a meal. As usual, we tried numerous plates….then came the beef.
The cool thing about the beef is that it’s cut thicker and has very little, if any, fat on it. We can understand why they’re known for this. We’ll be back.
Eckl’s 4936 Ellicott Rd. Orchard Park, NY 14127 // 716.662.2262
reservations for over 6 people Sun.-Thurs. // no reservations Fri. or Sat.
family friendly / fun date / kid approved / comfort food