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Buffalo Restaurant & Ice Cream

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1180 W Lake Cook Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-1979
+1 847-808-1120
06:00 - 00:00
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Fri - Sat 06:00 - 01:00
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waitress must have come from another planet, had no clue what the specials were, or included, so I decided to have the Ruben, and said no sour kraut, she said it doesn't come with it, I said just no sour kraut, but I like extra dressing, while we were waiting, our meals came with soup, which the waitress forgot, until... More 

Thank Larry S
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old owner is back and WOW....everything is just like it used to be. We had the best dinner there last night! The entire restaurant is different now. The place is immaculate, the staff, warm and welcoming and the food...YUM!!! It's wonderful to have this place back in the neighborhood. Best matzo ball soup ever.

Thank jillibeanWork
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here many times before but not recently. Went with my husband and adult daughter and everything that we ordered from the menu they did not have. They are known for their matzoh ball soup, didn't have it. I asked for a tuna melt, no tuna. Husband asked for a gyro wrap, no gyros. We just picked ourselves up... More 

Thank Jillylady
Chicago, Illinois
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This used to be our favorite family restaurant until the new management came in a few years ago. It's actually been quite some time since we've been here because we found a new, better restaurant. The service quality went down as well as the food. What happened to the ice cream and where did the stuff they sell now come... More 

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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Nice place for breakfest lunch or dinner great ice cream and yummy hot fudge. Large menu daily soups.You can anything from burgers to steaks. Daily specials include soup or salad plus drinks and dessert. Try it u will like it

Thank Steve G
Palatine, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I ordered corned beef & cabbage. It was served, luke-warm, at best & was sent back. It was returned, hot, with the large cabbage portion, masking four small potatoes, three, three-inch carrot strips & four extremely thinly sliced, four-inch strips of beef. The price of, $14-plus, was NOT in relation to the small portions. I should have walked out. I... More 

Thank gordonspeake
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Have been going to Buffalo Restaurant & Ice Cream for many years. Believe they relocated from Edgebrook area in the northwest part of Chicago a whole bunch of years ago. About the only restaurant open on all Holidays. Excellent meals. Diverse menu. Wonderful ice cream and fountain creations. This is the perfect meeting place where some in your party will... More 

Thank Kevin L
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I have been going to the Buffalo on and off for years. Just went back last week and had a great meal with family and friends.

Thank nancy e
Chicago, Illinois
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80 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great Deli sandwiches, plates - ample portions, quality food. Try the grilled pastrami - lean and stacked up.

Thank John A
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We went to dinner mainly for the chicken matzo ball soup, and arrived before the dinner crowd. The server was very unfriendly, and took our order. The soup was tasteless, like hot water with noodles, so I asked for a different type of soup and it was just OK. She acted inconvenienced! This place has been around for years, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations
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Open Hours
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1180 W Lake Cook Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-1979
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Buffalo Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 847-808-1120

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?