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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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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 01:00
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Fargo, North Dakota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place takes you back the simpler times. Ice cream was out of this world. Service was great too. Thank you Bethany!!

Thank Kelsey H
Wheeling, United States
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Good place to go after going to a movie. We both had salads and they were both very very good. Not my first time there each time the food has been good and the service has been very good

Thank Phillip F
Lake in the Hills, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Everyone who knows me, knows i LOVE a good Greek Diner. I am so turned off by this restaurant. I eat out in a restaurant at least 2xs a week. I stopped in with a friend for some coffee and was promptly told that the owner has a policy that you cannot just come in for coffee. There is a... More 

Thank Corrie C
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Typical diner experience. Good is adequate. Wait staff nice & friendly. Nothing so special to write home about.

Thank SavBlancLAK
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This use to be one of our go to restaurants. Food has gotten terrible, watery soups, smaller portions & just not as tasty. Service is still okay but very disappointed the last few times I've been there!

Thank Suluke
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Go there often with my family and/ or friends. The ice cream creations are delicious, as the first owner was relative of the original Buffalo's in Chicago. I haven't had a bad meal there- from breakfast, to their broiled salmon to their chicken Caesar wrap. All good. And on Sunday they have cream of chicken rice soup that is terrific.

Thank jessiepupper
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The food was good as we all had a variety of things. However, this time the service was very slow and with 3 young kids that's not great. We did have a bit larger party than usual but it really wasn't that busy. The server seemed a bit overwhelmed. Usually the service is great.

Thank Michelle W
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

This is a good place to land if you of unsure of where you want to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Service varies depend on who is assigned to your table. All the meals are good and the soups are above average.

Thank vincec211
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

I've been staying at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, and finding local options for breakfast can be a pain. On my fourth day, I noticed people were in the restaurant that is also toted as an ice cream parlor, and I decided to check it out. What gave this 4 stars instead of 3 was the speed of service, friendliness of... More 

Thank Alex L
Wheeling, IL
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

I haven't been here for a while, but I remember the food used to be good. This past visit was an unpleasant surprise. The basket of rolls put on the table were so dry, definitely not fresh. The taco salad was average, with the proportion of the various ingredients not properly balanced. The chicken wrap was terrible. The chicken was... More 

Thank imw926

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
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?