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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 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 01:00
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank JLMChicago
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buffalo Restaurant and Ice Cream is a Northwest Suburban icon. Great food, open long hours (even on Holidays), large eating areas, friendly staff and clean restaurant. Have been going to Buffalo for years and is a great place to bring out of town guests when you do not know what they like to eat. The menu is expansive and we... More 

Thank Kevin L
Greenville, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the absolute WORST restaurant experience of my life. If I hadn't lived this experience myself, I wouldn't even believe it! I ordered a hamburger and specifically asked if sides were included in the price. The waitress assured me that soup and fries were included. When I received the bill, they had charged me an extra $2.00. When I... More 

1 Thank BearBait01
Fargo, North Dakota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 6 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 

1 Thank Corrie C
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20 reviews
12 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

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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
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?