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Chester's Cajun Grill

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9416 Transit Rd, East Amherst, NY 14051-2215
+1 716-636-4554
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Buffalo, New York
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Food is good if you like spicy Cajun cooked food! Good lunch menu also! Nice local place and service is Good.

Thank 92josephd
Williamsville, New York
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Poor service! Ordered gumbo but not really sure if it qualified as cajun gumbo..as advertised. To top it all service was as poor as it could get.

Thank oureaglesnest
Buffalo, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The food is pretty good, being as far away from Louisiana as it is. The portions are very good sized and reasonably priced. Some things, like the Andouille Sausage, are a bit too spicy (hot) for my preference, but if you like things hot, you'll enjoy it. I've been there several times and it was always the same, so it... More 

Thank Don E
Buffalo, New York
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203 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, excellent service and very clean. My son who doesn't eat anything loved their popcorn shrimp. All the food is fresh and delicious! Worth going!!

Thank michelle r
Buffalo, New York
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The food here is so good. Anything blackened is awesome - especially the tenderloin tips. The chicken creole is awesome - and I've heard the shrimp is too. And the hush puppies are excellent. The restaurant is small, and can get a bit chilly in the winter if you're seated too close to the door. But the food is outstanding.... More 

Thank astroguy22
Cheektowaga, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited Chesters for the first time this past Thursday. We've eaten Chesters at the Erie County Fair and wanted to check out the restaurant. Upon arrival, we were a bit shocked to find that it was just a small place in a strip plaza. I just assumed it would be a full stand alone restaurant. But... More 

Thank HollyG81
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Decided to stop there for some different type of food , all I can say is if you like Cajun style food this is the place to go in NY, you would have to travel to Louisiana to get anything better. The food was great service was good everything was reasonably priced. I would definitely go back again.

Thank Douglas S
Kendall, New York, United States
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This is our second time we have been here. First time was many years ago when our son moved back from New Orleans. He wanted cajun food, and was not disappointed. Traveling back from Buffalo yesterday, we decided to try Chester's again. Nothing has changed. The food was outstanding, the service fantastic. I wish I could remember our waitress's name,... More 

Thank Nancy S
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Our friends recommended this place as their son had taken them there years earlier. I guess this place won an award and I can see why. Nice clean tables, cool and dark on a hot and steamy day. Quite the choice of cocktails. The Cajun Bloody Mary bites back and it was wonderful. Amazing selection of entrees with the appropriate... More 

Thank anyaonly
Lockport, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

4 of us went to Chester's for a birthday dinner and they did not disappoint! Chrissy our waitress was awesome as well as the food. We got the fried pickles w the amazing horsey sauce (I could bathe in that sauce 😉), cheese quesadilla, hush puppies and onion straws to share. Everything came out promptly and was delicious. Our meals... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9416 Transit Rd, East Amherst, NY 14051-2215
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  East Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 716-636-4554

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