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Business Description
In operation for more than 25 years, Kostas Family Restaurant specializes in serving Greek- and American-style cuisines. The restaurant serves a selection of soups, salads, appetizers, entrees and desserts. It also provides a range of fresh seafood that is delivered daily. Founded in 1977, Kostas Family Restaurant maintains a specialty coffee and wine bar. The restaurant serves omelets with cheese, ham, bacon, sausage, mushroom and broccoli. Its menu includes French toast, buttermilk pancakes, Belgian waffle, sausage patties and rack of lamb. The restaurant also serves haddock filets, Atlantic salmon, fried fish, and shrimp and scallop plaki. Kostas Family Restaurant is located in Buffalo, N.Y.
BBB Rating
A+
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Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (716) 838-5282

Fax Number: (716) 838-5282

Payment method
all major credit cards
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
North Buffalo, North Park
AKA

Kostas Family Restaurant, Inc.

Categories
Family Style Restaurants, Greek Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, American Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek, Family Style, American, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, European, Continental

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Price Range : Average

Bike Parking: Yes

Takes Reservations: No

Wi-Fi: Free

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Parking: Street

COUPONS & DEALS

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squirrel2

04/26/2009

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Overall
great food

Had a great meal the other night. Would definitely go back again if I had to. Great water and bread made it special.

heathski

04/23/2009

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Overall
dissapointed

i was a big fan of kostas. they have a great menu selection and i love their dips with hot feta and roasted red peppers and their pitas. however the last 2 times i was there, i was super dissapointed. about 2 months ago, i went there and decided to stray away from my normal soulvaki. i got a chicken finger sub. it was a sloppy mess and overcooked. my friend got a club and it was also less than satisfying. then just today i went there on my break for soulvaki. it came out super fast- just 5 minutes- way 2 fast obviously because half my chicken was raw. i was going to complain, but since i only had an hr lunch break and my server only came over a half hr into my meal to give me my check i just left. i'd reccomend plaka. good food, both greek and american. they don't have appetizers yet, but their tzatziki and spanakopita are too good to pass up.

epepe12

02/18/2008

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Overall
terrible

i did not like kosta at all he was acting like he was on alot of nose candy just walking around the restaraunt yelling at his employees and making everyone including the customers uncomfortable when I got up to use the filthy ladies room he actually had the nerve to proposition my husband my husband to have gay intercourse

cantcookatall

01/13/2008

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Overall
comfort food

Great Food, service and diverse clientele, filthy bathrooms and the owner Kosta is not friendly.
The Sunday breakfast specials are same old fare.
Yes it's a family restaurant(aren't all Greek restaurants family?) but no move is made to
quiet the loud family's/crying for the comfort of the rest of us.
Long and loyal patrons will sustain Kosta's regardless of his nibs being cranky to us and his staff.
Other than that It's home away from home cause I can't cookatall.
Better than the Towne or Tom's

bc3855

10/02/2007

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Overall
Worst food

Went here on vacation based on other citysearch reviews. The patio is nice. The plain / ordinary house green salad and home made bread and service was good. But that's about it. Went for dinner and it was horrible! Overcooked chicken and leg of lamb, bland pastitio. The only thing going for the meal was the preformed / frozen to reheat gyros meat. A big disappointment. I'll stick to getting my Greek food when I visit Greece again.

mr_dog

04/05/2007

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Overall
The Best Breakfast Selection and Not a Chain

While I left Bflo. many decades ago, whenever I visit relatives, which is several times a year, Kostas is a must. Especially since they remodeled a number of years ago, and have a ""patio"" capability, overlooking Hertel, it's just the nicest place to sit and watch the world go by, people watch, and have truly good food at a great price.

I especially love (or rather only know) Kostas for breakfast, served until fairly late in the am, where anything from the omelettes (homemade kasseri cheese is just great inside the generous three eggs, sausage patties are also very good, not your Jimmy Dean fare) to the pancakes (with real maple syrup) or deeply-crevassed waffles, will satisfy anyone for an embarrassingly low price. Fried potatoes are done to perfection, not always the case elsewhere. Order Real Rye Bread with Caraway instead of white or whole wheat; good bread is hard to find, and this toasts up and butters to even a picky eater's taste.) Oh, lest I forget, the coffee is excellent, always freshest and never weak, and bottomless. Waitstaff are really nice people as are buspeople. Tip them kindly, they deserve it.

Only thing missing is the newsstand that used to be on the corner where you could get the NY Times. Maybe Walgreen's across the street now stocks it, don't know.

But speaking of, don't park there, though it's tempting, with little street parking available on Hertel. Walgreen's does indeed ticket and tow.

bevwatkins

06/29/2005

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Overall
The BEST GREEK FOOD in town

Over 12 years ago I worked on Hertel near Kosta's and we frequently enjoyed our lunched there. Now I still travel to the restaurant to have breakfast on the weekend or lunch/dinner often as the food is great, the restaurant has been remodeled recently and is very neat and clean with a nice patio area, great service and very reasonable prices. I highly recommed at least one visit to get you started, it is worth the trip!

rigs147

06/16/2003

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Overall
Kostas is a great restaurant

As a resident of Buffalo, and an often diner at Kostas I would just like to sat that Kostas is great. You get great food at a great price, and it doesn't take forever! I just want everyone to know that if they are looking for a wonderful restaurant in Buffalo, NY Kostas is the place to go!

Crystalluve99

09/14/2002

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Overall
Freshest Food

Serves the best fresh oarnge juice around along with very good greek specials!!

mikic

08/12/2002

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Overall
Head to Kosta's after night on the town!

Kosta's is an excellent place to head for breakfast after a night on the town. Since they're open 24 hours, breakfast is ready when you are!

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