Even though we really want to find a way to keep Buffalo a secret, the fact is Buffalo is known around the world for quite a few things. If it's not bad winter weather or football, then it's one-hundred percent our food.

There is something about the food that comes out of BUffalo and Western New York that is unlike anything else anywhere else in the country.

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You can ask just about anyone who is new to the area, or who is from the area and has moved away, what is the one thing they love (or miss) about the 716 and the almost universal answer will be the food.

One of the true testaments to this fact is the shear number of restaurants that have been in business for a very long time. These are our favorite places and they really have found ways to keep going for generations and generations.

Here are xx restaurants that have truly stood the test of time:

Coles

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One of the oldest locations in the City of Buffalo, Coles has really made its mark on the Elmwood Village and Buffalo. I spent plenty of nights inside Coles back in my Buffalo State days.

Chef's

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The Buffalo mainstay on Seneca St just outside of Downtown Buffalo, Chef's, and its spaghetti parm has made national news and is one of the go-to favorite restaurants in Buffalo.

Armory Restaurant

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Named in honor of the 74th Regimental Armory that's located on Connecticut St in Buffalo's Columbus Park Neighborhood, The Armory Restuarant is a great place to stop by for some authentic Italian food that has served the neighborhood for years.

The Anchor Bar

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Many have created the Anchor Bar as the originator of Buffalo Wings and that claim to fame has helped them be a leader in wings in Buffalo.

Bocce's Pizza

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With roots going all the way back to Clinton Street in Buffalo, Bocce's has been around for a long time. I remember my great-grandmother telling me about how great the pizza (which was more than 40 10 years ago).

Anderson's Ice Cream

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The combination of a great roast beef sandwich and some ice cream really hits the spot and it's one of the reasons why Anderson's has been around a long time.

What restaurants would you add to this list?

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