Pufferbelly Restaurant & Bar

★★★★☆
  • 414 French St

    Erie, PA 16507

    Map & Directions
  • 814-454-1557

About Pufferbelly Restaurant & Bar

Hours
Mon. - Thu. 11:30am - 9pm;Fri. - Sat. 11:30am - 11pm;Sun. 11:30am - 8pm

Food

Food
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One of the best reubens I've ever had - and the onion soup is awesome! I always like the trip - I enjoy looking around at all the memorabilia they have scattered in a very elegant way. The bar is a site to see!

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One of the best reubens I've ever had - and the onion soup is awesome! I always like the trip - I enjoy looking around at all the memorabilia they have scattered in a very elegant way. The bar is a site to see!

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Pufferbelly's is my favorite restaurant. The menu is varied and i have never been disappointed in anything I have had there. They simply have the best French Onion Soup I have had anywhere in the US or Europe. The peanut butter pie, lasagna roll ups and the homemade salad dressings are to die for. The atmosphere is such that you feel comfortable in evening clothes or blue jeans. It is casual and elegant all at once. The staff is friendly and accomodating. For all the animal lovers out there, the owners are animal people and are very active in animal charity. They even took part in the animal rescue after Katrina struck a few years ago. Pufferbelly's has been around for decades, with good reason.

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★★★★★

Pufferbelly's is my favorite restaurant. The menu is varied and i have never been disappointed in anything I have had there. They simply have the best French Onion Soup I have had anywhere in the US or Europe. The peanut butter pie, lasagna roll ups and the homemade salad dressings are to die for. The atmosphere is such that you feel comfortable in evening clothes or blue jeans. It is casual and elegant all at once. The staff is friendly and accomodating. For all the animal lovers out there, the owners are animal people and are very active in animal charity. They even took part in the animal rescue after Katrina struck a few years ago. Pufferbelly's has been around for decades, with good reason.

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Pufferbellys has great food. Fine dining type atmosphere- and a great place to go for a business lunch. They have a great dessert- the chocolate snowball. A fudgy ball covered in whipped cream.

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★★★★☆

Pufferbellys has great food. Fine dining type atmosphere- and a great place to go for a business lunch. They have a great dessert- the chocolate snowball. A fudgy ball covered in whipped cream.

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This restaurant is beautiful as the old firehouse is made into a yummy restaurant. Dark wood booths and tables dot the main dining room, which sits adjacent to, but well separated from, the bar.

The price tag is expensive to suit the salaries of the local fair. The French onion soup is one of the best I've had in Erie -- with lots of onions and ample provolone cheese, not Swiss or Jarlsberg. The menu hosts a nice variety of large salads that come in two sizes. Fresh rolls come with. There is a wide selection of filling yet trendy food. The quesadillas arrived hot, and the veggies were steamed rather than grilled, a healthy change. The vegetable lasagna rollups were delicious, and Southwestern and veggie Greek pizzas boast a "hand-tossed crust."

Nothing on the menu would break the bank, but you'll be spending every bit of your $10. Soups run the standard $2.25-$3.50. Appetizers are a bit more, with the hot artichoke dip at $6. Beware as extra toast slices are just that...extra. Sandwiches range from $5.95-$6.95, and most come with a pile of engine-house potatoes. Salads range from $5.50-$7.95 for the large size; $3.50-$5.95 for the half size. The Hearty & Trendy items run from $5.50 for the quesadillas to $6.95 for the pasta.

I like Pufferbelly; however, even when they're slow, the service is lacking. The waitresses only come to take your orders and deliver your food, and even then you may not find the same person twice, but for sure you will see the ordering waitress or waitor when it's time to collect the bill.

PROS: Great Food
CONS: Service is lacking

4
★★★★☆

This restaurant is beautiful as the old firehouse is made into a yummy restaurant. Dark wood booths and tables dot the main dining room, which sits adjacent to, but well separated from, the bar.

The price tag is expensive to suit the salaries of the local fair. The French onion soup is one of the best I've had in Erie -- with lots of onions and ample provolone cheese, not Swiss or Jarlsberg. The menu hosts a nice variety of large salads that come in two sizes. Fresh rolls come with. There is a wide selection of filling yet trendy food. The quesadillas arrived hot, and the veggies were steamed rather than grilled, a healthy change. The vegetable lasagna rollups were delicious, and Southwestern and veggie Greek pizzas boast a "hand-tossed crust."

Nothing on the menu would break the bank, but you'll be spending every bit of your $10. Soups run the standard $2.25-$3.50. Appetizers are a bit more, with the hot artichoke dip at $6. Beware as extra toast slices are just that...extra. Sandwiches range from $5.95-$6.95, and most come with a pile of engine-house potatoes. Salads range from $5.50-$7.95 for the large size; $3.50-$5.95 for the half size. The Hearty & Trendy items run from $5.50 for the quesadillas to $6.95 for the pasta.

I like Pufferbelly; however, even when they're slow, the service is lacking. The waitresses only come to take your orders and deliver your food, and even then you may not find the same person twice, but for sure you will see the ordering waitress or waitor when it's time to collect the bill.

PROS: Great Food
CONS: Service is lacking

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First the Hostess was not very nice. Then the waitress had no personality. The menu had not changed in ages. Not many items to chose from. Then it was 41 degrees out and they had the air condition on which made our food really cold.

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First the Hostess was not very nice. Then the waitress had no personality. The menu had not changed in ages. Not many items to chose from. Then it was 41 degrees out and they had the air condition on which made our food really cold.

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Pufferbelly's is one of Erie's best. The food is really great and it's not all that expensive. It's entertaining to just look around while you eat because their decorations are old artifacts from when the place used to be a firehouse.

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★★★★☆

Pufferbelly's is one of Erie's best. The food is really great and it's not all that expensive. It's entertaining to just look around while you eat because their decorations are old artifacts from when the place used to be a firehouse.

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This is a wonderful throw back in time. Beautifully decorated, fair prices and service that is above and beyond exceptional.The old time decor is exceptional and leaves one to glance around the place throughout your lunch or dinner for

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★★★★☆

This is a wonderful throw back in time. Beautifully decorated, fair prices and service that is above and beyond exceptional.The old time decor is exceptional and leaves one to glance around the place throughout your lunch or dinner for

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This is one of my favorite restaurants in Erie. The restaurant actually used to be the old Firehouse downtown, and they have a lot of old memorabilia inside and on the walls. Although it is a nicer restaurant, you wont be out of place

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This is one of my favorite restaurants in Erie. The restaurant actually used to be the old Firehouse downtown, and they have a lot of old memorabilia inside and on the walls. Although it is a nicer restaurant, you wont be out of place

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If you like cream sauce covered cuisine, you will love the Pufferbelly. It is on the site of an old firehouse which make the interior very interesting. I personally don't care for cream sauce of my food, but for those who do, the

2
★★★★☆

If you like cream sauce covered cuisine, you will love the Pufferbelly. It is on the site of an old firehouse which make the interior very interesting. I personally don't care for cream sauce of my food, but for those who do, the

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The decor of this restaurant is unique. It is an old firehouse converted to a dining place. It has high ceilings and old firefighting items. The food is exceptional also. The dinners are varied with specials and the desserts are great. But

2
★★★★☆

The decor of this restaurant is unique. It is an old firehouse converted to a dining place. It has high ceilings and old firefighting items. The food is exceptional also. The dinners are varied with specials and the desserts are great. But

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This restaurant is beautiful as the old firehouse is made into a yummy restaurant. Dark wood booths and tables dot the main dining room, which sits adjacent to, but well separated from, the bar. The price tag is expensive to suit the

2
★★★★☆

This restaurant is beautiful as the old firehouse is made into a yummy restaurant. Dark wood booths and tables dot the main dining room, which sits adjacent to, but well separated from, the bar. The price tag is expensive to suit the

 

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