Olean Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Olean

April 14, 2018 Madelene Haan

Olean in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Takeout. Discover best restaurants in Olean with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Beef 'n' Barrel

146 N Union St, Olean, NY 14760-2735 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 716-372-2985
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 431 reviews

Beef 'n' Barrel

Reviewed By Samuel M - Erie, Pennsylvania

I've been here multiple times and every time this restaurant has been exceptional. Whether for lunch or dinner, they offer a wide variety of meals with the majority of them based around good old-fashioned beef. Many of the dishes are served with the beef thinly sliced in either pieces or strips. This helps ensure the quality of the meat and results in less waste in my opinion. This approach also 'slows down' one's approach when eating beef, especially for individuals who eat too fast and don't take time to enjoy their meals.

The facility is also very large for such a smaller city with three full dining rooms along with dining in the bar area. Their prices are also reasonable, especially for a restaurant that focuses so much on beef. A place like this in a larger city would likely charge much higher prices. This is a great place to dine at before taking in a function at nearby St. Bonaventure University and is highly recommended.

2. Tim Hortons

3012 Nys Route 417, Olean, NY 14760-1833 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Fast Food Breakfast +1 716-373-3280
Excellent
38%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 19 reviews

Tim Hortons

Reviewed By Carl S - Allegany, New York

Been a regular here for years. Great coffee and pastries. But I never really appreciated how good they were until we vacationed south (once to North Carolina and once to Virginia). We missed our Tim Hortons coffee!!. When the best coffee you can find is McDonalds, ugh!!

3. Mio Gelato E Cafe

2703 W State St, Olean, NY 14760-1826 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza, Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 716-372-6333
Excellent
63%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Reviewed By Tayandlaura

Oh man, the cheesecake here is amazing. Once had apple pie cheesecake - wow. Cannoli are very good too. The pizza is good, thin crust. I like the garlic pizza the best. They have salads too which are good. Atmosphere leaves something to be desired. Feels like an old food court and the drinks are about 90% ice with no refills.

4. El Mariachi

315 N Union St, Olean, NY 14760-2626 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 716-373-1212
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 99 reviews

El Mariachi

Reviewed By Pat D - West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

Read many of the "amazing" reviews and decided to try this restaurant while in Olean for business. Average Mexican food. I got the chimichanga, which came with rice and refried beans (plus the complimentary chips and salsa). Chimichanga was good - not crispy, too much sauce, and the shredded beef should have been seasoned. Sides were good. Chips and salsa were good. Small margarita was $1.99 - which is a good deal. Overall, a good place to go for better food than Taco Bell.

5. Red and Trudy's Restaurant

501 W State St, Portville, NY 14770 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Lunch, Dinner +1 716-933-8982
Excellent
54%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Reviewed By travelterri50 - Beverly Hills, Florida

Loose meat sandwiches and shakes are the best!! I had never had (or even heard of) a loose meat sandwich but let me tell you.... well worth the calories! A fun throw back place that is a must do!!!

6. Brother's Bistro

188 N Union St, Olean, NY 14760-2716 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout American, International, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 716-379-8656
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 90 reviews

Brother's Bistro

Reviewed By chipper002 - Dayton, Ohio

Wow, what a tasty surprise. I was skeptical because it looks like a well-worn bar and grill with minimal appointments. I ordered the coconut encrusted grouper despite my questioning the potential freshness of fish this far inland. The grouper and squash medley were excellent. The rice, ordinary. The waitress informed me that they have fresh fish trucked in daily. I eat a lot of fish, and this ranked among the best I've had. The beer selection was quite good too. I really could have done without the cheesy music being played live on an electric keyboard,

7. Rafi's Platter

800 Wayne St, Olean, NY 14760-2266 Italian, Indian, Southwestern, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Pakistani +1 716-790-8294
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By WNYbonnie

Rafi’s has been open a couple of months and this was our first opportunity to try it out. It was as expected, very good! Service was solid despite the waitress being new.
I had the Ahi Tuna special and it was excellent. They have been packed since opening and I can see why! A great option for those visiting Olean in the future!
We will be back!

8. Mirchi Bar & Grill

1020 N Union St, Olean, NY 14760-1430 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 716-790-8473
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Mirchi Bar & Grill

Reviewed By Harrishill

Don't let the average exterior appearance hinder your decision to go in. I think we said 'Oh Wow, I didn't expect this' when we walked in. Classy place. What a treasure of a restaurant Olean has. The food is freshly made. It has quite a strong Indian menu but with other traditional fares. Many vegetarian choices as well. The decor is very tasteful. Not what you'd expect from a restaurant that labels itself 'bar and grill'. When there is so much bad food in our world, we need more places like this.

9. Oishi Sushi & Hibachi LLC

2232 W State St, Olean, NY 14760-1900 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 716-373-8889
Excellent
48%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 45 reviews

Oishi Sushi & Hibachi LLC

Reviewed By cstrusa

We had a wonderful lunch of sushi and hibachi here! The owner was delightful and answered our questions. We are sushi lovers and usually you can't get really good sushi in our rural area and this was superb! We have had sushi in several countries, resorts and cruises and this is definitely comparable. We will be back for more! We even took home Boston Roll for later!

10. Tasta Pizza

1521 W State St, Olean, NY 14760-2039 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 716-373-2393
Excellent
55%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Tasta Pizza

Reviewed By rtpresident - Land O Lakes, Florida

Ordered 24 pieces of pizza for a family gathering. It was wonderful. They kinda over cooked a small area of the pizza and they pointed it out and just replaced it with some extra at no charge.

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