After the holidays are over, it is widely common to have to maintain a tight budget from purchasing gifts and meals to feed your whole family. While you may be on a budget, there are still delicious options you can choose to eat. Here are a few restaurant options across New York State that won’t break the bank!


  1. Rachel’s Mediterranean Grill


With numerous locations to choose from, Rachel’s offers authentic and delicious Mediterranean lunch and dinner. Choose from rice bowls, warm wraps, souvlaki, gyros, falafels, and more. There are so many locations to choose from, so you’re bound to find one near you! Prices range at about $14 for one meal.




235 S. Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14201


1526 Walden Ave, Suite 750, Cheektowaga, NY 14225


2130 Walden Ave, Cheektowaga, NY 14225


5493 Sheridan Dr, Buffalo, NY 14221


3860 McKinley Pkwy, Hamburg, NY 14219


520 Lee Rd, Buffalo, NY 14228


  1. The 33 Speakeasy Grill


With a sleek yet vintage atmosphere, this grill offers delicious lunch and dinner with so many options to choose from. Their menu will be sure to make even the pickiest eater happy, as there are so many delicious options to choose from. Prices range from $4 appetizers to about $16 dinners.




3455 Genesee St, Cheektowaga, NY 14225


  1. Elmo’s Bar & Restaurant


Not only do they have award winning wings, they also offer salads, sandwiches, wraps, and much more. This local restaurant offers an intimate environment and friendly service. Their entrees range at about $9.




2349 Millersport Hwy, Getzville, NY 14068


  1. The Griffon Gastropub


With made-to-order and original dishes, this gastropub offers a wide array of all types of dishes. Their unique menu helps this restaurant stand out above neighboring local restaurants. Their entrees range at about $13-16 for an average entrée. Their pub menu ranges at about $6-16.




2470 Military Rd, Niagara Falls, NY


5445 Transit Rd, Clarence, NY 14031


634 Main St, East Aurora, NY 14052


810 Center St, Lewiston, NY 14092


  1. Settler’s Family Restaurant


Settler’s is a local family restaurant, located in downtown Batavia, NY. Visit them at any time of the day as they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner with options available for all ages. Their prices range at about $6-14, depending on if you’d like breakfast, lunch, or dinner.




353 West Main St, Batavia, NY 10420


  1. Cam’s New York Pizzeria

As an independent pizzeria, Cam’s offers quality, New York style pizza at a very reasonable price. Not only do they offer countless different types of a traditional pizza (including specialty shaped pizza), but they also offer calzones, chicken wings, pizza logs, mozzarella sticks, cold and toasted subs, garlic bread, cannoli, and so much more. Their prices range depending on the size of the pizza or if it is an appetizer. A 12’’ pizza runs at about $11, 16’’ at about $14, and 20’’ at about $17. For more information about their prices, visit the website below.






1290 Mt. Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620


2487 Browncroft Blvd, Rochester, NY 14625


112 Kasson Rd, Camillus, NY 13031


5962 NY-31 Cicero, Cicero, NY 13039


336 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14604


476 Exchange St, Geneva, NY 14456


2341 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd, Rochester, NY 14623


Corner of Route 31 & 57, Baldwinsville, NY 13027


302 Ford St, Ogdensburg, NY 13669


2000 Ridge Rd, Ontario, NY 14519


31 West Bridge St, Oswego, NY 13126


2110 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd, Penfield, NY 14526


25 Main St, Penn Yan, NY 14527


20 Bridge St, Phoenix, NY 13135


25 Public Square, Watertown, NY 13601


  1. Naan-Tastic


This modern Indian restaurant offers fast-paced service in a casual setting. They offer wraps, bowls, and tacos to hold your base, protein, sauce, toppings, and finishing sauce. You’re even able to order online! The prices range at about $9 for a meal.




100 Marketplace Dr, Rochester, NY 14623


1595 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14226


  1. The Poked Yolk


Offering delicious breakfast and lunch options all day long, this restaurant allows you to enjoy a full-service sit down option, walk in/take out, or call ahead take-out service. Enjoy your favorite breakfast and lunch meals for a very affordable price, as they offer a variety of ways to make your eggs, omelets, pancakes, waffles, burgers, wraps, and more. Their prices range at about $5-$9.




3100 Transit Rd, West Seneca NY 14224


3698 Abbott Rd, Orchard Park, NY 14127


  1. Ted’s Hot Dogs


Running on over 90 years of business, Ted’s is a staple for quality hot dogs and hamburgers across the Western New York area. Paired with their amazing onion rings or fries, along with a real milkshake in your favorite flavor, the tradition of offering high quality food remains. Their very affordable prices range at about $3-$5 for hot dogs and $4-6 for burgers.




2351 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14228


3637 Union Rd, Cheektowaga, NY 14225


124 W. Chippewa St, Buffalo, NY 14202


4878 Transit Rd, Depew, NY 14043


6230 Shimer Dr, Lockport, NY 14094


333 Meadow Dr, North Tonawanda, NY 14120


3193 Orchard Park Rd, Orchard Park, NY 14127


2312 Sheridan Dr, Tonawanda, NY 14150


7018 Transit Rd, Buffalo, NY 14221


1755 E. Broadway, Tempe, AZ 85282


Just because you need to eat inexpensively, that doesn’t mean it needs to feel like you are too. High quality can exist at all different price points. Try out any of these restaurants for a delicious experience that won’t break the bank. Enjoy!


Be sure to read our latest article below about how to keep your new year’s resolution!



By R. Kubek