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Woody's Beach Club is a Hidden Gem on Lake Erie | Restaurants

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Woody's Beach Club is a Hidden Gem on Lake Erie
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Woody's Beach Club is a Hidden Gem on Lake Erie

When I found out Woody’s Beach Club had made the top 10 list for WGRZ’s Favorite Restaurants or WNY, I was shocked just like many of the viewers.  I had actually never heard of the restaurant before watching Chef Krista Van Wagner talk about their fresh queso fresco and guacamole and dining out on the beach.  But after learning it was owned and operated by the Curtain Family (Dug’s Dive, The Steer, Lake Effect Diner), I’m even more surprised that it took me this long to hear about the restaurant.  They just opened in 2011 and just started up for the summer a few weeks ago so Alli and I decided to head down on a lazy evening last week.

Located on Woodlawn Beach (not in the club house), it takes some effort to stumble across Woody’s.  Once you’ve walked half way down the long beach path, you’ll start to hear the crowd and reggae music (when we visited there was a lot of Bob Marley on the playlist) and smell a camp fire going.  When you get to the bar/restaurant you won’t feel like you’re in Buffalo anymore, honestly this place is something you’d find somewhere on the coast of Florida/Mexico.

The entire restaurant is outdoors, you can either sit at the bar (yes they have booze) or grab yourself one of their few picnic tables scattered on the beach.  They have a full liquor bar and serve margaritas but I decided to order myself a Tecate (they have several bottles of Mexican beers).  Since there’s no menu posted online (until now!), Alli and I weren’t sure what to order and had to decide on the spot.  Their tacos are in the $8-9 range and each order actually comes with 3 tacos and will be enough food for one.

To read more about our visit and to hear what we thought about the tacos and to see more pictures, click here to read on BuffaloEats.org!

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