To get a full appreciation for Arty’s Grill, 508 Peckham St., you need to exercise your creative thinking and picture a time and place about 50 years in the past. Not so long ago, Memorial Drive on Buffalo’s Eastside was a 24 hour center of activity. A tightly packed neighborhood of homes, business and churches invaded by the continual flow of travelers arriving and departing at Central Terminal and the thunderous rumble of delivery trucks servicing the almost mile long Railway Express Agency building. With a catbird’s seat on the action, Arty’s Grill provided a community meeting place….a role it continues to this day.
An Arty’s Tradition: Don’t miss the church bulletins near the front door (St. Stan's, Corpus Christi, etc). Many a man has told his family he was going to church, only to pick up a bulletin before leaving the grill!
Located in the center of Buffalo's Historic Polonia District that includes Central Terminal, The Broadway Market, St. Stanislaus and Corpus Christi Churches
Historical image of Arty's Grill from the 1920s.
Arty's Grill, located in Buffalo's Historic Polonia District, Across the street from Buffalo Central Terminal