Erie County is a hot spot for new restaurants, local food trucks, scenic waterfront dining, and classic bars. Culinary hot spots are popping up all over town, catering to the discerning diner and cocktail aficionado. While hot restaurateurs and chefs are bringing their best to Erie, we pride ourselves on some of the region's most legendary family-owned eateries. 

Love local fare? Any current or former resident will tell you that Erie is all about the pepperoni balls, Smith’s hot dogs, Greek dogs, and locally made chocolate from Pulako’s, Romolo’s, or Stefanelli’s. A local debate we think is worth indulging over is the world's best doughnuts (local favorites include: Jack Frost Donuts, Mighty Fine Donuts, Doughdrop Inn, or H&K Donuts).

Erie County is also home to some of the finest local breweries and wineries in the region