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Scharf's Schiller Park German restaurant, saved from closing, plans move to West Seneca

Scharf's potato pancakes

By Andrew Z. Galarneau

Scharf’s is moving out of Schiller Park. The owner has a deal to buy the Deer Head Inn, in West Seneca, and plans to move his German family restaurant to 2683 Clinton St.

“It’s only five miles from here, so I hope I’ll bring most of my regulars with me,” owner Jerry Scharf said, speaking from his South Crossman Street location. The new place should be open in mid-June, he hopes.

Currently the plan is to stop serving food at Scharf’s Crossman Street location after May 17, he said. He’s waiting for some loan paperwork to clear, but the deal is done, he said.

Scharf’s new dining room is about 50 percent larger than his present space, so he’ll have room for more customers.

“My family is all involved with me now,” Scharf said, and the bigger place can put them to work. After nearly closing two years ago, a resurgence in business gave him the impetus to rethink the restaurant’s future, he said.

The larger property has a patio out back, making a beer garden possible, he said. Menu favorites will stay, a list of German classics including the restaurant's potato pancakes (seen above in a Buffalo News photo). Additions may include a late-night menu to draw a bigger bar crowd. There’s a grill, too, so steaks will probably be added to the menu.

(Hat tip to Joseph Readl.)

Email: agalarneau@buffnews.com

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