Everybody loves a diner.

These are 12 of the top diners found in Western New York.  This is part of our series where we are looking at some of the best old-timey diners around Upstate New York, section by section.  This gallery focuses on the area of far western New York State.  Erie, Chautauqua, and Niagara counties to be specific.

These diners all have great back stories to them.  Sever of them are really old (one is a diner dating back to the 1930s).  All have the classic diner icons we love so much: tables, booths, homemade daily special, not a lot of frills, lots of locals sitting on the red leather swivel stool up at the counter.  And don't forget the homemade desserts.  Remember those giant glass cake and pie holder on the counter?  You will find them at several of the diners on this list.

The region in this gallery includes Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Jamestown, East Aurora, Westfield, Depew, and other areas of the far western part of the state.  We will do other segments of the state in upcoming galleries

Obviously, with dozens and dozens to choose from, we couldn't list all the great diners in that region.  So if we missed yours, please go over to our Facebook page and give it a shout out.  We really do want to hear from you!

If You Are Hungry In Western New York, These 12 Classic Diners Have Just the Remedy!

Here are a dozen classic diners in Western New York. This is the first in a series of galleries we will post about some of the best diners in various areas of Upstate New Yorik.

Today, we look to the West. Erie Chautauqua, and Niagara Counties to be specific. Most of these diners exude nostalgic retro-memories for us. Classic, non-nonsense diners where the waitresses know you name, the frills are few and far between, and the food is just like Mom used to make.

These diners range in an place from Jamestown through Buffalo and north to Niagara County. Stay tuned because we will be looking at diners located in other areas of Upstate New York very soon.

Who knows, maybe your favorite diner will soon make our "hit list."

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio

17 Upstate New York Dog Parks for Your 'Good Boy' or 'Good Girl'

Lets face it, when the family dog is happy the whole family is happy! Dog parks are popping up in more and more communities across Upstate New York every day. Check out these 17 which cover every region of Upstate. Some are big, some are small. Some are basic running places, and others are elaborate dog playgrounds. And some even serve a glass of wine or craft beer for Mom and Dad to enjoy while Rover plays! Keep your furry friend happy at one of these dog parks today.

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio