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Swiston's Beef & Keg

101 Young St, Tonawanda, NY 14150
(716) 692-9723
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Ranked #60 of 98 Restaurants in Tonawanda
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Buffalo, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Stopped for late lunch. Had been several yrs since last visit. They "used to have" good beef sandwich. Very dark inside-for good reason. Your choice is only between beef sandwich or chili. Companion ordered beef. I ordered chili. While waiting at counter for our order, the boss came out and put those large dishwasher trays full of clean dishes right... More

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Buffalo,New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and two others went to Swiston's because we heard that they served a good roast beef sandwich. In Buffalo, New York, where we live, roast beef on a kummelwick ( salted ) roll is as famous as Buffalo chicken wings. We ordered the roast beef sandwich and found out the only side dish that was served was a... More

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Austin, Texas
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126 reviews 126 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Been awhile, but worth the wait. Great roast beef sandwich. If you're looking for fine dining this is not your place. If you're looking for good food, friendly staff, and casual atmosphere than you'll like it here.

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Niagara Falls, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Went for late mothers day dinner approx 7 pm when we walked in a staff person in a very rushed voice said go in the back , sit down , i will be there. We walked to the dining area , no one thete, many tables clutterd with dirty dishes and food. Decided to read trip advisor reviews and pretty... More

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Palm Harbor, FL
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110 reviews 110 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Visiting Buffalo after many years away. Beef on wick is high on the list of must have's Swiston's was not as I remembered it. Sandwiches were dry, no au jus on the side, They were thick with meat, but small. We got charged for drinks we did not order. When brought to the waitress's attention, she handed us our correct... More

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New Port Richey, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I was told this is "THE PLACE" to get Beef on a Weck, well, the bread was soggy, perhaps frozen and microwaved to warm it up. I do not reccommend this place for "B on a W"

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Amherst, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Ate at swistons last night on way to Riviera theatre. What an awful experience. Should have made our getaway when the server/bartender/cook said " no menus, there's two choices: chili or beef on weck." The food station was behind bar with microwave to reheat . Lady in bathroom was vomiting in next stall...should have asked if she'd had beef on... More

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Buffalo, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I went here last week for a hockey game. It's very casual, and they literally only serve Roast Beef and Chili (and free self-serve popocorn). It's mostly a bar. I have to say, the roast beef is the best i have ever had. It's $6.50 for a sandwich, but it is an enormous sandwich, the beef was super tender and... More

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Grand Island, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Consistently great food and very reasonably priced. Their sandwich is piled so high it's hard to bite into. The Chili is one of the best around and you almost need a bigger bowl. Cold beer on tap as well as bottles. They only do Beef on Weck and Chili and they do both the best. Located on the Erie Canal... More

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Dover
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120 reviews 120 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Being from the area, every time I am there I try to find a good place to get a great roast beef and kimmelweck roll sandwich, which is a western NY tradition. Swiston's was that place. They serve ONLY beef on weck or chili, both of which are excellent. If you like his then I suggest you check it out... More

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Additional Information about Swiston's Beef & Keg

Address: 101 Young St, Tonawanda, NY 14150
Phone Number: (716) 692-9723
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Tonawanda

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