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Swiston's Beef & Keg

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101 Young St, Tonawanda, NY 14150
(716) 692-9723
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
Robert Z
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Buffalo,New York
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North Tonawanda, NY
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

I went to Swistons for many years for their Beef on awe I and their Homemade Chili, but it has been several years since I have been there because I moved from the area. I could not believe how much the food has changed, and NOT for the better. It changed so much I am wondering if the people that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

very,very,very limited menu, i would rather eat at a roadside stand. Go to arby's, they have a better menu

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Utica, NY
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211 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Did I spell that correctly? Beef on wec? Weck? Regardless, this was probably the best roast beef sandwich I have ever had in my life. Delicious!

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Buffalo, New York
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33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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50 helpful votes 50 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

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

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