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Schwabl's Restaurant

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American, German, Seafood, Sandwiches, Hungarian
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789 Center Rd, West Seneca, NY 14224-2240
716-675-2333
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beef on Weck!

Great German food, including the unique Roast Beef on Kummelweck. Get it as intended, the bun is topped with big grains of salt. Go off hours as the restaurant is small and fills up fast during peak times.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
christopherw165
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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152 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lockport, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I've yet to try their famous fish fry, but the beef on weck is simply wonderful, the pickled beets, German potato salad and liver dumpling soup I come back time and time again for. Their poutine is also quite good if a small amount of salt is sprinkled on the sauce. The atmosphere and beer selection is also wonderful as... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great German food, including the unique Roast Beef on Kummelweck. Get it as intended, the bun is topped with big grains of salt. Go off hours as the restaurant is small and fills up fast during peak times.

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Tampa, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I had a beef on weck and would recommend you get the German potato salad. The fish fry looked great as well.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Very disappointed. I grew up in this area years ago and loved coming to this restaurant for its famous beef on weck.This revisit was terrible. The beef was very tough and stringy, the kümmel weck bun just average, and the German potato salad blah, all at inflated prices. this is not the Schwabels I remember!

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Horseheads
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Buffalo has several great roast beef locations. Sign me up for this as the best. Excellent German potato salad. The bartender is a cocktail master. It was worth ordering to get him to make a cocktail. Stop here while in Buffalo

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Orchard Park, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Last evening we and another couple had dinner here. The place was almost full, we were met quickly and were seated. Space is limited. Menus were brought and drink orders were taken. Orders were taken and the food arrived after thirty minutes. Quality of food was average. Check the menu online before you visit. The prices are far above what... More 

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West Seneca, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

This is an institution in West Seneca NY long known for their roast beef on weck,a WNY delicacy. Great sandwich - we have been here a dozen times over the years and never get anything but the beef on weck - so I can't be helpful about much else. We often do take out - it is very small and... More 

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My sister and I decided to try out this place know for their Beef on Weck. They definitely stand up to their claim with thick, juicy pieces of roast beef cooked to your liking. If you order the platter, you can choose to have a side salad and have your choice of potato. We both got the German potato salad,... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

If you want Beef On Weck, this is the place! In addition, all home made soups and great German meals. If you're in a rush, this isn't the place, as they take their time, which is just fine. Also one of the few places that has real draft Birch Beer. When I go I usually get the Beef On Weck,... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Just not what it used to be! Way overpriced! Half portions would be nice! Very cramped space! I so wish the would slice the beef thinner!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 789 Center Rd, West Seneca, NY 14224-2240
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  West Seneca
  • Phone Number: 716-675-2333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, German, Seafood, Sandwiches, Hungarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?