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Schwabl's Restaurant

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American, German, Seafood, Hungarian
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789 Center Rd, West Seneca, NY 14224-2240
716-675-2333
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1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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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
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Beef On Weck

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,... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
HUNTRACING
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Buffalo, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Buffalo, New York
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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
4 restaurant reviews
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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Hamburg, New York, United States
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

I have visited this establishment twice. I don't mind paying for good food. My opinion is the price is high for mediocre food. Beef was very tough (ordered medium rare). Appears they have quite a crowd though. I wasn't impressed. Coffee and French fries were good. Not fan of coke slaw but I will not rate in that as each... More 

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Troy, Montana
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189 reviews 189 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Yes, it has been here forever and is a tradition. Traditions are good, but overpriced good but not excellent food is not. The place is so cramped, it reminds me of New York City. I would have appreciated an option for a smaller portion, but the menu is clearly marked 12 and under ONLY for the smaller portions. It is... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Excellent Yellow Pike, german potato salad and cole slaw with locally made birch beer. Wife had a seasonal Tom and Jerry drink and really enjoyed it. LImited seating, courteous staff. Noted for their roast beef but we opted for the yellow pike plate this time.

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buffalo ny
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This restaurant is extremely good. The food is delicious. We both had the roast beef and it was very tender. The Tom and Jerrys are very good. It's a little busy ,but worth the wait

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Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

If you are in the Buffalo area you should know about a sandwich that is both legendary and also only found in this region. Roast beef on Weck is something my husband spoke of in great detail before he took me to his home town the first time. Now, years later there's never a question of where we are going... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Went to Buffalo from Long Island to see a hockey game. Heard about Schwabls from an old Anthony Bourdain no reservations show. Had to try it. We were glad we did.Had the beef on weck,by the way beef cut by hand,and aTom and Jerry.Would definitely recommend trying both. Enjoyed the meal and visit.

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We discovered this place on trip advisor. It was a wonderful find! How did I ever get to 41 years old and never have beef on weck?! It was delicious. The beets and German potato salad were also super delicious. My fiancé ordered the haddock fish sandwich--it was good and the tartar sauce was homemade… But I would recommend the... More 

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Orchard Park, NY
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've been going to Schwabl's for over 50 years - it's been a stable in my family for even longer. Schwabl's was closed for over nine months do to an accident and just re-opened the end of August. I've gone twice since it's re-opening and have been disappointed both times. The roast beef has been dry and not flavorful at... More 

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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 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, German, Seafood, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?