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Scharf's Schiller Park Restaurant

34 S Crossman St, Buffalo, NY 14211
(716) 895-7249
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Ranked #489 of 905 Restaurants in Buffalo
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: American, German, Bar
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The best in home-cooked German and American food. We also serve a great fish fry and other seafood, gluten-free, vegetarian choices and offer a kids menu. We have 5 Deutsch Biers on tap and several more in bottles as well as the usual Domestic and Canadian brews. We also offer 3 Wines from there and several others. Scharf's has a full liquor license. We bottle our home-made German House Salad Dressing. We offer catering for private parties and office parties. In-house parties are also welcome. Potato Pancakes are our claim to fame, hand-grated and mixed on site, using graters imported from the old country. Rouladen, Sauerbraten, and Schnitzels are on the menu, besides Roast Duck and Pork. On the American side, we have Roast Beef (on weck or dinner), Fried Chicken, Pork Chops and more. Our fish can be served breaded, battered or broiled. We also have Yellow Pike! Serving Buffalo since 1967. Coupons are available on our website. Patio open.
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Met 2 friends from high school this evening at the " new" scharfs in west seneca. Brought back happy memories from the old neighborhood. Margaret would be proud! Had jager schnitzel german potato salad and sweet n sour cabbage with delicious German beer. Make reservations... Its worth it!! Make room for potato pancakes

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We had a reservation. We were on time. We were seated at a table. The hostess placed a basket of doughy rye bread on our table and said our waitress would be with us shortly. 25 minutes later, we left. No one had come to our table to bring us water, take our drink order or take our food order.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We were a party of 5 on August 7. The good was over cooked on outside. Undercooked on inside. The roast pork looked like left overs The service was terrible. We got our good and never saw the waitress again until it was time for the bill and her tip

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Cheektowaga, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had high hopes of going to the new location for Scharf's at the former Deerhead Inn. We stopped going to the old Schiller Park location as that's a real shady neighborhood and you ARE putting yourself in danger around there. We were disappointed in multiple ways. The food service was SLOW. Four of us we're there almost two full... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

On a recent shopping visit to Buffalo my husband and I decided to try Scharf's Schiller Park Restaurant, it was not an easy to find place, but it was worth the effort. I enjoyed my wiener schnitzel, it was nice and crispy on the outside and the veal itself was very tender. The bar fries which my husband ordered with... More

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Top Contributor
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256 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

we dined here this week as a group, 18 of us in all, and were delightfully served by a knowledgeable, efficient waitress... of all the dishes, the potato pancakes were most widely admired... very nice pork schnitzel, sandwiches, way too much goulash... a fine, friendly place with an admirable beer selection... there are neighborhood "fears" but we've never had anything... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This place has gone downhill over the years. I ordered the roast pork with red cabbage and german potato salad. It was good, our server was adequate but argumentative. Don't want to argue with my server. There is another restaurant closer to home. It's more expensive but the food is much better

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Port Elgin
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64 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Friends had raved about this restaurant and they decided when we visited Buffalo we would all go there to eat. My husband and I have eaten at many restaurants and found the food at this place to be average. I had the bratwurst sausage and it was good, sauerkraut had a different taste and mashed potatoes were ok. My husband... More

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Hamburg, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Went on a Friday evening....haven't been there in years. Recent publicity about this place indicated that it was on the verge of closing.....if the prices are an indication....then I can understand why. Food was just okay.....and the cost was not. I had sauerbraten...obviously made during the week. Husband had the Schnitzel...again...not fresh. Salad from a plastic bag with minimal dressing.... More

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GeraldScharf, Owner at Scharf's Schiller Park Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm sorry you were disappointed with your recent visit to Scharf's. We take great pride in our food and would like a chance to win you back. I'm not sure if you realize that the Sauerbraten must be cooked ahead of time. I don't think you have 3.5 hours to wait for your meal. The Schnitzels are brought in fresh... More

Buffalo, New York
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128 reviews 128 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I had not been here in some months......recent Friday fish fry seemed pre-cooked......soft like it was reheated in the microwave. Potato pancakes were good, but not great. Too thick. German potato salad had a nice flavor, but seemed almost mashed. Pullaner beer on draught was great and only $3.75....a dollar off special on a Friday. Price is right for food,... More

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GeraldScharf, Owner at Scharf's Schiller Park Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of Scharf's. It is always good to know our shortcomings. Sometimes when things are as busy as the night that you were in, things slip through the cracks. Please rest assured that your findings will be addressed. I already know what caused you fish to be soggy, and will address it. We NEVER reheat or hold... More

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