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“Stick to the wings” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Anchor Bar

Anchor Bar
1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
716-884-4083
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Ranked #50 of 930 Restaurants in Buffalo
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, American, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
NYC
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“Stick to the wings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

I visited Anchor Bar this evening during a short passage in Buffalo for work. It's probably the most authentic and atmospheric place I've been to in Buffalo so far. I enjoyed the kitschy decor--a Chinese terra cotta warrior out front (I think that's what it was), old license plates and photos of celebrities on the walls (one was of Hillary Clinton, although there was no dedication to evidence her actually having been there). My large group ordered a huge mess of food, almost all of it extremely mediocre. The eggplant Parmesan resembled a Yule log, the pizza look very appetizing but had too much processed mozzarella and too little taste and the pasta was bland. But the side salad was very good and the Montepulciano, at $14 a bottle, was fabulously drinkable. Then there was the wings. Worth the visit in themselves. Copious, nicely and proudly presented, how bad delicious. This was the moment when Buffalo finally made a genuine on me. This is their product and they represent it well. Fun and thoroughly worth a return visit. Lovely waitress named Natalie.

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“Breakfast wings...😃”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stopped at the airport location between flights. It was early in the morning but we were compelled to try the Buffalo Wings with our breakfast orders. The wings were very good. Our server, Judy...was terrific. This is a decent spot for a break at the airport... Enjoy

Visited April 2015
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“About what I expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Alright look, if you have come to this place then you have probably already had plenty of great chicken wings at many other places. That being said, don't expect this place to have anything any better. Don't get me wrong, they're great! But you are not going to find that they are necessarily the greatest wings on the planet. The little bar in my hometown in Michigan uses the same recipe and they are equally as good. If you like your wings extra saucy be sure to request that upon ordering as they come with very little sauce because they like to keep them crispy. As far as the service was concerned it was average. Nothing really to comment on either way. The atmosphere was old and dingy with a Sinatra lounge act that wasn't too bad, actually. Overall it was what I expected and what matters most is that the food was great.

Visited April 2015
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“King of wings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Now this is known as the home of original wings

We din not have the wings

We had the shrimp scampi pasta and salad

It was the best I have ever had

We ate at the bar full service as wait was long!

Known for wings but other items on menu are great

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“best original BUFFALO style chickens wings anywhere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

almost always a wait to get in... especially if you are in town for an event, concert, or game... but so worth it... great back to basics... no messing with the original concept. bar is always full when i have been in.
very large extended menu... but why would you get anything besides the wings?

  • Visited October 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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