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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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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happened in to Swistons with high hopes and an appetite. A friendly bartender told us to dear ourselves in the dining area, which overlooked a marina. Our server came over after a few minutes and asked if we were ready to order. I said we would like a menu first, and she pointed at a table tent with 5... More 

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Thank joedamato3
Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Been going here for many years, first as a resident of the area and, now, as an occasional visitor from out of state. If you are looking for the quintessential local bar that serves iconic beef on weck along with a wide assortment of brews, this is the place! Virtually nothing has changed with time (except for prices) which means... More 

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Thank Gary M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

ATTENTION WESTERN NEW YORKERS!!!!!!.... SWISTONS NOW HAS A DEEP FRYER!!!!! AND SERVES WINGS , THAT ARE GREAT! And Fries! How can this be? I am a lover of SWISTONS . Not happy they dropped fosters off the tap. Big loss! But to see they evolved beyond beef chili and popcorn is huge! Everything was great and we got everything! Only... More 

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Thank OptimusPrimeRib73
Buffalo, New York
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

The food was very good (roast beef and poutine) but it took a while for the bartender to acknowledge that there were 4 new customers at the bar. She was not that busy that she couldn't atleast look in our direction and acknowledge the fact that we were there. It was like she was trying to avoid eye contact.

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Thank AnnMarie K
North Tonawanda, New York
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Been hearing about how great the Beef on Wick is since I moved to western NY six years ago. Well, I could have waited another six years before going there. The beef was over cooked and the wick was soggy. I hear it used to be better. Might be time to update the interior and improve the menu.

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Thank Rbrunne1
Tonawanda, New York
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Kind of a dive bar, but the roast beef is still awesome. The only other thing they serve food-wise is nachos ....

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Thank greyjman
North Tnawanda, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Park your boat or your car and enjoy great roast beef on weck. Sit either inside or on nice days on the porch and watch the boats go by while you have a sandwich and a cold one.

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Thank westernnewyorker75
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

well, that's not fair, there's plenty, but if this restaurant ever had any laurels, it's resting on them, as the beef is no better than anywhere else -- well, yes, arby's, OK -- and the service no better than ordinary... can't imagine where it gets its cachet

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Thank DOUGANDPOLLY
Buffalo, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Very dark - Roast beef is mediocre - more of a local dive then a place to enjoy a bite with friends - for a drink in the summer outside along the canal would be OK

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Thank Marilyn A
Tonawanda, New York
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Nice bar/ restaurant serves the best Buffalo favorite "beef on weck" and good chili... That's all they serve but can't be beat!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Young St, Tonawanda, NY 14150
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Tonawanda
  • Phone Number: (716) 692-9723

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