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Schwabl's Restaurant

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789 Center Rd, West Seneca, NY 14224-2240
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I used to live in Western NY many years ago; but when I return or pass-through, I stop at Schwabl's. If you want a true Buffalo classic, order the Beef on Weck. The German potato salad and cole slaw are recommended sides. Must love roast beef to enjoy this place in my opinion. You will love the old school atmosphere... More 

Thank Thomas G
West Seneca, New York, United States
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I know Schwabl's is noted for Roast beef, but they have always had an excellent fish fry, haddock plate. In fact one of the best in Western New York. I was looking forward to this last night. Something has changed, perhaps they are buying fish from a different distributor, it didn't even look the same, I sent the first one... More 

Thank Michael K
Lancaster, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the roast beef special. We anticipated a tender and flavorful sandwich but the beef was tough and stringy. In the past we had great sandwiches but not today. This has been true of recent lunches; sometimes great other times not.

Thank Dan W
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our Beef on Weck sandwiches. Perfectly cooked roast beef on yummy Kummelweck rolls. Service was prompt and pleasant.

Thank Ron L
North Augusta, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here because my husband ate here as a child. It was a great experience.The choices were different from other restaurants and the staff was wonderful. The waitresses wore white uniforms that were actually white and ironed not like the wrinkled, yellow white shirts at most other restaurants. The beef was tasty and tender and the German potato salad... More 

Thank Donna J
Potsdam, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard so many good things about this restaurant from other family members in the area, so we had to try it, even though we were in the middle of a 5-hour drive to get home. We ordered the house classic sandwich, Roast Beef on Wek (kuemmelweck, like a Kaiser roll with poppy seeds and grains of salt), together with... More 

Thank Mornseer
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the way back home from Toronto, we discovered this small restaurant near Buffalo. It surely is worth a visit. The roast beef sandwiches on Kummelweck bread is the house specialty. The beef is roasted fresh, as per your choice, although I prefer it to be well done. Thin slices are cut and put between a German bread, popular in... More 

Thank Ismailbandook
Hernando, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked the coziness of this place - an old house turned into a restaurant with Frank Sinatra playing in the background. The waitresses and the beef carver were friendly and good sports. The beef on weck was good but not as flavorful as I was expecting. Maybe a little extra au juis would have helped. The slaw was good... More 

Thank MeganHernando_MS
West Seneca, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My title says it all! We get a to go order from Schwabls 3-4 times a year. Today's order, 2 wecks and a side of fries came to $26...a little pricey. But, it's the best bet in this neck of the woods and worth the occasional splurge.

Thank Colleen R
Niagara Falls, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We thought the prices were on the high end for what you get! The roast beef on wick is nothing to write home about. My wife didn't care for the coleslaw but we did agree the fries were good!!!!! 40 bucks for two beefs and fries is WAY TO MUCH. we won't be back soon!

Thank Daniel C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, German
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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