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Anchor Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
+1 716-884-4083
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes, the wings are very good but that's where the good starts and finishes when it comes to this restaurant. Anchor bar has so much to work with but they're missing the opportunities. We mostly felt the miss was due to very poor service. No greeting when we arrived. Three servers just walked right by us. The staff didn't seem... More 

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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We attend this bar whenever we come to Buffalo; which is about 1 - 2 times / year. Although the wings are always awesome, there is no doubt in my mind that the size of the wings are smaller than they once were. This will not stop us from coming back however, as the service is equally as good as... More 

Thank happycdn
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had really been looking forward to going to the home of the original chicken wings, upon arrival checked in and was told it would be a 15 minute wait, during the 15 minute wait checked out the souvenir shop and the motorcycles and other vintage art around the restaurant. We were seated and provided menus and quickly brought drinks. We... More 

Thank Reginald H
Horseheads, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for lunch, bringing our youngest daughter to the birthplace of wings. Other than nostalgia, there's no reason we will return. Wings were bad, food was cold & service slow on a Sunday afternoon. Go to Duff's!

Thank Bruins04
Vermilion, Ohio
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wings were good. Not great. Not bad. Medium sauce had no heat. Pricey. I can say "been there, done that." Nuff said.

Thank Charley L
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the way the restaurant is decorated, it's another world inside, you can't be there without enjoy the view, then you got a very good beer and a pot of 50 chicken wings while you are listening the live jazz band playing in.

Thank Erich P
Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of our must haves while visiting Buffalo on Thanksgiving weekend was eating the original Buffalo hot wings. We (10) of us went for lunch on Friday of Thanksgiving weekend. We had a blast! The restaurant itself looks like a themed restaurant filled with stuff. We ordered, mild, medium and hot wings as well as pizza. All of it was... More 

Thank heidick2016
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166 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for the novelty. Best part was our server, Jaime. She was excellent and, we beat the dinner rush. We had 10 wings each and ice tea. That was it. Came to $45 with tip. For us, the wings were nothing special.

Thank LoughsofVermilion
Markham, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a table of 12 on a Saturday night and they really made it work! The place was packed but they served our food in a really timely manner and were attentive to specific requests. Awesome place and great food. I would definitely return.

Thank zaamie
Kokomo, Indiana
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only reason I am not giving a 5 star review because the lady at the store was very rude made us wait until she finished her call with her boyfriend. I asked a couple of questions and the answers I received were in a very rude manor. I spoke to the manager and he apologized to us and gave... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-884-4083

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