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“The Buzz of the Town, Really?”

Ziggy's Pub and Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 56 Restaurants in Amherst
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Vermilion, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“The Buzz of the Town, Really?”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

The facility is nicely decorated and they have a upstairs for private parties. For some reason, this place is the buzz of the little circle there in Amherst. This is probably because locals are desperate for a decent place to go. It is frequently elbow to elbow with a wide variety of ages, but mostly young middle aged yuppies who think they or somebody, or a flood of teeny bopper types. Staffing is usually insufficient on crowded nights and its really really tough to get close to the bar or get a drink. The jukebox is usually blaring constantly which is fine, hey give the people what they want right? Except when there are significant sporting events such as the Buckeyes, NBA Finals or home State NFL Teams, then it gets really annoying. Their refusal to turn down the noise while people are tying to watch the games I find intolerable and down right annoying to the point of avoiding when possible because I know I can't hear the game at all. On to the food. The pizza is usually good, however you have to keep an eye on the crust. They have a habit at times of serving pizza with undercooked crust. I ordered the nacho's once and it was downright disturbing. Not sure how you can mess nacho's up but they manage. Lets put it this way, if you like several pounds of "cheese whiz" substance out of a can heaped on low grade tortilla's, then this is the appetizer for you. The stuffed spicy hot peppers are pretty good if you can take the heat. There is decent food here but you have to be selective and proceed with caution. These folks are sitting on a gold mine here and with a few little moves and waking up to what makes sense juke box/significant sporting events issues, it would be a regular stop for me. And a re-evaluation of staffing and bar issues on extremely busy nights would be beneficial also. On nights like these you need ear plugs and have to yell to have any kind of conversation with anyone.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Anthony B
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Westfield New Jersey
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Average pub food”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Our meal was nothing special. After reading reviews of other restaurants, I suspect there aren't any really good eating spots in Amherst.

Visited May 2013
2 Thank Gramlynn
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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“This is our local go-to food and drinks place! Consistently good pub grub, good service and a great ambiance.”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Ziggy's is a local institution on the Amherst bar tour "strip". And for good reason! Locally owned, great pub food, just almost to the "gastropub" level. Daily specials range from pierogi and local Lake Erie perch, to the basic pub grub offerings of juicy burgers, wings with a good variety of sauces, to entrees of Cajun pasta, strip steak and really good paninis and folders. For me, I don't go to be overwhelmed by the food experience, but ziggys does offer good to very good food and we always can count on a fun night.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Jackie C
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Ziggy's-- a Long-Time Amherst Favorite”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

Ziggy's has been in downtown Amherst for years and is a favorite bar hang-out for locals. The service was good, and although they serve standard "bar food" it was tasty. This place jumps on weekend nights. We always stay at the 5 Corners B&B in Amherst, and Ziggy's is within walking distance.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank p2hannley
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West Bend, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Good Food and Service.”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

A downtown hotspot, Ziggy's provides quality pub food and good sized portions. Not just a burger place, one can enjoy ribs, pizza, fish, and even chicken paprikash.

Visited April 2013
1 Thank Vic051
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