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“"Maybe Just an Off Night"”

Ziggy's Pub and Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 58 Restaurants in Amherst
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed September 26, 2013

We have visited Ziggys on a number of occasions. For some reason, last night was not a pleasant experience. I ordered the Cajun Chicken Summer Salad, which I had to have the "rubbery undercooked" chicken taken off my bill. We asked the waitress what was wrong with the chicken and she stated, "she won't order it either." She did take it off our bill. When the bill arrived, it had 3 extra drinks on it. We asked her if we were charged for refills and she stated that she was sorry but had added someone else's drink order to ours. Our hope was that it was just an off night at Ziggys, but we wont be back anytime soon.

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1  Thank Lori G
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Absolutely the best bar/pub in Amherst. Small-town setting, big-city atmosphere. They've got a great selection of beer on tap and delicious food. I normally get the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich and their unparalleled beer-battered fries. Great event space upstairs, as well.

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1  Thank Ty D
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

The food is good. Service can be very very slow. If the restaurant is full, you can't hear yourself. We dine here every so often so it is good - just not awesome.

1  Thank Dale S
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Having met at Ziggy's with friends drinks years ago for drinks we decided to stop in on a Monday afternoon for lunch. Needless to say we were most surprised by the number of people dining there. While we only had sandwiches we were pleased by our selection and enjoyed catching up on news from the numerous TVs mounted above the bar. The beer selection was good but it was quite clear this is not the place to go if you prefer wine!

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1  Thank 100nations
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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.

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1  Thank Anthony B
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