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Review of Armor Inn Tap Room

Armor Inn Tap Room
Ranked #64 of 121 Restaurants in Hamburg
Price range: $8 - $18
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Armor Inn Tap Room, located at the intersection of Abbott and Armor Duells Roads in Hamburg, has been beautifully restored with a spacious first floor dining room, two bars, live performance stage and a spacious outdoor patio with two warm and inviting fire pits and an outside bar. Upstairs, a banquet room can accommodate parties of up to 125 people. The Armor Inn offers casual dining with a new American-Fare menu inspired by Buffalo's booming craft beer and food scene. Our guests come here for award winning smoked wings, wide selection of beers on tap, great live music and a fun atmosphere. Armor Inn Tap Room is one of the hottest destinations in the Southtowns. The banquet facility is perfect for hosting showers, parties, luncheons and more! Our banquet team will work with you to pick out a great menu that stays within your budget and will help put on a stress free event where we do most of the work! Even better, the Armor Inn can cater all of your family gatherings and tailgate parties as well in the comfort and convenience of your own home. Stop in for lunch, dinner or drinks on the patio, there is always something going on at the Armor Inn. Live music from both local and national talents fill our restaurant every Tuesday at Armor Inn Bike Night starting 6:30pm starting May 16th, every Wednesday (select dates starting June 17) at Country night starting 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday nights at 9pm, and Sunday with Acoustic acts 6-9pm. Join us for Crafty Tuesday and enjoy Paint Nite, Plant Nite or DIY Craft events, tickets available online. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for specials and updates. **PLEASE NOTE*** Bar Events and Live Music Performances are all for 21+. If you are not a dining guest, this is a bar and there is no underage admittance - but we can't wait to have you back once you're 21!
Reviewed April 7, 2013

I didn't know what to expect when we were given a gift certificate for this restaurant. But we were very pleasantly surprised. The staff was knowledgeable and attentive. The inside is attractively decorated but, unfortunately, very noisy. I ordered the salmon and it was fresh as described and very delicious. The rest of our party had steak, pasta and the BBQ and all were satisfied. The only complaint was the steak was a little dry and overdone. The sides were very good that came with the meal also. Parking is a problem as the lot is very small but they do have valet service.

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Thank vacationgirl50
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We are within walking distance so we didn't have to worry about parking (very crowded on weekends). They do have valet parking option, not sure on cost. Food is average. Tables are close together. Service is slow unless you don't go on the weekends. If there is a band playing they rush you through your meal to move tables. A bit pricey and menu is short, which makes a choice fast on time but not on taste. Forget dessert. Fire pits outside are nice if you're a smoker, they use them like an ashtray. Very loud and chaotic.

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Thank momand5kids
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

I was hesitant to go because I went before and only had an OK time. But I stopped by this week after hearing a couple of good reviews from my friends. Definitely a big improvement from when they opened a year ago. Staff was more attentive, food was delicious and the beer choices were perfect for my taste.

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3  Thank Greg C
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

We stopped here today at around 1 pm for lunch and a beer after a wedding. There were about a dozen of us. I realize that service is different for a larger group, but there were only two other tables occupied so that shouldn't have been an issue.

The tap selection is decent, though none of the wait staff or the bartender could offer any suggestions as to if anything we good or not.

The staff is younger and inexperienced in serving BBQ. I got a combo and asked three times for dark chicken - and was brought a breast. I asked about it and was told "that is what you get."

Everything that comes out of the kitchen is slathered in a sickeningly sweet BBQ sauce. "Real BBQ" should stand on its own, with various sauces on the table for you to add as your like. The pulled pork was like soup and heated up with the corn syrupy and tomato paste sauce. The chicken was cooked but also covered in the same sauce - dripping. Same goes for the smoked wings.

The meat had no smoke ring and minimal smoke flavor. so I am led to believe that the meat isn't even smoked... Maybe cooked in an oven and finished on a grill.

The sides are unremarkable.

I am sure it's fine to get a beer but its not BBQ.

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Thank SummerTom
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

Tried the banquet facility for an impromtu party. The food was adequate. There was considerable food left over. The staff promptly converged to divide up the remaining food. Despite paying for it, we were not asked if we wanted to take it home. When we asked about the food we were provided with a small amount of pulled pork and nothing else. Attempted to recify this with the manager on 3 ocassions, whereby he told us that we would receive a gift card in the mail. We never received this even after recontacting him. Would strongly recommend taking your party plans elsewhere.

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3  Thank acw16
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