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“Original Buffalo Wing”
Review of Anchor Bar

Anchor Bar
Ranked #10 of 1,068 Restaurants in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

If your looking for good ole fashion no non-sense chicken wings, then this is the place for you. They have been making chicken wings since before I was conceived, probably before my dad was conceived. They have a great history in being the "originator" of the chicken wing.
Now with that being said, food is great, lots of seating, but atmosphere and service has something to be desired. Restaurant was quiet and seemed like a great place for a quiet family dinner. Servers seemed a little rough around the edges, but they did work for their tips. Maybe a little personality with some enjoyment in their job may have made the experience more enjoyable.
Bar had a good beer in the bottle selection, but I enjoy a large on tap selection. Beer tastes better that way in my opinion.
In closing wings are fantastic, beer is cheap, atmosphere needs work, but that's what you get for a LONG history.

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Thank Rowhenry
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

I have been to the Anchor Bar on several occassions and it lives up to its reputation as the home of the chicken wing. The Caesars salad is good and well proportioned. Beware - The hot sause IS HOT ! and dont hold back on ordering a big portion of wings. Rather dissapointing that on my latest visit, on arrival I went to the gents loo to be confronted by a large pool of vomit on the floor. I reported it immediately to the management. Rather more dissapointing to discover that two hours later, the pool of puke was STILL on the floor of the gents loo ! I reported it AGAIN. Doubtless it is still there ! That aside, the staff are a cheery lot, the service is swift and the food is pretty inexpensive and darned good.
Andrew Bruce
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Thank andrewbruce
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Great food! wings are excellent as expected! Surprisingly they have a GREAT pizza also!
Been many times and is a personal favorite...although the prices seem to be creeping up and soda refills are one refill only..a little disapppointing.

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Thank Gridiron66
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

The restaurant has a lot to look at as you walk in from license plates from around the world to hanging motorcycles. Once seated, the menu begins to make you hungrier than when you entered. I ordered the wings and a Caesar salad. A word of wisdom, the salad is enough for 3-4. Also, don't order a small portion of wings. You WILL want MORE! I never thought of "where BUFFALO wings came from", but now I know! BUFFALO has the best wings!

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Thank TravelingHolly
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Our daughter's boyfriend was visiting from Tullahoma, Tennessee so we decided to treat him to the best wings in the world!! There were 12 of us in the group and the service was great and prompt. As always, the wings were delicious and our guest enjoyed his treat!!!!

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Thank Christy C
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