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“Good place to hang with friends”

Founding Fathers Restaurant
Ranked #182 of 1,069 Restaurants in Buffalo
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed January 8, 2013

It's kind of a gross gin mill, but the chips and "melted cheese" is good enough to hang out with friends.

Drinks are good and servers are nice. Not sure it's a first or second date restaurant, but if you want to hang out with buddies, it's a good and affordable destination.

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1  Thank Wayne B
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Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

Recently went to Founding Fathers for a drink, what a great little cozy place. Free popcorn and nacho bar is an added bonus. I didn't eat but uncle mouse loved the salmon salad. Drinks were made well and we will be going back.

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2  Thank Mike L
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Reviewed April 20, 2012

and, not only because they have the best popcorn popped fresh throughout the night, but the beer is cold and good, the food delicious and reasonable and the bartenders are fun and efficient!
We stopped in last Friday and the place was hopping! You walk in and everyone is friendly. The bartender/owner? is ready to serve you a nice cold whatever you fancy and hit you with trivia re: the US presidents-which increases the cameradery of the customers! What fun!~and the menu is more than the usual pub grub...I've had scallops to die for, burgers, salads, fish and steak over time and have never been disappointed!

Parking can be an issue-but, a beautiful spring evening walk in that neighborhood -no one cared..
Prices reasonable-good selection of beers-and a great menu~what's not to like?

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2  Thank rbrfan
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

One of my favorite bars in Buffalo. It has an old-fashioned charm, decked out floor to celing with presidential memorabilia, flags from the old republic. Service is pleasant....the owner is behind the bar most nights, and runs a history trivia night. If he wasn't a history teacher in his previous career, then he must just be a hardcore enthusiast. The only other bartender I've seen is of the quiet, but efficent variety.
The smell of grilled food lures you in off the street, as the kitchen is in the very front of the building, with the exhaust from the grill blasting straight out of the front wall. The burgers and sandwiches are all decent, my favorite being the steak sandwich (which is a whole steak cooked to order, then chopped up with peppers and onions). They have a veggie burger for the occasional vegan or health conscious eater, but not too much more. The best part is the popcorn machine, and nacho station, which you can help yourself to. The nachos come with salsa, jalapenos, hot cheese, and/or kidney beans in sauce. While the beer selection is not amazing, it is adequate with a few darker ales and at least 4 pale ales.

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1  Thank DukeretxaB
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

My husband and I found this gem when we went to Buffalo for the weekend. Great service and prices! We did not eat here but the the service was great and drink prices were very reasonable. We loved the atmosphere and all of the President Memorabilia on the walls. Go for a drink, you will love it.

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