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“One of the oldest bars in Buffalo”

Washington Square Restaurant
Ranked #124 of 1,030 Restaurants in Buffalo
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
BUFFALO
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“One of the oldest bars in Buffalo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great wings, better than Anchor Bar, better value too. Great subs and dinner menu items. Cool bartenders and wait staff.

Visited April 2014
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English first
Bradford, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Yummy!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

We go here before every event we go to at the First Niagara Center. Good Food, that is reasonable, with good people! Just make sure you go well before the game or make a reservation before headed to the game, concert or sporting event. It is well worth it!

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Melissa L
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Danbury, Connecticut
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

Had the wings they were incredible. Cheap prices too. Highly recommend stopping into this place. Relaxed atmosphere

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Tripping434
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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452 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“Average....Avoid on game night”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

I was just here March 11th prior to a Sabres game vs Nashville.

As is usually the case before a hockey game, it was painfully crowded and uncomfortable. However I've even seen it worse ( ie. before a Toronto game here ) when the bar is flooded and taken over by Canadians wearing Maple Leaf jerseys.

We had a 530 reservation ( table for 5 ) and they tried to take our table away because we were 10-15min late - luckily we had a guy there early to secure the table. They didn't seem to understand that we were going there to spend $150-$200. I detect a subtle vibe that the restaurant doesn't like Canadians. If that's the case, it's unfortunate and short-sighted because they get a lot of business from Canada at Washington Square.

We had (3 large & 1 small) orders of wings which were to be done medium - I felt the wings were dry & flavorless ( I've been here several times before, by the way, and the wings have been much better ). My Cajun chicken sandwich was also somewhat dry. So we had to douse the wings with extra hot sauce and I poured some on my sandwich.

Besides the buckets of Rolling Rock splits I ordered a Sam Adams seasonal which was served up in a plastic cup. How about a glass ?

Also keep in mind they add an automatic 15% gratuity to your bill.

So in summary, last night was a forgettable experience here and I feel the quality and service go down a notch when they are busy ( ie before a Sabres game ). You might want to check around for other pre-game options or come here on a non-game night.

  • Visited March 2014
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Buffalo, New York
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Small place but delicious food. Many buffalo food choices. Very friendly staff. Good service.
Located in downtown Buffalo.

Visited April 2013
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