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Anchor Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
+1 716-884-4083
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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251 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Bar itself is kind of interesting with licence plates from all over the world - 1400 hundred in all, covering the walls. The wings were far from delicious. They were fried for too long and dry. The BBQ winds are wings covered in BBQ sauce??? Service is slightly jaded as they can be popular regardless. The pizza was lamer... More 

Thank Dany L
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great lunch spot! The atmosphere is great and service was excellent. Recommend the wings in any flavor.

Thank Roy A
Dallas, Texas
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117 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To be fair, I had not had wings in a while before I went here so I was craving them. They hit the spot. We had considered Duffs or whatever it is called but it was like 5 pm on New Years Eve and Duffs were all closed, that was ridiculous. Glad they were though!

Thank jeffv216
Williamsville, New York
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Over the years, I have come to believe this restaurant still lives on its reputation as the chicken wing birthplace. Again the other night, I was unimpressed. The first step was to make us feel a bit unwelcome when we told them we were expecting two more people for the room in which the band was playing. Without our whole... More 

Thank Douglas M
Tynong, Australia
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in after a strong recommendation from a friend who lives in Phoenix. Was not disappointed! Omg the Buffalo Wings were divine and mouthwatering. Didn't realise the dip was Blue Cheese based, absolutely delish! We ordered 10 Medium between us and there was a slight mix up with the order and we received another 8-10 wings. Managed to get through... More 

Thank Nicole W
Staten Island, New York
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460 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

How can you visit Buffalo and not dine at the home of the Buffalo Wing. Great experience. Would definitely be back when in town. I was alone so I dined at the bar. Classic wood bar with hometown feel. Enjoyed a couple of beers on tap with my wings and a salad. Wings are available in mild, medium, hot and... More 

Thank bbbob84
Montgomery, Minnesota
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89 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to eat here just because it's the home of the buffalo wing. They were good but no different than other chicken wing. I wouldn't make a special trip to eat here again. Service was good, other items on menu.

Thank Jesse S
Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, the Anchor Bar has history, but to fully appreciate this icon of the past, you have to open yourself to the full experience. Do not expect a modern sports bar with foo foo menu items and a bunch of gimmicks. Anchor Bar harkens back to a simple menu and wings of a specific, and they would say, original style.... More 

Thank Jerry M
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not impressed with the Anchor Bar. Chicken wings were average at best and the pizza was horrid and greasy. I would say the food is about on par with the restaurant or pub you might find at the local sportsplex. Not sure why this place is so well known, they seem to have lost their way on both... More 

1 Thank Greg D
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104 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My parents always make a big deal out of this place when they are back in Buffalo. One thing must be disclosed on this review: If you aren't familiar with true Buffalo Wings, the sauce is broiled into the wing, not poured on. It is a big difference from other locations in the country. Service: The waitress was very attentive... More 

Thank Jill L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-884-4083

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?