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Swiston's Beef & Keg

American, Bar, Pub
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101 Young St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-2317
+1 716-692-9723
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Tonawanda, New York
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They have beef on weck, fries, chili and now wings. Oh yeah, popcorn as well. Plus beer, soft drinks and I believe a full bar.

Thank mjw9326
Tonawanda, New York
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loads of roast beef on a WNY favorite beef on weck. Not much of a menu, chili and beef, but you will love the patio and the beef... and a frosty mug of beer on a hot summer day!

Thank jgraf77
north tonawanda, new york
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

An average restaurant, Very limited menu. Locally known for its roast beef sandwiches. Very dimly lit. Adequate on-site parking.

Thank lovemyrtlebeach13
Tonawanda, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Now besides Beef and Weck, Swistons has great wings and different types of fries......nice local establishment

Thank NancyL1952
Dundas, ON
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Casual service. order at the bar. Fantastic Beef on Weck and chili.. Sat outside on the patio beside the river and watched the boats go by. Can also eat in at the bar, or dining room.. Outside patio is, of course, seasonal

Thank AC-911
Level Contributor
35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We happened in to Swistons with high hopes and an appetite. A friendly bartender told us to dear ourselves in the dining area, which overlooked a marina. Our server came over after a few minutes and asked if we were ready to order. I said we would like a menu first, and she pointed at a table tent with 5... More 

Thank joedamato3
Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Been going here for many years, first as a resident of the area and, now, as an occasional visitor from out of state. If you are looking for the quintessential local bar that serves iconic beef on weck along with a wide assortment of brews, this is the place! Virtually nothing has changed with time (except for prices) which means... More 

1 Thank Gary M
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101 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

ATTENTION WESTERN NEW YORKERS!!!!!!.... SWISTONS NOW HAS A DEEP FRYER!!!!! AND SERVES WINGS , THAT ARE GREAT! And Fries! How can this be? I am a lover of SWISTONS . Not happy they dropped fosters off the tap. Big loss! But to see they evolved beyond beef chili and popcorn is huge! Everything was great and we got everything! Only... More 

Thank OptimusPrimeRib73
Buffalo, New York
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

The food was very good (roast beef and poutine) but it took a while for the bartender to acknowledge that there were 4 new customers at the bar. She was not that busy that she couldn't atleast look in our direction and acknowledge the fact that we were there. It was like she was trying to avoid eye contact.

1 Thank AnnMarie K
North Tonawanda, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Been hearing about how great the Beef on Wick is since I moved to western NY six years ago. Well, I could have waited another six years before going there. The beef was over cooked and the wick was soggy. I hear it used to be better. Might be time to update the interior and improve the menu.

Thank Rbrunne1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Young St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-2317
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Tonawanda
  • Phone Number: +1 716-692-9723

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