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Anchor Bar

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1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
+1 716-884-4083
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Buffalo, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

the place is known all over world ,,, really wings are good nothing more ,,, there are many buffalo places for better wings ,, they are way over priced ,,, I feel people go because they are listed original ,, because they heard on the name

Thank Kevin P
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want some nostalgia than this is the place for you. The home of the Buffalo chicken wing! The wings are exactly what you would expect - big and meaty with a good number of sauces to choose from. The food quality is decent with tons of bar foods from wings, pizza, appetizers, burgers, etc. and a wide range... More 

Thank Jamie O
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, huge menu with just about any American or Italian delicacy that you could want. The decor was awesome too, motorcycles, licenses plates, and even an old phone booth

Thank Margaret P
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very disappointed. The italian salad dressing was disgusting. The prices are high. $5.50 for a side salad. My beer was cheaper! Boneless wings were average. Potato wedges average. I wouldn't go back.

Thank Stacy W
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The place in buffalo where buffalo wings were invented. The best wings you can buy in a great atmosphere bar. The real deal.

Thank V7503QOmichaelh
The Woodlands, Texas
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went there while on a trip to Niagara Falls. I had to go to the place that is known for inventing the "Buffalo" Chicken Wing craze. The restaurant is well appointed, nothing fancy, it actually evolved from an Italian restaurant and the story of how chicken wings were invented by accident. I'd heard before that there are better chicken... More 

Thank SuitcaseLawyer
Bogota, Colombia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As long as you're happy to wait for a while to get a table (it was about 15 minutes for us, but plenty of interesting stuff on the walls to check out while you wait) you'll get some good food at the end of it. We shared 20 wings and 3 sides between two, all of which was great. We... More 

Thank anilpatel1234
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I guess you really haven't had chicken wings until you've had them at the Anchor Bar! These are large, juicy wings. Perfectly cooked and generously sauced. Sauces are Mild, Medium, Hot, Spicy Hot BBQ, Garlic Parmesan, Honey Garlic Sweet & Sour, Chipotle BBQ . If you like very HOT, try the Suicidal WIngs. If you're not into wings, the menu... More 

Thank Len S
Utica, New York
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think you come to the Anchor Bar, because it's the Anchor Bar. The atmosphere is great and the staff is friendly. Beer is cold. But the wings? The original Buffalo wings that started it all? Mediocre. I'm not shocked or upset over it either... it's not like I expected a gourmet meal! I would go back because it's a... More 

Thank Crystal G
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were there as soon as they opened their doors. The food was good and the staff was quite friendly. We ordered some French fries, because of a review I read; they were not the best fries ever. The fries are average. I don't eat wings, but I've seen my husband eat wings for years. Again based... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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?