Anchor Bar

4.3
36 reviews
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$30 and under
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This Anchor Bar Restaurant located on Transit Rd. in Williamsville has dedicated itself to providing the most pleasurable dining experience in Buffalo. In addition to Buffalo Wings, we prepare the finest Italian and American cuisine from our own original recipes. It keeps our customers coming back for more. Home of the Original Buffalo Chicken Wings! For more than 40 years we have been making perfection!
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MK
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service for our table of 7. Our server was attentive and very kind. I would definitely return to this Anchor Bar location and recommend to others.

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SS
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wings are pretty good, if you love hot and spicy wings, then this is a good choice.

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BD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

The floor was sticky, the wings were too hot - ordered medium. The temperature was too cool. The bill was too expensive for what you received. The service was good.

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V
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was good and as expected. Suicidal wings were tasty and chili was good.

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JA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Went during rest. week and wasn't impressed. For a place that is famous for its wings all I can say was that they were below average. Dessert was very good though.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The wings were delicious and mixing the different flavored wings is fun. The fries were delicious. A must try restaurant while in Buffalo. Enjoy the wings!

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CH
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! Interesting decor with a feel that this place has probably been transformed a few times to fit the era. Roast Beef on Weck was good (along with the accompanying gravy). We also got the 'hot' wings. I think we would have like the option of getting 10-15 wings, but with two or three sauces so we could try more. We didn't see that option.

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ET
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place with a lot of history! I only wish I could’ve visited the Original on Main Street, downtown.

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AR
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was a little slow. Cocktails were crafted in a non traditional way. Pizza was under baked. Wings were fine.

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CW
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

They never checked the reservations on open table luckily they had a space to fit us when we arrived. I made the reservation 4 days in Advance for 10 people then I added 2 more on the day of reservation.

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L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Good Wings. I had to try them from the originator of the Buffalo wings.

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LD
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed having the same quality of food and menu choice as the original without the wait. Food and service were excellent. Parking was plentiful as well.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service. Love taking clients and out of town business associates here to give them the Buffalo wing experience.

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JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

If you want to wait for service go here. We had a table of 11 which turned into 13 with no added accomdations for the additional guests. It was noon and nobody was even in there. Service was slow.

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Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great. The service was awesome. You haven't had wings till you've been to the Anchor Bar. The wings are huge, cooked to perfection and sauced just right. I'd drive to Buffalo again just to have them. So glad they've opened a location in Toronto!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Our Table was closest to door. Felt draft each time door opened. But at that table It allowed us to watch
both games going on so we enjoyed that. Excellent service.

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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Funny server, mAde everything relaxed. Food was excellent

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We stopped in for a quick bite in between a couple of sports events. We're a family of 5 and a few of us have celiac disease, so we got a fully gluten free meal. The gluten free options were fantastic - separate fryers for the wings, almost all sauces/rubs were GF, GF chicken fingers, etc. As far as we can tell, nobody got sick, service was excellent, food was decent with some excellent wings (as it should be). Overall a great (if too quick) stop, will definitely stop here again.

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DT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fast service and tasty wings!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Yuck. At least we can say that we have been there. Nothing but mediocre fried food on the menu. The Italian grandma who invented the original Buffalo wing must be rolling over in her grave. Won't be back.

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DO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband unlike me was not a fan of chicken wings, but Was converted after our wings @ Anchor Bar. Have tried others but these were the best....exactly as ordered...hot & crispy.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wings! Especially the BBQ!! Service beat by none!!
Thanks! We'll be back!!

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MJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The wings are as advertised; and the other food was as very good. The service was a bit slow. There were very few people there that night, the staff was not busy and they hung around in groups while we waited for service at various points. I would of complained but the manager was in the middle of the group. When it is busy I can understand, but there were like four tables total, I shouldn't need to wait 10 minutes for a refill.

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RD
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great Old School Wings from the place that originated them!

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J
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went there for the origin of buffalo wings. Crowded but accommodating. Made us glad to be there. Fun place. Enjoyed the wings

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Everything was good. We were disappointed to learn that the $5 off $25 purchase mentioned on the website would not be honored. No explanation was given.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

They do not take Open Table reservations. I brought it up to the hostess and she looked at me like i was crazy. I dont think she had ever heard of the app. I waited about an half hour (i wasnt upset about it,i realize what i was walking into) before i was seated. I sat right next to the band so dinner conversation was near impossible. I assume other tables would have been more comfortable but at this point in time we were just lucky to have a table. The wings were good but their appetizers were definately the high light of the meal.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Iconic name - birthplace of the chicken wing. Not an iconic location - franchise in a suburban strip plaza. Food was good quality and quantity. Service was friendly and competent. For the real experience, try the Main Street city location.

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was very good however we had to constantly get our servers attention as she was busy socializing with other servers . Management needs to be on top of this or business will fail.

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BW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

The wings were mediocre at best. Spaghetti was disgusting, water with red food coloring. Mozzarella sticks how do you mess that up? They did. The wings were NOT worth the hype. Waste of time.

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J
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved it! Went for the wings but also had a great sub sandwich. Server wasn't overly personable but got the job done. Wings lived up to their reputation!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was just ok but the waitress was fantastic!! The salads are so small and they cost $11-13 crazy!! I would only go back If I was in the area definitely would not go out of my way again.

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B
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Not a fan of anchor bar, but if I had to choose what one to go to this one or the one downtown I would pick this one!

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

They easily accommodated 10 of us with 15 minutes notice. We did have three separate checks, and one waitress. She was wonderful! Constantly refilled our drinks very attentive. And funny too

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome ex portends, great food and atmosphere

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the wings and the atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

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