Bar-Bill Tavern

4.8
629 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Bar Bill Tavern is a WNY staple known for the world's best beef on weck and chicken wings! The bar & restaurant has been an institution in East Aurora, NY since the day it opened its doors in 1967 (the building itself has stood for over 150 years).

This pub style tavern brings simplicity back to the local watering hole. Rich wood, a massive marble bar and gleaming brass fixtures transport you to the quintessential American canteen.

The stripped-down menu offers Buffalo bar favorites like Chicken Wings and Beef on Weck. Neither option created at the Bar-Bill, but both perfected here. While you wait for your wings to be fried extra crispy or your beef to be hand carved at the bar you can enjoy a beer from our nine draft selections or extensive bottle list.

The bar continues to be filled with new comers, old friends, & a dedicated staff. We would love to show you the bar we love: no frills, no pretense, just a place to meet your old friends.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 629 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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William
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was fantastic, definitely worth the price, and the service was quick and very polite

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KinzuaMike
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual !

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TyshaB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Good food, good service. If it's good enough for Josh Allen, it's good enough for me.

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JeanZ
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our eldest daughter there for her 24 th birthday ( she always wanted to try this gem). Family ordered h to the chicken sandwich.. fantastic!! Quesadillas, and of course had to order wings. We ordered the honey butter bbq and the Asian spice both extra crispy..FABULOUS!!! Finally one of the few places that when you say extra crispy they do it.. totally recommend.

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RobertS
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best beef-on-weck in WNY!! Recommend reservations….

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vipChristopherr
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to see some friends,enjoy a Guinness and have the Best wings in Western New York. Always a pleasure to stop by.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Wings and beef were great as usual, just can't believe in this day and age that they still don't take credit cards...electronic reservations, but not electronic payment, crazy!!

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vipEricK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Bar-Bill

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely make a reservation to go! They turned away at least 25 people because they were busy!! Love the food especially the wings!!

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HOLLYM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!
Loved the beef on weck, the wings, the Bloody Mary and the beer!
The new addition of the foam picture on the Guinness sent this lunch over the top. Thanks Bar-Bill for being .... Bar-Bill!

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Juddernaut
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was very prompt on getting us to our table. The waiter was very tentative and even made a virgin strawberry daiquiri on the fly. Food came out quick at perfect temp, cooked just right and the staff there was helpful among themselves having there been two others that interacted with us. Just some more reasons to add to why this is mine and my wifes favorite spot to eat!

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FloD
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Beef on Weck in the area! Plenty of beef which was done to perfection. We bring out of town guests here just for the beef!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

😊😊😊 it was great as always!

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vipJohnny
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great service and great food. The Buffalo Cicken Pizza was awesome.

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PeggyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, best beef and wings! Nice to sit outside and watch the world go by .... beef diva is fantastic .... very personable and caring that you are pleased. Great.

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DianeD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was seated right away , waitress was prompt and courteous , wings were delicious

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BeckyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent!!! Beef on week is huge and the best in Buffalo and the wings are outstanding!!!

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Peyton
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Sunday evening at Bar-Bill. Molly & Lori were very friendly and prompt with getting our order & making sure our drinks were full :-) We split the Bar-Bill style pizza logs for an app (with cajun medium sauce on them) and then shared a beef on weck, cajun Sicilian wings, medium wings & waffle fries. Our 1.5 year old daughter loved her plain chicken fingers too! We don't get to go out too often since we have a little one, but this experience was excellent and we can't wait to come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent. All the food was very good - wings, pizza, beef on weck, apps - all very good.

Knocking off one star for their cash-only / no credit card policy because y’know, it’s 2021.

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Lwesty1335
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Molly took care of us and she is amazing! It was lively and packed for a Sunday am but we loved it. What a fun day with great service and food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very good food! The wings seemed like they didn’t have enough sauce though!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Had to wait about 20 minutes past our reservation slot but that’s perfectly ok. The food and service is always A+.

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PatriciaM
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We missed the coconut shrimp. Otherwise everything was great.

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MikeS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always awesome make sure this is a stop I make every time I come back into WNY

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ParisW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The place is small, so you must get reservations. But the wings are worth waiting for.

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vipDomenikaB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as usual. We love the chicken wings. Can’t say anything bad about the place.

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vipChristopherr
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time to be at Barbill. Service and good was Outstanding. Andy was killing it at the bar and Molly is always a blast. Keep it up guys. The Best in Western New York

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wings cannot get any better than Bar Bill anywhere else in the entire world. The team is so friendly and welcoming

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CarolW
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank goodness it was a nice day out as we were seated out on the patio.

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vipLouisD
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For those of you that enjoy pizza logs, Barbill will sauce them with any style wing sauce if you so desire. Brilliant idea

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EmilyC
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My boyfriend and I had a great experience! Service was great, food was good! Would definitely recommend and plan on going back!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waiter was amazing! Always on top of things. And the food NEVER disappoints

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Reservations at 7:15. Not seated until 7:45 at a different table. Food took a long time. No accommodation for the wait, I.e. free drink, discount, etc. Food was good.

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SheaE
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cant recommend Bar Bill enough. It’s a must eat for Buffalo eats

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Karen
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We had 6 people, with a reservation, and we were given a small table outside. Our food did not come out together, matter of fact we were done with our meals before the rest of our party had their meals.

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CaitlinC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was excellent. Always consistent, always a good time. We had a table of 8 people and we all left full and happy!

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PeterR
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great as usual i drive 60 mile about once a month for the wings

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JohnK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I try to come to Bar-Bill every few weeks even though I’m 45 minutes away. Best wings in Western New York. Can never get enough. This particular time I ran into a traffic accident backing up the highway so I was 30 min late for my reservation. I had called and they were very understanding and didn’t lose my table. I’m really thankful they were so accommodating, especially at peak dinner time. Service and food quality is perfect every visit. Never had a not-great experience. I’d dine here every night if I could! Hard for me to eat anywhere else when Bar-Bill is an option. Can’t rave about Bar-Bill enough!

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BenjaminDover
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the service was good, no complaints, had a great time!

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Friends
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was very good. Only comment for improvement is we ordered 2 beef on weck with waffle fries along with an order of 10 wings. We said the beefs could come out first and they did but the waffle fries did not come until the wings came as opposed to coming out with the beef sandwiches.
Food was very good.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bar-Bill Tavern using the Order Online button. Bar-Bill Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 652-7959.

Bar-Bill Tavern is rated 4.8 stars by 629 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.