Liberty Hound

4.4
193 reviews
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Seafood
Seafood focused staple of Canalside now open year round! We serve the very best seafood, sandwiches, appetizers and entrees (and have something for the kids as well). The full service bar offers up fine cocktails, spirits, wine and an fantastic assortment of both draft beer and cans. Walking distance to the arena and all that the downtown waterfront has to offer, with free parking for patrons. A fixture of Buffalo's beautiful waterfront, we look forward to welcoming you to Liberty Hound; we ARE Summer in Buffalo!
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CS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful roast beef and Kennewick packed with a lot of roast beef Friends also got the chicken wings and they said they were very good nice and meaty

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D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food for a decent price. Little hard to get to the building in the snow but we managed.

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EA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service. Two of us had the same meal but portions were disproportionate.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Mom got the Ahi Tuna "nachos". They use fried wontons (of all things) in place of actual nachos and it was great so was everything else on the table (photos below).

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SR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really good meal in the middle of January.
This is a great spot for the summertime being right on the marina and part of the navel park. But even in the dead of winter, cool spot and always a good meal. Little tight, as the indoor space really isn’t all that big, but comfortable and not too loud considering that. Great service and was able to eat in just under an hour without being rushed. Confirmed that this is a solid restaurant, not just for its location and outdoor seating, but overall a great buffalo staple

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was awesome, food was delicious, portions huge and well worth the reasonable price. We also purchased 2 memorable pint glasses.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Wonderful place.

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DW
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. If I get back to Buffalo I will be sure to go again.

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CJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was very good, service was lacking, quite a draft sitting under the staircase.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had dinner before a concert here for the first time and were highly impressed! The seafood chowder was amazing and the lobster grilled cheese was delicious! Convenient location to head to the concert afterwords. Highly recommend and will be back again before the next event.

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b
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great food, great service. Tuna nachos, chili, lobster grilled cheese sandwich out of this world. Can't wait to come back in the summer when they have outdoor seating.

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A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent place to eat before a Sabres game. Great food!!

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j
Naples
78 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was told the seafood was great and we really enjoyed everything! Tuna nachos were excellent! Cioppino was fantastic and it was nice to have the option of red or white sauce (my husband had the red and loved it). I had the scallops with roasted squash risotto - it was just as good as a fine dining restaurant and half the price. Service was quick - we went after the hockey game rush. Glad we finally got to try this place, as in the summer it is mobbed! Will come back when it warms up to site outside and enjoy the waterfront views.

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I marked “live sports”, because it’s a stones throw from KeyBank Arena (where the Sabers play) and only a couple blocks from the minor league baseball team. Super chill. Great eats. Awesome service. Also a sweet historical site, dedicated to military service with a focus on local veterans. The noise level was lower than I expected, given that there were 2 hockey games that day. The normally rowdy Bruins fans, myself included, were way laid back. Humorous banter back and forth with the Sabers crew. All in good fun. Can’t wait to go back!

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SG
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

View of Canal Side Beautiful! Server was very attentive and the food was good!
Recommend the Hot Pepper Dip, really good with a big serving.

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TN
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great pre-Sabres game meal - French onion soup was delicious, tuna nachos were amazing, portions were generouse. Look forward to returning in the summer to explore the second floor museum and enjoy a meal on the outside patio. Highly recommend this spot!

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GT
Cleveland
50 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 11 family members who met up in Buffalo to have dinner before a Sabres game. So nice to be able to book online reservations and appreciated that we could book an early dinner. We were seated at our reservation time and our server, Frank, was excellent. Good food, nice ambiance and great service!!

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TP
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

My sister and I had reservations the other night after the TSO concert. I ordered the Liberty burger with fries and a soda, she ordered the lobster grilled cheese sandwich and fries and iced tea. My sister's meal was fine....mine on the other hand was medium raw instead of medium well. I needed to send it back and have them remake it. So disappointing.

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SC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, a bit tight with seating with little privacy but overall experience was great. Service was great food was well presented and restaurant was clean.

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

went before Sabres game liked that i could get a reservation and that is was small and much quieter

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KD
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had 5:15pm reservations. This place was hopping because of the hockey game that night. The food was excellent. I'd recommend this restaurant to everyone. Will definitely come back when we come to the next hockey game.

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PB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, decent prices, our waiter was really nice. It was busy because the leafs were playing the sabres, but we made a reservation beforehand and they had actually saved the table for us, so we were able to sit down right away. Would go back for sure next time we attend a sabres game.

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

We asked to be seated with a view of the television so that we could see the hockey game. They gave us a great corner table with a perfect view. Our server was helpful and courteous, he attended to our every need. ...and the food was delicious. My date and I ate were very satisfied.

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JS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to walk around and see the sites and the a hot dinner to take the chill off.

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KM
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was tasty, good variety. Nice choice of beer and cocktails.

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JJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Weather was bad, was not busy. Waiter was very attentive, service was great, we both had a seafood entree, both were delicious! Will definitely go back!!! Especially when it is warm outside and take advantage of the patio and wonderful view of the water front!!!

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B
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Crab cakes were definitely nothing special. Being served only slightly warm with a heap of fries that were barely warm did not make for a very good meal.

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MP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

only somewhat negative comment was when I asked the server to seat us a little further from the door (my 10 year old was really cold) we were walked all the way around by the bar and then back over to the seats that were closest to the door...when i asked again I was told.."but it would be unfair to the servers as one would have more seats than the other"..hmmm, unfair to the servers??..I was kinda thinkin' that this was more unfair to the patron...the restaurant could easily have accommodated us with this simple request...maybe just let host/hostess know that a little goes a long way...

Food was delicious...wings were nice and crispy and big...jambalaya was out of this world and the burger was done to perfection!!...way to go...we would definitely come back and recommend to our friends..

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CM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful dining experience. Great location. Service and food was excellent. Limited menu and a little pricey, however, worth 5 stars.

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B
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was outstanding. I really enjoyed dinner here. We were in a bit of a hurry and the staff was more than accommodating.

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SC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Liberty Hound before attending a hockey game at Key Bank Center. Our service was great. The food was really tasty. Even though the patio is closed for cold weather season, the view is nice.

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Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at restaurant. Went for Restaurant Week. GREAT specials. Food was excellent. Portion size was wonderful. Will def be back!

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M
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the ambience and the view here. Great draft selection, just a bit pricey for drinks and food.

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GS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We were seated right away which was great. The waitress was there by herself and taking care of both inside and outside tables which became very busy and crowded and I think that was too much to give one person. But she did the best she could. So there was quite a wait between ordering, receiving cocktails, waiting for food, etc. The bloody Mary one of us ordered was described as having shrimp in it and it did not have any when brought to the table. The seating area is small so any seat is close to the bar, therefore it was loud with the TV blasting and people yelling at the football game while we were trying to hear each other; very annoying. Some noise deadening fixtures would be a welcome resolution. Everyone loved the food! It was cooked well and tasted fantastic. Very creative and eclectic menu with still the great basics to choose from as well. Overall we enjoyed it.

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Good food and service. They we're out of several of the beers. Made reservations but still had to wait 15 minutes for the table and that caused us to be late for the Sabres game

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JS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Great ambiance but very mediocre food. Save this one for just drinks and have your meal elsewhere.

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Atmosphere & food is always good here. Great spot in the middle of canal side. Delicious soups! Portion sizes are on the large side. Menu options change with the seasons. Great stop before a Sabres game.

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S
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Another good meal at Liberty Hound was busy so had to wait 15 minutes for our reserved table. Food was good as usual and no rush to leave

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MD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to the Liberty Hound for the first time on a date and was very happy with everything. We got the crab cakes and pepper dip as an appetizer. I got the cod and my date for the jambalaya, both were great!

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BC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation for 8:45 PM showed up about 8:50 and was told that the bar was closing at nine,, it was a new winter schedule so the staff conferred amongst each other and open up the bar and the restaurant for our party of 10!! The service was top notch and the food was hot and tasty!! We definitely recommend this place

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