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Anchor Bar

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1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
+1 716-884-4083
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Panglao Island, Philippines
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217 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The birthplace of the bar staple, the chicken wings here are arguably unchanged, a classic in more ways than one. Service was slow and understandable because it was a Saturday / Thanksgiving weekend.

1 Thank Andrew F
Winter Haven, Florida
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111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here on a Sun. Afternoon and still had to wait but not for long. Even though I'm not a buffalo wing person we shared an order and I enjoyed them. We also shared a beef on Weck sandwich and it was exceptional. I tried this at other locations and they were not even close to this delicious huge... More 

Thank FLVisitors
Winter Haven, Florida
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The bar tender recommended we have to try the hot and get suicide on the side. The hot sauce has a lot of flavor but I am glad I got a side of suicide sauce on the side, it really set it off. Not sure we would make a special trip there next time we were up from Florida because... More 

Thank Josh W
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136 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The best wings you will ever eat. I normally am not a huge fan of wings but this place had me at the first bite! They are so crunchy and saucy!! You will finish the entire plate.

Thank Mariah H
Wilmington, Delaware
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127 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I hadn't been to Anchor Bar in a long time but had fond memories of enjoying wings there from years ago. Stopped in on the way to Niagara Falls to introduce the family to the home of the Buffalo wing. Hostess was pleasant and seated us right away. Our server was pleasant and attentive. Enjoyed an order of 50 wings... More 

Thank Sheryl K
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83 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have always loved Buffalo Wings and figured needed to try where they all started. Sauce is excellent. Service was very good. Parking was tough.

Thank randy w
Little Rock, Arkansas
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465 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great wings. Good beer selection. Okay service. If you sit in the bar, you have to get up and order from the bar. This is something they really ought to tell people but don't. At least they didn't while I was there. Confusing for more people than just me.

Thank Roadhore
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How do you visit Buffalo and not go for wings?! A quick search and we were off to "the home of the original Buffalo wings", which is kinda like saying "home of the pizza"... Nonetheless, we ventured to Anchor Bar. It's an unassuming place - independent and the only corporate piece was the small t-shirt/gift shop that is - maybe... More 

Thank JNetteDC
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Niagara falls, I made a stop at the Anchor bar to have the famous wings, however, they were closed, no explanation, no details, just a big yellow sign "closed". Checking their website, same story. Maybe they closed for Easter, but I think that is very rude not to tell your customers.

Thank Roberto M
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First off, we came to Buffalo to try the first and "best" buffalo wings in the nation. The name lives up to it. You must order the wings hot if you like em hot. I like no spice so mild was perfect. So big and so fresh we came back for seconds before leaving. Susie was a great waitress, quick... 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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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?