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Schwabl's Restaurant

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789 Center Rd, West Seneca, NY 14224-2240
+1 716-675-2333
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 13:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husbands family is from buffalo so we come out a couple of times a year. We can't leave without a meal at schwabls. The atmosphere was straight out of the 1940s. The bartenders in their whites and the lady servers in their white dresses. Scott had a beef on wick....he was in heaven. I don't like the wick bun... More 

Thank sophiecleo
Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I doubt I can add anything unique to this review, that hasn't already been said. but my review will join the chorus of positive experiences. In case it hasn't been stressed, it is a very small place and wait time can be long if you try to go at peak times. The waitresses are dressed in "vintage" uniforms, which was... More 

Thank ZIAKelley
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner tonight. It was the first time I was there in over 20 years (it's been open since 1837). My wife had never been. My wife's mom came along. Right off I was pleased by the warm and friendly atmosphere. I was excited to see a quality beer selection including Warsteiner. I ordered my Roast Beast... More 

Thank Daryl K
Teaneck NJ
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164 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful roast beef and turkey sandwiches. From a different era. Just excellent food! Choice of how you like your roast beef. Turkey fresh!

Thank LuvTaTrek
Reno, Nevada
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I cant say enough good stuff about this place. Do yourself a favor and have the beef on weck special with the pickled beets and the mashed potatoes and please don't forget to add the gravy, I promise you will not be disappointed. The service is outstanding as well.

Thank JenniferMcCarthy
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

My husband always talks about beef on weck so I suggested we find a place since it was on the route home from Vermont and weren't disappointed! It's a small place, but the beef on weck was on point. They have a small carving station behind the bar and the food was fresh - even at 8 pm. The servers... More 

Thank Lori R
Morganton, North Carolina
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Step back in time and enjoy a classic beef on wreck and some great German Potato Salad. As good as it ever was.

Thank Phyllis M
Palm Harbor, FL
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152 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We are born Buffalonians so we know beef on kimmelweck. This is our 1st time to Schwabl's. The roast beef is the bomb. I can't do the bread, unfortunately, but my husband enjoyed his weck. The beef was tender and plentiful. The pickled beets were a bit too pickled for my taste. We sat up front, the only ones seated... More 

Thank VPBunnie
Medina, Ohio
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Its been 30+ years since I last darkened the doorway of Schwabls for lunch. I wasn't disappointed by the quaint and familiar atmosphere and coziness of the dining room. Snce I don't eat red meat as a part of my regular diet it was quite a treat. I had the traditional Beef on Weck roll (from Eileen's Bakery just down... More 

Thank 663sidb
Tampa, Florida
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

After telling my friends and family how wonderful this place was-(was- the key word) Bragging how the food and beef on weck and fish fry was the best in buffalo --also saying we might have to wait inline to get in on a friday night--was shocked when we arrived at 5:30 pm and only 2 cars in parking lot..weird..Decor and... 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, German
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 789 Center Rd, West Seneca, NY 14224-2240
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  West Seneca
  • Phone Number: +1 716-675-2333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?