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Schwabl's Restaurant

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789 Center Rd, West Seneca, NY 14224-2240
+1 716-675-2333
13:00 - 20:30
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Sun 13:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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East Amherst, New York
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141 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Met a friend here for a Christmas lunch. We each had a Tom & Jerry, a warm drink made with rum and brandy, with cream added. Different. I enjoyed it. We each had the signature beef on weck sandwich. The meat was tender and the doneness was as ordered. The meat, however, didn't 't have much flavor. Two drinks and... More 

1 Thank YankeeRalph
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my kids there last fall and the food was terrible. Thought maybe they were having an off day. Went for Tom and Jerry's the 26th. They were great but the staff was less than pleasant. No conversation. We stood at the BAR ! Which seemed to the people behind the bar like a bad idea. No stools, no chairs.... More 

Thank islandnutz
Buffalo, New York
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95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the BEST roast beef on kimmelweck sandwiches in WNY. Even though they have great menu options... I always get the roast beef special plate.Tender roast beef that is cooked perfectly and piled high on a fresh kimmelweck roll with homemade German potato salad and homemade pickled beets. Yummy. The German potato salad is just my Grandma used to... More 

Thank Travelinggal0121
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134 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In addition to one of the top three roast beef on kimmelweck sandwiches in WNY this restaurant also as a pretty extensive selection of other traditional German themed and WNY bar/restaurant specialties. We lucked into them having liver dumpling soup as a daily special. I've had dumplings all over Germany and Austria, but Schwabl's is closest to my mom's. Nuff... More 

Thank cmg3
Tamarac, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We were in Buffalo for a few days in October and visited Schwabl's twice. There is no place like it, anywhere! The staff is always friendly and accommodating. When you walk in the door it's like going back decades in time. The beef on weck is the best! Loved the Tom and Jerry. I had two. We came in with... More 

Thank 737timothyr
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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 18 November 2016

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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170 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 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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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, Child-friendly, Kids
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?