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Charlie The Butcher's Express

295 Main St, Ellicott Square Building, Buffalo, NY 14203-2412
+1 716-855-8646
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwich” (18 reviews)
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295 Main St, Ellicott Square Building, Buffalo, NY 14203-2412
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was told that this is THE place to get Buffalo's signature "Beef on Weck" - boy were they right !!! Charlie the Butcher knows how to make the best roast beef! Daym it was good..still thinking about it

Thank Kaycee D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really can't say enough to do this place justice. For such a small place it carries such a big bang. Their classic beef on weck is simply amazing. I could've eat it for all three meals in a day and been happy. Charlie the...More

Thank Rick A
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This Charlie The Butcher's is located inside the Ellicott Square Building in downtown Buffalo. Besides getting to see inside a building from the late 1800s, we got to experience the Beef on Weck - which lived up to expectations. We stopped by right at the...More

Thank No_Place_Like_Home4
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Nice little dive spot to grab some quick lunch. Prices were good and service was quick. Not sure what all the hype is with the "beef on weck", I didn't find it to be anything special. The beef was good, although not much of it,...More

Thank John I
Reviewed 30 May 2017

It is a novelty to eat in a little dive where a guy in a hardhat carve hot meat on a sandwich. No frills, but tasty food at a bargain price. Skip the Beef on Wek and get something that looks less bland. Otherwise, a...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Beef on Weck's popularity is second only to chicken wings in WNY, and the best place to try one is at any one of the Charlie the Butcher locations.

Thank BuffaloJoan
Reviewed 22 April 2017

excellent meat selection, great prices awesome owner very knowledgeable staff are great speedy service

Thank heracr
Reviewed 25 February 2017

When you are visiting Buffalo a must for Foodies is to try a Roast Beef on Weck. And say yes to your sandwich being dipped in roast beef juice or au jus. This comes on a salt encrusted Kaiser roll. One of my favorite sandwiches...More

Thank AsianBob
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The food and service were so good that we went back twice in two days. I'm so glad we didn't miss the experience.

Thank H2703YXsteve
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Buffalo is known for a hometown roast beef sandwich they call "Beef on Weck." I do believe that the "original" Charlie's is the originator of this Buffalo staple. The "express" stand gives you the opportunity when downtown to get the same great food while enjoying...More

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 295 Main St, Ellicott Square Building, Buffalo, NY 14203-2412
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-855-8646
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