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Schwabl's

789 Center Rd., Buffalo, NY - (716) 674-9821
Schwabl's is the place to try that great Buffalo specialty, beef on weck. Hard rolls are heavily crusted with coarse grains of salt and infused with caraway seeds (a.k.a. kummelweck; hence the sandwich's name), fluffy inside, yet rugged enough to hold up well when sliced in half and dipped in natural beef gravy. The beef is cut to order into thin, rare slices severed from a center-cut round roast. It is piled high inside each sandwich, a tender and luxurious pillow of protein. The only thing this sandwich could possibly want is a dab of horseradish, which is supplied on each table and along the bar.
98% Approval Rating (50 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Hot Roast Beef Sandwich
beef on weck
German Potato Salad
Hot Ham Sandwich

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (3)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Buffalo’s best-known culinary attraction is chicken wings, which now are available almost everywhere. Its other passion, beef on weck, can be found almost nowhere else. Among the reasons beef on weck hasn’t traveled is that the buns are hard to bake and virtually ..."   [Read More]
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Jane Jackson
April 02, 2011
"My traveling companion had heard about Schwabl's from a Food Network show. She and her husband went and loved it. So when we planned our road trip to Buffalo for shopping and eating (not necessarily in that order), Schwabl's was at the top of our list. However, we ..."   [Read More]
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Linda Bradford
March 18, 2006
"We have been visiting Buffalo for many years and from our first visit, we set out to try local unique places. Having read about Schwabl's in one of the early editions of Roadfood, we dropped in - and have been dropping in ever since. We couldn't possibly tell you how ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

789 Center Rd., Buffalo, NY
(716) 674-9821

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
A Schwabl's beef on weck sandwich: quintessential Buffalo
"A Schwabl's beef on weck sandwich: quintessential Buffalo"
Stephen Rushmore





A close view of beef on weck shows the character of the roll: salty, tender, able to absorb plenty of good beef juice.
"A close view of beef on weck shows the character of the roll: salty, tender, able to absorb plenty of good beef juice."
Michael Stern


There is a powerful scent of cloves from the tomatoey sauce on the delicious hot ham sandwich.
"There is a powerful scent of cloves from the tomatoey sauce on the delicious hot ham sandwich."
Cliff Strutz


The beef on weck sandwiches come conveniently cut in half.  I asked for my roast beef
"The beef on weck sandwiches come conveniently cut in half. I asked for my roast beef "medium" and it came out with just the right amount of pink."
Cliff Strutz


Schwabl's mild German potato salad is the perfect side for their beef on weck sandwiches.
"Schwabl's mild German potato salad is the perfect side for their beef on weck sandwiches."
Cliff Strutz


The Schwabl name has meant good food in the Buffalo area since 1837, when Ray Schwabl's great-grandfather, a brewmaster, began selling hot meals to go with the beer he made.
"The Schwabl name has meant good food in the Buffalo area since 1837, when Ray Schwabl's great-grandfather, a brewmaster, began selling hot meals to go with the beer he made."
Michael Stern


Recently, long time employee Cheryl Staychok and her husband Gene bought the famous beef house from the Schwabl family with plans to keep it exactly as it's been.
"Recently, long time employee Cheryl Staychok and her husband Gene bought the famous beef house from the Schwabl family with plans to keep it exactly as it's been."
Michael Stern



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