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Eckl's Beef on Weck Restaurant

4936 Ellicot Rd., Orchard Park, NY - (716) 662-2262
A leading beef house in Western New York, Eckl's serves a masterful version of the Buffalo beef on weck sandwich in a clubby, old-time tavern setting.
100% Approval Rating (2 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Beef on Weck
French Onion Soup
Roast Beef Dinner
Chicken Noodle Soup
German Potato Salad
Relish Tray

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (9)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Located in an 1816-vintage building that used to be a brewery tavern and opened as a restaurant in 1934, Eckl's is a Buffalo beacon for beef on weck. Years ago proprietor Dale Eckl reminded us that a proper roll is as significant as good beef in making the city's ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

4936 Ellicot Rd., Orchard Park, NY
(716) 662-2262

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
The beef is carved so thin and piled so tight that it looks like a single slice. It is in fact countless slices, moist enough to cause the bottom of the delicate weck roll to start falling apart by the time you get close to the end of the sandwich. Of course, hot horseradish is supplied on the side.
"The beef is carved so thin and piled so tight that it looks like a single slice. It is in fact countless slices, moist enough to cause the bottom of the delicate weck roll to start falling apart by the time you get close to the end of the sandwich. Of course, hot horseradish is supplied on the side."
Michael Stern





What a crock! French onion soup comes gooped with cheese and layered with a slice of caraway-rye. It is loaded with soft, sweet onions.
"What a crock! French onion soup comes gooped with cheese and layered with a slice of caraway-rye. It is loaded with soft, sweet onions."
Michael Stern


In Orchard Park far from the bustle of Buffalo, This gracious white house is an essential destination for all those in search of fine beef on weck.
"In Orchard Park far from the bustle of Buffalo, This gracious white house is an essential destination for all those in search of fine beef on weck."
Michael Stern


Four soups were available the Wednesday evening we dined at Eckl's: French onion, lobster bisque, New England clam chowder, and this hearty, healthful chicken-noodle.
"Four soups were available the Wednesday evening we dined at Eckl's: French onion, lobster bisque, New England clam chowder, and this hearty, healthful chicken-noodle."
Michael Stern


We want the recipe for this German potato salad. It is extremely bacon-flavored, vinegar-sugar sweet, and impossible to resist.
"We want the recipe for this German potato salad. It is extremely bacon-flavored, vinegar-sugar sweet, and impossible to resist. "
Michael Stern


If you walk into Eckl's during daylight hours, the interior will seem blindingly dark. It's the right atmo for a beef-house tavern.
"If you walk into Eckl's during daylight hours, the interior will seem blindingly dark. It's the right atmo for a beef-house tavern."
Michael Stern


A nice, old-fashioned relish tray begins every meal.
"A nice, old-fashioned relish tray begins every meal."
Michael Stern


The same roast beef (here, ordered rare) as served in the sandwich is available on a plate, with all side dishes served on the side. It comes swimming in natural gravy.
"The same roast beef (here, ordered rare) as served in the sandwich is available on a plate, with all side dishes served on the side. It comes swimming in natural gravy."
Michael Stern


The restaurant was established in 1934, but the building dates back to the early 19th century, when it was a brewery-tavern. It still has a distinct tavern ambience, supplemented by the aroma of roast beef.
"The restaurant was established in 1934, but the building dates back to the early 19th century, when it was a brewery-tavern. It still has a distinct tavern ambience, supplemented by the aroma of roast beef."
Michael Stern



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