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Schwabl's

789 Center Rd., Buffalo, NY - (716) 674-9821
Posted By Linda Bradford on 3/18/2006 8:24:00 PM
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 much we love this place!

The beef on weck is fabulous - tender beef as you like it (we love watching "the carver" in action on that huge roast) served on a very fresh weck bun (a real Buffalo tradition - a kaiser imbedded with sea salt). The Hungarian goulash, with real dumplings, are outstanding, and the fish dishes are beautifully cooked. The Michelob's ice cold, and Nick's "special" gin martini is the best in all our travels (really!).

But all of those wonderful things can't hold a candle to the staff. For years, we always asked for the gal who had been our first waitress, Judy. We were very saddened when we heard last year that she had passed away and we will miss her bubbly personality very much when we go again. Whenever we showed up on a night that Judy wasn't on, we were usually served by Cheryl, another sweetie. Today we were very happy to read that Cheryl and her husband, Gene (one of those fantastic carvers!) have bought the place from the Schwabl family. Best of luck to you both - it couldn't happen to two nicer people and we know that you will, as you say, continue to carry on the great Schwabl's tradition.

So, folks, if you want to be greeted like old friends every time you return, and you want a fantastic meal in a charming, relaxed setting, make your way to Schwabl's in West Seneca (Buffalo). We guarantee you will be well-fed, well-treated, and well on your way to becoming Schwabl's regulars!

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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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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