10 Best Restaurants for Buffalo's Legendary Beef on Weck Sandwich
Certain restaurants are known for their expertise at turning out signature foods that bring the crowds back time and again. They pinned down the ingredients, mastered the process, and gained a strong following as a result - some even earning international acclaim. Buffalo has had much success creating a substantial market for beef on weck, a simple - but flavorful - sandwich. Thinly-sliced rare roast beef is placed on a salty kummelweck roll, dipped in au jus, and often served with horseradish, a pickle, and french fries. While its roots date back to Germany, the sandwich has been transformed into a unique dish in Western New... Read more »
We simply cannot write about beef on weck in Buffalo without including Charlie the Butcher.
Local Expert Tip: "Round off your meal with a cup of turkey soup and a chocolate shake. "
Fame doesn't seem to have affected the quality of this restaurant.
Local Expert Tip: "Don't pass up the pickled beets!"
Bar Bill Tavern is known for both of Buffalo's specialties: wings and weck.
Local Expert Tip: "If there are no seats available, talk to the bartender to get a table. "
With a great location, consistently good food, and a swanky ambiance, Laughlin's remains a favorite in Buffalo.
Local Expert Tip: "Don't miss the stuffed peppers appetizer! "
This cozy and inviting restaurant has been around since 1934 for a reason.
Local Expert Tip: "Don't forget the slow-cooked prime rib that is available on Saturdays and Sundays."
This Western New York landmark knows their ice cream - and their roast beef.
Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to visit the Sheridan Drive location - it's the original. "
- Cuisine: Barbecue
It's nothing fancy, but this neighborhood restaurant specializes in sliced meat on rolls.
Local Expert Tip: "They also make their own hot banana pepper mustard to top off your sandwiches. "
This no-frills, local establishment makes a mean beef on weck.
Local Expert Tip: "Don't pass up the self-serve popcorn."
This restaurant combines two of the greats: beer and beef!
Local Expert Tip: "This is also a great place to take home some Buffalo merchandise like mugs, t-shirts, and sweaters. "
- Cuisine: Burger
- Neighborhood: North Buffalo
Vizzi's is constantly in the running among a handful of others for the "Best Burger" in Buffalo.
Local Expert Tip: "They are cash only but their is an ATM machine."
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