Frank and Teressa’s Anchor Bar is located in Buffalo, NY, and thus the reason that Buffalo Wings got their name. According to their website, Buffalo wings were created by Teressa for their son, who asked her to create a tasty snack for him and his friends while they hung out at the bar.
We decided to stop and visit Anchor Bar this summer while we were on a road trip to Niagara Falls. Buffalo is only about an hour from the falls, and it’s near the westernmost of three border crossings in the area, so depending on where you are coming from, it’s probably not very far out of your way. In our case, we decided to stop by for an early lunch/snack as we road tripped back home to Washington DC.
We had already had a late breakfast of Tim Horton’s doughnuts on our way out of Canada, and were pretty stuffed when we passed through Buffalo. But, we didn’t to miss our opportunity, so, we ordered one plate of mixed appetizers including pizza logs, chicken tenders, and potato skins. We also ordered a medium-sized plate of buffalo wings that came with celery and we asked for ranch dressing instead of blue cheese. They sell the wings in many different quantities so you can order just what you plan to eat. All of the food was good, but it’s definitely bar food which is fine because that’s how they are advertised.
Overall it was a great stop and we recommend it if you are a fan of spicy food and are passing through Buffalo. I would definitely go back and would love to try other menu choices since we stopped when we weren’t very hungry. They also sell bottles of sauce, T-shirts, and adorable little stuffed winged-buffaloes in their gift shop for people who are interested!