Anchor Bar

The Home of Buffalo's Original Wings
Anchor Bar
When it comes to Buffalo wings, there are tons of imitators but only one original. By original, I'm talking about the inventors, the O.G. (original gangsters) of tangy, spicy, juicy, wingy, crunchiness. In my book, this is one of the most amazing flavors known to man.
Joe Ariel - CEO, The Marco Polo of Food

Sicilian immigrants, Frank and Teressa Bellissimo, opened Anchor Bar in 1935 in Buffalo, NY. Now a fixture in the community, Anchor Bar’s claim to fame is also Buffalo’s: the sacred Buffalo wing. Invented one fateful night in 1964, Anchor Bar completely transformed the American diet with just hot sauce, butter and some chicken wings. After a long shift tending bar, Dominic, the owners’ son, and his friends were looking for the perfect finger food as they sat around the bar. Teressa, who had extra chicken wings in the back, deep fried the wings, tossed them in buttery cayenne pepper sauce and served them with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing.

They say in this life you’re either right wing, left wing or Buffalo wing.

We're not the only ones who love them!

Anchor Bar was awarded with the prestigious James Beard Foundation award in 2003. The bar has been featured on Food Network’s Throwdown with Bobby Flay and in The New York Times, Real Simple, Saveur and Forbes.

Anchor Bar

The Home of Buffalo's Original Wings

Sicilian immigrants, Frank and Teressa Bellissimo, opened Anchor Bar in 1935 in Buffalo, NY. Now a fixture in the community, Anchor Bar’s claim to fame is also Buffalo’s: the sacred Buffalo wing. Invented one fateful night in 1964, Anchor Bar completely transformed the American diet with just hot sauce, butter and some chicken wings. After a long shift tending bar, Dominic, the owners’ son, and his friends were looking for the perfect finger food as they sat around the bar. Teressa, who had extra chicken wings in the back, deep fried the wings, tossed them in buttery cayenne pepper sauce and served them with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing.

They say in this life you’re either right wing, left wing or Buffalo wing.

We're not the only ones who love them!

Anchor Bar was awarded with the prestigious James Beard Foundation award in 2003. The bar has been featured on Food Network’s Throwdown with Bobby Flay and in The New York Times, Real Simple, Saveur and Forbes.