United States > New York > Buffalo
SlimEagan (10) New York | October 21, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Food and service are pretty much the stars here. Very friendly staff and atmosphere is welcoming. French fries are fantastic and meatloaf sandwich is very good. Not a very big beer selection, but most everyone can find something to like.
pete4999 (4) Buffalo, New York | August 24, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Dark atmosphere, but very friendly staff. Food is great - meatloaf sandwich, steak sandwich, burgers, etc. All very good. The homemade french fries are exceptional. Beer selection is alright - a lot of macro stuff...Labatt, Molson, etc. A few smaller micros but nothing obscure - they seem to have 2 Great Lakes taps that they alternate (was Commodore Perry a month ago, but it was Burning River this past week), so I usually go with those. I havenít really checked their bottled selection, but I canít imagine itís anything great - although they did have bottled Post Road Pumpkin Ale, which my girlfriend liked.
swoopjones (290) Buffalo, New York | June 3, 2009
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Good food. Meatloaf sandwich, steamers, casinos etc. Niceseafood. Beer selection? not so great. Red hook, IPA was about the best they had to offer. decent
rudolf (100) Buffalo, New York | February 20, 2005
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Unless they have some secret beer list that they didnít show me theyíve changed what they stock since Oakes was there. Bottles were typical Buffalo fare - Labatts and Molson.. Maybe some Michelob thrown in. There werenít more than 10 taps the most interesting of which included Ellicottvlle and Flying Bison.
Oakes (622) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 28, 2004
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Come for the meatloaf sandwich, stay for the beer. The former is the signature dish, a big slab of meat and sauce that spills sloppily out of the bun. The kind of fun comfort food you go to a place like Buffalo for. Beerwise, I'd say half the taps are a waste of time, but they support the more interesting small breweries like Flying Bison and Southern Tier. Bottle range shows more imported flair, but nothing too out of the ordinary. One of those places where a good beer list is totally unexpected but you're damn happy to see it.
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