On March 4th, 1964, Dominic Bellissimo was tending bar at the now famous Anchor Bar Restaurant in Buffalo, NY. Late that evening, a group of Dominic’s friends arrived at the bar with ravenous appetites. Dominic asked his mother, Teressa, to prepare something for his friends to eat. They looked like chicken wings, a part of the chicken that usually went into the stock pot for soup.
Teressa had deep fried the wings and flavoured them with a secret sauce. The wings were an instant hit and it didn’t take long for people to flock to the bar to experience this new taste sensation.
From that evening on, Buffalo wings became a regular part of the menu at the Anchor Bar and are still served at all nine of our locations - same original recipe!
Many have tried to duplicate Buffalo Wings; but the closely guarded secret recipe is what makes Frank & Teressa’s the proclaimed “Best Chicken Wings in the World”.
Anchor Bar Canada
Anchor Bar Buffalo Wings are always fresh, never frozen. Drop an anchor and come try them yourself!
Not only are we fanatical about providing excellent quality food and service, but we are also fanatical about sports! There are several large screen TV’s throughout the restaurant as well as on our award-winning outdoor patio to watch your favourite sport teams in action. Our outdoor patio also features cool misters, a water wall, infrared heaters, fireplace, and seating for 115 patrons.
We are family friendly and welcome food and sport fans of all ages. Sometimes we even get to serve our sports heroes too! We look forward to serving you soon.
For decades Canadians would drive south of the border to visit the original Anchor Bar to consume the Buffalo Wing taste sensation.
After exhaustive negotiations with the owners of this Buffalo landmark, David Copperthwaite earned the rights as Canadian Master Franchiser and in October 2015 he opened the Anchor Bar Canada restaurant located on Appleby Line in Burlington, Ontario.
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