the JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION
In April 2003, the Anchor Bar won the “James Beard Award.” This award is given to restaurants that have timeless appeal, beloved for quality food that reflect the history and character of their community. It is for an American classic.
The James Beard Foundation is committed to giving chefs and their colleagues a voice and the tools they need to make the world more sustainable, equitable, and delicious for everyone.
In May of the same year, Anchor Bar received the “Quality International Award” for its sauces. Presented with the gold medal, the Anchor Bar was judged the “Best of the Best” in a contest in which more than 1,000 sauces were entered.
Rated "Best Chicken Wing"
- New York City — THRILLIST
- Buffalo, NY — BEST OF BUFFALO & BUFFALO BEAT
- Burlington, ON — BURLINGTON POST
- Las Vegas, NV — VEGASSEVEN.COM
- Frederick, MD — FREDERICK POST
NFL Player’s favorite
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Anchor Bar was the very first inductee into the “HALL OF FLAME” at the 2006 National Buffalo Wing Festival, a huge & beloved event held annually in Buffalo, NY.
- Best BBQ Wings, 2016
- Best Traditional Wings, 2016
- Festival Favorite, 2017
- Best of Show , 2018
- Media Award , 2018
- Best Dry Rub, 2019
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More Than A Mention
In April 2019 the cartoon characters, “The Simpsons,” served up a super-salty homage to Western New York. They really brought the heat. Anchor Bar was featured, among other well-known businesses & landmarks.