Anchor Bar Toronto
Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J1
The Etobicoke outpost of the U.S. Anchor Bar chain has some serious wing cred: the original Anchor Bar in Buffalo, N.Y., is known for inventing the Buffalo chicken wing in 1964. Suffice to say that wings are Anchor Bar’s raison d’être, but Anchor Bar also does tasty brick oven pizzas, hearty sandwiches (including the Buffalo classic “beef on weck”), shareable apps and no-fuss pastas. Anchor Bar’s interior takes a cue from the restaurant’s nautical name for its maritime-meets-sports bar decor. There are big-screen TVs inside the restaurant’s roomy, dark wood–panelled interior, and the 40-seat patio has its own flat-screen TV and an outdoor fireplace.