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Whistle Stop Inn

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1338 Exchange St, Alden, NY 14004-1347
+1 716-937-3339
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Alden, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for a family gathering for WNY Friday nite fish fry. Good salad bar and typically 3-4 soups. Gets busy on Friday nite, but still no more than a 10min wait. (If you are waiting, there is a bar w/ around 6 taps. All of the staff seems like family or adopted family. Very friendly

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Thank scott p
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We have lived in WNY all our lives and this is one of our favorite fish frys. This place may not be fancy, but fish fry is always good. We get the battered fish and it isn't a heavy coating, but light, not greasy and fish is fresh. Salad bar has a nice selection of items plus a choice of... More 

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Thank S C
western ny
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Timeless local bar restaurant Open for western New York fish dinners on Fridays Off the main highway excellent friendly service

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Thank willows72
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The decor is poor ( but you're not eating that ! ) ... the "dining area" seems a little bit like a funeral home but the fish fry (on Fridays only ) makes up for it. Very good fish fry by itself but it also comes with an awesome buffet with the usual salad AND hot foods , soups ,... More 

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Thank Lynnette P
Alden, New York
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

You can't beat the service at this restaurant where "everybody knows your name. The food is very good. The salad bar has a nice variety of breads, salads and soups. My favorite is the German Potato Salad. My husband loves the fish fry.

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Thank Renee N
Lancaster, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2016

From terrible undercooked food, mold in the urinals, ceiling panels falling down and water stained, rude staff rushes you to finish, I could go on and on. This place is a hole. Salad bar had flies all around it, lettuce was wilted, no "sneeze guard" over the food, and the silverware was dirty. Do yourself a favor, stay away from... More 

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1 Thank MJones69
Alden, New York
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Absolutely the BEST FISH FRY anywhere. Employees are very friendly, service is awesome. Great value for the money.

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Thank LLBean2
alden, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 December 2015

you can't beat the salad bar that goes along with the fish frys on Fri. They even have a senior soup and salad bar if you don;t want the fish.

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Thank Gale B
Vidor, Texas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Nice bar. Fun people and good times. Drinks are not expensive, the bartender was nice and, well, if you're looking for fun go there.

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Thank Mark_Opelousas
Depew, New York
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Fried chicken was awesome and so was the staff. Looking forward to checking out the Friday dinner with the biggest salad bar around.

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Thank GKNAJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1338 Exchange St, Alden, NY 14004-1347
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Alden
  • Phone Number: +1 716-937-3339

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?