The Anchor Bar Buffalo Sauce History

The Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York is home of the original Anchor Bar Buffalo Sauce recipe.  Apparently, the owner’ son brought friends back to the bar late at night.

He asked his Mom to whip up a late night snack.

So she created the hot wing sauce we’ve all come to love with the only ingredients she had – Frank’s Red Hot, and butter – that’s it.

She fried up some chicken wings and tossed them into the original Anchor Bar Buffalo sauce and the rest is history.

Anchor Bar Buffalo Sauce Recipe

Toss over wings or try this easy grilled chicken wing recipe.

Serve with homemade onion rings.



Original Anchor Bar Buffalo Sauce Recipe

Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American, Bar food
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 135 kcal


  • 1/2 cup Frank's Red Hot
  • 1/2 cup butter


  1. Melt butter in Franks Red Hot.
  2. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Reduce the amount of butter for a hotter sauce.

Try adding minced garlic to the sauce for garlic wings 

Try with grilled chicken wings.

Nutrition Facts
Original Anchor Bar Buffalo Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 135 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 748mg33%
Vitamin A 475IU10%
Calcium 5mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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