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Best Wings in Buffalo


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Best Wings?  

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  1. 1. Best Wings?

    • Duffs
      100
    • Anchor Bar
      39
    • Bar Bill
      86
    • Big Tree
      8
    • Mammosers
      4
    • Lebros
      1
    • Elmo's
      18
    • Raintree Inn
      1
    • La Nova
      13
    • Gabriel's Gate
      46
    • Nine-Eleven Tavern
      11
    • The 33 Speakeasy Grill
      2
    • Route78 Street Bar
      1
    • Mr Goodbar
      3


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23 minutes ago, The Dean said:

But I don't think anyone would consider grilled raspberry sauced wings "Buffalo Wings". Do you?

 

Absolutely ***** not.

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I like Duff's the best. But Anchor Bar has an advantage--Anchor Bar's menu is diverse for your guests who don't want wings.

 

Duff's menu is pretty limited. It's all good, but the selections are limited.

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2 hours ago, SoMAn said:

The sauce is only part of it.  

 

The wings should be crisp.

 

It's a lot more than just sauce. 

 

This is what killed my experience at The National Chicken Wing Festival in Buffalo.  I watched as the wings, which were cooked in a central offsite location, came to the individual vendors in deep stainless steel trays.  Each vendor would then take pitchers of their sauce and pour it all over the wings.  Any crispiness was completely lost in this process.  Now I understand the risks of having dozens of vendors each having their own fryers all over the ballpark would probably not be practical.  But with these kind of results they might as well call it a chicken wing sauce festival.  

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3 hours ago, teef said:

this really is the case.  i have 2 or 3 places by me that actually cook them to the proper crispiness every time, (other places will do it, but too hit or miss) and that's where we go to get wings.  take out wings, no matter how crispy i ask for them, are always rubbery.  every single time.  

The secret is when you order you spend 10 minutes on the phone saying extra extra extra extra extra... cripsy. They may spit on your food but damn it, you'll have crispy wings!:wub:

Alright who voted La Nova? We need to schedule a pillow fight.:bag:

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I am shocked Duff's is so far ahead at no. 1. I do think they sometimes get a bad rap and tossed in with Anchor bar. 

Probably my 3rd favorite behind Gabes Gate and Bar Bill. 

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3 minutes ago, Max Fischer said:

Now do pizza.

 

So, when visiting Niagra Falls after a game, I randomly stumbled across Donatellos on the New York side.  Might be some of the best pizza I've ever had

Just now, Mango said:

I am shocked Duff's is so far ahead at no. 1. I do think they sometimes get a bad rap and tossed in with Anchor bar. 

Probably my 3rd favorite behind Gabes Gate and Bar Bill. 

 

It's my fault.  I started the poll with just Anchor and Duffs and didn't check the thread for an hour.  Little did I know, everyone and their mother was online and it gave them a huge lead.  If anything, that should tell you how good Bar Bill and Gabriel's Gate is

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41 minutes ago, The Dean said:

 

 

But I don't think anyone would consider grilled raspberry sauced wings "Buffalo Wings". Do you?

 

When you look at the list of the best known, and highest rated wings in Buffalo, they all pretty much follow these rules, wouldn't you say?

 

No

 

Yes

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7 minutes ago, Virgil said:

 

So, when visiting Niagra Falls after a game, I randomly stumbled across Donatellos on the New York side.  Might be some of the best pizza I've ever had

 

Cool.  What about best pizza/wing combo near the airport?  😃

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1 minute ago, Max Fischer said:

 

Cool.  What about best pizza/wing combo near the airport?  😃

 

I have no idea.  I always drive in.  Eat wings, Wegmans, or go to the Super Flea to eat from the Vendors.  Also, if you go through this thread, there's quite a few Beef on Weck places suggested.

1 minute ago, brianthomas said:

Surprised Gabriel's Gate is so highly ranked. Their sauce is good but their wings are pretty small.

LaNova's on West Ferry has wings that are like twice the size in comparison.

 

It's gotten a few votes already

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10 minutes ago, Virgil said:

 

So, when visiting Niagra Falls after a game, I randomly stumbled across Donatellos on the New York side.  Might be some of the best pizza I've ever had

 

It's my fault.  I started the poll with just Anchor and Duffs and didn't check the thread for an hour.  Little did I know, everyone and their mother was online and it gave them a huge lead.  If anything, that should tell you how good Bar Bill and Gabriel's Gate is

 

If you find yourself in the Falls again, try La Hacienda Pizza on Pine Ave. Still one of my favorites in the country. (No relation to the Buffalo area La Hacienda.)

11 minutes ago, Virgil said:

 

So, when visiting Niagra Falls after a game, I randomly stumbled across Donatellos on the New York side.  Might be some of the best pizza I've ever had

 

It's my fault.  I started the poll with just Anchor and Duffs and didn't check the thread for an hour.  Little did I know, everyone and their mother was online and it gave them a huge lead.  If anything, that should tell you how good Bar Bill and Gabriel's Gate is

 

If you find yourself in the Falls again, try La Hacienda Pizza on Pine Ave. Still one of my favorites in the country. (No relation to the Buffalo area La Hacienda.)

 

 

Two foods I always order "Crispy" are wings and pizza. My brother in law (and some others) regularly complain their pizza or wings are undercooked. My first question is usually, did you order them well done/crispy?  I just can't leave it to chance anymore.

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19 minutes ago, Virgil said:

 

So, when visiting Niagra Falls after a game, I randomly stumbled across Donatellos on the New York side.  Might be some of the best pizza I've ever had

 

It's my fault.  I started the poll with just Anchor and Duffs and didn't check the thread for an hour.  Little did I know, everyone and their mother was online and it gave them a huge lead.  If anything, that should tell you how good Bar Bill and Gabriel's Gate is

 

Inversely, people really don't like Anchor Bar given the head start. 

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Just now, Mango said:

 

Inversely, people really don't like Anchor Bar given the head start. 

 

Agreed.  I was surprised to see how quickly it fell.  People definitely went back and changed their vote

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15 minutes ago, brianthomas said:

Surprised Gabriel's Gate is so highly ranked. Their sauce is good but their wings are pretty small.

LaNova's on West Ferry has wings that are like twice the size in comparison.

 

This is going to sound stupid, but the wing industry has been incredibly volatile the last few years. Not that long ago the shortage was so bad you could only order wings at MP the pricing was so up and down. Wing prices are skyrocketing at the moment again. Depending on suppliers, access to product, and decision by ownership, wing stock has been super variable from establishment to establishment. I have noticed it again recently even with my favorite places. 

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My tentative plans for the home opener:

 

First stop Bar Bill after the plane lands.

Maybe Gene McCarthy's for a fish fry and more wings Friday night.

Saturday, a trip out to Hamburg for 9-11 or Mammosers and Gabriel's Gate for a midnight snack.

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Not Buffalo, but I’m in Las Vegas right now and had some great wings (and pizza) at Naked City Pizza. It’s a Bills-themed restaurant.  I recommend checking it out if you’re in town. 
 

Also I toured Allegiant Stadium. Pretty impressive. 

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10 minutes ago, Jauronimo said:

My tentative plans for the home opener:

 

First stop Bar Bill after the plane lands.

Maybe Gene McCarthy's for a fish fry and more wings Friday night.

Saturday, a trip out to Hamburg for 9-11 or Mammosers and Gabriel's Gate for a midnight snack.

 

What are you doing pre-game?

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Just now, Jauronimo said:

Hopefully hanging in Hammer's.  Likely bouncing between various lots catching up with family and weird internet friends.

 

Trust me, I can make it super weird

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