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netmover May 15, 2006 07:22 PM

Here are my top 3, down here in SOFLA. Please give me yours, wherever you hail from in this State of Sunshine!

1. Shuckers-special grilled wings. NBV

2. Ricky's-sacraligiously breaded, and served with the tips? But I still love those crispy critters! Hollywood.

3. Wing Zone-South Beach. It's a chain, I know, but I've been hard pressed to find better down here. HELP!!!

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    southoceandrive May 15, 2006 08:35 PM

    Wings 'n' curls, Hollywood.

    Uncle Al's, Davie

    My house (five pounds of frozen wings, baked on indirect heat on the gas grill, topped with a sauce made of equal parts butter and hot sauce (NOT TABASCO!)

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      adele May 16, 2006 09:33 AM

      The best are at Anthony's on Federal Highway. I know they're not fried, but they are so good!

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        sobe May 16, 2006 04:58 PM

        The Pizza place just north of the airport?

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          s.m. koppelman May 17, 2006 09:42 AM

          Yeah, there. They don't have sauce, either. They're just rubbed with I think rosemary and a couple of other herbs, maybe some olive oil and salt and pepper and quickly roasted with onions in the same coal oven they use for the pizzas.

          It's not really the same animal as a Buffalo wing, but they're mighty good. They come out tasting like a *really* good day at a backyard charcoal grill.

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          sobe May 17, 2006 05:20 PM

          I heard Tark's had good wings? Any truth to that? is Tark's worth trying in general?

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            s.m. koppelman May 18, 2006 09:34 AM

            Tark's has very good wings and inexpensive, ice-cold draft beer. Since I don't think good wings are especially hard to find, I wouldn't make a special trip up from the middle of Dade for them, but if you're in the area it's definitely worth going.

            With the seafood stuff, go with what they prepare and batter fresh in-house: boiled shrimp, steamers, the fried whole clam bellies (not the clam strips from a bag), conch fritters, fish sandwiches.

            Grab stools at the counter and when in doubt, order whatever the people a few seats down are digging into enthusiastically.

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              cupidom Feb 17, 2009 07:43 PM

              Just went to Tark's last night for some wings and beer. Great wings, although not the best i've ever had. (I live near buffalo, enough said.)

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          Covert Ops May 16, 2006 11:07 AM

          1. RJ Gators (chain, mostly in Brevard/Indian River): Breaded (though unbreaded is available), HUGE and hot sauce is great.

          2. Booth's Bowery (Nova Rd. and Herbert St., Port Orange): Medium and hot garlic are good, best wings I've found so far in Daytona area.

          3. NO IDEA! PLEASE HELP!! (and thanks for this topic!)

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            Covert Ops May 19, 2006 01:16 PM

            If I'm correct, Wing Zone also supplies all the wings for Pizza Hut. I tried some recently in their "side sampler" and they are INEDIBLE! Flavorless hot sauce, wings are just stringy fat and barely any meat.

            This happened more than once, my husband got them as a solo app another time and only ate 2 -- not his usual wing-devouring self.

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              netmover May 19, 2006 01:38 PM

              I know nothing of their affiliation with Pizza Hut. It's a stand alone store on washington ave with some 30 flavours to choose from. It's basically a delivery joint, and they do a nice job. Cajun and Buffalos are very good. Perhpas PH has some slogan called wing zone, but I can assure you there is no affiliation. Why would you order wings from PH anyway? Even their pizza is dreadful!!!

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                Covert Ops May 19, 2006 03:34 PM

                *smacks self* Bad journalist, not double-checking my facts. I work aroudn the corner from a Wing Zone that I had heard was terrible and someone else mentioned they were affiliated with Pizza Hut, but now checking up I realize it's Wing STREET that provides Pizza Hut's wings. Sorry!!

                (P.S. I'm a native New Yorker and believe me, I know there's better pizza around. But on family dinner night at the present time I'm held hostage by the tastes of my very picky 3-year-old. And we always get the 4-for-all, which has a different crust that I find much better than their greasy pan.)

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                  netmover May 19, 2006 04:06 PM

                  no worries! when a 3 year old craves something it's best to get it, or a good set of earplugs and/or some good diversionary tactics! :-)

                  Wing Zone was invented by some college kids up in GA. They're spreading their Wings (NPI) throughout the SE. Having spent 2 years just an hour outside of Buffalo and 1/2 my life in NY, it's not easy to find the real Mcoy, that's why I did this post...I'm always searching...

                  I'll have a double order of Hot and Crispy please!

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              netmover May 25, 2006 01:07 AM

              any reports on Hardaways?

              Coconut Grove?

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                netmover May 27, 2006 01:16 PM

                Hardaway's??? anyone been yet??? I heard it's good...smalll joint in the West Grove.

                1. netmover Sep 4, 2006 03:34 PM

                  I got to give Wing Zone their props again. Those Cajun Wings delivered right to your door are VERY good! With so many flavor options I'm wondering what else I am missing? I also wonder how the "boneless" wings are...anybody had them? Any other great flavors I should try?

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                    smjk Sep 16, 2006 01:10 AM

                    If you like BBQ, I love their regular BBQ wings (I found the honey BBQ to be too sweet). I missed them when I left college in Atlanta and was very happy to find the one in South Beach. I'll be even happier when they open in Pembroke Pines.

                  2. Covert Ops Sep 5, 2006 06:38 PM

                    Oh yeah, found my No. 3, which is actually my new No. 1:

                    Houligan's in Ormond Beach, West Granada Blvd (SR 40) and Clyde Morris, not too far east of 95 in a strip mall.

                    This is your general sports pub, but their wings are called "Wally" wings, which means they're breaded, fried, sauced and THEN grilled -- absolutely amazing!!

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                      magnusfl Aug 26, 2009 09:32 PM

                      I second Houligan's in Ormond Beach, West Granada Blvd (SR 40) for the best wings in Florida I wish they spawn a location in Tampa were I live as there garlic wings are wonderful in tampa try wild wings which on tue is which is buy 8 get 8 free or buy 12 and get 12 free and dogwater cafe also has a good deal in the afternoon at 3.50 for 10 plus an extra dollar for blue chesse and celarey

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                        magnusfl Mar 21, 2012 09:58 PM

                        I have to correct this post it not Houligan's I ment but Charlie Horse in ormand beach as the best garlic wings in the state by far
                        also wing wings and dogwater cafe are both closed

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                        kegster Aug 22, 2010 07:09 AM

                        Houligans has great flavor and texture but c'mon they live off reputation. These wings are way too small and way too expensive. If your looking to get filled up you'll need at least an order of 20. For a real treat and little known place try Babes Blue room right down the road on Nova , just south of Granada. The mild wings there are the best I have had around Florida.

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                        Houligan's
                        1643 N US Highway 1, Ormond Beach, FL 32174

                      3. floridan Sep 7, 2006 03:46 PM

                        Come to SW 6th Street in Pompano Beach where two restaurants that sit across from each other do mighty tasty wings:

                        Chez Porkey's is a eclectic cajun/bbq restaurant with about six types of wings (I'm partial to their raspberry sauce).

                        Walk across the street to Wings & Things for more traditional buffalo-style wings done up right.

                        Can't miss with either establishment.

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                          netmover Sep 20, 2006 12:18 AM

                          You are correct! I have been to both Chez Porkey's and Wings and Things and both are very good much better than anything here on sobe...there's only one little problem...I only get up there a couple times a month and 4 of my favorite restaurants are all within a stones throw!

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                            floridan Sep 21, 2006 11:51 AM

                            Let me guess -- the other two must be Calypso and, maybe, Jack's Hamburgers?

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                              netmover Sep 22, 2006 01:31 PM

                              You Floridan are correct again!!! The other two that are even more favorite are: Dona Raquels and Philomenas. All four of which are phenomenal...why can't sobe have such straight forward food?

                              As for the wings...well, let's just say they'll have to stand in line...a long line at that. When I used to work up there 5 days a weeks, as opposed to now maybe 2-5 times a month, I would go to both Chez Porkey's and W&T...now I got to focus on one of my four cravings. And since authentic Mexican and Southern Italian are virtually non - existant down here, I usually find myself at one of the aformentioned lady's joints. Unless of course my craving calls for a good old fashioned chzburger or some fresh seafood and hearty pepperpot soup...my hat is off to Pompano Beach that's for sure!

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                          hidetherum Sep 16, 2006 11:01 PM

                          Something down here that we love that we had up north is BW3's, Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck. The boneless wings are good, spicey garlic or carribean jerk. For some reason I heard a rumor they couldn't call themselves BW3's due to some lawsuit. At any rate, the wings are good.

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                            Bob Mervine Sep 17, 2006 02:55 AM

                            Where is "down here"? The Beef on Weck sandwich - roast beef on a freshly baked kummelweck roll - is a national treasure from the same area as Buffalo wings originated. It is very hard to find and I would drive some distance for an authentic one.

                            Bob

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                              Covert Ops Sep 18, 2006 02:04 PM

                              You're in luck, Bob, no need to drive nearly that far. (It would take a lot more than wings to get me to drive to Jax.) There are 12 locations in Florida, including I-Drive and SR 535:
                              http://buffalo.know-where.com/buffalo...

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                                Bob Mervine Sep 19, 2006 02:09 AM

                                God bless you.

                                It already sucks for wings here, but I despaired of ever getting a good beef on weck.

                                Since Alfonso's in College Park changed hands I have been existing on Houlihan's wings. Not bad, but not special

                                Will report back.

                                Bob

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                                  Bob Mervine Sep 20, 2006 12:17 AM

                                  Covert:

                                  Went to the Website, but could find no sign of the beef on weck on their menu. Do they have it in some locations and not others?

                                  Bob

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                                    Covert Ops Sep 20, 2006 01:43 PM

                                    No idea, I'm just a cut-and-paste pixel monkey. (Actually, I think pixel monkey is my exact job description. . .) :-P Guess you'll have to call your preferred locations. . .I hope you don't have to go all the way to Jax!

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                              hidetherum Sep 17, 2006 05:59 AM

                              Jacksonville FL. But I'm sure there are more BW3's in florida, just visit the BW3 website for locations in Florida. I make a point to get BW3s before football games because it reminds me of college up north (columbus oh).

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                                flavrmeistr Sep 19, 2006 05:06 PM

                                Uncle Mick's in Jupiter. Huge honey/hot/garlic wings are the best anywhere. Burgers aren't bad, either. Ice-cold drafts of several varieties, decent smoked fish dip.

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                                  wishbugger Sep 25, 2006 09:24 PM

                                  Best Wings in Pinellas: The
                                  Varsity Club.

                                  Hottest wings ever: The Big Apple Sports Bar in Dunedin (name now differeent). The only place I ever ate where the nuclear wings were so hot your lips swelled up, your body shook and you literally cried into your beer. You ate these strictly for entertainment purposes.

                                  1. netmover Oct 26, 2006 04:03 AM

                                    Anthony's Coal Fired?

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                                      aynrandgirl Oct 28, 2006 06:17 PM

                                      McDivot's
                                      10706 Countryway Blvd
                                      Tampa FL 33626-1733

                                      The hot garlic sauce is deliciously spicy and has real chunks of fresh garlic. Zowie!

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                                        chowguy Oct 29, 2006 08:05 PM

                                        I dare anyone to find wings better than Boca Wing & Ribs on Federal.

                                        If you can, please let me know, I'm very there!

                                        1. netmover Dec 26, 2006 09:55 PM

                                          Shenanagan's in Hollywood for their special blackened grilled wings. Good stuff! Sheridan St near TY Park.

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                                            chowguy Dec 27, 2006 02:39 PM

                                            Shennanagans is good, but a completely different type of wing than boca wings.

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                                              sunchild45 Jan 6, 2008 02:44 AM

                                              Exactly, i was wondering how long it was going to take to hear them mentioned lol. Very good, very meaty. Nice friendly place with good food and great wings. One of my favorites. Only i get the regular mild Wings, don't like them hot or blackened. Also, Pompano, Mulligans. On the Beach. And my house for the Wings from the recipe Baltimore Barbecue Chicken Wings. You bake them with butter, make the sauce with green onions or shallots, ketchup, dry mustard, tarragon white Wine Vinegar, lemon juice, water, butter. They are magnificent lol. Can't eat a few, has to be a dozen lol. Seriously.

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                                              alex613 Dec 27, 2006 11:09 PM

                                              Honey garlic wings (drums only) at Duffy's in Boca

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                                                gzberg Dec 29, 2006 10:59 PM

                                                very good wings in south dade. The Keg grills em, Shivers bbq on So Dixie and 280th ST (really Homestead) are fried, no breadibg and damn good, and HOOLIGANS On So Dixie and ~ 90th St are really big and great also a good bar with another on SW 136th St off So Dixie in Briar Bay shops-good hot sauce and blue cheese dressing.

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                                                  amyvc Dec 30, 2006 12:46 PM

                                                  Speaking as the wife of a wing expert - he has done several wing tours of the Broward and Boca area - Boca wings was voted the best wings on their last wing tour. However, they did not include Bru's Room on that tour and in our 20-large crowd, we all now agree that Bru's room are by far the best wings in the boca and N Broward area. The wings are meaty and delicious. Fried and then grilled - amazingly good. There are several locations including Delray, Deerfield Beach, Margate, Pompano, and Boynton.

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                                                    kmills9408 Dec 18, 2007 08:14 AM

                                                    I second the Bru's Room vote...that char-grilled flavor is unbeatable. I live across the street from the new one on Commercial just west of Pine Island. The food is always great, and the service is simply STELLAR. Also, the owner always makes a point to come say hi and I often see him helping in the kitchen.

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                                                    gfctampa Dec 30, 2006 01:35 PM

                                                    In Tampa it has been difficult to find a really great wing place. We have taken a liking to the "Wing Stop". I believe there are two- the one we patron in South Tampa and another in the USF area. They have about 10 flavors and they are served naked (awesome seasoned fries). However, after eating at Wild Wings (not Buffalo Wild Wings) a privately owned pub in Marietta, Ga, nothing compares. They have a jalapeno cheddar wing that is to die for- though I was skeptical at first of any wing with a cheese sauce it was so dicreet you did not realize that cheese was an ingredient. One of those foods a chowhound would go back for.

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                                                      kate7047 Dec 31, 2006 06:41 PM

                                                      My top 3 for south Broward are Shenanigan's in Hollywood (HUGE, meaty, a few wierd flavors but I like regulat hot), Ricky's in Hollywood and Pembroke Pines (smaller and not as meaty) and Anthony's Coal Fired in Ft Lauderdale. However, the pizza is so good at Anthony's that I hardly ever get the wings.

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                                                        netmover Jan 1, 2007 03:54 PM

                                                        good choices K7! I have yet to try Anthony's and hope to soon in 2007!

                                                        I just got back from the Treasure Coast where I stopped by the Hurricane Grill and Wing House, this up and coming chain is sure to make a big FLA splash in the years to come. Category 4 wings were HOT! I cannot imagine their Category 5's...many other exotic flavors to choose from as well.

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                                                          Covert Ops Jan 4, 2007 09:13 PM

                                                          Hurricane wings are pretty good -- we had them cater a work function one time so I got a chance to sample a bunch of different flavors. Locations in southern Stuart and Palm City. The raspberry is kinda weird -- like jam on chicken -- but the spicy raspberry has got it right, as does the honey garlic and standard medium.

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                                                            lsoukieh Oct 24, 2007 07:50 AM

                                                            Hurricane wings are the best! I live in Port Saint Lucie and fish on the ocean, after my dog and I stop in at there place in Jensen Beach for wings and a beer. They don't mind my best friend when we sit outside. Try their Jamaican Jerk

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                                                              netmover Dec 17, 2007 09:00 PM

                                                              I tried the one in Palm City and can attest to the fact that they are mighty fine. Nice wings from an up and coming chain. Oceanside sounds a lot sweeter.

                                                      2. netmover Jan 5, 2007 12:03 AM

                                                        I finally tried Anthony's Coal Fired wings, and though they were good and worthy of mention, what's with the the heap of onions tossed on top? I "may" try them again, cause I will be heading back again soon for the pie!

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                                                          amyvc Jan 5, 2007 03:09 AM

                                                          netmover...head up to bru's and tell me what you think!

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                                                          jimmyodonnell Jan 6, 2007 07:32 PM

                                                          I have just had my first dose of the Houligan's wings in Ormond Beach so lauded earlier in this thread by Covert Ops . . . and I have to say he's dead on, these are solid wings in both the grilled "Wally" style and the straight Buffalo style (I ordered both).

                                                          I feared from earlier descriptions that the Wally wings were breaded / battered like Hooters' . . . but not at all, they're simply fried a bit longer then put onto the grill just to char and season the outside. The straight-up Buffalo wings were the best I've yet had in this area and I will certainly have both styles again. They make them in six or seven sauce varieties but I'm not a fan of any of that stuff, I choose mild and hot for my first trip and both were good, next time I'll go hot and extra-hot and find the right balance . . . I don't go for the honey or the BBQ wings, etc, but I can tell you the wings are good meat so pick the sauce you prefer and hit it.

                                                          So thanks Covert Ops I hope to see you there one day and the first round's on me!

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                                                            Covert Ops Jan 10, 2007 04:52 PM

                                                            Thanks, Jimmy! (I'm a girl, BTW.) Funny, I thought the Wally wings were breaded, but maybe the Killian's impaired my thinking. ;-) I will have to try the regular Buffalo, kinda hard, the hubby's very stuck on the Wallys.

                                                            Lately I've been ordering their fried grouper sandwich -- very excellent and a large portion. We also like the fried mushroom appetizer, and their fries (regular, not seasoned). I like Houligans -- it's not so dimly lit as many sports bars, and I feel totally comfortable taking our 4-year-old -- definitely a family place.

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                                                              jimmyodonnell Jan 10, 2007 07:56 PM

                                                              Hear, hear . . . I was very pleased with the atmosphere, it was my first visit . . . the staff was friendly and the bottled beer was cold, so that's a leadoff double for me. Plenty of soccer jerseys on the walls, and the wings were great so this is a place where I could spend a lot of time if I'm not careful!

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                                                                Covert Ops Jan 11, 2007 05:14 PM

                                                                There's an RJ Gator's coming to Ocean Walk in Daytona Beach -- they're wings are very large, and breaded (though I'm pretty sure they do naked also) and generally very good.

                                                                They also have a fried grouper sandwich -- served on marble rye w/swiss and tomato. YUM!!

                                                                http://rjgators.com/

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                                                            jtnbilly Jan 10, 2007 03:04 PM

                                                            Jersey's Sports Bar in Ft.Myers on US41

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                                                              bigblue Jan 10, 2007 06:24 PM

                                                              I have not lived in the area for several years but remember Chez Porky's in Pompano and Ricky's in Hollywood had excellent wings. I am really suprised that nobody listed mentioned Ocean's Eleven in Hallandale. They are on US 1, a little north of horse track. If you have not had their wings, you are missing some good eating. Some of the best in South Florida. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.

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                                                                bigtipper Aug 9, 2007 08:06 PM

                                                                BEEF 'O' BRADY'S IN COOPER CITY IS THE BEST!!!!!

                                                              2. netmover Jan 13, 2007 04:34 AM

                                                                Sneaky Pete's in Pompano for authentic Buffalo style Wings and Beef on Wicks!

                                                                Hot = Hot !

                                                                Beware of the cooky guy in the kitchen (the owner) he's authentic too!

                                                                Viva Buffalo . . .

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                                                                  STOROD28 Jan 22, 2007 08:53 PM

                                                                  THOSE PLACES ARE GOOD, BUT WINGSTOP IS GREAT. THEY WIN AT THE NATIONAL BUFFALO WING CONTEST IN N.Y. EVERY YEAR. MOST RECENTLY NAMED WING-KING IN 2006. THERE LOCATIONS ARE AT WWW.WINGSTOP.COM

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                                                                    baldiboys Jan 23, 2007 05:51 AM

                                                                    Uncle Al's in Davie and Durty Harry's in Fort Lauderdale

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                                                                      willdupre Jan 23, 2007 10:12 PM

                                                                      Mugs n Jugs in largo has awsome wings, and 2 for 1 beer until 7 including bass on tap.

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                                                                        bigtipper Aug 9, 2007 08:07 PM

                                                                        BEEF O BRADY'S IN COOPER CITY FL NEVER LETS ME DOWN. THEY HAVE THE BEST WINGS IN SOUTH FLORIDA.

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                                                                        summeranne Jan 30, 2007 02:17 PM

                                                                        I'm a fan of Buffalo's Reef in Ft Walton Beach.

                                                                        1. netmover Jul 28, 2007 09:53 AM

                                                                          Ricky's has still got it going on in the wing dept...that's my update on this FLA Institution.

                                                                          1. dmfnole Jul 30, 2007 08:27 AM

                                                                            Chez Porkey's in S. Florida

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                                                                              netmover Jul 31, 2007 07:52 PM

                                                                              Have you by any chance tried Calypso's wings near Chez Porkey's? If so, which flavors? Please decribe...both. That Wing joint across the street from chez porkey's has good wings too. That little area has some great chow!

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                                                                                dmfnole Aug 1, 2007 10:34 AM

                                                                                No. I actually live in Tampa and some friends that live in S. Florida took us to Chez's because they know the owner. We were able to try all of the sauces they were all great - even the Rasberry one. I like the Asian myself.

                                                                            2. JonasBrand Jul 31, 2007 12:15 PM

                                                                              Calico Jacks "CJs" in Gainesville. Great wings (nice 'n big, breaded to pick up some of that tasty sauce) with a draft bud pitcher and a GIANT projection tv. Tasty but not too pungent blue cheese. What more could a guy want the night before an exam? Oh yeah, cute waitresses.

                                                                              Hooter's sauce is aight but the spot is WAY overpriced with those tiny wings. The corporate feel is lame as are the inflatable waitresses.

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                                                                                kmills9408 Dec 18, 2007 08:17 AM

                                                                                Oh my gosh! I miss CJ's wings...Of course, the quarter-beers probably added to the experience.

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                                                                                beachmouse Jul 31, 2007 07:58 PM

                                                                                The best I've found in the panhandle is Buffalo's Reef in Ft. Walton Beach. Very good sauce and dip, and nicely cooked, though they could have a little more meat to them.

                                                                                If you're looking for the hottest of the hot, their super spicy ones can take down a Hurlburt Field air commando.

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                                                                                  summeranne Aug 3, 2007 10:25 PM

                                                                                  I have not been daring enough to try the super hot yet... I think I'd have to order them from the to go location and try them in the privacy of my own home to avoid public humiliation!

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                                                                                  jimmyodonnell Aug 6, 2007 07:57 AM

                                                                                  Does anyone have experience with either the WING ZONE or WING HOUSE chains? I've never been to either one.

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                                                                                    netmover Aug 9, 2007 08:49 PM

                                                                                    wing zone does a nice job. I especially like their cajun style. wing house I am not sure I know? where are they located?

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                                                                                    bigtipper Aug 9, 2007 08:05 PM

                                                                                    BEEF 'O' BRADY'S IN COOPER CITY HAS THE BEST. THE WINGS ARE ALWAYS FRESH, STEAMING HOT AND MADE TO ORDER.

                                                                                    THEY NEVER USE PRE COOKED OR BLANCHED WINGS LIKE THE OTHER PLACES IN THE AREA.

                                                                                    ON TOP OF THE GREAT WINGS THEY HAVE INCREDIBLE SERVICE AND FOOD.

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                                                                                      dklemm Oct 1, 2007 01:50 PM

                                                                                      You've already touted Beef O'Brady's in Cooper City 3 times. Do you work for them or something?

                                                                                      I agree the wings at Beef's here in Seminole are good.

                                                                                      Back when I lived in Tampa, Skipper's Smokehouse was my favorite place for super hot, large sized wings and cheap cold beer.

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                                                                                      starbucksbrew Aug 10, 2007 01:11 PM

                                                                                      I haven't read the whole thread, so I don't know if this has been posted, but Bill's Elbow South in Oviedo (suburb north of Orlando) has the best wings in my book. Wings are as big as my head, not battered, and they come in the usual mild, medium, hot, plus teryaki or garlic. The teryaki ones rock!

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                                                                                        netmover Oct 2, 2007 08:57 PM

                                                                                        I must say I do not perscribe to the notion that bigger is better when it comes to wings. Not that I like dinky wings either, it's just that most places who do use the big wings, usually can't seem to do them "crispy", which is how they are ordered upstate...NY that is. The fact that they do not batter them IS a good thing. I never liked Hooters wings because they were badly battered to begin with, and at some point they started offering them "naked" which made their battered wings look big by comparison. Naked at Hooters means malnourished. The thought of malnourished and naked does not conjure up an appetite for me...nor do those dinosour wings. IMHO of course....thanks for your 2 cents though, hope try them one day should I ever be lost in 'ole Oveido.

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                                                                                          sarahloves2eat Aug 6, 2010 12:15 PM

                                                                                          Oh man, this is an old thread! But I just have to chime in since yours is the first local comment I've seen.... I used to love Bill's, but not for their wings. I loved their filet. But when it comes to wings, I wanted to recommend Papa B's in Longwood. It's hole and the service can be pretty bad when it's busy, but man is it good!! Their wings are as good as the old Murray's if you ever had theirs before they closed in 2005. To top it off, Papa B's also has unlimited free draft beer ;-)

                                                                                        2. netmover Oct 3, 2007 07:15 PM

                                                                                          Sports Grill in Kendall belongs on this list...they do wings right.

                                                                                          1. DenimOrchid Oct 19, 2007 11:08 AM

                                                                                            Punta Gorda- Gators-Tamiami tr.
                                                                                            Indian Shores-Beach Pizza Plus-Gulf Blvd.

                                                                                            1. OysterHo Oct 24, 2007 08:12 AM

                                                                                              I haven't been into traditional buffalo wings lately, but the best ones I've had were as follows (no particular order)

                                                                                              Gotrocks (Coconut Creek) - medium (heat) sauce - buttery and flavorful
                                                                                              Bru's (Margate) - fried and grilled - I can take or leave the hot sauce but the combo of fried/grilled wings is awesome. They also have the BEST blue cheese dressing.

                                                                                              Non traditional wings:
                                                                                              Wing Stop - Coconut Creek (there are other locations) - lemon pepper wings (I'm salivating now)

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                                                                                                hungrymungry Dec 17, 2007 08:57 PM

                                                                                                1. Chez Porky's in Pompano
                                                                                                2. Wings N' Things across the street in Pompano
                                                                                                3. Mississippi Sweets on Federal in Boca

                                                                                                1. Frodnesor Dec 17, 2007 09:30 PM

                                                                                                  I finally got around to trying Shuckers this weekend (a real effort, considering it's literally no more than a mile from my house!) and their "grilled" wings. I have quotes around the "grilled" because, while they presumably do spend some time over a grill, they also spend some time in the fryer first to crisp up the skin. So they're hot-sauce soaked (not enough, I'd say), then fried (though not breaded), then grilled. Still not exactly health food. Not bad, but didn't knock my socks off.

                                                                                                  My favorites, perhaps out of nostalgia because they're what I grew up with, are still at Ricky's in Hollywood.

                                                                                                  I do also like the completely untraditional ones out of the coal-fired oven at Anthony's, with a scatter of rosemary and caramelized onions.

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                                                                                                    netmover Dec 18, 2007 05:09 PM

                                                                                                    Good take Frod...I was thinking the same...fried then grilled and somewhere in between blackened? One thing I can assure, the more pitchers you consume, the better they taste! And that vista of Biscayne Bay...makes them taste a tad bit better. The Drumettes are way better than the flats. In fact, when and where I am allowed to, I order drumettes only...hot & crispy. Double order if need be!!! Standard NY wingo lingo. I must confess it has been a while since I have eaten them at Shuckers.

                                                                                                    As for Rickey's, it took me a while to acquire a taste for them. The first few times I ate them was take out. They do not travel well as they loose that cracklin' crunch you get when savouring them barside or at one of several boothes surrounding the this windowless oasis! Got to get 'em breaded! They were designed that way...wierd, but it works well. The Lobster deal is a blessing!

                                                                                                    Anthony's wings do the trick for sure...and the pie for an entree knocks my sox off!

                                                                                                    I got Wing Zone delivery again last night...cajun....good in a pinch. Drum Drums.

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                                                                                                      Frodnesor Dec 18, 2007 08:14 PM

                                                                                                      The view along 79th St. Causeway has got to be one of the most underutilized resources in this city. Fantastic unobstructed waterfront and what do we have on it? Benihana, Crab House, and Barfetta on the Bay?

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                                                                                                        netmover Dec 23, 2007 10:20 AM

                                                                                                        Shuckers has got them all beat! Drummettes well done is the way to order them.

                                                                                                        It's too bad there's no bayfront joints on the southside of the JFK csway! That would incorporate the downtown vista, which is extraordinary. There isn't anything up that-a-way offering up said vista is there Frod?

                                                                                                        How are Finnigan's wings on Ocean Drive? I was perusing their menu last night. They actually offer many decent priced steaks and at one time won the Best of New Times for Best Steak. Anyone tried them? They do a steak night and a Lobster night. A 4.95 wing deal during happy hour ala old Clevlander and 6 buck buckets! That's an unbeleivable deal on Ocean Drive...if they're any good that is....kind of hard to screw up a bucket of brews...and how bad could the wings be at that price with that prime ass parking place thrown in for free.

                                                                                                        VIVA la SeaBreeze VIVA Ocean Drive!

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                                                                                                          eatnbmerry Dec 23, 2007 02:25 PM

                                                                                                          LMAO! "how bad could the wings be at that price with that prime ass parking place thrown in for free."

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                                                                                                            eatnbmerry Dec 23, 2007 02:27 PM

                                                                                                            BTW Net,
                                                                                                            I read somewhere that you used to college near Buffalo. You probably tried Anchors I assume. Did you like? Are there any places down here that remind you of their wings?

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                                                                                                              netmover Dec 23, 2007 06:07 PM

                                                                                                              I was there only once, about 20 years ago so my memory is a little vague at this point. All the wings in that neck of the woods are basically done the same...Naked, Hot and Crispy. The are very few places down here that do them truly authentic, where hot means hot. Where crispy means they crunch when you bite into them.

                                                                                                              I have heard Brew's Room in Broward are really good. Two other places I thought represented the Buffalo style down here are Wings and Curls in Hollywood and Wings and Things in Pompano. Everyone seems to have them on their menu these days, but few places do them very well.

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                                                                                                                eatnbmerry Dec 23, 2007 06:31 PM

                                                                                                                TY,
                                                                                                                Very much agree with points. The crunch followed by the chicken juice and Hot sensation is the key for Buffalo style.

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                                                                                                              Frodnesor Dec 24, 2007 05:06 AM

                                                                                                              I can't think of anything that looks out on the south side, I think because of the layout. Behind the 79th St. Causeway on the south side are a series of residential islands, while the north side is more open. The closest anything might have come was when there was a Mike Gordon's (?) fish place on the mainland just to the north of the causeway, facing out on the water. Not such a great place anyway, long gone with a condo slated to take its place.

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                                                                                                                netmover Dec 24, 2007 07:37 AM

                                                                                                                That's a condo deal that may never break ground...if the developer isn't crazy that is...the condo glut almost parallels the Italian & Sushi cuisine glut!

                                                                                                      2. eatnbmerry Dec 17, 2007 09:55 PM

                                                                                                        While not the traditional Anchor Bar Buffalo Wings (which btw I was not blown away with when I had a few years back), the Honey wings at Cantons Chinese Restaurant (various locations in Dade) of all places are crispy and quite tasty. Somehow they manage to make them succulent and crispy which is always a tough proposition when frying, etc.

                                                                                                        The Doral Ale House ( other locations in SoFla) has more traditional Buffalo style hot wings that are pretty good as well.

                                                                                                        1. eatnbmerry Dec 18, 2007 04:47 PM

                                                                                                          Just remembered that I had some good hot wings down at Hog's Breath in Key West. Nice atmosphere with live music and breeze a'blowin.

                                                                                                          1. eatnbmerry Dec 27, 2007 08:46 PM

                                                                                                            Wow can it be true?

                                                                                                            Someone told me that the Hot wings at Chili's are the real deal. Has anyone tried them?

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                                                                                                              HotMelly Dec 28, 2007 06:45 AM

                                                                                                              I live in Lake Worth, Palm Beach county....Can anyone tell me what happened to the short live "Hurricane Grill"?? I loved their wings. It was located on Hypoluxo Rd.

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                                                                                                                bigdnotemeril Apr 15, 2009 07:31 AM

                                                                                                                bad managment. btw there wings suck

                                                                                                            2. eatnbmerry Dec 28, 2007 01:39 PM

                                                                                                              Just remembered that the wings (and most everything else) are excellent at Mr. Moe's in the Grove. This is a really good sports bar with above average ambience and food. Too bad the same owner seems to have gotten the former but not the latter right at Christabelle's down the street. Well one out of two ain't too bad and at least he's trying!

                                                                                                              1. Glenda Jan 6, 2008 08:55 AM

                                                                                                                Port Charlotte,Florida-Tami-Ami Trail, Gators Sports Bar & Grill- biggest,juiciest,wings,buy them by the bucket.

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                                                                                                                  netmover Jan 8, 2008 02:55 PM

                                                                                                                  I like that idea! Big Pink here in SOBE offers wings and other things by the bucket, I think it's a cool idea...as long as there's a bucket of beer to go side by side!

                                                                                                                  Has anyone found good baked wings down here in South Florida? I make them often this way, and I got to say, I like them better baked than sopping wet with grease. I know that may be a little sacreligious, but they're better for you and the sauces & spices get baked right into the wing as opposed to a quick shake in the sauce bowl.

                                                                                                                2. eatnbmerry Jan 21, 2008 08:23 PM

                                                                                                                  Finally had a chance to try Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza's wings and was a little dissapointed.

                                                                                                                  The wings themselves were tasty and juicy (although a bit too burnt in spots) and I think s.m. koppelman' post of 5/17/06 does a great job of describing them already. The disappointment was with the cold (not even luke-warm mind you) grilled onions heaped on top. Rather than add an interesting taste sensation, they obviously were quicky pushed to the side. Too bad, because apart from the cold onions the wings had a nice appeal. . Perhaps tthe onions were an aberration, lets hope so cause the wings are worth another try not to mention one of the best pies I've tasted in our area .

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                                                                                                                    johnmlinn Jan 24, 2008 07:44 PM

                                                                                                                    It's strange your onions were cold - aren't they grilled in the oven with the wings? Everytime I've gotten the wings there the onions were very hot, so maybe it was a mistake. Anyway, consistency counts, right?

                                                                                                                    Brus are very good, but inconsistant as well. Sometimes they'll be great, sometimes they'll be dried out from the two-part cooking.

                                                                                                                    Coconut Creek Tap House - Straight up awesome sauces - the inferno-garlic-raspberry combo is pretty tip top.

                                                                                                                    Roosters in Margate - They've got a bit of an attitude, but brothers can hook up the wings. Covered in a very thick, tasty sauce.

                                                                                                                    I've yet to have Hurricane, I've got to try it soon.

                                                                                                                  2. freakerdude Jan 22, 2008 09:11 AM

                                                                                                                    Bru's Room in southern Palm Beach county and Broward. These are pretty good and you can get them finished off on the grill for an extra 50 cents. I haven't tried Hurricane Wings yet. I personally would never order wings from Pizza Hut, Chili's, or any other place that doesn't specialize in them.

                                                                                                                    http://www.brusroom.com/

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                                                                                                                      aynrandgirl Jan 23, 2008 02:56 AM

                                                                                                                      Any of these wing places serve dry rub (rather than sauced) wings? I love this style of wing but they're hard to find. As far as sauced wings go, I'm a big fan of insane heat, especially if it has good flavor. Any places qualify (most wimp out)?

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                                                                                                                        jimmyodonnell Dec 13, 2008 07:27 PM

                                                                                                                        I don't know if I've had DRY RUB wings, so I cannot say for sure that I know of what you're seeking . . . BUT, wings that are GRILLED instead of or after the initial frying come out "dry" and are served without sauce on them usually. In southeastern Florida, Bru's Room (six locations) does a very good job with this. In central Florida, Houligan's in Ormond does GREAT grilled wings. Sounds like other posters swear by SPORTS GRILL in Miami.

                                                                                                                        I love this texture, and I love the charred taste. I order my hot sauce on the side and use it as a dip. This way the wings don't sit inn the sauce as you eat them, which usually ruins most of the order while you eat the first few>

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                                                                                                                          aynrandgirl Dec 14, 2008 07:38 AM

                                                                                                                          Thanks for the recommendations. Dry rub wings are wings that have been coated in a spice rub after cooking rather than dipped in a sauce. They are usually served without a sauce.

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                                                                                                                            freakerdude Dec 14, 2008 08:23 PM

                                                                                                                            When it comes to smoking meats, dry rubs are always applied the night before the cooking actually takes place. I could see it being applied after deep frying wings though.

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                                                                                                                              aynrandgirl Dec 15, 2008 04:03 AM

                                                                                                                              I think the rub would slough off if you applied it before frying. I would also worry that the high temperatures of a fryer would burn it, which is most likely not good eats.

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                                                                                                                                bigdnotemeril Apr 15, 2009 07:39 AM

                                                                                                                                Daves Last Resort in downtown Lake worth Dry rub extra hot and cooked in a cast iron skillet. called worth wings,Awesome!

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                                                                                                                                  aynrandgirl Apr 16, 2009 10:03 AM

                                                                                                                                  Their menu says Worth Wings are tossed in sauce. Is dry rub an off-menu item?

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                                                                                                                                    rainroosty Jun 26, 2009 02:32 AM

                                                                                                                                    Tried Dave's wings - they SUCK.

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                                                                                                                            bigdnotemeril Apr 15, 2009 07:34 AM

                                                                                                                            Awesome and extra hot!

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                                                                                                                            mr. potato head Jan 24, 2008 10:28 AM

                                                                                                                            The wings at the Keg South (several locations) and the Sports Grill are identical and probable the best in Miami-Dade County. House of Wings by Tim Hardaway was a severe disappointment. In Broward, its Rickey's hands down!

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                                                                                                                              eatnbmerry Jan 24, 2008 05:28 PM

                                                                                                                              Good recs.

                                                                                                                              Like them both and the Keg does a nice job with their burgers to boot. Look forward to trying Ricky's since a lot of hounds seem to share your opinion.

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                                                                                                                                The Chowfather AKA sobe Jan 24, 2008 05:49 PM

                                                                                                                                Potato head, have you tried Wings N Curls on Hwood blvd? solid

                                                                                                                              2. firelight1016 Jan 28, 2008 11:25 AM

                                                                                                                                My votes go for
                                                                                                                                1)SPORTS GRILL in Kendall/Miami for tasty grilled wings and
                                                                                                                                2)THE DOLPHIN BAR in Stuart, FL for the most delicious wings of my life!

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                                                                                                                                  miami nguyen Mar 31, 2008 07:23 AM

                                                                                                                                  If you like spicy wings, the "Miami Heat" wings at Sports Grill are unbeatable. I can take a lot of heat, but these wings still make me sweat.

                                                                                                                                  As to Wing Zone, their sauces are disgusting.

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                                                                                                                                  miamisweet Mar 31, 2008 08:16 AM

                                                                                                                                  Sports Grill on Sunset in Miami are pretty darn good.

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                                                                                                                                    taiga Mar 31, 2008 08:24 AM

                                                                                                                                    Sports Grill has an expensive, secret marinade which I just heard about from a family member. She was quite serious about the extra cost, but indicated that the flavor is worth it! I agree.

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                                                                                                                                      oneofthesedaysAlice Mar 31, 2008 01:45 PM

                                                                                                                                      In the Orlando area, I'm voting for Benchwarmer's in Clermont. It's a little bit of a haul from the city, but my first try there was terrific. There's another Benchwarmer's in Winter Garden, but I haven't tried the wings there.

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                                                                                                                                        HotMelly Mar 31, 2008 01:53 PM

                                                                                                                                        Many years ago there was a little spot in Delray Beach on the southeast corner of Atlantic & Military trail called Wings & Things......Those were the best wings I ever tasted in my life.I bet we ate 1,000 wings there. We made the trip with friends every Friday night. One Friday we all piled in the SUV for a night of wings, curly fries, & beer..The place was closed. I cried for 40 days and 40 nights. i sure do miss that place..They say the owner took the money and ran. Does anyone remember the place.??

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                                                                                                                                          humptea Sep 11, 2008 07:08 PM

                                                                                                                                          There's a Wings & Things at 150 SW 6th St, Pompano Beach - (954) 781-9464. Unfortunately, it's nestled across the street from one of the best burger joints in Florida, Jacks Old Fashioned.

                                                                                                                                  2. RickL Mar 31, 2008 02:41 PM

                                                                                                                                    Red Rock Coal Fired Pizza makes very good (if not traditional) wings. My wife and I have a small order (10 pieces) with an Antipasti Salad for lunch on the weekend.

                                                                                                                                    But I dearly miss Duff's in Buffalo (actually Amherst)
                                                                                                                                    http://www.duffsfamouswings.ca/home.html)
                                                                                                                                    Then again, I don't miss the snow so it was a good trade-off.

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                                                                                                                                      enerchi Jul 21, 2008 02:57 PM

                                                                                                                                      Try Wilton Wings, just down the road south from where Wings 'n' Things in Wilton Manors closed... Has most of the same cook staff, same wings as B4, and MUCH cleaner....The grilled are AWSOME...

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                                                                                                                                        dharma Aug 28, 2008 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                                        Yep, Wing n Things in Wilton Manors is no more. The place sold, and another Thai diner is going up. One more Thai diner in Wilton Manors, what are they thinking? Anyway, Wilton Wings is a good attempt at resurrecting the old place. Some of the same crew, and the same menu. Wings are good to very good, and come in a dozen variations. Love those livers! Still small, fast, friendly.

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                                                                                                                                        edh1118 Aug 2, 2008 02:18 PM

                                                                                                                                        The Brass Ring Pub in North Palm Beach. Best wings and Burgers anywhere in the area!!!

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                                                                                                                                          flavrmeistr Sep 12, 2008 11:18 AM

                                                                                                                                          I'm with you.

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                                                                                                                                          Maurice Rahn Aug 2, 2008 07:59 PM

                                                                                                                                          I hate wings, never eat em, they will kill you, but I like the dry wings at Dunedin Brewery.

                                                                                                                                          1. tommyvee Aug 2, 2008 08:18 PM

                                                                                                                                            My list consists of the chains, but not because I haven't tried all the others. I just like these since I like them super crispy, salty, and hot.

                                                                                                                                            1. Wingstop - by far the best wings in the world. Their Lemon Pepper is the best tasting wing if you like them mild. Their Atomic is super addictive if you like 'em hot and their wings are perfectly fried.
                                                                                                                                            2. Buffalo Wild Wings (BW3s) - Spicy Garlic, Teriyaki, and Wild are all good.
                                                                                                                                            3. Hooters - unfortunately, I do go to Hooters for their wings. I like their 911 naked and extra wet.

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                                                                                                                                              FlaHopper Aug 28, 2008 12:50 PM

                                                                                                                                              1. Lee Roy Selmons' grilled wings.
                                                                                                                                              2. Beef's wings
                                                                                                                                              3. Hooters

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                                                                                                                                                truffled Sep 7, 2008 01:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                Rickey's, after 30 years of eating there, is still the standard for fried wings. There really should be subcategories for breaded, naked, grilled, and "other." I like the Anthony's grilled wings a lot, but they are not "wings" as I use that term. Shennanigans can be pretty good, but I prefer smaller wings, as long as they are cooked well, meaning not overdone.

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                                                                                                                                                  croissantkelly Sep 8, 2008 09:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                  Hmm. In SFL I'd have to say Wing Stop and any Wings n' Things/Bru's Room have the best wings. Buffalo's Cafe has good wings too.

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                                                                                                                                                    HeyNowJoe Sep 13, 2008 07:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                    The best wings in FL are in Ormond Beach. I assume these have to be listed somewhere in this thread - Houligan's Wally Wings. They now have 2 Ormond Beach locations and each Ormond Beach exit off I-95 has a Houligan's.

                                                                                                                                                    Eat these and you will laugh at some of these replies naming places like Wing Zone, Wing House, Hooters, Chili's, Ale House, etc.

                                                                                                                                                    1110 W Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach - (386) 673-7878

                                                                                                                                                    1643 N US Highway 1, Ormond Beach - (386) 671-2285 (this location is in Destination Daytona within view of the highway so if you are ever driving down I-95 through Ormond, this is the location that you want)

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                                                                                                                                                      RBTampa Sep 16, 2008 05:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                      I don't know if they are the best, but Buffalo Wild Wings sure does make a tasty version. With more than a dozen sauces and styles (boneless, naked, etc.) to choose from, anyone can find something to like about this place. Plus, the atmosphere happens to make for the greatest sports bar this side of Texas (IMHO). The TVs are gigantic and abundant, the beer selection is vast, and they have trivia throughout the day and night, so my wife has something to do while I'm watching the game. (She's a real sport!)

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                                                                                                                                                        fsupilam33 Mar 2, 2009 09:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                        If you like Houligans wings, than you need to try the grilled wings at the South Turn. It's a whole in the wall sports bar in the office depot shopping center on the corner of Beville and Nova.

                                                                                                                                                        My top 3:
                                                                                                                                                        - South Turn-Daytona Beach
                                                                                                                                                        - Hurricane Grill - various locations
                                                                                                                                                        - Houligans - Ormond Beach

                                                                                                                                                        My best of Orlando, since i live here now is:
                                                                                                                                                        - Hurricane Grill - longwood
                                                                                                                                                        - Spatz - Winter Park dingy bar, not for families
                                                                                                                                                        - Rusty O'Reillys - Corner of orange & Michigan

                                                                                                                                                    2. brave man Sep 17, 2008 02:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                      RICKEYS

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                                                                                                                                                        Jeff Mullins Sep 19, 2008 08:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                        Laggoonz Grill in Cocoa on the East Coast. Fresh NEVER FROZEN Jumbo Wings, there is a big difference! Awesome sauces. Their on US1 between Cocoa and Titusville.

                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        1. BurgerBeast Sep 20, 2008 12:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                          Nothing beats Sports Grill Special Grilled wings.

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                                                                                                                                                            netmover Dec 30, 2008 10:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                            You are right BB, there is something about the special grilled technique that takes wings to another level! Shuckers in North Bay Village does them that way and they are awesome. Fried is passe (although I love them). Baked, broiled and special grilled is the way to go. More joints ought to forego the 'frittanga' factor and hook up their wings without the grease dip.

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                                                                                                                                                            wubba Dec 17, 2008 05:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                            Snappers on US 19 in Palm harbor are the best I've had. Wing stop is OK , but sometimes I get one's that have blackbone (evidence of being frozen.)and they're really small. I get Beef's w/ the garlic butter and add hot sauce at the table, yum. BW3's are really good, especially the spicy garlic. Hooter's suck...malnourished, doughy and why do they leave that wing tip on ? Just to make your fingers ultra messy ?

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                                                                                                                                                              ButterflyWest Dec 31, 2008 03:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                              Wings n' Things in Sarasota...little place in a strip mall and very worth a stop in.

                                                                                                                                                            2. saltnseltzer4me Feb 17, 2009 09:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                              Living in Delray Beach I love:

                                                                                                                                                              1. Wings Plus in Boynton. Love their homemade blue cheese dressing too. It has poppy seeds in it.

                                                                                                                                                              2. Flannigan's in Boca.

                                                                                                                                                              3. Bru's Room in Delray.

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                                                                                                                                                                aynrandgirl Feb 17, 2009 08:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                Any good wing joints in SE FL with brutally hot (natural no extracts) wings? I know most places use bottled sauce so somebody that uses Defcon or CaJohn's would be perfect. Buffalo Wild Wings' hottest sauce is definitely an extract sauce as is their mango habañero sauce.

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                                                                                                                                                                  brave man Apr 1, 2009 07:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  I dont know about the "natural" aspect of the sauce components but at Rickeys you can request "Challenge Wings".

                                                                                                                                                                2. firestalker Feb 19, 2009 02:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  I think the best I have had in Florida is at Rapscallions in Land O Lakes they have Jerk Wings which are big crisp and dry rubbed. The rest of the food is very good as well!

                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.rapscallions.net/menu_fold...

                                                                                                                                                                  The Wings at Anthony's Coal Fired are pretty awesome but I wish they had a sauce to dip them in.

                                                                                                                                                                  Fire

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                                                                                                                                                                    CFByrne Apr 12, 2009 02:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    Speaking of Jerk Wings - I first discovered these at Calypso in Pompano sometime around 1990! And been eating them ever since.

                                                                                                                                                                    It's the bane of my existence - there's so much fantastic food there but when I stop by the Jerk wings are always "calling me".

                                                                                                                                                                    It's one of the places where you want to say "Oh I'll just have one of everything".

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                                                                                                                                                                    TAGcaves4me Mar 3, 2009 09:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    In Vero Beach, it is definitely Beef OBrady's in the Publix Shopping Center at the corner of CR 512 and CR 510. Forget the ones actually IN Vero Beach (this one is in Sebastian). The others are nasty, and I wouldn't spend a nickel in there. I actually did not try this one because of those, and a friend finally convinced me that they were different. He was right! This Beef's has great wings! I would stick to the wings however, the rest of the menu is okay, but nothing to write home about.

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                                                                                                                                                                      TMnewtampa Apr 1, 2009 02:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      Honey's on North Dale Mabry in Tampa - ordered cripsy

                                                                                                                                                                      1. netmover Apr 12, 2009 12:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        "THE BAR" in Coral Gables has a very good rendition of Buffalo Wings.

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                                                                                                                                                                          foodeee999 Apr 12, 2009 06:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          Sports Grill on 97 ave and sw 72 st in kendall, by far the best wings in miami, ask for the special grilled .......family owned place....packed on the weekends...check em out

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                                                                                                                                                                            carolh Apr 15, 2009 07:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            I agree with Anthony's and so do most of the people I bring in.... There are several Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza (which is also AMAZING) - but the wings are so good, non breaded or fried, but because they are baked at such a high temp., they are crispy and full of flavor ... yummmmmm, beer to go along is all bottled, no draft. We go to the one in plantation on Pine Island in the publix shopping center - between Cleary and Broward

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                                                                                                                                                                              bigdnotemeril Apr 15, 2009 07:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              Wings Plus in Boynton & Lake worth
                                                                                                                                                                              Daves Last Resort In Lake Worth
                                                                                                                                                                              The Old Key Lime House In Lantana
                                                                                                                                                                              Top three not in any perticular order

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                                                                                                                                                                              HMindy11 Jun 25, 2009 09:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              The BEST wings I ever had when I lived in Miami were hands down, the Special Grilled Wings at the Sports Grill on Sunset Drive! Though we sometimes would get wings at other restaurants when out and about, for many many years this is the place we always came back to for the best wings.

                                                                                                                                                                              Sadly I moved out of that area and haven't been back down there for wings in over 10 years, but I still rave about their wings and to this day compare all others to them. They ARE THAT GOOD!!!

                                                                                                                                                                              Asked them one time about opening a place in Broward and one of the guys said they had thought about it. Anyone know if it ever happened???

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                                                                                                                                                                                netmover Jun 27, 2009 08:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                Those Sports Grill Wings may very well be the best ever. They are expanding, I think I heard they are about to open their third store soon. The are all down in Kendall though. You should take a day off from the hot South FLorida Summer Sun and go ice skating at Kendall Ice Arena (just down the street) then treat yourself to some! I often make the trek to Broward to qwell my culinary cravings.

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                                                                                                                                                                                SaminSFL Jun 26, 2009 05:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                Hurricaine Wings on 441 north of sawgrass on the east side.

                                                                                                                                                                                http://www.hurricanewings.com/

                                                                                                                                                                                yummy, Also Anthony's Coal fire has a great oven baked wings with rosemary garlic carmelized onions, not buffalo wings, but really good wings none the less.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  dsfoundation Aug 16, 2009 11:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  THE TOAD BAR & GRILL - CORAL SPRINGS, FL
                                                                                                                                                                                  954-757-73-1

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                                                                                                                                                                                    JFarah Aug 18, 2009 11:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    Jersey's Wings & Raw Bar in Pembroke Pines - Simply the best!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                    http://www.jerseyswings.com/

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. netmover Aug 28, 2009 06:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      Anyone tried Burger and Beer Joint's Wings in South Beach yet? I am hearing they are fall off the bone good...

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                                                                                                                                                                                        ash0529 Aug 28, 2009 06:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Burger Beast mentions them in his write-up saying they are "fall off the bone". http://www.burgerbeast.com/2009/08/bu...
                                                                                                                                                                                        I've heard from others the same...some love it, and some prefer the traditional strictly fried wings.
                                                                                                                                                                                        I recently had Charm City Burgers wings, which were also very tender and are finished off on the grill. The volcano sauce isn't the traditional buffalo sauce, but is vinigar based and very tasty, although not that spicy. If you're in the area they're definitely worth a try.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          jimmyodonnell Sep 4, 2009 08:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          I haven't tried them yet but I live close so it won't be long, and I read a few good comments touting the wings in the general B&B Joint thread a week ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                          mbounds Aug 29, 2009 04:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          In Tampa, Wild Wing Cafe on Anderson Blvd and Gator's Sports Bar on Fowler Ave both have some of the best wings around. As college students, we eat a lot of weeks!!!!! Wild Wing Cafe delivers some of the biggest, juiciest wings around. They aren't breaded, which I think is fantastic. Gator's has phenomenal grilled wings and some outstanding sauces. Both have great beer specials too... =)

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                                                                                                                                                                                            magnusfl Jul 20, 2010 08:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            wild wings has died on much to our sadness who will miss there wings

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                                                                                                                                                                                            aynrandgirl Sep 4, 2009 04:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Charm City Burger Company's wings are outstanding. Lovely char, great without sauce.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            1136 E Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

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                                                                                                                                                                                              pikiliz Sep 6, 2009 07:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              got them 2day got wings and a volcano burger 4 the 2nd time... good burger great service

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Florida Hound Sep 4, 2009 09:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              One more for your consideration... The Cove, about 3 miles east of Inverness, FL, just off Hwy 44. Full name and address: Cove Pub Restaurant, 1242 Covecamp Pt., Inverness. If you are checking the place out from elsewhere around the state, get off I-75 at Wildwood and head west on Hwy 44 about 15 miles. They have a large local following. I stop at very mild sauces, love 'em that way, but the bolder customers can order several levels of hot.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Florida Hound Sep 4, 2009 09:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                Further note on The Cove- wouldn't want you to get lost! From Hwy 44, turn north at Molly McGee's Deli and Mini Mart (8511 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy, which is Hwy44). Covecamp Point is a small drive-way-like road that runs along side of Molly McGee's property. A wooden fence runs along the other side of Covecamp Pt. Took us a few tries years ago to find this place everybody was talking about- didn't realize at the time how easy that side road was to miss.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  curlscj Feb 10, 2010 04:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Had the best wings last night at Keg South (off US 1 and 104, entrance through the alley) - seriously they were amazing!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    netmover Feb 11, 2010 11:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    WoW so noW they are knoWn for their Wings too!!! Good NeWs...THX

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                                                                                                                                                                                                JFarah Aug 6, 2010 10:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                I think the wings at Titanic Brewery in Coral Gables (by UM Campus) are pretty fantastic. They are fried, crispy, tender, and spicy!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  DBennett1900 Nov 21, 2010 05:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  mineo's pizza wings & raw bar is AWESOME. Located right in Davie, about three or four miles due east of the Fort Lauderdale International Airport. A friend told me their wings were "the bomb" so I took my entire family to try them out. It's a monthly ritual now... we go an gorge on their original wings and get a pizza as well. The wings are fantastic!

                                                                                                                                                                                                  By the way... I was in Franklin, TN a few months ago, got hungry and went out looking for a bar to grab a sandwich. Found a Mineo's there, and turned out it was the second restaurant owned by the same family! Pretty wild, and the wings were almost as good there as the original in South Florida

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    netmover Apr 24, 2011 11:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    sounds good! do they do drumettes solo?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    magnusfl Mar 21, 2012 10:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Best wings i found in florida were at Charlie horse in ormand beach and the best garlic wings by far here and any I ever been including bufflo NY there just covered with bit of fresh garlic and a very nice med hot sauce with a good blend of start and finish hot and a home made blue cheese and celery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    and the worst wings I ever try was were garlic wings is a Philly place her in tampa that should drop wings from there menu and stick to phillys which they do not do that bad job at

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. netmover Feb 4, 2013 06:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rendezvous in SoFLa. Get 'em Bob style...

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. netmover Feb 11, 2014 05:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Anthony's Coal Fired Wings & Pizza & Ribs

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