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Hello,
Where can one find great chicken wings in the Cambridge-Somerville area?

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  1. I've been looking for good Buffalo wings anywhere in Boston for about 10 years (when I moved here from western NY state) and have had virtually no luck. If you find good one, please let us all know!

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    1. re: JBM

      I feel your pain.

      After goinig to school in Rochester NY I'm ruined for wings.

      Then best place I've found so far is Buff's Pub in Newton Corner. It's a small bar across the street from Applebee's. It's the real thing.

      -horrible

      1. re: horrible
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        central squared

        I second the Buff's recommendation wholeheartedly! I used to go there for lunch regularly, and it was worth the 20 minute drive. The place is a bit of a dive, but the waitstaff is very friendly. Try the honey hot tenders as well.

        1. re: central squared

          I've heard that Buff's wings aren't as good as they used to be. Have you been there in a while?

          1. re: cjbmirage2
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            central squared

            I was just there last weekend, actually, inspired by this posting. The quality didn't seem to have dropped off, as far as I could tell, but perhaps the comparison is being made to a time before I started going there. If they were better than what I've been having, they must have been very impressive indeed!

      2. re: JBM

        I third the recommendation for Buff's. Went there weekly for the three years when I lived in town. As good as you're gonna find in and around Boston

        1. re: Noreaster

          I fourth the recommendation for Buff's.

          Have been there twice for lucnch based on the recommendation of a friend. I went with several others, a few of which are really into real Buffalo style wings. They all agreed this is the best in the greater Boston area.

      3. To be honest, others may not think the same, but in Davis Square there's a little place called Christo's (I think) on the corner, across from the street RedBones is on, also near the Burren. It's a little pizza/gyro/sandwich shop and they have these wings... I don't even know what to call them - they're deep fried and crunchy and a little spicy, but not buffalo - really no sauce on them, but the seasoning must be in the coating - they are so good! And addictive! Probably not the best for you, but once we had them, we couldn't stop.

        1. For me, the best wings in that area (or really the greater metro area) are at WingWorks between Porter and Davis Squares. WingWorks was Best of Boston several times. Their wings are larger and meatier than the anemic ones you usually get and they are serious about hot wings without sacrificing the taste of the sauce.

          As a fine cabernet matches a great steak, I would recommend some black cherry soda to wash down the wings. The combo (though you may regret it later) can't be beat.

          -T.T.

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          1. re: Tapastummy

            I'm not a big fan. I've only ordered from there once though. Their buffalo wings came breaded! Blech.

            I also got an order of their Rochester wings (never heard of them in Rochester). They were pretty good though. A nice blend of sweet with a little heat that follows.

            their parmesan wings sound pretty interesting. I'll have to try them soon

            1. re: horrible

              I've seen "Rochester Wings" in a couple of places. Growing up in Rochester and knowing that WE don't have anything by that name, I assume they are referring to the style of wings found at Country Sweet Chicken and Ribs on Monroe Ave in Rochester. They are very different from Buffalo wings: sweet and sour based, HUGE, and breaded. They are fabulous. Though I still wouldnt call 'em "Rochester Wings," but there I go being picky again.

              1. re: JBM

                MMMmmm! country sweet.

                I had totally forgotten about them. good point.

                -horrible (now craving a garbage plate)

                Link: http://www.ambrosiasw.com/Ambrosia_Ti...

            2. re: Tapastummy

              I'm not a big fan. I've only ordered from there once though. Their buffalo wings came breaded! Blech.

              I also got an order of their Rochester wings (never heard of them in Rochester). They were pretty good though. A nice blend of sweet with a little heat that follows.

              their parmesan wings sound pretty interesting. I'll have to try them soon

              1. re: Tapastummy
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                heathen & spells

                Not a huge fan of wing works myself. I think the best wings in the local environs are at The Cambridge Common on mass ave between harvard & porter sqrs. The Common in general has typical bar food menue prepared better then most ( with a few unusual items as well ). The burgers there are excellent also( esp. the Black Angus ).

                1. re: heathen & spells

                  I just remembered.

                  Try the Thirst Scholar on Beacon st. They have very good wings also. They actually make them hot, unlike most of the places here in Boston.

                2. re: Tapastummy
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                  heathen & spells

                  Not a huge fan of wing works myself. I think the best wings in the local environs are at The Cambridge Common on mass ave between harvard & porter sqrs. The Common in general has typical bar food menue prepared better then most ( with a few unusual items as well ). The burgers there are excellent also( esp. the Black Angus ).

                3. Its been a while, but having gone to Tufts, I did quite a bit of research into the wing thing. The best place used to be Worldly Wings, in Ball Square. They were bigger than the little wings one gets in the cheaper joints, but not the huge (often way overcooked) size of Wing Works. I think it is still there - they deliver - I think the phone is 623-WING.

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                  1. re: Roejimmy

                    I, too, used to love Worldly. However, in the past few years, they must have come under new management or something. Their wings are now smaller and greasier than you'll find just about anywhere else. I even went back once, figuring the first time must have been a fluke. Unfortunately, it wasn't. Even the service is bad, and I have low expectations for a wing place.

                  2. Linwood Grill in the Fenway has very good buffalo wings. Also, some good buffalo shrimp. They just added a buffalo chicken salad to their menu but I haven't tried that.