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Wings in Ottawa

Blueicus Sep 19, 2006 11:53 PM

What are some good places to have wings in Ottawa, whether for a good price or just plain good wings.

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    chimichimi RE: Blueicus Sep 20, 2006 01:16 AM

    Local Heroes is a favourite amongst many Ottawans, hands down.

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      marno RE: Blueicus Sep 20, 2006 04:35 AM

      We absolutely LOVE the wings at the Earl of Sussex pub on, what else, Sussex Drive. But only if you like super, super spicy. The rest of the food is strictly mediocre; however, one of the cooks makes their suicide sauce himself (we finally asked the waitress, after being in awe of this sauce)... some combination of balsamic vinegar and jalapeno. Much different texture (little chunks) and colour (eggplant) of normal wing sauce. Its honestly, hands down, the best suicide wing sauce we've ever had (as opposed to the usual Frank's Red Hot extra spicy). The wings are fairly meaty, as well, but go for the sauce. We ask for extra on the side.

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        northernlite RE: Blueicus Sep 20, 2006 03:02 PM

        Lieutenant's Pump on Elgin also make all their own sauces, but small wings

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          weinerdog RE: Blueicus Oct 3, 2006 07:09 PM

          Local Hero's has big- really big - wings. While popular, I think it destroys the skin to meat ratio. Isn't that the point of wings? Lots of skin? I'd also give kudos to the Liet's pump as well as Quinn's in old Ottawa South (Bank St.)- but ask for extra hot sauce on the side.

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            chimichimi RE: weinerdog Oct 4, 2006 01:51 AM

            Local Heroes now serves a smaller wing, as well as the large chicken wing.

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            bobbymmm RE: Blueicus Nov 19, 2006 04:03 PM

            Local Heroes wings for sure. Their traditional wings are larger than anyother place I have been in Ottawa, great hot sauce, but the Jumbo wings are not split and very messy, alittle too much. So go with the traditional wings.

            Tuesday wing-night 25% off


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              lula RE: Blueicus Nov 20, 2006 08:00 PM

              My favourite wings are at the Clocktower Pub on Bank near the Queensway. I usually get the jerk seasoned ones but I've had other flavours too. They are not huge but they are crispy, meaty and flavourful and no loose slimey skin.

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                bobbymmm RE: lula Nov 20, 2006 10:06 PM

                Lula, Clocktower Pub sounds good, jerk season... what other flavors can you recall?

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                  lula RE: bobbymmm Nov 22, 2006 01:01 PM

                  There's honey-garlic, texas BBQ, the mild-medium-spicy options,...can't remember the rest since I always order texas BBQ and/or jerk. I'm pretty sure they also have a wing night during the week and a happy hour with half price apps...

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                bobbymmm RE: Blueicus Dec 5, 2006 07:49 PM

                Found this link displaying "wing nights" in Ottawa. Enjoy.


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                  rebecca.kukla RE: Blueicus Dec 31, 2006 01:38 AM

                  Hi folks -

                  Face it; Ottawa wings are not very good. We have our fries down pat but we can't get our wings in order. Ottawa folks can't take their spice and make everything too sweet. There are lots of great eats in this town but the wings are always a disappointment ... not fatty enough, crispy enough, or spicy enough. Only the pizza is more of a disappointment. However, my husband and I have had fun eating relatively decent wings at a tiny pub east of the University of Ottawa, in an unlikely residential section of Sandy Hill: Drumlin's Pub on Somerset East. Nice, classic pub atmosphere - very neighborhoody - highly recommended.

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                    kgoffin RE: Blueicus Jan 8, 2007 07:19 PM

                    My husband swears by the wings from The Arrow & Loon.

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