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Best Chicken Wings

bocce Dec 20, 2006 12:42 PM

I'm had some amazing chicken wings throughout the city and thought Dinosaur’s BBQ had some of the best. Any other contenders?

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    jdf RE: bocce Dec 20, 2006 01:33 PM

    Depending on what style you're looking for. I think Dinosaur is great for bbq's wings, but I think for Buffalo Wings, Blondie's makes a great wing.

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      chundi RE: bocce Dec 20, 2006 02:27 PM

      barrow st. ale house has great wings.

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        TheNewYorker RE: bocce Dec 20, 2006 03:37 PM

        Haven't made it up to Dinosaur, but I hear the place is great overall. I think Blondie's has the best wings in the city. They have two locations: 93rd & 2nd and 79th btw Broadway and Amsterdam. The wafer fries there are also excellent. Backpage on 3rd btw 84th & 85th makes great wings too. If you ever make it out to Jersey (and I don't blame you if you don't), try Cluck U. That place is amazing, even by New York standards.

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          Mike R. RE: TheNewYorker Dec 20, 2006 07:55 PM

          Count me in as another BACK PAGE wing lover(it's actually between 83rd and 84th)...consistently up there for city Buffalo wings, and trying to reach Bonnie's Grill level (Park Slope/Brooklyn).

        2. fukhed RE: bocce Dec 20, 2006 03:40 PM

          Scruffy Duffy's on 8th ave in 40's are the best BUFFALO Wings in the city.

          Blondies w79th are thin and not great.

          Firehouse on Columbus Ave in the 80's are quality.

          Dinosaur are real good - but not traditional buffalo style.

          Virgil's are high quality grilled wings.



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            wingman RE: bocce Dec 20, 2006 03:42 PM

            Best wings in the city are at Rathbones - I also find that Blondies wings have too much vinegar in their sauce.

            Dino BBQ has a great chicken wing but certaintly not a buffalo wing and make sure your trip isn't too far home after eating them.

            I find the sauce at Backpage to be extremley lackluster.

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              psmalera RE: bocce Dec 20, 2006 03:59 PM

              I have to vote for Croxley Ales on Avenue B. They have 10 and 20 cent wing nights throughout the week, but don't be deceived-- the high volume keeps their ingredients fresh and their wing guys on point. The hot wings there are in my opinion, perfection. I've also tried the next step up, xtra hot, combined with BBQ sauce. A sweet, absurdly spicy burn with every bite. Definitely worth trying.

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                nativeNYer RE: psmalera Dec 20, 2006 04:39 PM

                well, as soon as i saw the title of this post, i eagerly clicked on it so i could give blondie's a thumbs up. lo and behold, many people beat me to it. sooo... blondie's. is cluck u the same as pluck u? they had several locations throughout nyc years ago, one of them being near NYU.

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                  TheNewYorker RE: nativeNYer Dec 27, 2006 01:22 PM

                  Cluck U. is unfortunately not in New York at all. It is in NJ (Morristown and Trenton are two locations I know of) and DE.

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                  kwanito RE: psmalera Dec 20, 2006 09:26 PM

                  I co-hosted a Wings Night every Wed. all last year for 20+ Columbia students. It was glorious. I'm partial to these guys.

                  I'm pretty lucky to have Rathbones, Back Page, and Blondies in my 'hood. Will check them all out soon.

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                  nobody special RE: bocce Dec 20, 2006 05:15 PM

                  I'm so with you on Dinosaur's barbecue wings. Wonderfully tender and they practically melt off the bone when you bite in. Almost like a cross between a rib and a chicken wing...

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                    Michael Ambrosio RE: bocce Dec 20, 2006 05:29 PM

                    Agreeing with the poster who said Scruffy Duffy's ahs the best wings in the city. By far.

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                      worldfamous RE: bocce Dec 20, 2006 08:26 PM

                      I love Dino BBQ uptown but if you want deep fried ones my vote goes to Hooters.

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                        bocce RE: bocce Dec 26, 2006 08:32 PM

                        I know that Dinosaur’s ribs are not BBQ, but I would still put them up there as some of the best chicken wings in the city.

                        I’ve grown a bit tired of the same blah wings, though I’m going to run out and try the BBQ ones at the places everyone mentioned. I just found the wings at Dinosaur to be my favorites overall.

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