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A Buffalo Wild Wings has opened in Southern Connecticut - worth a drive? Or do they spend all their energy on radio commercials?

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  1. The smallest wings (wondered where all the pigeons went), with minimal sauce at top dollar. And everything, including extra breaths are $0.50 each. A real disappointment in term of quality and value.

    1. I don't really think it's worth a drive. The wings are standard - fried, and then slathered with way too much sauce. The only food item I really enjoy there are the onion rings and the potato wedges - but those too are pretty standard. The reason why I go there is more for the TV's to watch sports; the food is an afterthought.

      1. God no. The place is terrible.
        I'm a huge wing lover. I love wings so much even decent ones can keep me happy. I was thoroughly disappointed by BWW.

        Don't waste your time or gas.

        DT

        1. I'll chime in and agree with the others. It's way overpriced, and the wings really aren't that great. Occasionally we'll go to the one by us (which is about a half-mile away) only because they have a good beer selection and it's the closest place to grab a cold one.

          Although I should say that my wife enjoys their jerk chicken wrap. Still, not worth going out of your way.

          1. average at best. as mentioned above, wings are on the small side. pretty large spectrum (too large?) of sauces with 13 choices but i think that a lot in the middle taste pretty similar. i think that their best sauce is their #2 - wild. what their blazin (#1) has going for it in heat, loses points for poor flavor. personally, i'd choose hooters over buffalo wild when it comes to chain wings.

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            1. re: xman887

              I tried Blazin once, and I thought I had a pretty good heat tolerance. Big mistake, it was nothing but pain, and zero flavor. How hot is #2?

              1. re: aynrandgirl

                I think that "Hot" is actually #3 on the list, and that is the hottest one that I actually enjoy. To my own tastebuds, the ones that are hotter than that are definitely more heat than flavour.

            2. Well, I'll be the odd man out here; I like their wings a lot, and I am glad they have locations quite close to where I live and work. I am a fan of their Hot sauce, and my wife really liked the Smokey Southwestern sauce before they discontinued it. I really like the bleu cheese dressing they offer for dipping too.

              I dont know if they do this in all markets or not, but in Milwaukee, Tuesday is 35 cent wing day and Wednesday is 50 cent leg day. I confess that these are the days I go most often-- after all, a price break is a price break is a price break. And I doubt that I would go out of my way to find them if they werent close by, but as chains go, I think these stand up very well.

              1. Wings are small and I'm not a fan of the sauce-slathering either, but they always have the game on, and the chili con queso is great.

                1. It certainly is not worth a drive for the food, but it can be kind of a fun place to hang out when you're feeling super casual. The one in my hometown is always packed with college age people and is typically a bit rowdy, but if thats what you're after it's alright. I am not a big wing fan so I always get the naked tenders which are basically skewered pieces of grilled chicken breast.