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Good Wings in Nassau?

jmax May 14, 2007 11:34 AM

I hate the wings at Hooters. I've had good wings at Runyon's, but prefer them without a breading on them. I liked the wings I had at Corbin and Reynold's last summer. Where can I find meaty hot Buffalo wings in Nassau that don't have a thick breading on them?

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    magfitz RE: jmax May 14, 2007 02:26 PM

    The wings at the St. James in Mineola are pretty good. No breading. Some days they are meatier than others. but their sauce is good and their blue cheese is excellent.

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      MKS RE: magfitz May 14, 2007 05:09 PM

      Wing Zone in the East Meadow Bowl shopping ctr does it right. Take out only and they deliver.

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      Scott_R RE: jmax May 14, 2007 07:43 PM

      Wings Over Farmingdale
      221 Main St, Farmingdale

      Went there once and it seemed good; light breading is standard, but I believe you can request unbreaded (the menu says "lightly breaded unless otherwise requested" but I don't know if "otherwise" can mean totally unbreaded).

      Eat in, take out, and delivery.

      Menu here:

      Interestingly, you can order online, for pickup or delivery, but I don't see how you can specify breading.

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        Matt L RE: jmax May 15, 2007 07:33 AM

        Croxley's has great wings- there's one in Rockville Centre and one in Franklin Square. Great beer selection also.

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          jmax RE: jmax May 16, 2007 11:31 AM

          I'm not a fan of Wing Zone - something just seems off about the place. I had Wings over Farmindale for lunch. Probably won't return. The wings were good size and well cooked, but the sauce was nothing special and the blue cheese dressing had no flavor or chunks of blue cheese. It also took like 25 minutes to get my order and the place only had one other customer. I forgot to mention - a bar in East Meadow - S.T. Carrol's has awesome wings, but the place is usually empty or filled with old guys.

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            dude RE: jmax May 16, 2007 11:42 AM

            J Paul's Terrace Cafe on Merrick Rd Oceanside has good wings.

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              jonathan21 RE: jmax Mar 7, 2008 04:56 PM

              Does ANYONE know what happend to the Franklin Square Cafe? they had the best wings Ever, they moved about 10 yrs ago to another place and that place closed down. Im hoping a local would know what they renamed themselves or a place they moved to. it used to be on the corner of Hempstead turnpike bar/wing place 10c on mondays. best wings ever. please let me know if you know where the Franklin square cafe moved too. you can email me at nynjla@gmail.com. thanks

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                nkerr RE: jmax Apr 25, 2008 12:30 PM

                My friend and I used to go to MNF at TR's (Teddy Roosevelt's) in I believe it is Williston Park next to the train station. Not a sports bar but the wings were awesome.

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                  King Vulture RE: nkerr Apr 28, 2008 09:53 PM

                  I second the Croxley's rec, and also recommend the Cornerstone Pub, on Jericho Turnpike on Mineola.

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                    Rosetta RE: King Vulture Apr 29, 2008 08:10 PM

                    Yes, the wings at Croxley's are good, but beware of the "Wing Day (or Night) Surcharge" on Sundays. They tack on a 20% service charge for all parties, regardless of size, to the entire check when you order wings. If you have dinner after having the wings - it really adds a lot, regardless of how good or bad the service was. Granted, the wings are .20 each, with a minimum of 20 per order, so it is a good deal on "wing night" for the quality, but let the buyer beware. If you don't notice the little "wings rules" slip of paper on some of the tables - you might tip on top of the 20% that has already been added on to your check. Each tiny side of blue cheese dressing is extra, too. You might be better off ordering them any other day, paying more, and being able to take your leftover wings home - a no-no on "wing day!"

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                      byrd RE: Rosetta Apr 30, 2008 04:58 AM

                      Monday night:
                      40 wings, 4 drafts, 1 coke: under $30.00
                      Big bowl of hot sauce on the side, plenty of extra little blue cheeses.
                      Secret: sit at the bar.
                      The place was packed.
                      Opening up Croxleys IV in Farmingdale soon.

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                        GCGuy RE: byrd Jul 2, 2008 08:11 PM

                        Man, I was hoping for one in Garden City!!

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                          byrd RE: GCGuy Jul 2, 2008 08:42 PM

                          Franklin Square is close enough, but parking is a pain around there.

                2. the queen RE: jmax Apr 30, 2008 01:30 PM

                  Swingbelly's in Long Beach.
                  The best.wings in Nassau. Hands down

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                    sugakc69 RE: the queen Jul 3, 2008 03:58 AM

                    just about to say. They are HUGE!!!! Also, I love Billy's and The Saloon in Long Beach.

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                      Beckster RE: the queen Jul 11, 2008 04:56 AM

                      I AGREE!!!!!!! used to be a weekly wings customer at croxleys but now do the all you an eat specal Monday nights at swinbellys for 9.95. Order then naked with sauces on the side

                    2. jonathankavner RE: jmax May 1, 2008 09:09 AM

                      Boss Crokers
                      1871 Wantagh Ave
                      Wantagh, NY 11793
                      (516) 679-2967

                      Great wings.

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                        stefathena RE: jmax Jul 2, 2008 09:11 AM

                        croxley's all the way.

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                          GCGuy RE: stefathena Jul 2, 2008 08:10 PM

                          Croxleys is the best. TJ's in Williston Park is pretty good as well.

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