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Best fried chicken wings in San Diego?

surfer1966 Jun 11, 2007 01:57 PM

My favorite are at Batter Up! in the Market Creek Plaza. They have a delicious crispy coating on the outside and are big meaty and juicy on the inside. Before this place opened up I use to go to Gulf Coast Grill for fried chicken wings but they changed the menu and stopped serving them.

Any other places in town with awesome fried chicken wings?

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    normalheightsfoodie Jun 20, 2007 01:28 PM

    TRY HUFFMANS BBQ. This place is an old San DIego standard with a lot of history.

    They have very limited seating, it is truly takeout. Thye do not start to prepare the fried chiclkn until is is ordered, so you should call ahead.

    Huffman's Barbeque & Catering, 5039 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA, 619.264.3115

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    1. re: normalheightsfoodie
      surfer1966 Jun 28, 2007 03:17 PM

      I have been to Huffmans a few times. I love the fried chicken, fried catfish and chips, and their ribs.

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        normalheightsfoodie Jul 2, 2007 04:17 PM

        ITS ALL GOOD!

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      Charlie SanDiego Jun 18, 2007 12:41 AM

      For me the best wings outside of my back yard are at this great Japanese spot:
      Yakitori Yakyudori
      3739 6th Ave
      (between Evans Pl & Pennsylvania Ave)
      San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 692-4189

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        MrKrispy Jun 15, 2007 10:52 AM

        are you looking for a pub that has good wings or a place to sit down and have a meal?

        If you want to go on the cheap, I used to go to Aussie Pub in PB for the wings. They have 6 or so flavors, with 4 of them being a mild to crazy hot range, and then cajun, garlic, etc...
        The wings aren't huge or anything but Wednesdays I think they are 25 cents.

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          surfer1966 Jun 15, 2007 12:49 PM

          I'm not picky about the place. I'm just looking for great tasting fried chicken wings. Thanks for the tip about wing Wednesdays!

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          daimyo Jun 13, 2007 07:50 AM

          for something a little different you might want to try the korean chicken at Da Kitchen in Scripps Ranch. They basically take their marinated teriyaki chicken, batter it up, and deep fry it. Its boneless thigh meat and they serve it with a mildly spicy dipping sauce, rice, and mac salad.

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            surfer1966 Jun 13, 2007 03:57 PM

            Wow! That sounds great! Next time I go to Miramar Lake I'll stop off there.

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              clayfu Jun 15, 2007 03:46 PM

              this place is so good. and that korean chicken is so good.

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                daimyo Jun 19, 2007 09:58 AM

                my only complaint i have about the place is that they don't serve portuguese sausage. i'd love a side order with whatever i get. and i wish they didn't charge for kimchee, but i have that at home so i guess it doesn't matter.

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                  surfer1966 Jun 28, 2007 03:16 PM

                  I stopped by Da Kitchen and gave the fried chicken a try. It was really good. Thanks!

            2. candicew Jun 12, 2007 11:29 AM

              They aren't the heavily battered kind, but the fried chicken wings at Ichiro in Convoy are amazing. The skin is shatteringly crisp and and the meat is moist and flavorful.

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                surfer1966 Jun 12, 2007 02:35 PM

                Thanks for the tips! A question about Ichiro. I didn't see fried chicken wings on the menu on the website. http://www.ichirossushi.com/dinner.html
                Do I just ask for fried chicken wings?

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                  Green_Turtle Jun 12, 2007 03:23 PM

                  It's listed under Appetizers as Tori Karaage ($3.50)

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                jturtle Jun 11, 2007 02:21 PM

                We like the ones at Good Time Charlies in PB. In fact, we like almost everything at Good Time Charlies. Great little neighborhood bar/restaurant. Not going to knock your socks off but solid affordable tasty food.

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