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Buffalo Wing: Anchor Bar, Duff's or else?

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My family will visit Niagara Falls tomorrow and want to try original buffalo wings. There are different opinions on which one are the best. What you guys think? For me, I do care on the taste of chicken with or without sauce, first. Then, sauce need to be harmonized with the wings (not like "swimming in the sauce" style).

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  1. What will it be - the "Original" or the best? If you want the original - it's the Anchor Bar but they aren't the best. Anchor Bar is a tourist trap. IMHO, Duff's is a college hangout that has mediocre wings. They are barely a small step up from Anchor Bar.
    I happen to like BarBill (in East Aurora).
    I've not been but have heard good things about Elmo's and Gabriel's Gate.

    1. I agree, Anchor Bar is THE original, but it isn't THE best. It's alright, I've had their wings and I like that they've got a crispy texture to them. I'm used to Buffalo Wild Wings (down on Niagara Falls Blvd) because they've got that Tuesday night special. Its interesting because they've got a gazillion flavors including Asian Zing, Garlic Parmesan and my favorite, Mango Habanero. Cool place to just relax, there's always something on TV and games to play. And I don't like Duff's at all.

      1. Buffalo Wild Wings is a national chain, with homogenized wings to appeal broadly. The wings themselves aren't bad, the preparation is OK, but their absolutely hottest sauce wouldn't qualify as Medium at Duffs.

        Elmo's is a good bet. Large, meaty wings, crispy, not swimming in sauce.

        1. being a buffalo ckicken wing nut...i had my first in 1981...you have to do anchor bar once

          1. I personally hate the anchor bar, it has changed recipes over and over again. Its a tourist trap and is so cliche. My favorite BUFFALO wings are Duffs, Elmos, Gabriels Gate or Amherst Ale House. But if you want to experiment with non-original style sauce then i totally recommend going to Bar Bill in East Eurora, or Elmos in Amherst by UB. But i believe if you want the best Buffalo Style wing then hit up Duffs, otherwise the other places i listed have many great sauces and cook there wings really well.