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The craving for awesome fabulous buffalo wings is here.

Any suggestions? I am in Andover, but will travel for yummy wings.


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  1. Buff's Pub in Newton.
    It will be echoed here a bunch as well.

    As a kind of different alternative. Redbones in Somerville does great grilled wings. Mon-Fri from 4-6 is half price appetizers, and I believe they are on that list.

    Buff's Pub
    317 Washington St, Newtonville, MA 02458

    55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144

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    1. re: rknrll

      I agree that Buff's does a good job with wings!

      I'd love to find a local version of garlic wings like I used to get in the Buffalo/Rochester area. Any sightings?

      1. re: rknrll

        Just went to Buff's about two weeks ago for the first time. I thought the flavor of the wings was right on for spicy buffalo, but the bone-in wings were quite tough. They had perhaps been fried a bit too long or something. We also ordered boneless honey hot wings and they were perfectly tender, juicy and delicious. The fries were also not great however and I'd probably just stick to wings next time. And there will be a next time for those tasty honey hot wings!

      2. We just had some really great ones at Beer Works Brewery in downtown Lowell (between Tsonga arena and the ball park). I was surprised, I love a great buffalo wing.

        1. Wendell's in Norton. Fantastic wings and sometimes I head down there from Somerville just to pick up some sauce to use on my own wings!

          30 W Main St, Norton, MA 02766

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          1. re: TomH

            Agree with you on Wendell's. Haven't had any in the area that even come close. I'm there every couple of weeks or so. What I like is that they don't mess around with honey flavored or other sauces. They just stick to varying levels of heat, but do offer boneless for those who like them that way.

            1. re: TomH

              I need to check this place out for wings soon.

              Good wings at Buff's pub - good buffalo sauce, but wings aren't crisp enough for me- and when I've asked for them crispy, they come out overcooked - dry and dense.

              I enjoy the wings at Chicken Bone in Framingham as they are always crispy and juicy - but the buffalo sauce is just adequate.

              Chicken Bone
              1260 Boylston St Ste 3, Boston, MA 02215

              1. re: LStaff

                Several different sauces are available at the 'Bone.
                The Garlic Hot is good...

              2. re: TomH

                Had Wendell's last weekend - I still prefer Buff's. Meatier....

                Your mileage may vary.

              3. not buffalo wings, but the wings at Angelas Coal Fired Pizza in Saugus are terrific. Worth the drive.

                1. I like the wings at at Coolidge Corner Clubhouse -- they give you the entire wing drumette. They're fried nicely and available in very generous portions. Thursday/Friday nights this week might not be a bad time to head over there...

                  Coolidge Corner Clubhouse Restaurant
                  307 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

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                  1. re: TroyOLeary

                    A drumette is the little drumstick part of a chicken wing. You'd be hard pressed not to serve the whole thing. Maybe you mena they serve whole wings.

                    I love the wings at FAT CAT in Quincy.

                    1. re: C. Hamster

                      Speaking of the drumette, one of my friends thought that it was actually a drum stick (just off of a smaller chicken or something) so I made a bet with him. Another friend agreed with him, so after I won this bet I've been asking people what part of the chicken that is whenever there are wings around. Honestly, about half think it is the drumstick... I'm amazed by that.

                      1. re: tysonmcneely

                        That would be a wee little chicken, indeed!

                        I think your friends need to spend some time in a grocery store

                        1. re: C. Hamster

                          Or even better, on a farm. To really see the animals that will eventually become their dinner.

                  2. We had awesome crispy, garlicky wings at a recent chowdown at Fuloon in Malden.

                    1. There is a little takeout-only Thai restaurant in Lexington called Rice Cube that has an amazing spicy wing. Really crispy and peppery with chiles, ginger and garlic.

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                      1. re: Eatin in Woostah

                        Tried the wings and they where very dry. Excellent spicing made up for the dry wings.

                        1. re: Ferrari328

                          That's too bad! We order them about once a week and they've only been dry once. Glad you liked the spicing!

                      2. If you haven't tried it yet, Bon Chon chicken is definitely a must, and has brought some devoted Buffalo wing lovers over to the Korean side. Ultra crispy and amazingly spicy, I love the version at Privus in Allston....

                        1. Just had O'Hara's buffalo wings in Newton - really great, crispy, juicy, with a clearly homemade bleu cheese dressing.

                          Also had the honey soy wings at Center Cafe in Needham - these were on the small side, but really crispy, and perfectly balanced between sweet and savory (which led me to devour them rapidly).

                          1. I've been on a wing bender of late. The buffalo wings at Bella Luna in JP are totally servicable, especially when served outside on their patio on a warm night. But the ones we tried at Bubor Cha Cha (see Nab's recent review) were some of the best wings I ever had.

                            Bella Luna
                            10 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

                            Bubor Cha Cha
                            45 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111

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                            1. re: yumyum

                              Might have to swing by there for lunch - good appetizer for a banh mi. I still haven't been to Buff's, and figure I'll go once BC is no longer in session.

                              1. re: nsenada

                                I was raised on Mighty Hotwings of Buffalo, NY so my opinions are somewhat jaded by that part of my DNA. If Buff's is for BUFFALO then they would get a C+ in my hometown. (Tonwanda) (makes me a Tonawandering Jew) (there are only so many Tonawanda jokes)...but I digress. Overall they are the best around. Also honorable mention to The Base Box at Mad River Glen. There must be a western nyer back there somewhere. My favorites tho are now at the Supreme Roast Beef in Gloucester, MA. Thanks Boys.

                                Supreme Roast Beef
                                218 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930

                                1. re: ipsofatso

                                  I agree ipso. I lived in Rochester for 7 years and have always said that any crappy corner pizza joint in that area makes wings as good if not better than the best we can get around here.

                            2. If you don't want to travel to far, Sparky's Wings in Haverhill isn't that bad.

                              1. As a subset, who has the best stuffed wings? I remember going to a Thai place years ago in (I think) Lexington that had amazing ones.

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                                1. re: nsenada

                                  Do you mean Thai stuffed wings? The only place in Lexington that I could think of that might have them would be Lemongrass downtown. Does that sound right?

                                2. Respectfully disagree on Angela's. A surprisingly good wing is found at JJ Grimsby in Stoneham. A close 2nd in my experience to Buff's.