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Mar 7, 2012 12:53 PM

NEW CONSOLIDATED Thread: Best Chicken Wings in GTA

I have actually no nominees, and all I say is that I think Duffs sucks half the time and is only half decent the other half, so lets hear something good here.

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  1. I'm going to disappoint you and say that Duffs is my favourite. If you prefer them crispier (which I don't, although a number of my friends do) you can ask for them well done. You can also ask for more or less sauce. If you don't like the flavour of the sauce, then I guess you're out of luck.

    I'm also just going to go ahead and say it: I like Wild Wing better than pretty much anyone else except Duffs (WAY better than St. Louis). I generally don't like 100-flavour places, but I really like some of their flavours, like Hawaiian, Snakebite, and Smoked Jerk (I also don't like a number of their flavours, including most of their non-sauced wings, but I get around that by just not ordering them).

    I've been to quite a few wing places in the city and Duffs is still my go-to place (with Wild Wing a respectable second).

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    1. re: Strongbad789

      For classic Buffalo wings, it's Duff's or nothing. No contest.

      Interestingly, I had me a tasty non-Buffalo style wing a few nights ago. McGugan's Pub, at Jones/Gerrard give their wings the Southern treatment, soaking in buttermilk with a firm breading, deep-fried and crispy. Basically it's the wing version of Southern fried chicken. Different- but very, very tasty.

    2. I hate Duff's too. I did have some great wings at Brazen Head Pub a few months ago, but that was after several pints.. so I'm not sure if they were actually great or it was the alcohol.. haha. I've been meaning to go by and try them without the influence of beer, so I'll do that soon and report back!

      1. Another vote for Duff's. They opened one in Vaughn and it's awesome. Even blog worthy.

        For the 100+ flavour places I love All Star Ribs and Wings. They have 4 locations now. I'm given to understand they've added Nathan's hot dogs to their menu.

        King Henry's Arms (3 locations) do excellent wings as well. My favourite non Buffalo style wing. I order Hot and Honey Garlic tossed together.


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        1. re: Davwud

          Not sure about the best, but I enjoy St. Louis' Wings (great dill dipping sauce, and their fries are some of the best I've had, always very crispy), and I also am a fan of Wild Wing (they have lots of different flavors / rubs) as well.

          1. re: tylerchris

            Duffs I must say is the best all around wing in my mind. I have tried everywhere and Duff's always does it for me.

            They are everything I like in a wing and like someone else mentioned, you can have them cooked to your preference and sauced the way you want

            Wild Wing is an okay second and although a lot of people hate them (I used to), St Louis does a not bad wing/fry basket if I can't get to Duffs

        2. ok - so I went back to Brazen head last night.. I would say that they are the best chicken wings in TO, for me... I'm not sure anyone else will appreciate them like I do. The ones at Duffs are huge - but I find them lacking in flavour - they're just kind of plain. The ones at BH remind of a place i used to go, for wings in Mississauga, that I thought had the best wings - a place called CCs. I'd long forgotten about CCs wings until I tried the wings at BH a few months ago - and was very enthused. They are crispy, battered wings. They're not the biggest wings you've ever had, but the sauce and the wings, to me, are delicious. I don't expect many to agree - but they're the best wings I've found in TO, myself.

          1. Not that picky but putting my vote in for Crown and Dragon