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best chicken wings in or near the Mission (SF)?

david kaplan Jan 24, 2014 05:58 PM

I'm craving chicken wings, any style -- Korean to Buffalo and all points in between. I loved the smoked wings at Rebel while it existed.

Where are the best neighborhood wings nowadays?

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    Melissa Smith Feb 17, 2014 04:23 PM

    Literally the best wings I've ever had are at Fusebox in Oakland.

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      Robert Lauriston Feb 17, 2014 05:36 PM

      Not near the Mission, but worth the trip. The chef uses a brush to paint on the thinnest possible layer of batter.

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      sunnyside Feb 3, 2014 05:04 PM

      Depending on your definition of near the Mission, Dark Horse Inn does a respectably classic version of Buffalo wings.

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        sfchris Feb 3, 2014 04:50 PM

        Not the mission, but a lot of people think that the wings at Kezar Pub on Stanyan are the some of the best traditional buffalo wings in the city. They take phone orders for pick up. You can also get them plain or bbq.

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          ajyi2012 Feb 3, 2014 04:21 PM

          I was really impressed by the wings at Phoenix Bar, which is surprising because you wouldn't think it would have good food. But the wings were large, meaty, crispy, sour and spicy.

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            vulber Feb 3, 2014 04:25 PM

            i've genreally liked the food i've had at the phoenix. especially the potato nachos

          2. CarrieWas218 Feb 3, 2014 12:42 PM

            A bit late for SuperBowl, but the Korean wings at Rice And Roll in Pacifica are worth the drive...

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              vulber Feb 3, 2014 07:51 AM

              still have yet to try them, but i continue to hear great things about the wings at little star

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                dunstable Feb 3, 2014 07:55 AM

                They're very good, but they're not "Buffalo" in style. I don't think they claim they are (and frankly, it's probably a lot better than a traditional Buffalo wing), but sometimes I specifically want Buffalo wings, and this is not it. Should satisfy the OP just fine, though.

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                david kaplan Feb 2, 2014 11:10 AM

                Bumping this up for Super Bowl Sunday. I was recently recommended Hog & Rocks and Giordano's. Any opinions about their (and others') wings?

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                  absc Feb 2, 2014 12:42 PM

                  I haven't tried them, but did notice smoked wings in the case at the 4505 Meats Butcher Shop yesterday.

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                  absc Jan 24, 2014 05:59 PM


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