Thanks to the founders of Buffalo’s Anchor Bar, Americans consumed an estimated 13.5 billion pounds of wings in 2014. “Buffalo” flavor has permeated the snack food market and there’s no end in sight with chefs around the country re-imagining the chicken wing in a variety of flavors.
While a wide assortment of innovative wing preparations are also available here in Buffalo, the classic wing recipe—made with Frank’s Red Hot, butter, and a little vinegar—remains the area favorite. Whether you’re a fan of the flat or the bat (wing or drum) or prefer your wings, hot, medium, or mild, hundreds of Western New York restaurants serve wings.
Some of our region’s most popular wing joints include the Anchor Bar, Duff’s, La Nova, Gabriel’s Gate and Bar Bill, with 9-Eleven Tavern and Doc Sullivan’s offering their own take on Buffalo-flavored wings with amped-up secret recipes. Wing it to all of them and more on the chicken wing crawl we’ve mapped out!