America’s Best Buffalo Wings

It should come as no surprise that the best Buffalo wings in America come from Buffalo, NY, where Buffalo-style was invented. The flavor gracing the menus of nearly every pub in North America takes on a whole new meaning in the city that created it. But where can you find the best wings in Buffalo? Well, it depends who you ask. Buffalo’s Anchor Bar changed the course of American food history in 1964 by inventing the Buffalo-style chicken wing. In the decades since, Buffalo’s corner taverns have perfected variations on the wing, each with its own secret recipe, and always complemented by ample helpings of blue cheese.

But finding the best Buffalo wing in Buffalo goes beyond the unique sauces and preparation techniques. The history, character and atmosphere found in each of the 13 pubs along the new Buffalo Wing Trail are as unique and flavorful as the wings. Here’s an eater’s guide to the delicious dozen on America’s tastiest drive. Your wet naps are waiting.

[Buffalo and Erie County restaurants have begun a gradual re-opening process and are putting into place precautions in accordance with state and local guidelines for increased safeguards during COVID-19.

Dining offerings vary from restaurant to restaurant. Some establishments have opened their patios following new social distancing protocols for outdoor dining. Others continue to safely serve customers through takeout and delivery. Indoor dining, at reduced capacity, began June 16th. A full listing of Buffalo restaurants offering takeout can be found here.  Here’s a list of all organizations that have signed our Buffalo Cares! Stay Safe pledge. For the most current information on status and hours, please check the restaurant’s official website or social channel. Reservation requirements may vary per establishment.]

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Explore The Wing Trail

1

Elmo’s Bar & Restaurant

2349 Millersport Hwy
Getzville, NY, 14068

(716) 688-7237

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2

Duff’s Famous Wings – Amherst

3651 Sheridan Drive
Amherst, NY, 14226

(716) 834-6234

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3

Glen Park Tavern

5507 Main Street
Williamsville, NY, 14221

(716) 626-9333

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4

Cole’s

1104 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14222

(716) 886-1449

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5

Anchor Bar – Buffalo

1047 Main Street
Buffalo, NY, 14209

(716) 886-8920

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6

Lenox Grill

140 North Street
Buffalo, NY, 14201

(716) 884-1700

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7

Gabriel’s Gate

145 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY, 14201

(716) 886-0602

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8

Gene McCarthy’s/Old First Ward Brewing Co.

73 Hamburg Street
Buffalo, NY, 14204

(716) 855-8948

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9

Blackthorn Restaurant & Pub

2134 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY, 14210

(716) 825-9327

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10

Doc Sullivan’s

474 Abbott Road
Buffalo, NY, 14220

(716) 822-1182

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11

Bar-Bill Tavern

185 Main Street
East Aurora, NY, 14052

(716) 652-7959

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12

Mammoser’s Tavern & Restaurant

16 South Buffalo Street
Hamburg, NY, 14075

(716) 648-1390

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People's Choice for 2019

Nine-Eleven Tavern

11 Bloomfield Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14220

(716) 825-9939

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