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cameron074

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Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Sun, 10/19/08 8:06 PM (permalink)
Stanhope, N
Shakey Jakes

Sign posted outside of the restaurant:
"VOTED BEST WINGS IN 57 STATES BY 2 GUYS AT THE BAR"

I will concede that the wings at shakey jakes are delicious. They never claimed to have amazing buffalo wings, so I shouldn't have expected them. The wings were crispy and large, the perfect combo for a great wing. The sauce? What sauce? The bottom of the tray the wings were in was occupied by a terrible, awful, horrible watered down version of tabasco. The wings were plain, with no sauce sticking to them at all. It was a travesty. Avoid unless you enjoy your wings without sauce or bring your own.
 
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    buffetbuster

    RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Sun, 10/19/08 9:09 PM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by cameron074

    Stanhope, N
    Shakey Jakes
    Can you tell us what state this is in?
     
    #2
      Greymo

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      RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Sun, 10/19/08 9:14 PM (permalink)
      Avoid chain restaurants at all cost. None of them serve decent buffalo wings.
       
      #3
        ScreamingChicken

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        RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Sun, 10/19/08 9:52 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by buffetbuster

        quote:
        Originally posted by cameron074

        Stanhope, N
        Shakey Jakes
        Can you tell us what state this is in?

        According to weather.com there's a Stanhope, Iowa and a Stanhope, New Jersey...my guess is the OP is referring to NJ.

        Brad
         
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          uncledaveyo

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          RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Sun, 10/19/08 10:42 PM (permalink)
          And a quick Googling confirms that NJ is correct.
           
          #5
            KonaErnie

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            RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Sun, 10/19/08 11:14 PM (permalink)
            If anybody noticed in his post, he typed Stanhope, N and forgot the "J". So yes, the correct answer is New Jersey.
             
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              fattybomatty

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              RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Mon, 10/20/08 10:18 AM (permalink)
              I don't get the post. He says they are delicious, but then goes on to rip into them.
               
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                uncledaveyo

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                RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Mon, 10/20/08 10:24 AM (permalink)
                Maybe he meant some sort of "Regular" wings were delicious. Indeed a mystery.
                 
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                  wheregreggeats.com

                  RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Mon, 10/20/08 11:47 AM (permalink)
                  Well cooked wings ... Lousy, poorly executed, sauce was my take on it.
                   
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                    fattybomatty

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                    RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Mon, 10/20/08 12:57 PM (permalink)
                    to me if the sauce is bad the wings are bad.
                     
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                      cameron074

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                      RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Tue, 10/21/08 5:23 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by buffetbuster

                      quote:
                      Originally posted by cameron074

                      Stanhope, N
                      Shakey Jakes
                      Can you tell us what state this is in?


                      My apologies, it's in Stanhope, NJ.
                       
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                        Scorereader

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                        • Location: Crofton, MD
                        RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Mon, 10/27/08 12:53 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by Greymo

                        Avoid chain restaurants at all cost. None of them serve decent buffalo wings.


                        I haven't been to a Buffalo Wild Wings since 2003. However, while they do make other wings that are not Buffalo wings, the buffalo wings I had were very good. However, lord knows what has happened over the last five years. All I know, is that they were good then.

                         
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                          Michael Hoffman

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                          RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Mon, 10/27/08 1:40 PM (permalink)
                          I do my best to avoid any place that serves the wings of chickens to human beings.
                           
                          #13
                            Foodosaurus

                            RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Mon, 10/27/08 2:05 PM (permalink)
                            Michael - What does that even mean?
                             
                            #14
                              mar52

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                              RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Mon, 10/27/08 5:52 PM (permalink)
                              Does anyone know if Santora's in Las Vegas is still around?

                              They had the best wings. Of course they were my first back in 1981.

                              Haven't found any, anywhere as good.
                               
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                                ellen4641

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                                RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Mon, 10/27/08 6:14 PM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by fattybomatty

                                to me if the sauce is bad the wings are bad.

                                AGREE !!
                                I like the "mild" sauce to have just a little kick, and be nice and buttery...
                                In other words, I like the sauces to be true to their name.
                                In south Florida, I had the "mild" sauce at one joint, and it should have been labeled "HOT"!

                                But in this Stanhope case, it sounds like this place just called it "WINGS", so they are off the hook.
                                If they called them BUFFALO wings, then they certainly better have a good sauce to go with them !

                                I've seen 3 descriptions for wings :
                                1. Wings
                                2. hot wings
                                3. Buffalo wings

                                 
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                                  Michael Hoffman

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                                  RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Mon, 10/27/08 7:38 PM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by braunsteinm

                                  Michael - What does that even mean?

                                  It means that if God had intended for people to eat chicken wings she wouldn't have limited chickens to just two of them, and she'd more than likely have made them more appetizing in appearance.
                                   
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                                    Greymo

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                                    RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Mon, 10/27/08 7:45 PM (permalink)
                                    it is refreshing to know one man that realizes that God is a she!!
                                     
                                    #18
                                      badseed555

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                                      • Location: oxford, PA
                                      RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Mon, 10/27/08 8:04 PM (permalink)
                                      While I too applaude the use of the correct pronoun when refering to the supreme deity, you can throw the rest of the chicken away and just give me the wing, whole, naked, and deep fried in beef tallow till crispy, seasoned after frying, sauce on the side to be added so as not to make the wing soggy. I don't mind them served sauced or sectioned if they're fresh fried but I don't like them breaded with sauce.

                                      Ever have a baked wing? After all, it is Halloween in a couple of days

                                      Now if you're talking southern fried, then it's all good.

                                      In the 90's, Buffalo Wild Wings in the Old City used to be okay, but when I used to go there, there was no competition so it was that or no chicken for you.
                                       
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                                        Michael Hoffman

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                                        RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Mon, 10/27/08 10:08 PM (permalink)
                                        I have had wings at the Anchor in Buffalo. Make that wing. I agreedto taste one. The taste was fine. But it was a wing. I don't eat wings, necks, gizzards or the part that goes over the fence last.
                                         
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                                          badseed555

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                                          RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Mon, 10/27/08 10:26 PM (permalink)
                                          Nah, I don't like the bits either. I do make, so I'm told, a nice chicken liver terrine with lots of rosemary and a bit of orange zest and cognac but the other bits, no thanks.

                                          Good for you though, a taste is all that should be expected.
                                           
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                                            mar52

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                                            RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Tue, 10/28/08 12:17 AM (permalink)
                                            No butts about it!
                                             
                                            #22
                                              marzsit

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                                              RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Mon, 12/22/08 6:26 AM (permalink)
                                              ok, here's a place to avoid:

                                                pyramid ale house on 1st ave in seattle, across from safeco field. for $11, you get half a dozen breaded wing pieces coated with some sort of hot sauce.. i've had better wings at pizza hut...:(
                                               
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                                                myterry2

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                                                RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Mon, 12/22/08 8:34 AM (permalink)
                                                Not sure if this thread has any merit to comment on.
                                                 
                                                #24
                                                  caver

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                                                  RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Sat, 12/27/08 2:36 AM (permalink)
                                                  I would definitely have to include Dominos wings.  They're some of the only ones I ever had that I just had to put down because I could not eat them.  Just really fatty and greasy.  I didn't expect perfection but I did expect them to be edible.
                                                   
                                                  #25
                                                    DougS

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                                                    RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Sat, 12/27/08 8:04 AM (permalink)
                                                    On the way to Florida one time, had a order of Buffalo wings(so the sign said).
                                                    Dusted in Cayenne pepper. Gross! I do not like cayenne. Never ordered the Colonel wings since.
                                                     
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                                                      carolina bob

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                                                      RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Mon, 01/5/09 10:01 PM (permalink)
                                                      Buffalo wings - I've had the ones at Hooters and, believe me, once was enough. Highly overated ( and not worth bothering with. ) The wings at Buffalo Wild Wings are good but not great, and the same can be said for the Beef O' Brady's chain. A Wing Stop location just opened here in Lansing, and they're pretty good, but I can get much better by crossing the state line into Munster IN and going over to
                                                      Buffa-Louie's. This is a tiny mini-chain; besides the Munster location, they're also in Valparaiso IN and Bloomington IN. I love their wings; their medium-heat buffalo sauce is really tasty, and the wings are meaty. Great onion rings and a very friendly staff. I was there just last night, and as usual, they did not disappoint. Highly recommended!                                 Bob
                                                       
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                                                        ellen4641

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                                                        RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Mon, 01/5/09 10:36 PM (permalink)
                                                        nocarolina


                                                         I can get much better by crossing the state line into Munster IN and going to
                                                        Buffa-Louie's. This is a tiny mini-chain; besides the Munster location, they're also in Valparaiso IN and Bloomington IN. I love their wings; their medium-heat buffalo sauce is really tasty                               Bob

                                                        Hey, Bob,
                                                        I'm ready to catch the next plane to Indiana ! Those wings sound good!
                                                        You've become a valuable Roadfood newbie. Keep it up!
                                                        --ellen
                                                         
                                                        p.s. And I agree with your "so-so" feelings on Hooters, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Beef O'Brady's..."been there, did those"
                                                         
                                                        #28
                                                          badbyron722

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                                                          RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Fri, 06/26/09 4:13 PM (permalink)
                                                          Most chains wings are mediocre at best.Would love to go to Buffalo one day and try The Anchor Bar. My wife makes the best I know.
                                                           
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                                                            Nancypalooza

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                                                            RE: Places to Avoid: Buffalo Wings Tue, 06/30/09 10:32 AM (permalink)
                                                            What does she do Byron?
                                                             
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