Wings in Pittsburgh

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2008/01/02 13:35:53 (permalink)

Wings in Pittsburgh

My wife and I have been searching pittsburgh for a decent wings. I have not ever found a place that really makes a good wing. Here is what I am looking for:

A whole wing - not a wing and a ding , a whole wing

Cooked properly - we like them fried and crispy

A Decent Sauce and used sparingly-

Served in a bar with a pitcher of Beer

Most importantly not a chain restaurant.

Help us please.


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    buffetbuster
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    RE: Wings in Pittsburgh 2008/01/02 13:45:04 (permalink)
    mattyb15601-
    You are definitely asking for a tall order. I don't think you are going find what you are looking for, but keep looking.

    My favorite wing place in Pittsburgh by far is Wings, Suds & Spuds out by the old airport in Moon Twp. But they do the wing pieces and they come heavily sauced, so you might not like them. They do come out well fried and crispy, though. I hate undercooked wings!

    Good luck in your search!
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    kozel
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    RE: Wings in Pittsburgh 2008/01/07 06:01:14 (permalink)
    I asked my son and he suggests you give Cafe Fifth a try. Their menu says 'whole wings' and I do hope they measure up to your other expectations.

    http://cafefifth.com/Home/tabid/52/Default.aspx
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    RE: Wings in Pittsburgh 2009/02/23 18:15:58 (permalink)
    Burgs in Bridgeville makes about the best wings that I've been able to find.  Large, not smothered in sauce and pretty good overall...but I'm still looking!  The best that I've ever had were at a little lake called Canadohta, about 1 1/2 hours north of Pittsburgh.  The place is a local bar called Sue's Mill.  Cooked very well done (crispy) and every sauce I tried was tremendous!  I know it's far, but if you're ever in the area....
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    RE: Wings in Pittsburgh 2009/02/24 07:45:50 (permalink)
    BurgEater-
    Welcome to Roadfood!  I hope we hear a lot more from you.

    I have a friend who works in Bridgeville and she highly recommended Burgs to me.  She also mentioned that other things besides the wings on the menu are quite good, too.  I need to get their soon!

    This has nothing to do with wings, but have you eaten at Sauce?
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    RE: Wings in Pittsburgh 2009/04/06 19:56:46 (permalink)
    Buffetbuster, I know it's April now, but I just saw your post!  What's funny is you asked if I have ever eaten at Sauce...Heck, I was there last night!!!  It really is a great little place.  It's in a spot that once was just a small diner.  The burger's are great and if you go, make sure you try the mac and cheese with it!!!
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    RE: Wings in Pittsburgh 2009/04/08 09:28:17 (permalink)
    BurgEater-
    Thanks for the reply.  I have only made it to Sauce one time so far, but loved it.  The mac and cheese is fantastic.  We also sampled a Turkey Devonshire and my favorite thing, the Buffalo dip.  Can't wait to go back.  If they have wings (to try and get us back on topic), I betcha they would be darn good, too.
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    RE: Wings in Pittsburgh 2009/04/13 22:39:11 (permalink)
    My girlfriend just reminded me that she had the wings at Sauce and loved them.  They were either Asiago, or Parm (we can't remember which) and garlic wings.
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    RE: Wings in Pittsburgh 2009/04/14 02:38:26 (permalink)
    We just had wings from 'Wings, Suds, and Spuds' at work and they came in a puddle of watered down sauce. Not real pleasant, but they were take out. Maybe its a different story if you eat them there, but I dont know.
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    RE: Wings in Pittsburgh 2009/04/14 08:23:16 (permalink)
    tkitna-
    Last time I was at Wings, Suds & Spuds, back in the Fall, they were just as you described them.  The others around me still liked them, but I was greatly disappointed.
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    RE: Wings in Pittsburgh 2009/04/15 05:16:11 (permalink)
    Yeah, I was anxious to try them as i've heard good things, but it wasnt my night obviously.

    I do want to admit to you though that I ordered fries from Primantis Brothers (no sandwich) and they were really good so maybe theres a little hope for me yet.

    (One other thing BB, I still want you to try some ribs from Hogfathers in Washington PA when your down that way. I'm not as experienced with great BBQ as you are, but I think this is the real deal. Best i've ever had.)
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    RE: Wings in Pittsburgh 2009/04/15 20:39:50 (permalink)
    whole wings, crispy, Dive bar? IC on tap?

    Try the Lyndora hotel in Lyndora Pa, near Butler.  Get them dry with the seasoned salt and with the sauce on the side.  They have good hot sausage sandwiches as well.

    Mama Rosa's on Old Plank rd in Butler also has whole wings, see if they stilll have chicken hot sauce, Sirracha. Good Italian food too. 
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    RE: Wings in Pittsburgh 2009/06/16 10:27:38 (permalink)
    Only decent wings in the Burgh are at a place that used to be called the SOD (South Oakland Drinkery) near U of Pitt.  I think its called Bootleggers now and they only do them on Thursday at 6 pm.   If Mitchells in No Oakland is still there his wings are good.
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    RE: Wings in Pittsburgh 2009/07/05 14:41:06 (permalink)
    I'm glad I found this thread, I have exactly what you are looking for! 

    Clancy's Pub in Dravosburg, right outside of Pittsburgh. They have WHOLE wings, cheap beer, 5 different kinds of French fries, and on Wednesdays (I think its wednesdays...) the wings are only 50 cents each! They have something like a dozen different kinds of sauce for the wings, the jerk and the spicy ranch are both really good. 

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    RE: Wings in Pittsburgh 2009/10/02 16:08:02 (permalink)
    Purcell429

    I'm glad I found this thread, I have exactly what you are looking for! 

    Clancy's Pub in Dravosburg, right outside of Pittsburgh. They have WHOLE wings, cheap beer, 5 different kinds of French fries, and on Wednesdays (I think its wednesdays...) the wings are only 50 cents each! They have something like a dozen different kinds of sauce for the wings, the jerk and the spicy ranch are both really good. 


    I'm glad you found this too!  I'm on my way to Clancy's right now!!!  I'll report back.
     
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    RE: Wings in Pittsburgh 2009/10/05 08:54:03 (permalink)
    BurghFeeder-
    If I haven't already done this, welcome to Roadfood!  Took some time over the weekend and I checked out your blog and really enjoyed it.  Look forward to future entries and I hope you continue to contribute here on Roadfood.
     
    How was Clancy's?
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    RE: Wings in Pittsburgh 2010/01/27 09:33:57 (permalink)
    How was Clancy's ??

    I know it must be half decent since my sister goes there on this
    side of town.

    I only like dry wings, and maybe some dip sauce. I didn't like Quaker State & Lube.

    I wish somebody would reopen Roy Rodgers around this side of town.
    There is also Jim's hot dogs near Clancy's.

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    RE: Wings in Pittsburgh 2010/01/27 09:52:18 (permalink)
    BurgEater

    Burgs in Bridgeville makes about the best wings that I've been able to find.
    I've been to Burgh's twice now and I agree that these are some of the best wings in the Pittsburgh area.  Also, I recently revisited Wings, Suds & Spuds and had a much better experience.   

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    RE: Wings in Pittsburgh 2013/03/01 11:17:49 (permalink)
    Judging by our map of Pittsburgh wing nights, reader reviews and our own personal opinions, I would say the best whole wings (well done with good sauces) are at Spencer's Down Under in West Mifflin on their Tuesday wing night. GuyManningham.com/pittsburgh-wing-nights
    post edited by guymanningham - 2013/03/01 11:21:15
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    RE: Wings in Pittsburgh 2013/03/01 11:33:16 (permalink)
    If you are willing to drive to Beaver County, Marbull's in New Brighton has fantastic WHOLE wings.  The sauces are really good, I had Hot and my mother had Honey BBQ.  We ate there Tuesday night (wing night) and 5 wings were $4.50.  I had a pint of Yuengling.   
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    RE: Wings in Pittsburgh 2013/03/02 17:27:51 (permalink)
    We smoke our wings first before frying, Jumbo wings, mmmmmgood!
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    RE: Wings in Pittsburgh 2013/04/04 12:53:13 (permalink)
    I just had wings at a place called Pepperoncini's in Oakdale.  I asked for them to be cripsy, and they were!  I ask for crispy wings everywhere, and they rarely come out that way.  They have a honey habanaro sauce that's pretty tasty.  My favorite though, is Drovers Inn, just over the boarder in Wellsburg WV.  It's a bit of a drive, but worth it!  Even if you are not a drinker, I'd highly recommend eating in the bar area.  It's in the basement....And kind of looks like it! Quirky.
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    RE: Wings in Pittsburgh 2013/04/04 19:32:42 (permalink)
    Not sure why, but it seems that if you don't ask for your wings to be well done, they come out real rubbery.  The biggest offender for this is Buffalo Wild Wings.  Both Wing Kings in Cranberry and Wings, Suds and Spuds in Moon do a good job of crispy wings. 
     
    BF-
    Thanks for the tip on Pepperoncini's!
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