On our way back to Cleveland from Niagara Falls, we passed through Buffalo NY and had to stop by Duff’s Famous wings. We got there pretty late (9:45pm) but luckily Duff’s was open until 11pm, which meant we still had plenty of time to enjoy a late night dinner.
We ordered a house salad and fries for the table which were fine but lets get real, we were here for the wings, and we ordered plenty of them!
Duff’s menu primarily offer two flavors of wings; Buffalo and BBQ with varying degrees of spiciness. Since we were unsure of their “spicy” meter and some family members don’t like things too spicy, we ordered a variety staying on the milder side (mild medium, medium, medium hot, and BBQ.) We also ordered a side of boneless wings because someone gets grossed out eating chicken off the bone.
Crispy yet still tender, their wings were SO good! By far the best wings I’ve ever eaten.
Our “not too spicy” eater liked the spiciness of the mild medium. The rest of the family enjoyed the medium hot, which made us interested in trying the more spicy options. Instead of working our way up the chain, we asked for a side of the “death sauce” (which is the hottest of them all). With a smirk on her face, the waitress brought it out. Death sauce didn’t smell great, but each of us (minus our non-spicy fan) took turns taking a little taste of it. I actually didn’t think it was too spicy. Forgetting about the time it takes to really kick in, I decided to dunk a wing into the sauce and bite in. It took a little time for the heat to catch up to me, but OH MAN that was hot! After a combination of alternating between ice water and blue cheese dressing with celery, the burning finally subsided and I was able to regain my composure.
- Since you can’t guess Duff’s heat scale and your tolerance levels, error on the side of milder sauces and ask for side orders of the hotter sauces.
- Don’t waste your time with the side orders. We did not care for the french fries at all. Besides, you are there for the wings! Also, the wings come with a bowl of carrot and celery sticks along with blue cheese, so that is like a side order…right?
- Google Maps: Duff’s Famous Wings, Sheridan Drive, Buffalo, NY