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2024 Restaurants

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Archer’s Tavern
Dayton, Ohio

Archer’s Tavern has been serving Southwest Ohio’s favorite wings for close to 15 years.  In 2023, Archer’s won the “Best Wings” at the Kickin’ Chicken Wingfest (Dayton’s largest wing festival), Dayton.com’s – “Dayton’s Best Wings” and “Best Wings” in the Best of Dayton competition.  This is Archer’s 3rd year in Buffalo. Archer’s has finished in the top 3 in traditional medium, traditional hot and creative spicy categories in Buffalo.

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Anchor Bar
Buffalo, NY

The Original Buffalo Wing and Sauce developed and perfected at Frank & Theresa’s Famous Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY; the birth place of Buffalo Chicken Wings!

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The Blind Rhino
Norwalk, CT

The Blind Rhino is an Award Winning Sports Bar located in downtown South Norwalk, CT.  The flagship store opened in 2015 with 28 TV’s and an assortment of classic pub games like darts, shuffleboard, and foosball.

The menu includes both elevated versions of sports bar favorites and innovative, original dishes.  We focus on 10-12 scratch wing sauces at any time, and offer a core lineup of snacks, greens, sandwiches, wraps and house-ground burgers!

The 24 tap draft list focusses heavily on local CT beer, and some of those hard-to-find craft whales.   But it’s a sports bar—so the old favorites are up there too.

If beer isn’t your thing, we offer a cultivated selection of tequila, whiskey, cocktails & wine.  A relaxed, fun Sports Bar setting, with a focus on great service and atmosphere makes a great game watching experience!

The Blind Rhino is opening its second location in the Black Rock area of Bridgeport, CT in the fall of 2018.

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Buffalo Wild Wings
Tonawanda, NY

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., founded in 1982 and headquartered in Minneapolis, is a growing owner, operator, and franchisor of Buffalo Wild Wings® restaurants featuring a variety of boldly-flavored, made-to-order menu items including its namesake Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings. The Buffalo Wild Wings menu specializes in 21 mouth-watering signature sauces and seasonings with flavor sensations ranging from Sweet BBQ™ to Blazin’®. Guests enjoy a welcoming neighborhood atmosphere that includes an extensive multi-media system for watching their favorite sporting events. Buffalo Wild Wings is the recipient of hundreds of “Best Wings” and “Best Sports Bar” awards from across the country. There are currently more than 1,180 Buffalo Wild Wings locations around the world.

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Carolina Ale House
Raleigh, NC

Carolina Ale House is a sports bar and restaurant with locations throughout NC, SC, FL, TN, and GA. The brand focuses on Carolina hospitality, hand-crafted food and cocktails, and an energetic environment with distinctive patios in a family-welcoming atmosphere. 
 
While they come across as your friendly neighborhood sports bar, the brand’s culinary chops are what they are most proud of, with a rotating seasonal menu of food and a growing cast of local and national beers. Founded in 1999, Carolina Ale House is celebrating 25 years of food, sports, and fun this year! 

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Center Street Grille
Enola, PA

Center Street Grille was established in February of 1998 in Enola Pennsylvania right
outside of the capital of Harrisburg. Housed in a 100+ year old building, before
becoming Center Street Grille, it served as West Enola Fire Company.
Chef Matt Mager took over the kitchen operations in 2012 creating a diverse menu with a blend of traditional American fare and spins on dishes from around the world. In the beginning he wasn’t focused on wings and only had a few core sauces. After entering and winning a local wing competition several years ago, things changed. Center Street Grille now has over 25 wing flavors on the regular menu. Chef Matt also has a rotating “off menu” sauce list which has yielded over 200 different recipes from sweet, strange, fruity, to extreme. He created Wing Flight Wednesdays in which customers get a dozen wings made up of 6 sauces chosen by Chef Matt, it is a great way to sample his creative and often crazy sauces. Center Street Grille competes in 3 different wing festivals, winning over 35 awards between them. All of this makes Center Street Grille an awesome wing and culinary destination.

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Danny’s Restaurants
Orchard Park, NY

Family owned and operated and in the Buffalo area for over 60 years. We have two locations. Our historic location near the airport and Danny’s South near Ralph Wilson Stadium.

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The Dirty Buffalo
Norfolk, VA

Established in 2012, The Dirty Buffalo is owned and operated by Western New York native and ODU alum Russell Gilbert. Russ grew up in a small town outside Rochester, New York before moving to Buffalo where he met his wife and University at Buffalo alum Stephanie. The couple spent several years shoveling snow and chowing down on the City of Good Neighbors’ iconic fare before heading south to Virginia in 2005. Upon arrival in the Hampton Roads area, Russ and Steph relished in the bright sunshine and friendly people, but they couldn’t find a restaurant where they could enjoy the authentic Buffalo-style chicken wings they’d grown accustomed to eating. After growing up in the restaurant industry, Russ could only think of one solution to this perceptible void. So, while he finished his marketing degree at ODU, Russ set to work on creating a family-friendly restaurant and sports bar featuring his own interpretation of his favorite Western New York dishes. Now 12+ years later, they have 3 awesome children and 4 locations… one of which is a franchised location which is the current growth strategy.
 

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Double Dub's
Laramie, WY

Just Pizza
Buffalo, NY

Just Wingin' It
Iceland

Just Wingin it is one of the premier wing destinations in Europe! Our wing sauces have won awards on two continents! After winning the “Best in Show” and “Rookie of the Year” awards at last year’s National Buffalo Wing Festival we are so excited to return to Wingfest! With ownership roots in Erie, PA and Clymer, NY and Stykkisholmur, Iceland we are so proud to give our customers the “Best Wings North of Buffalo!” 
 
Known as the “Wing Kings of the North,” Just Wingin it began in 2020 through charitable means, turned into a 3x Award Winning food truck (European Street Food Awards), and has since blossomed into 3 brick and mortar restaurants with a 150 seat sports bar in downtown Reykjavik and 2 other locations in Iceland. 
 
Our experience at Wingfest last year was incredible, we have had so many people from western New York visit us this past year in Iceland and we are so grateful! Takk fyrir okkur, Buffalo (Thank you for everything, Buffalo)! Sjáumst eftir smá (See ya soon)!

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Millie’s
Ottoville, OH

A landmark in Northwest Ohio for more than 80 years.  Current owner, Kyle Bendele, transformed Millie’s into the regions premier wing hot spot.  With 16 sauces and dry seasonings ranging from Blackberry Brandy to Maple Bacon Rum to Sweet Habanero, your sure to find a new favorite.  Along with pizza, burgers, wraps and ice cold beer, we’ll have your next dining experience covered.

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Not Just Cakes
Buffalo, NY

Old Union Hotel
Binghamton, NY

The Old Union Hotel has been a staple on Clinton Street in the First Ward since it was established in 1888.
It was then, and still remains, a place people keep coming back to and a place where friends turn into family. With the help of our owners Andy, Adam, and Mike as well as our head chef, Nick and the rest of our amazing staff, we plan to do the best we can
to make you feel like a part of our family .

 

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Perry’s Ice Cream
Akron, NY

With so many varieties it can be hard to choose. From perfectly churned light ice cream and refreshing sherbet to our popular premium and all natural flavors. Whether you always take home your tried-and-true or you’re looking to taste something totally new—when you pick Perry’s, you can’t go wrong.

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The Pizza Cutters
Syracuse, NY

Our pizza cutters crew is always striving to bring new and creative products and flavors to our menu! Our strength is our creativity! Our selection of hand crafted sauces has been growing to keep our menu fresh and enticing. In 2023 we won the wing king award for our everything wings in Syracuse. In 2024 we knew we had to bring something new and creative to top the last years winner. We ended up winning 2 awards of 4 at syracuses wing battle. Our whiskey apple bourbon wing stole the show. It won best in show and the Dan os award ! Our wings are appealing to the eye with colorful patterns and layering of ingredients. The flavors come together to create a flavor explosion in your mouth! We are coming with a lot of momentum and we plan on stealing the show! Rookie of the year here we come. Our energy and vibe always attracts a crowd wherever we go and we’re confident in our abilities!

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Pop N Bob’s
Buffalo, NY

Serving their famous kettle corn.

Steelbound
Ellicottville, NY

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Wegmans
Rochester, NY

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Wing’s Army
Mexico

The Wing’s Army concept is unique, presents nostalgically an atmosphere intermingled with symbols, images and real pieces or military replicas, ie: as a retro and contemporary internal museum with a military theme whose concept is liked by young people and the family alike. The alita is the fundamental part of the brand, so its 15 flavors evoke memories to those who taste them. In short, at any time they crave some wings and every season some new dishes are offered.

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Wing It On!
Raleigh, NC

Wing It On! has been redefining the authentic buffalo wing experience since 2011. Committed to quality, freshness, and flavor, we offer over 20 signature sauces and rubs, including our award-winning and best-tasting Medium Traditional Buffalo sauce that has won at the National Buffalo Chicken Wing Fest the last two years in a row. Beyond our perfectly, crispy chicken wings and boneless bites, our menu also offers hand-crafted chicken sandwiches, loaded fries and an array of tantalizing sides. Wing It On! currently has multiple locations across the U.S., including the East Coast in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and North Carolina.

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