Buffalo Wild Wings is just over rated and kinda far down 250.
Gotta agree with you there...they have one in Erie and I was quite disappointed. Wings were small, undercooked (not quite sure how you can undercook small wings, but they did), overpriced and the sauce wasn't all that great.
Perhaps it was just the store we ate at and other locales are better, but I have yet to visit another one on my travels. I would try another one, but am reluctant only because I'm spoiled by the wings in Western NY. Sounds like they got rid of some good flavors. Which sauce (that is currently on the menu) is the best should we decide to visit again? FYI...I prefer hot and spicy wings over sweet.
I actually prefer Quaker Steak and Lube's wings over BDubs, but even they aren't anything close to real Buffalo wings. Although I have to admit that I do like their Louisiana Licker sauce mixed with some XXtra hot sauce...extra crispy!
Most people from the Buffalo area make fun of BDubs when comparing it to all the local places around here that serve them. The best place to get them besides Duffs or the Anchor Bar in Buffalo are some of the small dive bars all over Western NY.
I have had wings in a lot of places around the country and I am still baffled by the fact that there are so many places that have no clue how to properly cook them. How hard is throwing them in the deep fryer (thawed) till they float and then toss them in your favorite sauce? I think there are too many places that cook them frozen which is never a good thing.
Also had to laugh at the wings at the Thirsty Pony on the corner of the CP Causeway entrance...those are chicken wings? YIKES!