The Buffalo Bills are currently 2 and 0 right now — undefeated — and this is something we Bills fans do not take lightly. So I thought I’d celebrate (with the Bills, you never know when your next chance to celebrate might come…months?…years?…) by showcasing my top two picks for Buffalo Wings in Walt Disney World!
This post has been a long time coming, because for a while there I hadn’t really seen any Buffalo Wings in Disney World. Slowly but surely, I’ve visited enough places to put together my list of top picks, but I’m eager to hear your suggestions in the comments. (The more suggestions you make, the more Buffalo Wings I get to try!!!)
#1: House of Blues
Over in Downtown Disney, House of Blues serves their Buffalo Wing appetizer with a bleu cheese slaw.
The wings are crispy and hot with a strong, spicy flavor. On my scale of mild to hot, I’d definitely put these at mild-medium, but that also means that the heat isn’t charring your mouth to the point that you’re unable to taste the food anymore.
House of Blues wings have a really great Buffalo Wing flavor, and they don’t try to do anything fancy with them so all you get is good old wings. Personally, I could use a little more sauce with them, but I’m also the person who goes through a gallon of Frank’s Red Hot in a week at my house, so I’m not a good judge of that… .
#2 ESPN Club
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn houses several hidden gems when it comes to dining, and we actually really enjoy the ESPN Club.
Part of a doomed chain, or so we think, ESPN in Disney World seems to do a pretty brisk business — especially on game day.
Note: If you’re planning to head over to the Club to watch a game, particularly if it’s a game of any import whatsoever, you should plan on arriving as soon as the place opens in order to guarantee a seat. During any sort of playoff season, you might be out of luck much of the time.
But back to the wings! Here, they’re served whole, with the drummette still connected to the actual wing itself. And they’re super saucy — at least they have been when I’ve been there — so I’ve been a happy camper. The sauce isn’t spectacular, and the flavor isn’t as good as it is over at House of Blues, but this is still a good wing.
Because the two parts are still connected, it makes for messy eating (hard to pick those suckers up!), so plan ahead and ask for lots of wet naps. Or just head to the restroom when you’re done to clean up. (Don’t worry, you won’t miss any of the game; it’s broadcast in each individual bathroom stall!)
By the way, the appetizer here is definitely big enough for a meal!
Of course, since I love wings so much, I just want to take a moment to share some other spots where you can get these yummy appetizers:
- Crew’s Cup Lounge at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort has boneless Buffalo Wings
- ‘Ohana, Kona Cafe, and Tambu Lounge offer Hawaiian glazed chicken wings
- The Turf Club at Saratoga Springs Resort has Buffalo Chicken Dip on the appetizer menu
- Planet Hollywood offers Buffalo Chicken Wings
So, like I said, the wings will never be true “Buffalo” wings to those of us from Western New York, but they will definitely sooth that need for hot and spicy when you’re in Walt Disney World!
Oh, yeah — Go Bills!!!
Do you have other suggestions for Chicken Wings at Disney restaurants? Let me know in the comments below! I can’t wait! For more of our favorites, check out our Best Disney World Restaurants page.