Best Chicken Wings In Orange County

July 28, 2015 6:00 AM

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(credit: Michelle Mears-Gerst)

(credit: Michelle Mears-Gerst)

(credit: Santora's Hot Wings)

(credit: Santora’s Hot Wings)

Buffalo wings are an authentic American cuisine that pairs perfectly with beer, a bar and sports. Created in upstate New York, Buffalo wings are baked, fried and served with a vinegar-based sauce tossed in butter in a variety of flavors. The flavors range from hot sauce to garlic sauce to BBQ, sweet and sour and more. Kick off your next football game this fall at one of the following Orange County bar/restaurants and nosh on their delicious chicken wings.

(credit: Michelle Mears-Gerst)

(credit: Michelle Mears-Gerst)

The Ranch Sports Grill
27412 Antonio Parkway R1
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
(949) 429-7737

Tucked away in a shopping center in Ladera Ranch, The Ranch Sports Grill is a great spot to not only catch all the action of your favorite teams, but also to eat your heart out on their delicious wings. The wings, which come in 5 flavors (buffalo, honey, chipotle, teriyaki and BBQ garlic, are the perfect accompaniment to their 30 televisions inside which happen to be strategically located around the bar, near the tables and 7-by-12 projection screen on the main wall. The atmosphere is casual, family friendly and sports crazy. Chef Freddy said he serves up some of the meatiest wings around with a side of carrot sticks, celery, blue cheese or ranch dressing. And, in case your team is losing and you need an excuse to hide the tears, try habanero flavor.

(credit: Buffalo Wild Wings)

(credit: Buffalo Wild Wings)

Buffalo Wild Wings
The Outlets at Orange
20 City Blvd E #901
Orange, CA
(714) 939-9151
Multiple Locations

Buffalo Wild Wings, also known as B-dubs or BW-3’s from the days when it was just a college bar/restaurant in Ohio, knows how to serve up wings and football. This now-corporate chain bar/restaurant reigns from a state where people eat, drink and breathe football. When you are at B-dubs, dress casual, cheer loud for your team and order as many wings as you like. There are 16 signature sauces to choose from and the bar has plenty of beer on tap or in bottles, mixed drinks and wine.

(credit: Mutt Lynch's)

(credit: Mutt Lynch’s)

Mutt Lynch’s
2300 W Oceanfront
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 675-1556

You cannot get closer the beach to watch football and munch on wings than at Mutt Lynch’s. Mutt’s claims to be the No. 1 dive bar in Orange County since 1976 and their Buffalo wings are meaty and saucy perfect for a football game on the coast. Bring the crew, order pitchers of your favorite draft beer and dive in to some of Newport Beach’s best bar for wings.

(credit: Michelle Mears-Gerst)

(credit: Michelle Mears-Gerst)

Santora’s Pizza Subs & Wings
28251 Marguerite Pkwy Ste 1
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 364-3282

Santora’s is a simple college spot listed because their customers rave about the wings. Considered a dive bar by many with standard service, plastic silverware and dishes, at Santora’s the wings are all the rage with their fans. The wings can be ordered fried or baked, but if you order them baked, be prepared to wait — they are made fresh, not sitting under a hot light waiting for someone to order.

(credit: On The Rocks Bar & Grill)

(credit: On The Rocks Bar & Grill)

On The Rocks Bar & Grill
12752 Valley View Street
Garden Grove, CA 92845
(714) 896-9000

Monday, Monday, Monday! Let’s get ready for football! Its $25 all-you-can-eat wings and drink domestic beer and house wines for Monday Night Football. There is not a bad seat in the house at On The Rocks Bar and Grill. The Melillo Family takes pride in creating a warm and inviting atmosphere at their restaurant. Come on down any night to enjoy their wings but they have one of Orange County’s best Monday night wing and beer specials.

Michelle Mears-Gerst is a writer in South Orange County who can also be found @Sunnynsocal.

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