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.
The Ranch Sports Grill
27412 Antonio Parkway R1
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
Catch all the action of your favorite teams at The Ranch Sports Grill. This restaurant/bar is tucked away in a corner of Ladera Ranch in the shopping center near Home Goods. There are 30 televisions inside, 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. The wings come in five flavors — Buffalo, honey chipotle, teriyaki, and BBQ garlic. In case your team is losing and you need an excuse to hide the tears, try habanero flavor.
Buffalo Wild Wings
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.
2300 W Oceanfront
Newport Beach, CA 92663
You cannot get closer the beach to watch football and munch on wings than at Mutt Lynche’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.
Santora’s Pizza Subs & Wings
28251 Marguerite Pkwy Ste 1
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Santora’s is a simple college spot listed because their customers rave about the wings. You may want to order out for a home football party. Santora’s is considered a dive bar by many with standard service, plastic silverware and dishes but 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.
On The Rocks Bar & Grill
12752 Valley View Street
Garden Grove, CA 92845
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.