If you are looking for a casual place to get some good wings and a cold beer, in Dublin might be the place for you. Although it is a chain, the Dublin location is the only one in the Tri-Valley.
For starters, it has the usual items, like nachos ($8.29) and mozzarella sticks ($6.59), but also has more unique choices such as fried pickles ($5.79) and soft pretzels that come with two dunking sauces ($5.49).
The wings are definitely the restaurant's stars. You can get traditional wings or boneless in increments of 6, 8,12, 18, 24 or 50. Each order comes with celery and carrots plus your choice of bleu cheese or ranch dressing.
The best part is that you get to customize your wing selection. There are 14 sauces that range from smilin' to sizzlin' to screamin'. You can have sweet bbq, spicy garlic, Asian zing, Caribbean jerk or mango habanero, among other choices.
There are also four seasoning options — salt and vinegar, chipotle bbq, buffalo and desert heat — for your wings.
for wing specials on Tuesday and Thursday nights. No veggies but you might find it hard to resist wings at 50 to 60 cents that are usually 90 to 95 cents.
Don't expect anything fancy in this place. On a recent visit I sampled boneless wings with sweet bbq, honey bbq and Asian zing sauce. The wings came in paper containers that were labeled so we could tell who got what.
Rather than having a plate to put our wings on we were given a couple of extra paper containers. After I ditched my snooty attitude I found that the paper containers worked just fine.
The 18 boneless wings cost $13.99 and were more than plenty for two ladies to share, especially with the celery and carrot sticks that come with it. The wings were delicious. The sweet sauce was tangy with more of a tomato base while the honey bbq sauce, my favorite, was more of a glaze. The Asian zing sauce had a zing to it. It took my lips a little while to recover but nothing that a lite ranch dressing couldn't fix.
Those with larger appetites can find combos that include ribs with wings for $14.29, ribs and popcorn shrimp for $13.29 and other options.
If wings aren't your thing there are plenty of other choices at Buffalo Wild Wings. There are six burger choices as well as five sandwich selections, all in the $9 range. The restaurant also has some tasty wrap selections such as the southwest chicken queso wrap ($8.79) or the fish tacos ($9.29).
You also may want to try a wild flatbread, which is like a pizza. There are three choices, buffalo chicken, Parmesan garlic chicken or spinach artichoke chicken for $8.89.
On the lighter side you will find four dinner salad selections, including a honey bbq chicken salad. Salads are $9.39 with dressing choices that include light balsamic, light french, light Asian and fat-free ranch.
There are eight kiddie meals at Buffalo Wild Wings that come with fries, fruit cup or carrots and a soft drink or milk for $4.99.
One might consider the restaurant a sports bar because the place is packed full of big-screen TVs. You can catch a good game or have fun with the trivia featured on some screens.
Buffalo Wild Wings has plenty of beer choices: lagers, ales, domestic, imports, craft and specialties as well as cider. You also can enjoy a glass of wine or specialty cocktail.
In the mood for something sweet? Try the chocolate cake and ice cream.
If you are looking for a nice place to hang out and have a good time, I would suggest giving Buffalo Wild Wings a try.
Buffalo Wild Wings, 3712 Dublin Blvd., Dublin. 925-361-0447.
Monday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight, Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.