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COLLEGE GUIDE: Best Places for Wings

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

 

They are the fuel that drives the college experience, and we've got all the best wing spots for your every need. Photo: David Spinks/flickr.

Wings can be a great snack or very filling meal, depending on what you are looking for. And they are great any time, whether you have the late-night munchies or need some lunch or dinner. For busy college

students, a place that delivers is preferable but for those who want to get out and make a night out of it, plenty of restaurants and bars in the Worcester area have some terrific wings and tenders to offer.

Wings Over Worcester

Though a chain, the acclaimed restaurant Wings Over maintains a local feel by the taking the name of the city in which it is located. And it's a favorite of Worcester college students for good reason. Whether you're looking for a quick late-night snack for delivery or a full meal, Wings Over offers a number of size options of both boneless and regular wings to quench whatever appetite you have. There are a multitude of savory flavors available for toppings, including five different types of Buffalo sauce. The honey bbq and honey mustard wings are a personal favorite. 1 Kelley Sq, Worcester, 508-421-9464. wingsover.com

Wing it Up

Wing it Up offers an amazing 75 different flavors of jumbo wings, never frozen and made to order. Whether you want pork wings or chicken wings, boneless or regular, a quick appetizer-sized snack or full-sized meal for your dorm suite, this venue has just what you are looking for. In addition, they have their unique Grilled Bitez and a number of the usual side orders like French fries and onion rings. 591 Park Ave, Worcester, 508-755-9464. www.wingitupworcester.com

Blue Jeans Pizza

As the name suggests, Blue Jeans is a local joint known for its pizza, but as with many pizza places, tasty wings are a serious fringe benefit. A particularly unique and delicious option on the menu is the Hawaiian wing covered in pineapple and sweet and sour sauce. Don’t forget to try their famous boneless wings, and both breaded and unbreaded options. 270 Park Ave, Worcester, 508-753-3777. www.bluejeanspizza.com

Major League Roast Beef & Wings

A baseball-themed restaurant that, as the name suggests, offers a unique combination of food items, not the least of which is the terrific selection of wings. Boneless order sizes include the single, double, triple, home run and even the big papi if one is planning a party. Regular wing sizes include the not-so-subtle Yankee hater as well as the Ace of Staff and Closer. 503 Washington St, Auburn, 508-832-4300. www.majorleagueroastbeef.com

Smokestack Urban Barbecue

Acclaimed for its incredible BBQ sauce, the Smokestack Urban Barbecue restaurant is a great place for food, family and friends. The wings come in the mouth-watering flavors of honey-habenero, jerk, chipotle, and Buffalo. Also try the fried pickles, a great array of locally brewed beers, and anything and everything one could throw some barbeque sauce on. 90 Harding Street, Worcester, 508-363-1111. www.bbqstack.com

Perfect Game

The award-winning Perfect Game Sports Grille and Lounge is the perfect place to get some food, grab a beer and hang out with your friends. Get some jumbo chicken wings and your choice of 30 craft beers, then relax and watch the game. Choose from a wide variety of sauces and flavors--including hot and sweet, cajun rub spice, spicy asian and classics like honey mustard, teriyaki, and barbecue--to spice up your experience. 64 Water Street, Worcester, 508-792-4263. www.perfectgameworcester.com

O’Connor’s Restaurant & Bar

O’Connor’s is an authentic and casual Irish restaurant and bar. Get homemade tenders smothered in the restaurant’s “secret” Buffalo sauce from the appetizer menu, and have it with a beer from the extensive menu that only an Irish bar can have. 1160 W Bolyston St, Worcester, 508-853-0789. www.oconnorsrestaurant.com

Square One Sports Bar & Grille

Have some fresh homemade chicken wings at this cozy establishment coupled with live music and some cold drinks. Fresh, breaded and cut in-house and made to order. Small or large, these wings will definitely hit the spot. Spicy peanut Thai and sweet chili Thai are a couple of the unique flavors offered if one is feeling a little out there. 139 Green St, Worcester, 508-752-3471. www.squareonesportsbar.com

Northworks Bar & Grille

Northworks has an upbeat, casual atmosphere and offers a few great deals for college students. There are TVs and even Keno. Come and try the wings deemed best wings in Worcester County. Flavors of note include barbeque and teriyaki, and there are also Buffalo chicken tenders available. 106 Grove St, Worcester, 508-755-9657. northworks.com
 

 

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