Who Has the Best Wings in Omaha — KING OF THE WING
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Who Has the Best Wings in Omaha — KING OF THE WING

The question WAS pretty simple a few years ago…who has the best Buffalo wings in Omaha?  As it turns out, my premise was somewhat flawed from the beginning.

You see, authentic Buffalo wings, and the wings more popular here in Omaha, vary somewhat. What’s the biggest difference? The phenomenon we now know as “Char Buffed” wings.

First…let’s have Omaha’s Buffalo wing expert, and good friend, Ray Bullock of Ray’s Original Buffalo Wings tell you what is technically a “Buffalo”wing.

The real difference is that technically Omaha wings do have sauce on them, but when they’re char buffed, the sauce is is grilled into the wing to create the “char”.

See, at Ray’s you’ll never get a char buffed wing, but at places where you can order an “Omaha wing” they also will “double dip” them back into sauce to give it a more traditional Buffalo feel. Confused? I think I am a little. But stick with me.

From here on out, HitThatDive will rate three types of wings…Buffalo-style as described by Ray. Omaha-style which originated, and are done to perfection daily at Addy’s. And “Other” for when I run across wings like I had at Cruisers that were fantastic, but don’t fit into either category.

What’s missing from this list?  Let me know. But, as it stands for now…here is the most comprehensive list of wing reviews in Omaha!

Pheasant Tavern
13909 S St 
Omaha, NE 68137
(402) 859-3311

48 out of 50 points

Choo Choo’s Bar  and Grill 
14240 U Street  
Omaha, NE 68137
(402) 895-6617

This place is under new ownership and word on the street that the wing quality has slipped dramatically since this review. But at one point they were damn good Buffalo wings. Who wants to do a updated review of this one for me?

48 out of 50 points
Addy’s Sports Bar and Grill
14110 S Street
Omaha NE 68137
(402) 991-2663

Now we’re talking!  Not sure I have enough flowery language in my limited vocabulary to describe just how perfectly Addy’s wings are cooked.  They are super crispy on the outside, hot and juicy on the inside, they are easy to pull from the bone…you get it.

47 out of 50 points

Oscars’s Pizza And Sports Grille
17330 Lakeside Hills Plaza
Omaha, NE 68130
(402) 758-1910

The first thing I noticed, because usually I’m here with a buzz and not really taking notes on about my food, are that these wings smell JUST like the wings we would make at tailgate parties in Pittsburgh.

47 out of 50 points
8100 Cass Street
Omaha, NE

This was a perfect score. These were wings the size I remember growing up…the size where you can plow through 10 of them…and still complain about being hungry.  But, you fell like you go your money’s worth too.

45 out of 50 points

The Good Life Sports Bar and Grill
1203 South 180th Street
Omaha NE 68130
(402) 933-2947

Another strong point of the wings here is that they’re usually uniform in size (on the smaller side which is good) and I have yet to encounter any of the over-sized mutant buzzard wings that can NEVER be cooked properly with smaller pieces mixed into the fryer with them.

43 out of 50 points

Buffalo Company
4725 South 96th Street
Omaha NE 68127
(402) 592-9999

Some of the best sauce in town. All 10 wings were coated pretty uniformly but there may have been just a bit too much sauce for the ones on the bottom.  Not like they were totally drowning or anything, but, you run the risk if your wings aren’t always crispy enough that this could potentially make the ones on the bottom a bit soggy.

40 out of 50 points

17330 Lakeside Hills Plaza
Omaha, NE 68130
(402) 758-1910

I get out my stopwatch and hit “Go” just after the server enters my order. Seven minutes, 16 seconds and .4 hundredths of a second…my wings arrive.  HOLY DOG SHIT…that’s fast by fast food standards!

38 out of 50 points

8634 F Street
Omaha NE 68127
402- 614-7445

* Keep in mind that Cruisers didn’t even get points in the sauce category, and even with that hindrance, they scored better than a lot of wing places in the area who are far more well-known.  For the record, the sauce easily was an “8” which would have made these clock in at an impressive showing of 44 points. 

36* out of 50 points

Two Fine Irishmen

18101 R Plz  
Omaha, NE 68135
(402) 933-3990

Out of 13 wings, I would say just about half of them were the right size with a few mutant super-sized gristly bad boys thrown in the mix as well.

35 out of 50 points


15505 Ruggles St # 106
Omaha, NE

(402) 884-5100
No celery…are you shitting me??  Look if I order spaghetti and meatballs, I already assume that you’re going to give me sauce with my order.  Celery and wings is like peanut butter and jelly for crying outloud!  No celery with wings is inexcusable!

34 out of 50 points
13806 P Street
Omaha NE 68137
(402) 933-6612

Sauce: In a word..pepper.  Actually, pepper bordering on being Mace.  The sauce contained enough pepper to make any montreal steak in town feel completely inadequate.   When I equate “Hot” with wings I think in terms of Scoville Units not anti-riot pepper spray. 
31 out of 50 points

Brick Street Tavern
4936 South 135th Street
Omaha NE 68137
(402) 359-1604

Some were pretty crispy, some of them weren’t. Kind of a mixed bag on this one. But it seemed that as I worked my way from the smaller ones to the larger ones…they were decidedly less crispy. And then…IT HAPPENED!
27 out of 50 points

7101 South 84th Street
LaVista, Nebraska 
(402) 339-1606

Quite frankly, you’d have to intentionally try to make something this bad. Worse yet, it took them nearly 20 minutes to get them to me after I ordered.  I assume 18 of those minutes were fishing around the dumpster out back to find ones left over from the night before.

2 out of 50 points

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