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Readers weigh in: Where are the best chicken wing spots in WNY?

Buffalo's known for its chicken wings, so Visit Buffalo Niagara put together a self-guided Buffalo Wing trail, featuring these 12 iconic wing spots.

But Visit Buffalo Niagara missed plenty of spots, including South Buffalo's Nine-Eleven Tavern, writes Food Editor Andrew Galarneau. 

We polled our audience for their favorite wing spots in Western New York, including those missing from the Wing Trail, and mapped them out below. Visit Buffalo Niagara's Wing Trail spots are indicated in red; Galarneau's additions are indicated in blue; and audience picks are indicated in purple.

  • The Anchor Bar, “Original Wings” 1047 Main St., Buffalo (Buffalo Wing Trail)
  • Bar-Bill Tavern, “Painted Wings” 185 Main St., East Aurora (Buffalo Wing Trail)
  • Blackthorn Restaurant, “South Buffalo Wings” 2134 Seneca St., Buffalo (Buffalo Wing Trail)
  • Cole’s Restaurant, “Classic Wings” 1104 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo (Buffalo Wing Trail)
  • Doc Sullivan’s, “Smitty Wings” 474 Abbott Rd., Buffalo (Buffalo Wing Trail)
  • Duff’s, “Very, Very Hot Wings” 3651 Sheridan Dr., Amherst (Buffalo Wing Trail)
  • Elmo’s, “Double-dipped Wings” 2349 Millersport Hwy., Getzville (Buffalo Wing Trail)
  • Gabriel’s Gate, “Old School Wings” 145 Allen St., Buffalo (Buffalo Wing Trail)
  • Gene McCarthy’s, “Blue Cheese Wings” 73 Hamburg St., Buffalo (Buffalo Wing Trail)
  • Glen Park Tavern, “Sicilian Wings” 5507 Main St., Williamsville (Buffalo Wing Trail)
  • The Lenox Grill, “Korean Barbecue Wings” 140 North Street, Buffalo (Buffalo Wing Trail)
  • Mammoser’s Tavern, “Special Sauce Wings” 16 S. Buffalo St., Hamburg (Buffalo Wing Trail)
  • Nine-Eleven Tavern, 11 Bloomfield Ave., Buffalo (Andrew Galarneu's recommendation)
  • La Nova Pizzeria, 371 W. Ferry St. and 5151 Main St., Williamsville (Andrew Galarneu's recommendation)
  • O.P. Social, 4247 N. Buffalo Road, Orchard Park (Andrew Galarneu's recommendation)
  • Rocco's Wood Fired Pizza, 5433 Transit Road, Clarence (Andrew Galarneu's recommendation)
  • Falafel Bar, 3545 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (Andrew Galarneu's recommendation)
  • Scallywags, 6558 Old Lake Shore Road, Derby
  • O'Daniels, 1305 Abbott Road, Buffalo
  • Conlon's, 382 Abbott Road, Buffalo
  • Brickyard, 432 Center St., Lewiston
  • Vinny's, 2704 Clinton St., West Seneca
  • Amber Lantern Brewing Co., 44 N Main St., Warsaw
  • Wing Kings, 1281 Hertel Ave., Buffalo
  • Wagner's, 246 Park Ave., Lockport
  • Hat Trix, 4923 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg
  • Sals, 283 Olmstead Ave., Depew
  • Marvin's, 7675 Goodrich Road, Clarence Center
  • Biergarten, 3847 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park
  • Rusty Buffalo, 1947, 270 Center Road, West Seneca
  • Alibaba Kebab, 900 William St, Buffalo
  • Wallenwein's Hotel, 641 Oakwood Ave, East Aurora
  • Mister B's, 2201 Hyde Park Blvd, Niagara Falls

Are there any fantastic Western New York chicken wing spots still missing from the list? Where's your favorite place to go? Leave your thoughts in the comment section.

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