Buffalo Wing Trail

Eat Wings, Earn Prizes!

The Buffalo Wing Trail is a one-of-kind food trail more than 50 years in the making, celebrating the dish that became synonymous with our city.
Your journey on the Buffalo Wing Trail will take you to 14 purveyors of this Buffalo-born dish – from the birthplace of wings to joints slathering these deep-fried delicacies in some of the most unique sauces anywhere. Visit seven stops on the Trail and you’ll receive a $10 gift card to our online store. Complete the Trail and you’ll receive another $20 to our online store, becoming a Buffalo Wing Trail legend in the process.

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Buffalo Wing Trail

  • Mobile exclusive
  • Instantly delivered via text and email
  • No apps to download
  • Experience the best wings Buffalo has to offer!

How this Pass Works

Step 1 - Get Your Pass

This mobile exclusive passport is a collection of partner restaurants featuring unique and delicious Buffalo wings as well as opportunities to win prizes by checking in at each restaurant location!

Step 2 - Receive Text

Your passport will be instantly delivered to your phone via text and email and is ready to use immediately! There is no app to download. Your pass can be saved to your phone’s home screen for easy one-tap access.

Step 3 - Check-In

When visiting a participating restaurant, simply present your phone to the attendant or staff member to receive a unique 4 digit PIN code that will allow you to check-in.

Included Venues

See locations on an interactive map.

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Anchor Bar
Original Wings

Making a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the chicken wing? Do yourself a favor: Instead of entering the Anchor Bar from the parking lot, walk around the corner to the Main Street entrance, stop at the original wooden bar, and pause.

This very spot changed the course of...
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Bar-Bill Tavern
Painted Wings

It’s no wonder Bar-Bill Tavern has its wings down to a science; the former owner was an aerospace engineer who perfected Buffalo’s signature food at this East Aurora institution. Staff methodically hand-brush each wing with housemade sauces like honey butter BBQ and...
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Blackthorn Restaurant & Pub
South Buffalo Wings

The Gaelic sign greeting customers walking into the Blackthorn Restaurant & Pub says it all – “Cead Mile Failte” or “a hundred thousand welcomes.” Irish heritage, warmth, wit and hospitality abound in this Seneca Street establishment, from the Celtic music...
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Cole's
Classic Wings

If only the walls at Cole’s could talk. Memorabilia collected through the years covers nearly every square inch of this 84-year-old staple of the Elmwood Village. A rowing boat from the 1960 Summer Olympics, a series of carousel horses from a local Merry-Go-Round and...
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Doc Sullivan's
Smitty Wings

Along Abbott Road in South Buffalo, the “Smitty wing” rules the roost. Doc Sullivan’s Pub serves this born-in-the-neighborhood take on the wing, which mixes a half-dozen spices into a traditional hot sauce. “Smitty” is a nod to the pub’s previous name and the...
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Duff's Famous Wings
Very, Very Hot Wings

The warning signs at Duff’s are everywhere – on the walls, the menus, the large white buckets served for discarded wings and even on apparel. “MEDIUM is HOT. MEDIUM HOT is VERY HOT. HOT is VERY, VERY HOT.” The adjusted flavor scale for Duff’s sauces even...
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Elmo's Bar And Restaurant
Double-Dipped Wings

Elmo’s Bar & Restaurant is a no-frills bar located in a strip mall off a four-lane highway that serves up some of the most unique – and tasty – wings in Buffalo. Elmo’s has been honing its wing game since owner Adrian Meredith took over in the early 1990s,...
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Gabriel's Gate
Old School Wings

The old saying of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” would certainly apply at Gabriel’s Gate. This staple of Buffalo’s Allentown neighborhood for the last half-century has kept its wings consistent throughout the years – a touch crispy, with a splash of...
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Gene McCarthy's Old First Ward Brewing Company
Blue Cheese Wings

In the shadow of Buffalo’s towering grain silos sits Gene McCarthy’s pub, an icon of the city’s Old First Ward since 1964. Grain scoopers who lived in the neighborhood and worked in the silos whet their whistles at Gene’s after a long day’s work. The pub’s...
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Glen Park Tavern
Sicilian Wings

Originally a stagecoach stop on the road between Buffalo and Rochester, the Glen Park Tavern has been an institution in the village of Williamsville since 1887. Some 130 years later, the tavern – under the ownership of the Grenauer family since the late 1990s – remains...
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Lenox Grill
Korean BBQ Wings

Upon entering the Lenox Grill, you might expect to see Ted Danson tending bar. The pub, set several feet below ground and clad in dark wood – bears a striking resemblance to the set of Cheers, the kind of place “where everybody knows your name” or will soon...
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Mammoser's Tavern And Restaurant
Special Sauce Wings

Some 12 years after the Buffalo-style wing’s inception, Phyllis Mammoser decided to try her own variation at Mammoser’s Tavern in Hamburg. The result was a wing unlike anywhere else in town. Phyllis loved spicy food, so she devised a homemade sauce that was a...
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Nine-Eleven Tavern
Purist Wings

At the Nine-Eleven Tavern, there are only four options for wings – hot, medium, mild and plain – yet this workingman’s tavern tucked away on a quiet street in South Buffalo has carved out a reputation as one of the city’s best options for its signature...
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O'Neill's Stadium Inn
Chiavetta Wings

There are two kinds of days to visit O’Neill’s Stadium Inn: the eight Sundays of Buffalo Bills home games, and the other 357 days of the year.

On those eight Sundays, tens of thousands of fans walk past the tavern at Abbott Road and Southwestern Boulevard within...
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