Buffalo Wild Wings
Reviewed by Perry Crabill on
On Sunday, June 25, 2017, my daughter and I had lunch at the Buffalo Wild Wings Bar and Grill, 5 Weems Lane, Winchester, Virginia. Itâs at the intersection of Weems Lane with South Loudoun Street, which becomes Papermill Road going south beyond this point. The parking lot is accessible from both Papermill Road and Weems Lane, and has handicapped spaces.
Hours are Sunday-Wednesday, 11:00 AM-12:00 AM; Thursday-Saturday, 11:00 AM-1:00 AM. The phone number is (540) 723-6900; the Web Page is http://www.buffalowildwings.com/en/locations/Detail/3111, with a link to Winchesterâs Buffalo Wings .pdf menu. Itâs also on Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
The door is at the left corner of the building for entry into a large vestibule where plain hardwood benches on either side allow sitting while waiting. Coin-operated game machines are here, along with a display case of sweatshirts and posters of athletic events.
A sign advertises a Fast Break Lunch on Monday to Friday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM; one entrÃ©e and one side can be had in 15 minutes, or itâs free! A patio on the Papermill Place side of the building has an iron fence, black iron tables with umbrellas and iron chairs, and is accessible from inside.
Dining room seating has booths along one side with tables of various sizes elsewhere. The somewhat dim lighting is from small bulbs recessed in the dark ceiling. Wall decorations are sports oriented, and hang under the ring of TV screens going completely around the top of the room.
The adjoining bar room also has its ring of TV screens, game machines, high-rise seating scattered around, and a long curved bar with more than a dozen stools. The bar also has its own door from the parking lot.
Our server was Tosha, who gave us menus that were large glossy sheets with two folds and an insert. Categories were Wings, Sharables, Greens, Burgers, Wraps & Sandwiches, Tenders & Mac, Drinks, Sweet Spot, Little Buffalos, and Beer.
Calorie values are given next to the prices for each item, including drinks. After seeing that barbecued pork with grilled cheese on the menu insert was 1650 calories, I put it aside. There was also a small, loose-leaf binder listing Beer, Drinks, and Desserts that I ignored.
My daughter ordered a Cheeseburger with Cheddar Cheese plus Thick-cut Bacon added (880 calories) and an Onion-ring Platter (980 calories) as a side, and Cheesecake Bites (580 calories) for dessert. I chose a Hickory Pulled Pork Sandwich with Sweet BBQ Sauce, (1040 calories), and Buffalo Chips (290 calories) as a side in addition to the slaw that came with the order.
My sandwich was in a hoagie roll, and the pork was not pulled, but in pieces. It was good, and a lot for the money, but drippy. The Buffalo Chips were nickel-sized rounds of deep-fried mashed potatoes, and only so-so. I wouldnât order them again. I didnât touch the slaw because the sandwich didnât leave me room for it.
The main draw at Buffalo Wild Wings is wings, beer, and sports, but family groups with small children were there. Tosha said that it had 52 TV screens, and that it took half an hour mornings to turn them all on.
It is a very noisy place to eat; that and the overwhelming number of TV screens diminish the ambiance. It reminds me of The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille, which claims 55 TV screens. I wanted to know what it was like, and now that Iâve been there, Iâll not likely be back.