Sunday, July 17, 2016
On Sunday, July 10, 2016, my daughter and I had lunch at the Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar at 5 Weems Lane, Winchester, Virginia. 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, and the local Web site is http://www.buffalowildwings.com/en/locations/Detail/3111. Wild Wings is also on Facebook. Takeout is available, and can be ordered on-line.
The location is at the Papermill Road end of a strip center at Weems Lane and Papermill Road. The parking lot has entrances from both streets. Mr. Noodle & Rice, and Honey Baked Ham & Café are eateries at the other end of the strip.
The Wild Wings entrance is a large vestibule with doors on two sides; one connects with a patio along Papermill Road; it also has a large display case with sports memorabilia.
The dining room is surrounded by waist-high barriers, with booths up against the barriers and the back wall, along with tables elsewhere. The back wall has a door into a bar area, which has high-rise seating and a large bar with perhaps 18 seats, and its own entrance from the parking lot.
There are three menus. The largest one is folded; its categories include Shareables, Wings, Sides, Signature Sauces and Dry Seasonings, Burgers & More, Wraps & Sandwiches, Tenders & Mac, Greens, Drinks, Beer, Sweet Spot, and Little Buffalos.
One of the smaller menus offers B-Dubs Fast Break Lunch items Monday-Friday, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM. This allows picking One Entrée, One Side, and Add-Ons; the flip side lists all of the sauce or dry seasoning varieties available for any menu item. The other small menu lists a number of special items, and is apparently changed every several months.
My daughter ordered a Bayou Po’ Boy from Wraps & Sandwiches, with Cajun-seasoned popcorn shrimp, drizzled with creamy Cajun Creole sauce, topped with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and creamy coleslaw, with beer-battered onion rings as a side.
My selection was Roasted Corn Salad from a smaller menu, with grilled chicken seasoned with Desert Heat, roasted fresh sweet corn, cheddar jack cheese, house-made pico de gallo and crunchy tortilla strips atop crisp greens served with cilantro lime ranch dressing on the side.
For dessert, my daughter had Cheesecake Bites from the Sweet Spot Menu: Graham cracker outsides with a gooey cheesecake inside, deep fried and served hot with caramel dipping sauce. I had one, and it was definitely a tasty morsel. The food was all right, but a bit pricey; unsweetened iced tea was $2.79.
Although the place is essentially a sports bar, it caters to families and a number of small children were there with their parents. The 56 TV screens were a bit overpowering, and it was rather noisy with lots of servers running back and forth. I don’t believe I’ll be coming back, now that I know what it’s like.— Perry Crabill
Thursday, April 7, 2011