Elmo’s

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Located in a strip mall near the University at Buffalo’s North Campus, Elmo’s Bar & Restaurant doesn’t look like much from the outside. But it’s a good-times pub; and more important, its wings are some of the city’s best. They are grilled or fried; the unique twist is that they are available double dipped. That means that they are fried and sauced, then grilled and differently sauced. The grilling ads delectable smoky aura.

Choose a sauce combo from a range of mild, medium, and hot, Cajun, BBQ, and honey mustard. For a wide-spectrum taste-buds experience, I like Cajun + honey-mustard. It’s got penetrating flavor that is peppery (but not ferocious), tangy, and just a little bit sweet. What’s most impressive is the chewy-crisp texture of the wings’ skin, which makes them a joy to gnaw.

Beyond wings, Elmo’s menu offers sandwiches and wraps, a Friday-only beer-batter fish fry, house-made chili, and a few salads. Among the salads is the Buffalo special, which includes mild, medium, or hot breaded chicken, carrots, celery, and, of course, blue cheese dressing.

Ambience is unmitigated sports-bar, with five TVs to watch while you drink and a wall full of jerseys signed by the Buffalo Sabres, who used to eat at Elmo’s after practice.

What to Eat
Elmo’s, Double-Dipped Wings
Double-Dipped Wings
Must-Try
Double-dipped: Cajun + honey-mustard
Elmo’s, French Fries
French Fries
French fries are a nice respite from spicy wings.
Directions and Hours
closed now
SundayCLOSED
Monday11:30am - 2am
Tuesday11:30am - 2am
Wednesday11:30am - 2am
Thursday11:30am - 2am
Friday11:30am - 2am
Saturday12pm - 2am
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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