This restaurant is CLOSED
We arrived at 1:30 so there were only two other customers besides ourselves having wings on this cold blistery day.
Before coming here, we had heard “horror” stories about this place… I’ve had three former co-workers tell me this place sucks.. One had even clamed it made him sick for a week. We had heard that the owners yelled at the employees… the list just goes on and on.
So coming back from Wally World run… we decided to check it out. I figured at least get a cold beer and a few wings..
Well the place was neat, it had a few video games, but no alcohol. How the hell do you serve wings with no alcohol? For that matter “Why”??
Nevetheless we sat and ate… to be honest I was pleasantly surprised… The wings, 6 for $3.95, were crunchy, the sauce was pretty good. I didn’t get the hottest (Tongue Torch), but I did get the normal hot buffalo sauce. I’m not a hot dog eater, but I got one anyway for $1.39.. It was a beef dog… pretty good…more slaw than chili.
Remember you have to factor in the price, the location, etc… I was pretty happy with my meal.
My only problem is… I would never come here knowing what I now know. Why? Well I can’t drink… but more importantly, it’s the “vibe”. When I think of wings.. I think of Sports Bars… Burgers, Beers, people hanging out and having fun…
This place had none of that… yeah I could come here and get some decent wings… but I can’t watch a game… I may like BBQ but heck I couldn’t find it on the menu… Susan will explain that more below…
It was just missing everything that made this a place I would want to come to.
Now, if I was going to order take out.. well that’s a different story… They seemed to have decent prices for that… although you can make your wings far cheaper and just as good in my opinion…
The wings.. as I said were pretty good….. however they were labeled as “Jumbo”. OK…… Why is it wings do not have a labeling system similiar to shrimp? 21-30 etc… some way of telling you approximately how many wings average a pound. These wings were small…. very little meat…. Jumbo implies plump, etc.. the plumpness had long vanished from these chickens… Osteoperocis had sat in.
Overall I would eat here again, if someone wanted to come here… but it’s hard to recommend… I have to give it Two Forks…. If it had beer and some TV’s definitely a three forker, maybe even four. But I think I would find myself ordering take out instead….
Also we had heard a “RUMOR” that this place may not last… Who knows…. but the rumor is that Hillbilly Hot Dogs may be venturing back to the Putnam Valley… we heard they may buy this place out…but it could be they are just looking to open a new place in the area. Remember our sources may not be not very good since we heard this whilst standing in the liquor store. Check this place out and try it for yourself you may be surprised…
I liked the place and wish them luck…. they just need a few more things to get me to want to come here.
Ron and I were visiting the liquor store next door to Wing World to purchase dark rum for the rum cakes I would be baking as gifts to friends. And one for us to enjoy, of course! While in the neighborhood, we thought we would “take one for the team” and check out the place no one we know has recommended. The buzz was all negative as far as I had heard so I was looking forward to a good ripping. I needed a break from all the love and generosity of the holidays.
whaddaya know…it really wasn’t as bad as we thought it would be.
My $1.39 hot dog was all beef. I realize this might be a plus to most consumers but I prefer the cheaper pork/beef/chicken mystery blend. The WV Hot Dog experts reviewed the hot dogs (read their review here) for conformity to WVHD standards. They fell short. If you’re gonna claim to serve honest-to-goodness WVHD, then you better put your money where your weenie is. The red color of the weiner is a bit disturbing to look at so I made sure to cover it up with plenty of Heinz ketchup. (Use of ketchup on a WVHD is strictly prohibited in section 5 article 3,8 of the WVHD Code of Regulations. Don’t try that at home.) The dog was juicy and the bun was soft and warm. It was presented to me in a styrofoam coffin, as the Weenee Wonks would say. I wouldn’t go back for the hot dog because of the all-beef thing.
After inquiring at the counter if the fries or rings are homemade and being told both were pre-made frozen products, I declined to order either one. But I did take a taste of Ron’s fries. He got a generous portion for the $1.59 pricetag so I had a few tastes actually. They were very crispy and hot, down to the bottom of the white paper tray. I thought they were great for frozen. Ahhhh….. the joy of a deep fryer.
The limited menu forces you to order wings, hot dogs or chicken strips. The sign outside announced BBQ, but nothing at the counter indicated it was available. Wing World offers ice cream, but it didn’t look appetizing to me. Eight or ten of those big drums of ice cream wait in a cooler beside the counter. The top of each drum had a melty layer on top that had obviously thawed and refrozen. All the labels were mixed up, too. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is NOT pink.
Need food for your next game party or poker night? Consider ordering from their catering menu. Or you could stop by for breakfast – they offer pancakes, bicuits, omelettes and the standards.
Rumor around Hurricane is that the Hillbilly Hot Dog people might be buying these folks out. Wouldn’t it be cool to have the now world-famous Hillbilly Hot Dogs practically in my back yard??? But it still won’t relieve Ron of fulfilling his promise to take me to the bus.
Wing World receives TWO FORKS from me.
Wing World and WV Hot Dog Heaven 2949 Putnam Avenue Hurricane, WV 25526 304-397-4678