Thursday, February 28, 2013

Jam Packed at Jungle Jim's


♫“Swing on in, swing in to Jungle Jim’s”♫ is the jingle played over and over in my head after watching one too many commercials recently, so I took the plunge and finally swung on in.

Jungle Jim’s is a family restaurant with a large menu and an interesting ambiance.  We went in around supper time on a Wednesday and there was a very powerful wing aroma as soon as I stepped through the first set of doors, I was hoping this was going to be a good sign.  We were advised there was going to be about a 10 - 15 minute wait for a seat and even though I’m not the most patient person we decided to wait it out and noticed a lot of people eating wings during that time.

Wednesday after 4:00 PM with a beverage purchase is “Wild Wacky Wing Nite” and that means a pound of wings is only $6.29 or if you’re feeling extra hungry you can get all you can eat wings plus seven different types of appetizers for $15.99.  There is a no sharing rule in affect according to the menu, however it didn’t mention what the penalty may be if you caught breaking that rule.  I was a bit on the hungry side that night so I went with the all you can eat deal and I knew I was going to need something to quench my thirst so I was glad to see a 34 oz draught was only $8.99 which isn’t too bad of a deal at all. 

Breading: n/a – Breading is not an option so this category will not be rated.

Overall quality: 2/5 – There was no dark meat which is good but they had a non-pleasant lingering taste to them, perhaps there were in a frozen state for a while before being cooked. 
Not overly appealing.
Sauce selection: 3/5 - Dry-Spiced, Honey Garlic, BBQ-Style, Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Thai, Mild, Medium, Hot, Suicide or Insanity Style are your sauce choices, I went with the Dry-Spiced on (which was very sparingly I may add) and the Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Thai on the side. 

If you are interested in the Insanity Style your signature will be required on a waiver and they challenge you to devour 8 of them bare to the bone within 10 minutes.  I’m not too sure if you get anything other than bragging rights on their Facebook page, but if that’s your thing this challenge may be for you. 

Service: 5/5 – We were fortunate enough to have an excellent server considering how busy the place was.  Our server made us feel welcome, came back on a few occasions to see how things were going and the food didn't take long at all to arrive.  

Size: 2/5 – The wings were under par in the size department. 
Some skinny wings.
Overall rating: 3/5 - A decent sauce selection and terrific service were the positive points for this review, it's too bad the wings weren't of a higher caliber.  I won’t be swinging back on in to Jungle Jim’s for the food any time soon, but if I do end up back there I’ll be sure to take advantage of that 34 oz draught again.

2 comments:

  1. Hey Wingman, Jungle Jim's in Bayer's Lake (and probably the other locations) now has new boneless wings and a wider variety of sauces. I love Jungle Jim's but I never liked their wings, too dry for me. But the boneless wings were very good, and I think JJs might deserve a new review.

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  2. Jungle jims no longer has all you can eat wings. The wings are also not very good either.

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