Monday, February 18, 2013

Legendary at the Lower Deck

902 403 7024
Wing Night: Thursday - $9.59/6 wings
Regular Price: $11.99/6 wings
Review Date: February 2nd, 2013
Rating: 4.2/5

When the announcement was made a while ago that Winston’s was soon to be gone, I was a little upset to see an establishment with great wings just vanish, after all, they did earn a 4/5 in the review and that’s pretty good. 

The Lower Deck has opened up their second location at the former Winston’s and this made a great opportunity to finally try their wings.  “Premium Jumbo Wings” is the description in the menu, and that comes at a cost of $10.99/pound and orders are 20% off on Tuesday’s, so that works out to be $8.79/pound on wing nights.  I soon learned that "Premium" lived up to it's name.

Breading: 5/5 – The wings were perfectly coated in a seasoned golden breading that wasn’t too crispy, this was breading at it’s finest.
Now that's breading.
Overall quality: 5/5 - Fresh moist chicken that was free from any dark pieces and had a great flavour.  No complaints here.

Sauce selection: 1/5 – Sauces include Mild or Hot Buffalo sauce, I went with the hot on the side and it was great, you could feel a bit of a kick after a few seconds.  Ranch dressing is automatically included on the side which came in handy for the single carrot and celery stick parked on the side of the plate.

Service: 5/5 – I was extremely impressed with the service.  We were greeted with menus and a beverage offer within seconds of taking a seat.  Shortly after that our food order was taken, drink refills arrived without even asking and the food also arrived very quickly.  Our server was very polite, attentive and knowledgeable of the menu.  It’s hard to find service like this these days.

We were also made aware of the Royalty Rewards program which is free and you get points based on how much you spend, that translates in to gift certificates that you can use there, so it’s not a bad deal at all, and you even get ten bucks just for signing up.

Size: 5/5 –If you have read some of my previous posts I generally mention that bigger wings contain lower quality chicken but I’m glad to say I’ve been proven incorrect on my theory this time.  These were some pretty big wings and even the flatties contained a lot of meat, all free from any dark contamination.
A large drumstick and a plump flattie.
Overall rating: 4.2/5

I would definitely be back for wings at the Lower Deck any day of the week, I don’t mind paying full price for wings this good however it would be nice to see a wider variety in the sauce selection department, perhaps even some dry spices to throw on the breading.

3 comments:

  1. Halifax Wingman, you are my hero.


    Signed,

    Carlos Spicyweiner

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  2. Yo so we went to Lower Deck on Tuesday to get the deal but they changed their shit bruv! Gotta keep on top of those updates! $35 wings+beer ain't no deal

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  3. Based on your rating, I tried the large order of 12 wings at Lower Deck. They were huge and breaded perfectly. Really, I would consider this more of an order of southern fried chicken than wings. I ended up taking 4 of them home. At $21 for the large order plus a pop I don't really think I'd make it a point to go back for them. Again not what I think of as pub wings. I asked the server if they had a wing night and she said with wings of this quality they couldn't afford to :p.

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