I enjoy the finer things in life, such as chicken wings and beer. I’ve created this blog to share my experiences with fellow wing lovers. My goal is to try as many different wing establishments as possible while rating each one. Feel free to leave any comments/suggestions. Enjoy!
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
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.