Food Porn: Dwyer’s Irish Pub

When we posted the Where to Eat This Weekend article on “Unique” Chicken Wings, we thought that we had covered all of the important “unique” Chicken Wing places in Buffalo. But immediately after posting the article we got some comments from our readers telling us that we definitely over looked North Tonawanda’s Dwyer’s Irish Pub. We don’t find ourselves in this area that often, so we had no idea this place even existed. So when my Dad was in town visiting and wanted to get wings (as he normally does), I figured it would be a great time to drive out to NT and finally try these wings for ourselves.

Since we couldn’t find a menu anywhere online, we had no idea what flavors they offered besides Wasabi Plum (hands down the most recommended flavor). But walking up to the restaurant/bar you’ll see a big green menu on the front window with almost 30 different Chicken Wing sauces like General Tso, Orange, Italian, and Jameson along with the traditional BBQ, Mild/Medium/Hot.

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The bar and restaurant itself is very nice, I was expecting more of a dive-y type of pub, but Dwyer’s almost reminded me of something you’d find in Ellicottville. With wooden booths/walls, a very nice bar and a large outdoor patio with a fire pit and heat lamps, it was much nicer then what we expected. We were seated right away in a booth in the dining room and took a couple minutes to figure out what crazy Chicken Wing flavors we were going to order. My Dad ordered the Mild Chicken Wings (nothing too exciting), the rest of our table split Wasabi Plum, General Tso, Garlic Parmesan and Raspberry BBQ. We originally weren’t sure if Dwyer’s allowed orders to be split with different flavors but luckily they do, so we split a bucket of wings 5 ways.

We also ordered a plate of Potato Skins (ab0ve) and Loaded Chips (gallery), both of which were tasty but nothing special. The chips were hand cut and fried and had a lot of bacon loaded on top and the potato skins were as good as potato skins can really get.

The much hyped Wasabi Plum (above, bottom) were covered in sesame seeds and had a very sweet flavor but unfortunately we didn’t taste any wasabi. They were just a little too sweet for our taste and we ended up taking most of them home with us. The Raspberry BBQ (gallery) were also very sweet but were finished on a grill, so they had a smokey/char flavor which was quite delicious combined with the sweet raspberry sauce. The Garlic Parmesan (above, top) wings were coated in a garlic butter sauce and then topped with a lot of parmesan cheese powder. They were really greasy (almost too much) so I could only eat a couple, but I enjoyed the flavor. The General Tso wings (gallery) were probably the table’s favorite of the night, the sauce reminded me of one of my favorite Chinese food guilty pleasures.

While I normally make fun of chains (Buffalo Wild Wings, Quaker Steak) that have absurd Chicken Wing sauces, Dwyer’s actually impressed me with most of the sauces we tried. I still consider myself a traditionalist and will always go for medium or BBQ as my first choices, but if I’m ever in the mood for something different and I find myself in the northtowns area, I would definitely go back to Dwyer’s for another visit.

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4 thoughts on “Food Porn: Dwyer’s Irish Pub

  1. Thumbs

    I’m glad to see you’ve made it out to NT again. While the wings at Dwyers are pretty damn good, you have to try one of their huge burgers and their stinger. They’re both awsome. Also, as a beer geek, I’m suprised you didn’t notice/ mention their rotating taps. I believe there are 24, but there may be more and they’re alway’s changing.

    • Don Burtless

      I actually had no idea, I missed seeing the taps when we walked in and when I asked for a beer list the server just asked me what I was looking for. So I didn’t know they had so much, but that’s good to know.

      What else in NT are we really missing out on? I’ve heard good things about Swiston’s (not sure if that’s NT or not) and Yummy Thai.

      • Thumbs

        It’s actually in Tonawanda, but Swiston’s is excellent, especially if you like beef on weck and chili… that’s all they have.

        Yummy Thai is very good and it’s a great to see something so diverse, for NT, doing so well.

        The Hideaway Grille is a must. I’m sure your Local Restaurant Week is booked up, but their special’s are a great deal and the food is awesome. They also have $.50 clams during the summer.

        There’s also Crazy Jakes, which has a huge beer selection and a great patio, and the coutless corner bars and pizza places. All unique.

        I’m sure there are plenty more that people can add to the list, but give these a whirl.

  2. Diane

    Ummmmm…..Noooo….. it actually is in North Tonawanda !

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