A new option for dine-in, take-out and delivery for wings, sandwiches, ribs and more.
A new option for dine-in, take-out and delivery for wings, sandwiches, ribs and more.

First look: Wings Over Milwaukee

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Back in August, we reported that "Wings Over" was adding a Milwaukee location at 1434 E. Brady St. David Gordon and partner Ben Fuller are bringing the franchise to the area -- they also own Wings Over Madison. 

The new option for finger-lickin' wings, ribs and more opened yesterday on Brady Street. Diners can enjoy more than 23 flavors of wings -- both bone-in or boneless -- including sauces, dry rub and Buffalo style.

Wings Over Milwaukee claims they serve only the "largest, meatiest, tastiest wings available" -- which is a pretty big claim. My favorite wings in town include Points East Pub and Magoo's -- so how do these compare? 

The parmesan-garlic and sweet chili bone-in wings. 

I'm a sucker for dry rub wings -- and prefer my wings bone-in -- so it was pretty easy for me to decide what to try first. I ordered the parmesan garlic dry rub -- which was noted as a favorite on the menu board -- and the sweet chili. I liked the rub as well as the sauce -- and the meaty wings were a good size. The outsides were crisp and the inside was tender and cooked through. I'm looking forward to trying a few other of the dry rubs -- especially the Texas mesquite. 

The chicken tender size boneless wings with honey bbq. 

The boneless chicken wings are huge -- apparently Wings Over Milwaukee wants to give you strips and exceed your expectations on these. I really enjoyed the honey barbecue sauce -- tangy while not overly sweet. While I typically don't order boneless if I was in the mood for some chicken strips -- aka these boneless wings -- I would order these again. 

Wings Over Milwaukee has your standard sides of french fries, onion rings and waffle fries. I opted for the latter and tried the waffle fries which has a mustang ranch dry rub on them. They were hot, crispy and the rub was a nice touch for flavoring. 

The location makes it a perfect after bar stop and I anticipate they will get a slew of folks in line at bar time -- including me. The fact that they also offer delivery north to the UWM area, west to Marquette and south of Downtown is great. There are a few tables in the compact space but the focus is primarily take-out and delivery. 

Wings are a tough business in Milwaukee. There are some very very good ones -- two of which we will try later this week -- and delivery is a big plus for those wanting their wing fix at home. 

I'll be stopping in again soon to try the St. Louis-style pork ribs and chicken. 


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