The future hall-of-fame tight end and Buffalo native weighs in with a not-so-predictable answer on who has Buffalo's best chicken wings.

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Love him or hate him, Rob Gronkowski is a proud Buffalo boy.  The twice-retired tight end for both the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was born and raised in Western New York and frequently spends time here visiting his family. Thanks to the Buffalo blizzard, he was even stuck here during the holidays like the rest of us.

Gronk has been popping up on our news feeds a lot lately, thanks to his upcoming FanDuel Superbowl ad and a new brand ambassadorship with Bounty paper towels.

When asked in a recent interview where his “go-to” place is to get wings in the Buffalo area, Gronk didn’t hold back. 

I’ve never had a problem getting good wings in Buffalo,” the 5-time NFL pro bowler stated. “You’ve got Anchor Bar, and you’ve got Duff’s, which are great, wonderful wings, but let me tell you, you can go to any local shop as well.

Gronk's Favorite WIng Spot

Gronkowski went on to give a shout-out to one of his favorite local wing haunts - Amherst Pizza & Ale House. Boasting traditional flavors like mild, medium, and hot, as well as specialty sauces like “Pants On The Ground X-Hot" and "Royal Crown BBQ,” Amherst Pizza & Ale House is a proven favorite wing spot in Western New York. 

Buffalo-area Yelp users have said the wings at Amherst Pizza & Ale House are “larger than most places and crispy” and “perfectly grilled and with the perfect amount of sauce.” They have a 3 ½ star rating on Yelp, which seems about average.

No matter where your favorite place to get Buffalo’s famous wings is, there’s one universal fact Gronk pointed out about Buffalo that rings absolutely true.

Everyone has great blue cheese in Buffalo. Outside of Buffalo, blue cheese is awful.


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