Almost two years ago I wrote here about my Quest for the Best Wings in Dayton.
Over those two years, I have had some stellar wings. Recently stumbled upon some bad ones, and always end up back at my go to. Elsa’s or Fricker’s are my regular.
Then I found a little spot in West Carrollton. A locally owned franchise of Wing Zone. This little joint is tucked inside an old Taco Bell building on South Dixie in the heart of West Carrollton. Ratna and Amit are a husband and wife team who chose Dayton for their franchise, coming here from Chicago.
Wing Zone is more than wings. But I was there this week to eat the wings and that is what I did.
I tried the traditional and boneless variety. Both were spot on and good sized. These are a lightly breaded wing and settle in or call ahead. These are made to order. There were no heat lamps spotted in the kitchen holding food.
I had the Thai Chili and the Garlic Parm (which was buffalo ish in nature). Both had great flavor and heat, but enjoyable. We also tried the Tame (a mild buffalo flavor) and that was my favorite. All the buffalo flavor without unnecessary heat.
The menu is full of surprises beyond wings. Tenders are a big seller and so are the Thigh Wings! Yes. Thighs. Imagine a cut down chicken thigh, deep friend and sauced. Its a dark meat wing!
I tried the Cajun Burger too. Spicy! Great all beef patty, again cooked to order, blackened and topped with bacon and a spicy sauce. Liked the fact that the lettuce, tomato and onion are packed separately so they burger bun doesn’t get soggy.
I skipped the salads, wraps and quesadillas, but made note of these items for a future visit. There are even a few dessert options including Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Sticks, Funnel Cake Fries and Oreo Churros.Pricing beats most other competitors and the service is top notch. Ill be back for a carryout order again soon.
Here are my tips:
- Try a few sauces.
- Call ahead for pick up at their drive-thru window
- Or…order for delivery if you are south of town.
Get a side of fries or the wedges, these were great dipped in ranch like we do here in Ohio.
654 E Dixie Drive
West Carrollton City, OH 45449
Sun – Thurs 11am – 11pm
Fri and Sat 11am – midnight2I