The Best Buffalo Wild Wings Menu Items That Aren't Wings

If Buffalo Wild Wings is famous for one thing, it is those wild buffalo wings. Buffalo Wild Wings, or B-Dubs as it is affectionately referred to by its loyal fans, has one of the widest selections of wings available at chain restaurants, all for an extremely reasonable price. Whatever your stomach desires, this dining establishment has. It has bone-in wings, boneless, dry, and saucy. With 24 sauces ranging from quite mild to super spicy, Buffalo Wild Wings has wings for any desired flavor palette, and it often has extra rotating seasonal sauces as well.

But Buffalo Wild Wings does a lot more than wings, as it turns out. The sports bar has a massive menu of fan favorites, ranging from creative appetizers to juicy burgers to tempting desserts, with everything in between. Read on to find out all the best foods at Buffalo Wild Wings that are not the wings. Just keep in mind that availability changes depending on location and time.

Buffalo Wild Wings has the best fried pickles of any chain restaurant

Buffalo Wild Wings' fried pickles are not just tasty, they're incredible. Fried pickles are often too bread-forward, as a result of bathing in too heavy a batter before heading into the frier. Or sometimes, they're not battered enough, and you're left with a warm, oily pickle. At Buffalo Wild Wings, the fried pickles are coated in the perfect dusting of bread crumbs such that the pickle is fully coated but still doesn't feel heavy.

Additionally, for fried pickles, it's imperative the actual pickled cucumber retains its crunch factor. If a pickle is fried at the wrong temperature or for too long, it can get soggy, floppy, and overcooked. Buffalo Wild Wings simply refuses to let that happen. At Buffalo Wild Wings, the pickles are fried perfectly and for the perfect amount of time, resulting in a crispy, acidic, tasty appetizer that the whole table will enjoy, although you might be tempted to order a plate of Buffalo Wild Wings fried pickles just for yourself.

Buffalo Wild Wings' everything pretzel knots are well worth the hype

Buffalo Wild Wings doesn't just serve basic bar food. Recently, the sports bar and wing hotspot has ventured into more creative menu items, as exemplified by the everything pretzel knots. Deli connoisseurs will absolutely love these salty spiced treats, which are essentially fresh-baked pretzels rolled in delicious everything bagel spice. With hints of onion, garlic, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and salt, these pretzels aren't just your basic bag of Snyders pretzels, nor are they your typical baseball park pretzel.

Buffalo Wild Wings not only puts a culinary twist on the classic pretzel, it puts a literal twist in it too by tying that soft pretzel tightly into a knot. If you are ever at Buffalo Wild Wings in search of a salty ball of dough that tastes just a little like your favorite bagel, look no further than the everything pretzel knots.

Buffalo Wild Wings has amazing street tacos

Yeah, we were excited to find this out too: Buffalo Wild Wings does street food. The restaurant is not just for wings anymore. Buffalo Wild Wings' street tacos are technically an appetizer, but with three heaping tacos, you could definitely make this appetizer your whole meal.

Sticking to the general theme of Buffalo Wild Wings being a chicken restaurant, the street tacos are made with a grilled chicken filling. They also include parmesan garlic flavoring, house-made pico de gallo, southwestern ranch dressing, and cilantro. If you hate cilantro, don't worry, you can ask for the tacos without. Each taco comes in a mini soft flour tortilla and tastes delicious with a quick squeeze of lime.

Next time you find yourself watching the big game at a Buffalo Wild Wings, skip the wings, and grab yourself an order of street tacos. Better yet, get the tacos and the wings. You can have it all.

Buffalo Wild Wings has an excellent house margarita

Buffalo Wild Wings patrons may not be heading to the popular sports bar for full bar service, but if you ever find yourself sitting in front of the bar at a Buffalo Wild Wings, it is worth remembering that the establishment has amazing drinks, both with alcohol and without.

One particularly delicious drink at Buffalo Wild Wings is the house margarita, which, as Buffalo Wild Wings describes it, "packs a punch and brings down the house." Long-time Buffalo Wild Wings margarita fans know the secret to this drink is ordering it frozen so it comes as an icy, slushy concoction that still piles in the flavors of lime, tequila, and salt. One word of warning: This is not a light margarita. This drink is best enjoyed with fun friends and a loud game that you really don't have to pay too much attention to. Order it with salt on the rim instead of sugar to dampen the bitter flavor of the tequila.

Buffalo Wild Wings has amazing loaded ice cream

Did you know Buffalo Wild Wings makes exceptional desserts? Well, now you do. And coming in above any of the other Buffalo Wild Wings dessert item on the menu is the loaded ice cream. Much like a loaded baked potato, this frozen after-dinner treat truly does contain all the fixings. Vanilla ice cream is topped with chocolate, caramel, and cinnamon sugar. The whole dish is made complete with fried sweet tortilla strips for dipping in the ice cream, making the dish easy to share, although you will probably want to have your own loaded ice cream all to yourself.

This dish actually used to be called the Buffalo Wild Wings dessert nachos. Dessert nachos were bigger and included cheesecake bites, meaning it had even more fixings than the loaded ice cream. We don't know why Buffalo Wild Wings discontinued its dessert nachos and replaced them with loaded ice cream, but that doesn't make the loaded ice cream any less delicious.

Buffalo Wild Wings has an excellent Nashville hot chicken sandwich

Buffalo Wild Wings' Nashville hot chicken sandwich has everything you could ask for and more, assuming what you're asking for is a beer-battered, hand-breaded chicken breast served on a tasty bun with chili peppers, ranch dressing, pickles, and slaw. This dish also comes with a slide of natural-cut french fries, and it's perfect if you're after the classic flavor of Buffalo Wild Wings' chicken and the heat of the restaurant's sauce without the messiness of the wings. This meal seriously rivals a hot chicken sandwich you might actually find in Nashville.

What is Buffalo Wild Wings' secret? Those pickles pack the perfect crunch into the sandwich while incorporating a tart acidity to counteract the sweetness of the ranch and the heat of the chili peppers. If you are at Buffalo Wild Wings and want to shake up your menu order without straying away from chicken, try the Nashville hot chicken sandwich. You won't be disappointed.

Buffalo Wild Wings has a tasty southwestern black bean burger

If you are like most of the meat-eating population, you have never even slightly considered getting any sort of veggie burger from a sports bar. Why not use Buffalo Wild Wings' Southwestern black bean burger as a jumping-off point? This burger starts off with a black bean patty, making it a fairly healthy option. The burger packs in some flavor with a cheddar cheese topping and some crunch with fresh veggies.

Buffalo Wild Wings delivers the creamy factor in this burger with a nice, rich dressing. The whole thing is served on a bun with a side of natural-cut french fries (or your side of choice ... fried pickles, anyone?). Next time you are at Buffalo Wild Wings, skip the wings and order the black bean burger. You may start calling the restaurant Buffalo Black Bean Burgers. Really. They are that good.

Buffalo Wild Wings offers a chicken Caesar salad as an alternative to wings

Another great healthy option at Buffalo Wild Wings is the chicken Caesar salad. For this salad, the Buffalo Wild Wing chefs slice a freshly grilled chicken breast and serve it on a bed of romaine lettuce. The meal is topped with shaved parmesan and croutons, as well as some Caesar dressing. This salad is the perfect option for when you are at the sports bar watching the game with some friends, but you still want to watch those carbs. Grilled chicken and romaine lettuce make it somewhat healthy, while parmesan cheese and croutons make it taste delicious. Caesar dressing brings it all together as a caesar salad.

It's easy to pass up salads at a restaurant known for its wings, but when those salads include chicken, they may be just as good as the wings. In fact, they may be even better if you'd prefer a lighter lunch.

Buffalo Wild Wings also offers a Santa Fe salad for another healthier option

Looking for another healthy alternative to wings on the Buffalo Wild Wings menu? If you are not feeling the caesar salad, look no further than the Santa Fe salad, which essentially has all the goodness of a burrito bowl but is served over a bed of lettuce. Just like the caesar salad, the Santa Fe salad incorporates grilled chicken as its basic protein but flavors that chicken to perfection. However, your local store might let you experiment with other protein options, so don't be afraid to ask.

The Desert Heat-seasoned chicken is served alongside some house-made pico de gallo, some roasted corn off the cob, jalapeños to kick that spice level up, and a cheddar-jack cheese blend. The salad also includes avocado, tortilla strips, cilantro-lime ranch dressing, and flour tortillas on the side. One thing to note: If you don't like cilantro, this is probably not the salad for you. Fortunately, Buffalo Wild Wings has many other salad options for you to choose from.

Buffalo Wild Wings' ultimate nachos are a great alternative to wings

Another excellent alternative to wings from Buffalo Wild Wings is the ultimate nacho dish, perfect for the whole table or as a meal by yourself. Good things may come in small packages, but great nachos come in ultimate packages. Buffalo Wild Wings' ultimate nachos consist of two layers of house-made tortilla chips, topped with chili queso, house-made pico de gallo, jalapeños, crema, cilantro, and tomato salsa. Cilantro haters may once again want to skip this dish, but for everyone else, it will make a huge crowd pleaser. After all, who doesn't love eating nachos while watching the big game? At Buffalo Wild Wings, nachos can be an even bigger hit for the table than wings.

And while Buffalo Wild Wings may no longer carry its dessert nachos, fans who miss that classic dessert dish can fill up on these nachos as a meal before even getting to dessert and distract themselves from the absence of the dessert nachos for which they long.

Buffalo Wild Wings is known for its extensive beer list

Okay, so beer isn't exactly a meal, but it's still an excellent option on the Buffalo Wild Wings menu that you should try while you're there. Buffalo Wild Wings is famous for its extensive beer list, with a rotating tap list that rivals any sports bar. While you don't have to be over 21 years of age to enter a Buffalo Wild Wings, it certainly helps if you wnat to have the full experience, allowing you to try an ice-cold ale, cider, India pale ale, or stout while watching the game. And Buffalo Wild Wings' rotating tap list means you will never be bored of all the beer because there is always another drink of choice being added to the list. We're not telling you to try every beer at Buffalo Wild Wings or to replace wings with beer. But alongside those wings, a Buffalo Wild Wings beer could be the perfect beverage to wash your meal down.

Buffalo Wild Wings has a great brisket tacos lunch combo

Buffalo Wild Wings is known for its wings. It's known for its beer. It's known for the sports. But what else should it be known for? Its deals, certainly.

Buffalo Wild Wings has a number of lunch combo deals, including the brisket tacos lunch combo. This combo includes tacos, fries, and a drink and is meant to draw patrons in during those earlier hours in the day when there may not be sports playing on television. The combo does the trick, too, proving that Buffalo Wild Wings is a culinary establishment good for more than just a quick bite and a few drinks while watching the game.

The brisket tacos start out with smoked pulled brisket on a soft flour tortilla shell. That brisket gets topped with onions that have been grilled to truly accentuate their sweet flavor. Then comes smoky adobo and house-made pico de gallo, topping the taco with flavor and color. Finally, avocado and cojita cheese make the brisket tacos one full, finished dish.

As a combo, the brisket tacos make for a perfect lunch meal. Seriously, do not sleep on Buffalo Wild Wings' mid-day meals.