Wings 'n Ale
Name: Terry McCabe
Lives in: Miami Beach
Restaurant Pick: Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante
Restaurant Reviewed: Wings N Ale on 1/22/12 at 6:30pm
I took my family to Wing N Ale on Sunday night around 6:30 pm. We found the restaurant bright and cheerful with the waitress greeting us upon entering. The dining room is small, approximately 10 tables or so, with seating at the bar as well. Several televisions are placed so that all the tables can watch, as this seems to be primarily a sports bar and grill. The waitress was friendly but when asked the difference between the different preparations for the ribs, she did not appear to have an idea what the differences were, but did not hesitate to recommend what she thought was best. We wanted to order salad as a starter but were told they were out of lettuce. The table across from us all had salads but they had arrived before us. We did not order any appetizers.
The kids’ food came out first, burgers and fries that they seemed to enjoy. My wife and I had ribs and a small order of the fried garlic parmesan wings. They were so spicy and heavy on the garlic…very tasty. The fries did not appear to have any seasoning and were somewhere between regular cut and steak fries. The baked beans appeared to have come from a can and the cole slaw was good but on the sweet side.
The crowd appeared to be people that lived in the area and many appeared to be regulars. One woman even walked in with her own bottle of Kraft fat free Ceaser dressing in hand. However she was visibly disappointed when told there was no lettuce for salad. They also seem to do a brisk take-out business.
I would not go back only because is 53 miles from my house but I would recommend it to anyone who live in the area for the wings, the ribs, and also for take-out.
Name: Pete Bross
Lives in: Sunrise
Restaurant Pick: Wings N Ale
Restaurant Reviewed: Wings N Ale on 1/20/12 at 7:00pm
We arrived at Wings ‘N’ Ale and there was plenty of parking, we were greeted at the door and told to sit anywhere. Unfortunately we had to wait quite a while before having to ask for menus and our pitcher of beer was flat. We switched to bottled beer and the server was very accommodating and friendly. The appetizer of broccoli bites was nothing special, and we would not order those again. The wings were great as usual, a little smaller than in the past but the flavor was excellent - very meaty and full of flavor, and their signature sauce is what keeps me coming back.The place was very busy on a Friday night but we never felt rushed even though people were waiting for tables. The overall experience, minus a couple kinks in the beginning, was very good.
Name: Luis Espinosa
Occupation: Retired Firefighter
Currently CEO South Florida Firefighters Calendar Host of Here’s Help Radio Show and a School Teacher at Miami Edison Senior High
Lives in: Hialeah
Restaurant Pick: Tropical Chinese Restaurant
Restaurant Reviewed: Wings N Ale on 1/30/12 at 12:00pm
I parked in the parking lot directly in front of the restaurant, which is in a strip mall in Coral Springs. It looked like a very quaint place. The inside only had one patron when I got there at around 11:40 AM but was filling up when I left around 12:45. The ambience was very homey. The waitress/bartender was very knowledgeable and helpful about the food. The chili I ordered came with a little sausage and white rice inside which in all honesty was unique and quite good. The beans tasted not out of a can but fresh and it was not tasting overly like chili spice…it was definitely chili but it had it’s own unique spin on it. She suggested the Parmesan Garlic sauce for the wings, which was the best unique sauce I have had on wings in a long, long time. I bought some extra to take home and ate it with steamed broccoli that evening. It would go good with just about anything but especially with their wings. They should bottle it and sell it is a Sauce, Marinade, Salad Dressing, Facial Cream, whatever. The Honey BBQ sauce . . . not so much.
The vinegar based cole slaw was fresh and tasty and like Grandma’s. The desert was gourmet Zeppole drizzled with Honey and chopped walnuts. I am not exaggerating here. This was one of the best desserts I have EVER had and I have had some crazy good desserts. They were fresh, not too sugary and not too anything….Just simply phenomenal. I ordered the smallest order which was 10, ate 2 and brought home the rest for my 3 kids. My oldest son and his buddy inhaled the remaining 8 before I even noticed. I wanted everyone to taste one, but oh well, it is definitely a testament to just how good they were. The young lady said just microwave then for no more than 12 seconds and they would be excellent. None of us ever got to find out. My son and his buddy are still talking about them. We will be going back, yes, way back to Coral Springs from Miami Lakes to experience a little more of their menu, and preferably for dinner this time and on a Friday night so I can enjoy some Ale as well.
Location: 4685 N. University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33067
Restaurant Owners: Joseph Scala
Executive Chef: Joseph Scala
Pastry Chef: N/A
Type of Cuisine: American Grill House
Signature Dishes: Baby Back Ribs, Grilled Wings, Fresh Mahi
Vegetarian Options: Veggie Wraps, Beautiful Garden Salads
Alcohol Served: Beer and wine
Corkage Fee: N/A
Bottle Limit: N/A
Monday – 11:30 am-10:00 pm
Tuesday –11:30 am-10:00 pm
Wednesday – 11:30 am-10:00 pm
Thursday – 11:30 am-10:00 pm
Friday – 11:30 am-11:00 pm
Saturday –11:30 am-11:00 pm
Sunday – 12:00 pm- 9:30 pm
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner
Prix Fix Menu: no
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 15% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $15
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 15% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $8
Payment Options: do you accept credit cards and if so, which ones? M/C, Visa, American Express, Discover.
Accept Reservations: Yes
Need Reservations: No
How far in advance do you require reservations be made: N/A
Accommodations for Children: Games, kids meals, ice cream
Dining Style: Casual
Disabled Access: yes
Restaurant Size: 60
Accommodate Groups: All sports and local groups
Private Dining Room: No
Tables with Scenic Views: No
Outdoor Dining: No
Entertainment: Sports and music