Food Restaurants
Finding the Best Wings in Orlando: Gators Dockside
Nov 18, 2014
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Gators Dockside is one of the places that I found my fondness for wings. The hours spent with friends at the all-you-can-eat wing nights while in college are fond memories. More recent experiences during their Monday night special have been less than spectacular with service being slow and the wings have seemed to shrink over the years. This time we decided to go on an off night just to see if there was a difference. We ordered the standard buffalo hot, buffalo hot garlic and grilled hot garlic.

Appearance:

The wings were a bit on the smaller side but larger than what you could expect on a Monday. The buffalo style wings were both decently sauced but the grilled wings could have used another bath.

Taste:

Hot: Good flavor and not over powering at all. It seemed to be lacking in dept of flavor though. The meat itself was a little slimy and probably could have used a little more time in the fryer.

Hot Garlic:

Buffalo – similar to the standard hot but the added minced garlic added that needed boost in flavor.

Grilled – good grilled flavor but lacking in sauce.

Crispness:

The fried wings could have used a touch more time, for the sake of the skin and the meat inside. The grilled wings were actually crisper than the fried wings in this case.

Conclusion:

Gators was once my go to restaurant for wings but there are better choices around. They have some great unique flavors available and still have one of my favorite non-traditional sauces, their scooter sauce, but that’s not enough to draw me back on a regular basis.

Rating:

3/5 Wings

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Richard Currey

A lifetime Central Florida resident and long time Orlando resident I have spent a number of years blogging for other sites including the Golf Channel. I came to Orlando as a UCF student in 1999 after spending my childhood in the the Daytona Beach area. A love of theme parks, warm weather and good friends has kept me in the area I now call home.

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