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Anchor Bar, Frederick, MD
A funny thing happened on the way to my cooking class at Frederick Community College earlier this month. I was browsing on my phone about eating establishments in Frederick. MD. Usually after my cooking class I drop by Roy Rogers for some chicken and fixins so I can decompress. You don't realize that talking can be very exhausting. I needed a change and in my review of the Frederick area, low and behold I see Anchor Bar. Now to those that don't know who or what Anchor Bar is, well they are the original Buffalo Wings that originated in Buffalo, NY. I went there so many years ago and they had the best wings you could imagine. Nothing like Buffalo Wild Wings but better.
I decided to visit them in Frederick, not sure if they had any relations to the original Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY.
Seated with lots of overhead flat screen TV's showing the college football games. Had to wait a little for service as it was pretty busy, understandable.
My waiter took my order, I decided on 10 wings traditional with medium heat, a basket of onion rings and the day's special was mussels. I ordered the mussels too.
Well, the meal came out hot and crispy, the blue cheese dressing was the ready made kind in a container but the winds were medium size, not too big and not too small, the onion rings were crispy and it was a real slice of real onion that was battered and the mussels came with the nice sauce along with 2 slices of garlic bread used for dipping and absorbing all the flavor.
I asked the waiter if this is the Anchor Bar the same as the orogoinal from BUffalo and he said yes it is.
Not sure why they opened in Frederick but just the same if Im in the area next month I'll be sure to visit them again.
No fancy prep of the wings, just simple comfort food that pleases every time.
On my scale of 1-to 5 with 5 being excellent, I give Anchor Bar in Frederick, MD a 100+. Perfect food and delicious. The tradition has stayed the same.
You gotta try it, you'll be glad you did!
Chef Woo Can