At one time or another when I tell someone that I have been on Long Island and they know about my wing obsession, they usually come back with “Have you ever had Croxley’s wings?” Naturally, when I found myself up that way once more, I figured I’d stop in so that the next time I’m asked the same question I can respond “…uh yeah, who hasn’t?”
Croxley’s Ale House is a decent size corner bar that gets its reputation for the large wall of assorted beer taps. However, they also have the reputation for great wings as well, and that’s what brings me. ‘Cause let’s face it, I drink Coors Light so assortment of beer is not my forte.
They have a bunch of tables if you wish to have a nice sit down meal, or a large standing bar section with tall rows of tables if you prefer to… well… stand. What is the benefit to “stand-eating” you may ask? Why, you are that much closer to the hot bin of free BBQ wings that they offer on Thursday and Friday nights.
I took a seat at the bar and because their traditional wings only came in Mild, Medium, and Hot, I ordered my 10 with Medium. I must have literally waited 5 minutes before my food came out; it was that fast. The wings were piping hot and had a nice golden color which meant they did a great job frying them. Nice and crispy.
The sauce reminded me of a lot of the qualities that Frank’s Red Hot possesses, but the way they mixed it made the sauce a little smoother and silkier. Even though it wasn’t an original flavor, I still gobbled them up all the same.
Overall, the wings here were very enjoyable. The chicken was cooked well and the sauce was a great Buffalo style sauce, but I’m looking for the wing dish that will knock my socks off. If in the area again, I would definitely come back for a fix, but you’ll notice that my socks would still be on.
Croxley’s Ale House & Eatery
190 Main St., Farmingdale, NY 11735